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by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3, likelihood of recurrence after resection & chemotherapy
Replies: 75
Views: 20188

Re: Stage 3, likelihood of recurrence after resection & chemotherapy

LivinginHope. Thanks for the update. Happy to hear things are going well. Stay positive and stay strong! Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oxaliplatin Dosage - Call Off
Replies: 24
Views: 3424

Re: Oxaliplatin Dosage - Call Off

I had very few side effects that would have kept me from doing all 12 rounds of oxi. I was fortunate. My oncologist and I discussed my side effects thoroughly 30 minutes before each round. It was after each of these meetings that we made the decision to move forward with FOLFOX as my plan was origin...
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3, likelihood of recurrence after resection & chemotherapy
Replies: 75
Views: 20188

Re: Stage 3, likelihood of recurrence after resection & chemotherapy

From my experience, I think the sooner a plan is established the better. When healed, I started chemo as soon as I could after surgery.
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3, likelihood of recurrence after resection & chemotherapy
Replies: 75
Views: 20188

Re: Stage 3, likelihood of recurrence after resection & chemotherapy

We will have to wait to see what chemo(s) are planned for your husband. I was on Folfox (12 rounds two weeks apart). If needed, I would advise your husband to get a port. It will be life saver for his veins. Please get back when you know his chemo plan. I can give you advise on Folfox...and there ar...
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3, likelihood of recurrence after resection & chemotherapy
Replies: 75
Views: 20188

Re: Stage 3, likelihood of recurrence after resection & chemotherapy

I was Stage IIIb ...see below. Stay positive..and have your husband get as much exercise and rest he can during chemo. Come back to this forum for any questions you have. There are many people here who can give you guidance and advice.
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: 1307

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: 2800

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: 3
Views: 1296

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: 2904

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: 1005

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: 2845

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: 1090

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: 3109

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: 3259

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: 1033

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...

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