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by ANDRETEXAS
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care
Replies: 64
Views: 25000

Re: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care

Enjoy reading your updates....Onward and upward.....enjoy the simple and complicated parts of life. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clear scans!
Replies: 20
Views: 1813

Re: Clear scans!

That's fantastic news ! Congratulations and hope you keep up your good work helping others on their journeys. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cutting chemo before 6 infusions
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: cutting chemo before 6 infusions

I must first predicate my answer by saying that I am Type Ii diabetic and have been taking oral meds for it for 10 years. I exercised very day during my treatments by walking 2-3 miles as I did before chemo. I still do to this day. After chemo, I had neuropathy in my fingers and my feet. The neuropa...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3b Colon Cancer diagnosis - What typically happens after?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Stage 3b Colon Cancer diagnosis - What typically happens after?

My signature gives a pretty good description of my journey with Stage IIIb colon cancer of the cecum. There will be side effects, and there are many people on this forum that can help you in discussing those and other areas. You will have many questions. Just don't use google statistics to try to fo...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cutting chemo before 6 infusions
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: cutting chemo before 6 infusions

Each person is different..each case is different....and each chemo treatment and number are different. I can only say that I did all 12 cycles and would do it all again if I had to. I discussed each side effect..duration and associated disability. ie. neuropathy. The oncologist gave me the option of...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: hubby in denial or just a positive thinker?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: hubby in denial or just a positive thinker?

I agree with Stu. Since he has a PET scan fairly soon, I would go along with keeping positive vibes until the results of that scan are in.... Good luck to both of you.
by ANDRETEXAS
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am very worried. Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: I am very worried. Help!

First off...don't worry. Stay positive and be proactive. Constipation, along with a hemorrhoid that occasionally acts up, causes my stool to be bloody. The brighter red it is, the more likely it is to be just that. However. you might want to visit a doctor to discuss it and get an opinion which may ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Never able to be cured....I need u guys more than ever
Replies: 17
Views: 2127

Re: Never able to be cured....I need u guys more than ever

I've followed juliej's journey since I arrived here on Valentine's day, 2014. She always has good advice from a personal perspective. She's full of accurate information.
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member thoughts on being "cured"
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Re: New member thoughts on being "cured"

I don't use the term "cured" in reference to my bouts with two forms of cancer. I've adjusted my mind to not think of it on a daily basis. I have definitely made adjustments to my life as far a diet and exercise is concerned. I prefer to say there is "no evidence of disease" in t...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Input Regarding Continuing Oxi with Neuropathy Present
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Re: Input Regarding Continuing Oxi with Neuropathy Present

I guess I'm the outlier so far. I had 12 infusions with FOLFOX with full oxaliplatin. If I had to do it all again,I would. This is not to say everyone should follow the same course. Each person is different and is diffenently affected by the same drugs. I talked with my doctor before each infusion, ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two days prep
Replies: 12
Views: 1924

Re: Two days prep

To me, the most important issue is stated as follows: They (the doctors) all say it gives them the best "visuals". I had a colonoscopy in 2008 (after using the "drink a gallon of liquid" method). The doctor said it was perfect and told me to come back in 10 years (2018). Due to l...
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: COMING OUT!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: COMING OUT!!!!!

Continued good fortune on your battle. Stay positive and stay vigilant !!
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two days prep
Replies: 12
Views: 1924

Re: Two days prep

Suprep is the best !!
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I rang the bell today.
Replies: 16
Views: 2347

Re: I rang the bell today.

Way to go Amy...and stay vigilant ! and positive !
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 year scans
Replies: 24
Views: 4525

Re: 5 year scans

I never had the patience to wait for the results when visiting the oncologist. I went back to the imaging facility and got the results a day or two after the scan. That way I knew what the results were before I saw the oncologist. Then I just shook my head when she read the results as though I had n...

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