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by ANDRETEXAS
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diagnosed in twenties
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Diagnosed in twenties

Don't read google. That's a waste of time. Your case is not like any other. Things like side effects that affect others, may not affect you and vice versa. Follow your doctor's plan set out for you. I would add that exercise should help you in your recovery. If you have any questions as you go throu...
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Black Panther Actor Dead at 43
Replies: 14
Views: 2345

Re: Black Panther Actor Dead at 43

No matter what your doctor says, if you feel you need a colonoscopy, get one! Don't let your age be the determining factor. No one knows your body like you do.
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update - Stage 3b, nearly done with adjuvant chemo
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Update - Stage 3b, nearly done with adjuvant chemo

Glad you have some positive news to report. So far, so good. Have your husband keep up the exercise, in whatever form. It's important. And stay hydrated. Sounds like he's back with the right attitude. Best of luck moving forward.
by ANDRETEXAS
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep for colonoscopy
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

Re: Prep for colonoscopy

Suprep is the best!! If you have to have a colonoscopy. :D I've had it twice. It was easy and fast. Highly recommend.
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: (Somewhat Delayed) Five Year Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: (Somewhat Delayed) Five Year Anniversary

I'm glad you have done so well. I know you were worried, as we all were, at the time of diagnosis, but you've done it ! Stay positive, exercise and help inform others. Congratulations ! Andre P. S. I had a colonoscopy after one year, three years after that...and will have another in five years after...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid and the non-believers
Replies: 18
Views: 2538

Re: Covid and the non-believers

Everyone should wear a mask everywhere whenever they are in a public setting and cannot adhere to social distancing. Period. I do not wear a mask when I go on my three-mile daily walk, but I do not get withing 30 feet of another person.
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tea, and other warm beverages while on FOLFOX
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Tea, and other warm beverages while on FOLFOX

I drank hot black tea (don't like green) throughout. My go-to drinks were also soups....and when I could not stand the taste of water,,,Pellagrino !!!
by ANDRETEXAS
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)
Replies: 23
Views: 2894

Re: Update (9 months post surgery) (6 months post chemo)

Congratulations on your son and your positive results. I kept my port in for a year ---- just worked for me psychologically. I understand your not wanting to visit so often to the forum as you had and have other things on your mind. I don't visit quite as often as I once did, but I like to see if I ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 month scans clear
Replies: 21
Views: 3101

Re: 6 month scans clear

Excited to hear things are going in the right direction. Keep those positive thoughts generating and forge ahead with optimism. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage III's
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Stage III's

I know there are people who do not take 12 rounds for a variety of reasons, but when did the protocol change? I finished my FOLFOX in August, 2014. My Oncologist and I both wanted to go 12, but the doctor did ask me if I wanted to cut back on the oxi. I told him No since I was handling it fairly wel...
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: 26727

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: 2566

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: 1383

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: 951

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: 1383

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...

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