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by Soccermom2boys
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 4953

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Yay! Loved seeing the picture posts from everyone on here—thanks, MOB for starting a new one. https://i.imgur.com/kWk4Ynr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/78lOdXq.jpg These are from a local orchard—we love our cherries and nothing as tasty as fresh picked cherries right off the tree, yum! I picked around 11-...
by Soccermom2boys
Thu May 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo & Radiation BEFORE 1st Surgery - What to Expect?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Chemo & Radiation BEFORE 1st Surgery - What to Expect?

Silverwedding—good to hear you met Dr. Denstman and liked him and most importantly have a plan. Having a plan makes a huge mental difference for sure. You don’t have a signature so what stage is your husband’s cancer? And it sounds like rectal not colon because he is doing the chemo radiation, which...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed May 22, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused
Replies: 23
Views: 1936

Re: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused

Oh good, your husband will be seeing Dr. Denstman. He has been in the business for a while as you saw and has performed quite a few surgeries so it does give you peace of mind. I told him he can’t retire for a long long time! :lol: I have a permanent colostomy and he did a great job with it. As for ...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun May 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused
Replies: 23
Views: 1936

Re: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused

Silverwedding— Welcome to the group no one willingly wants to join! I am not a one-person support group, but I am from Delaware as well. I did all of my treatments through the HFG cancer center and while it may not be the most renowned, it does a good job. It also doesn’t hurt to get a second opinio...
by Soccermom2boys
Thu May 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed and questions
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Newly diagnosed and questions

He is doing the XELOX regimen. The XELoda are the pills he takes for two weeks on, one week off. The OXaliplatin is the drug he is getting once every three weeks at the infusion center. Best of luck to him! How hard for the two of you being so far apart during his treatments.
by Soccermom2boys
Thu May 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: APR surgery for low rectal tumor
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: APR surgery for low rectal tumor

I had to have an APR based on the location of my tumor butting up against the anal sphincters. I did the chemo radiation and my surgery was seven weeks afterwards, but not a complete response so I continued on with the surgery as planned. It is initially crushing to hear you will have a permanent co...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA dropped!
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: CEA dropped!

Don't tell anyone, but the 2 hour drive alone, the 3 hours in the chair with no one taking to me and the drive home was really relaxing!! :shock: Says the mother of 8! :lol: :lol: Soooo happy to hear the great response both numerically and physically, let’s hope that is the way it continues through...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed May 01, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared with Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Scared with Questions

I’m a little disappointed to hear that appointment might take weeks, though. Another deep breath. Just a little bit of comfort—even if it takes you weeks to get to a colonoscopy if that is the route you end up needing to go, take heart in knowing that it will not drastically alter your outcome if t...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed May 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy improvement: individual experience
Replies: 23
Views: 1898

Re: Neuropathy improvement: individual experience

Has anyone used a Shaitsu foot massager and noticed improvement? I have a Homedics foot massager that I use regularly. Unfortunately I did not think to purchase it soon enough to make drastic improvements with my feet, but I do recommend it. Your husband finished his treatments only about six month...
by Soccermom2boys
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 165
Views: 61202

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

http://i.imgur.com/dJPjfIr.jpg So I am a high school math teacher and two years ago I was moved to a classroom down in the basement of my building—on a positive, it is a nice, large room and we are off the beaten path so administrators don’t bother you much down there. No windows down there and def...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 165
Views: 61202

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

http://i.imgur.com/QFHogOz.jpg OMG—three years on this forum and I finally submitted my first picture! Words can’t express how excited I am over this—it was always such wonderment over how people were able to post their pictures on here! For the record for anyone reading through this in the future—...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 165
Views: 61202

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

First let me say how much I love this thread and get excited when I see it’s been added to. It makes our world seem so small in the sense that we are able to share our piece of the world with each other. Thank you all so much for contributing to this thread and sharing so generously not just your pi...
by Soccermom2boys
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

Re: Foods to avoid during chemotherapy

Just a tip, in the event he does have an appetite—Stouffer’s frozen meals can pack quite a bit of protein in them. Food definitely was a challenge at times during the infusion and pump days for me, but I was surprised at how much protein was in their frozen spaghetti and Mac-n-cheese meals when I pu...
by Soccermom2boys
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY
Replies: 12
Views: 1365

Re: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY

Based on all of the stool tests, it would seem likely that your daughter does not have CRC—that is what the “head” says, but based on your personal experience with your husband’s health, your “heart” instantly goes in to worst-case scenario. My best friend has FAP which is a genetic condition in whi...

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