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by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 year scans
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

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...
by ANDRETEXAS
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Here 37 m stage lV
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: New Here 37 m stage lV

Not in the same boat. But I want to ask you to stay positive ! I know it's difficult at times, but you've got to do it and can. It sounds like you and your doctors have a great plan, so hang in there ! Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Screw Cancer, Hospice is Here
Replies: 27
Views: 4506

Re: Screw Cancer, Hospice is Here

Glad you had a great time In Hawaii. What a beautiful place! Hope all your problems are kept to a minimum. Thinking of you and praying that they are. All the best. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy question
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Neuropathy question

I finished chemo in August, 2014. I am Type 2 diabetic, so had a little neuropathy before chemo. I still have some, but I can live with it. My feet do act up when I go outside barefoot in cold weather. Put shoes on....no way. Don't have the time to fool with that lol
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 18276

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

At some point, you may want to start walking or jogging instead of going to the gym. As time went by, I became more and more tired, but could also determine how far I could walk each time. The main thing is having some type of physical activity in association with how tired you are feeling. Keep up ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 18276

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

During my first infusion, I had moo shu pork :D Drank cold beverages up until my body said "Oh no you don't." That was around the third or fourth round, I also liked Lemon Head candy, soups and Pellegrino. You will do just fine. One day at a time !
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My wife, 10 years NED - stage IV
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: My wife, 10 years NED - stage IV

Congratulations to your wife. I was taken aback when I first read the title of your post. I thought your wife was 10 years NED and then was diagnosed Stage IV. Glad I clicked on and found out the GOOD NEWS! :D You can't judge a book by its cover (in my case). Nevertheless, I'm so happy for you, your...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What Helped You Make It Through Folfox Cycles 6-8
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: What Helped You Make It Through Folfox Cycles 6-8

I was able to finish 12 rounds of FOLFOX with full oxaliplatin, but it took a lot of determination and drive. I exercised and slept (sometimes 15 hours at a stretch) through rounds 8-12. I almost quit eating because everything tasted like cardboard. Pellegrino and soup were my life savers. I did sta...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Screw Cancer, Hospice is Here
Replies: 27
Views: 4506

Re: Screw Cancer, Hospice is Here

You should feel confident that you gave it everything you had...and more. I commend you, appreciate your strength and understand your decision. Enjoy Hawaii....enjoy life. Relax. You deserve it. Wishing you all the best. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 18276

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

That's the one thing I appreciate about those that do hang around. They really help those just beginning their journeys. It was always great when I started mine to ask questions and get advice outside the doctors' offices from those who had previously had the experiences I was going through. It gave...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 18276

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

"The thing about looking at old threads is realizing that people you chatted with aren't around anymore."


This has happened to me, but it makes me strive even more to keep myself as healthy as I can be as a tribute to all those who helped me on my journey.
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 147
Views: 18276

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

I hope all is going well with your recovery.
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant chemo or not / Decision time for adjuvant chemo
Replies: 31
Views: 2074

Re: Adjuvant chemo or not

My cancer was also in the cecum. As you can see, I am a proponent of adjuvant chemo. I was Stage IIIb however. You should definitely get as many opinions that you need from the following: physicians, surgeons and oncologists. They know a lot more than friends, relatives and Google.
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver has been chopped!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3471

Re: Liver has been chopped!!

Glad your surgery is over and hope things will continue to be manageable for you. Sounds like you are off to a good start and that you will be up and walking. Keep us posted on your progress. Prayers for a speedy recovery. Andre

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