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by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 9 years out, Stage 4 NEDville
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: 9 years out, Stage 4 NEDville

Congratulations! It's always nice to hear from others who have a long-term/NED recovery. And as you said - it gives newcomers and oldsters alike determination and encouragement.
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday

I wanted to say that I agree with your chemo nurse. I made it a point to take my 2-3 mile brisk walks every day, even while toting my pump with me. However, by the time I got to rounds 8-12, I was more tired and only walked 4-5 times a week.....especially the day I slept for 15 hours...lol I was on ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday

Keep your eye on the prize.....visit with your oncologist of any side effects before each round .....stay strong and stay positive and know there's light at the end of the tunnel. All the best ! Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Totally O/T
Replies: 19
Views: 1194

Re: Totally O/T

CRguy We humans are stardust. You can think of ourselves as being seen while we are alive, glowing and developing. When we die, we can't be seen as clearly, but we are always there. We are a part of the billions of solar systems of the universes. When I read the excerpt below, my mind exploded, but ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: hospice
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: hospice

Prayers to both of you from Texas.......
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon May 28, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried wife...
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Worried wife...

Best of luck with the second opinion. But no matter what the diagnosis, know that you and your husband can and must handle it in a positive manner and with a positive mindset. One day at a time and stay away from google. No person's diagnosis is the same as another. The two of you and your doctors w...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat May 26, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling really sad and in need of support
Replies: 53
Views: 2926

Re: Feeling really sad and in need of support

VeggieLvr: I walked two miles a day (even with the pump by my side :wink: ) for the first six rounds or so. Then maybe 3-4 days a week for rounds 7-12. I was on a Tuesday hook-up, Thursday off schedule (and then 11 days free). I know one day in the latter rounds I was in bed 15 hours one day. So you...
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri May 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling really sad and in need of support
Replies: 53
Views: 2926

Re: Feeling really sad and in need of support

I would never say "I know what you're going through" because I don't. Every single person's side effects are different for different drugs and different amounts of drugs. I can only say that I have experienced going through 12 rounds of FOLFOX with full oxi. It is not easy. But from the be...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun May 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda+Oxaliplatin questions
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Xeloda+Oxaliplatin questions

I can say that I did 12 rounds of FOLFOX, all with full oxaliplatin. If I had to do it all over again - I would. While there are many side effects, many of them can be controlled, so it should not dissuade anyone from using it if it's recommended to help. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri May 11, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question: Friend with Stage 4 rectal cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Question: Friend with Stage 4 rectal cancer

Damn this cancer. My friend was rushed to the hospital early yesterday morning with low sodium levels. I saw her last night and this afternoon, but she was sedated and asleep from one visit to the other. The oncologist told the family yesterday that there was nothing left that could be done. A few h...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon May 07, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly Dx Colon Cancer Stage III
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Newly Dx Colon Cancer Stage III

Hi....and welcome. I am glad that you had a successful surgery and are able to begin chemo so soon afterward. As you can see below, I was on the 12 rounds of FOLFOX. To this point, four years later, it has been a success. Everyone who takes FOLFOX will usually have some differing side effects. But g...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!
Replies: 1927
Views: 194016

Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Diane - Thanks for stopping by and giving us an update. So happy you are doing things that please you and that you enjoy. Looking forward to the pics. Keep us posted when you can. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: question from a new member
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: question from a new member

I had a colonoscopy in 2008. The doctor who performed it said I was clean as a whistle and come back in 10 years (2018). I went to the ER is 2014 for an entirely different matter (which turned out to be nothing) but the doctors found out that I had anemia. Another colonoscopy was performed, and a FL...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question: Friend with Stage 4 rectal cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Question: Friend with Stage 4 rectal cancer

Thank you CRguy. I will be calling her later today, and maybe get some more information. Thank you for your help. There is always hope !
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question: Friend with Stage 4 rectal cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Question: Friend with Stage 4 rectal cancer

I have a friend who was diagnosed with rectal cancer around the same time I was diagnosed with colon cancer. She unfortunately was unable to heal after surgery and was unable to start further treatments. She eventually started Xeloda, and the cancer spread forming two nodules on her lungs. She has t...

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