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by Deb m
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right hemi-colectomy pain after 9 weeks
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Right hemi-colectomy pain after 9 weeks

My husband surgery was also on his right side. He had his cecum and pretty much all of his acceding colon removed. I can't say he had any of those issues. He was back to doing everything normal about 2-3 months after surgery. My first thought was a hernia? I think you should have a ct scan done. deb m
by Deb m
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancerversary
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Cancerversary

As a care giver to my husband, I completely understand. I found myself literally living from ct scan to ct scan, without remembering anything in between. I myself had a simple medical procedure last year which required an overnight stay in the hospital, the same hospital that my husband spent so man...
by Deb m
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Newbie here

Mike,

when it comes time for surgery, make sure it's a board certified colo-rectal surgeon. This is very important. I'm glad to hear that your first round went pretty well.

deb m
by Deb m
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Newbie here

Welcome to the board. I guess I'm a little confused. I thought with colon cancer in the ascending colon, surgery always comes first to remove the tumor and nodes and then follow up chemo. I thought it was only rectal cancers and those in the descending colon that chemo and sometimes radiation was do...
by Deb m
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?

Be sure to wear sunscreen. Our oncologist to us that folfox makes you super sensitive to sun.
by Deb m
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA as a marker during chemo?
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: CEA as a marker during chemo?

My husbands went up after starting chemo, then about half way thru it, it started to decline to normal and has remained so. I to have also heard and witnessed it going up during chemo.
by Deb m
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Diagnosis
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: New Diagnosis

Has he had a colonoscopy. A ct scan usually terms it as "bowl wall thickening", which is in most cases where the tumor is. Can't be sure until a colonoscopy is done. as far as hospitals, I think you just mentioned the top two. My husband was not a stage iv so I'll let somebody else chime i...
by Deb m
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 1214

Re: Almost 6 years

That is such great news. It's like a totally new start at life!
by Deb m
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here from Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: New here from Philippines

The fear you have of a re- occurrence happening is normal. My husband is 8 years out and I still freak out every time he gets a weird stomach ache, diarrhea or anything at all. My sister is over 25 years out from being a lymphoma survivor and she too still has anxiety at times. I don't think it ever...
by Deb m
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Approach to treatment - any advice appreciated!
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Approach to treatment - any advice appreciated!

I keep hearing that Dr. Kemeny is the best for liver mets via treatment with the pump. If your going to travel out of the country, that would be my first choice!
by Deb m
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oncologist—do they have to be local?
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Oncologist—do they have to be local?

We considered our "main"oncologist the Dr. at MDA. He screened my husband, set up the treatment plan, did all the surveillance scans etc., our local oncologist just followed the orders from them as far as treatment, chemo. We live in Kansas and our "main" oncologist was in Texas ...
by Deb m
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colvera testing after primary resection
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Colvera testing after primary resection

Being care giver for over 7 years now, I thought I was pretty educated on all tests related to colorectal cancer. I've never heard of that!

deb m
by Deb m
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HOPE officially three years clean
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: HOPE officially three years clean

That's great news! It gives a lot of people great hope.

deb
by Deb m
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox - How many Oxaliplatin rounds?
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Folfox - How many Oxaliplatin rounds?

My husband had 12 hits of folfox, the last two without the oxyplatin. (I think I spelled that wrong).

deb
by Deb m
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time from dx to first treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 1426

Re: Time from dx to first treatment?

Dx on Janruary30th, surgery on February4th, first chemo on March 3rd.

deb m

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