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by midlifemom
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is ascites common
Replies: 12
Views: 3211

Is ascites common

Is ascites common with crc?
Do many folks need an external drain? Or just go to hosp when need to be drained?

How do you know when you need it drained?

Any other info on this greatly appreciated.
by midlifemom
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Problems first time accessing PowerPort
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Problems first time accessing PowerPort

Is it possible anxiety is involved?
Perhaps an anti-anxiety would help? Make sure you get a ride home for afterwards.
Good luck!
by midlifemom
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any news on Lonsurf? Hubby just started
Replies: 6
Views: 3462

Re: Any news on Lonsurf? Hubby just started

Redwingfan3991 wrote:My mom only did one round of lonsurf. She passed away the day was due to start her 2nd round.
Her heart was to weak ....

Best of luck to anyone starting this.



Michelle



Michelle, so sorry to hear about your mom.
Thanks for your response.
I wish it had turned out differently for you.
by midlifemom
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's 3 AM and I'm on the toilet
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: It's 3 AM and I'm on the toilet

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this!*hugs* I can have many small bowel movements a day along with urgency that drives me crazy. I haven't found anything that really works. I have to be careful with immodium because it works too well for me if I take more than one pill at a time or take it too of...
by midlifemom
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If Preparation H doesnt shrink it
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

If Preparation H doesnt shrink it

Does that mean its not a hemorrhoid?
by midlifemom
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX Cycle 11 complete . . . one more to go
Replies: 10
Views: 1648

Re: FOLFOX Cycle 11 complete . . . one more to go

You need strength to climb out of the valley. So get plenty of rest and some nutrients before you expect to climb too high. Just a few steps, perhaps to first plateau, is a good accomplishment. You can do it.
by midlifemom
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update and a funny! What else can these treatments take from me?
Replies: 24
Views: 2821

Re: What else can these treatments take from me?

Beans mama,
So sorry youre feeling crummy.
I have heard of others getting relief by going through knowledgeable dermatologist instead of onc or pcp.

I think its a race as to who has best husband - mine is also awesome. At least we got extra lucky in that department.
by midlifemom
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: September Scans?
Replies: 34
Views: 4315

Re: September Scans?

HopeForJesse wrote:Hi MlM,

I hope you had a good time at the wedding. Praying extra for you for good scans tomorrow as well as renewed strength and peace of mind.

BIG HUGS,
Mary


Thanks. I hope dropping the oxali makes treatments a bit easier for Jesse.
by midlifemom
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Daily Imodium?
Replies: 29
Views: 4950

Re: Daily Imodium?

Deb m wrote:My husband has been taking it daily without fail for a little over 5 years now. His oncologist at MDA along with his local gastro doc said no problem with taking this the rest of his life daily. He takes it first thing every morning with all his vitamins and hasn't had any problems.


Thanks Deb
by midlifemom
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Daily Imodium?
Replies: 29
Views: 4950

Re: Daily Imodium?

Just bringing an old topic back to life.
I find myself taking immodium almost every day, sometimes a few times per day, butt always for frequent loose stools.
Has anyone heard negative reports about high frequency use of this?
by midlifemom
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: September Scans?
Replies: 34
Views: 4315

Re: September Scans?

Scanning tomorrow. Just took a one week postponement so i could attend wedding. Trmt before that was the oxali desensitization in the hosp. So i didnt get a full trmt, including no avastin. Before that it was the trmt where i had the reaction, prompting the desensitization. Before that was only a pa...
by midlifemom
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP - Anismus? constant discomfort and pain
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: HELP - Anismus? constant discomfort and pain

Azalea,
Miss Molly makes good suggestion for Squatty Potty. I didnt want to wait for shipping, but found my local Target carries them. Look around. Helped me. It doesnt sound like it will solve all your problems, but its a step in the right direction.
by midlifemom
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stop the clustering to travel
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Stop the clustering to travel. (Update)

Just an update. Taking immodium proactively, before any rumblings began, worked wonders for the ride to the wedding. The day of the wedding was more difficult as there was so much food! I took 1/2 an immodium throughout the day every time i went the bathroom for a bm. This kept the urgency under con...
by midlifemom
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: R.I.P Dad
Replies: 28
Views: 4269

Re: R.I.P Dad

So sorry to hear of your dad's death.
I hope you, family and friends find solace in memories and knowing he is at peace.
by midlifemom
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lonsurf + Avastin
Replies: 9
Views: 4149

Re: Lonsurf + Avastin

Meatie,
I remember reading there is a large facebook audience for Lonsurf. Perhaps you can gather extra info there.

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