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by peanut_8
Sat May 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: AnnClare how are you doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: ClareAnn how are you doing?

unfortunately we don't know
by peanut_8
Mon May 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II

Lynn, Glad to hear that the link was helpful. When I was on Xeloda I drank as much water as possible, like 3-4 liters per day. I also got ahold of Nunn's tablets and used them. They're good for replacing lost electrolytes, and add a bit of flavor. Gatorade would accomplish the same thing. My onc red...
by peanut_8
Sun May 13, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II

Hi ocgross10 welcome to Colon Talk. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Are you sure that Xeloda is causing neuropathy? That is typically related to oxaliplatin found in the FOLFOX combination. Xeloda is related to hand/foot syndrome. It's annoying to be sure, butt there are measures you can take to...
by peanut_8
Tue May 08, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer recurrence rates?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Rectal cancer recurrence rates?

You can select rectal on the MD Anderson site.
by peanut_8
Sat May 05, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Frustration at similar pre-diagnosis symptoms.
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Frustration at similar pre-diagnosis symptoms.

Hi Craig welcome to Colon Talk. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, and current issues. Have you been getting blood tests along with your CT scans? How are the levels? Especially the liver function levels, and CEA. How long have you had the cough? Is it a productive cough? Is it possibly allergy rel...
by peanut_8
Wed May 02, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best way to utilize board effectively
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Best way to utilize board effectively

If I'm short on time, and need a specific answer, the search function it the way to go. Using keywords like XEDOLA, FOLFOX, manage symptoms, etc. Another approach would be to find an active poster with an equivalent diagnosis to you, and ask them questions. Most people are happy to help. Best Wishes...
by peanut_8
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: question from a new member
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: question from a new member

Hi russelmark, welcome to Colon Talk. I'm not a dr, butt am going to guess that the two new polyps were there before, and due to the size of the large one, were undetected. Your colonoscopy dr. must have suspected that something could have been missed, and wanted to recheck at the 6 month mark. In g...
by peanut_8
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaking out after colonoscopy today 4/18/18
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Freaking out after colonoscopy today 4/18/18

I'm really doubtful that you had a 25cm polyp. That would be to large to remove in a normal colonoscopy, and substantial enough that the dr would have told you. I think Jaynee is right, it refers to a location, or they neglected to place the decimal point. 2.5 seems more likely. Can you get ahold of...
by peanut_8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Marijuana is helping with my bathroom trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Marijuana is helping with my bathroom trips

On the advice of my family physician, I've recently started taking CBD oil for insomnia. It really seems to make a difference. Still wake up a lot, butt now I'm able to get back to sleep right away. Hoping for anti-inflammatory effects to kick in. Lots of potential with this.

Best Wishes,
peanut
by peanut_8
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Repeated Bowel Blockages After Surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Repeated Bowel Blockages After Surgery

Hi James, Sorry to hear about your friend. Do you know where the blockages are occurring? Is it at the reconnection site, or somewhere else? Has anyone mentioned adhesions being a potential cause of the blockages? Is your friend on a special diet? Is a permanent colostomy a possibility? A second opi...
by peanut_8
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tattoo during scope?
Replies: 10
Views: 806

Re: Tattoo during scope?

Hi lakeswim It sounds like you're going to get radiation + chemo (chemo/rad) prior to surgery. Some people have a complete response to this treatment. I'm including a link for further info in case you're interested...https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4716052/ If a complete response occurs...
by peanut_8
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We Need Some Laughs Here: Reloaded 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2149

Re: We Need Some Laughs Here: Reloaded 2018

A man decides to quit his job and run away to join a pirate crew. After spending a few hours at the dock, he sees a man who has a peg leg, a hook hand, and an eye patch; the man is obviously a pirate captain. The man promptly joins the captains crew and they ship out to sea that very day. Later that...
by peanut_8
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1966

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

Still NED almost 4 and a half years post diagnosis.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
peanut
by peanut_8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How important is NCI designated comprehensive cancer center
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: How important is NCI designated comprehensive cancer center

Lotus, I see from a previous post of yours (http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59666&p=473986#p473986) that you are likely at early stage with no mets to other organs. Since this is the case, it's my opinion that it doesn't really matter if you go to an NCI designate...

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