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by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 123
Views: 10578

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: 9
Views: 315

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: 391

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: 19
Views: 995

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: 123
Views: 10578

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: 123
Views: 10578

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: 123
Views: 10578

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: 1505

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: 2828

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
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lonsurf- anyone currently taking?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Lonsurf- anyone currently taking?

All I can state is that a friend of mine with rectal cancer was on Lonsurf and tolerated it very well without many terrible side effects. I was only on FOLFOX, so can't give you any personal experiences. She was on it for six or so months and was switched to something else that I cannot recall. Sorr...
by ANDRETEXAS
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 123
Views: 10578

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

I was on FOLFOX. Xeloda might be different. But for FOLFOX, a port is the only way to go. Of course, I don't mind needles at all, and a port makes it even easier. Whatever you choose, have consultations with your doctor regarding ANY side effects......and keep exercising. I even carried around a pum...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 123
Views: 10578

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Stay positive ! Keep us posted. All the best. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Introducing myself, to a club I didn’t think I’d ever be a member of.
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Introducing myself, to a club I didn’t think I’d ever be a member of.

I would advise you not to do google searches as they will only mess with your mind. Your experience is your experience, and there are no two exactly alike. Keep doing what you're doing.....EXERCISING, eating right and most of all....stay positive, even on the days you don't think you want to be or c...
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 123
Views: 10578

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

I'm not a hypochondriac, but I now go to the doctor when something is not right with my body, unless it's something I know can be healed with time (i.e. a strained muscle), I go to my GP and discuss it. If it turns out to have a simple solution, so be it. I'm not going to let it go. This point was c...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 123
Views: 10578

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Sounds like you are doing all you can do. Stay positive and stay strong, but also stay vigilant. I had a colonoscopy in 2008, was given a clean bill of colon health and told to come back for my next one in 10 years. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2013....flat cancerous polyp in my cecu...

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