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by Soccermom2boys
Thu May 24, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband diagnosed with rectosigmoid cancer...overwhelmed!
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Husband diagnosed with rectosigmoid cancer...overwhelmed!

Hi Daniellabella—welcome to the best club nobody ever wants to have to join! I see that you have posted on the tail end of a few threads as well as starting your own—always good to start your own thread like this when you want a lot of traffic to see your questions, etc. I am by no means an expert, ...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue May 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clean Scan May 14- 7 year survivor, about 2 yr 7 month NED
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Clean Scan May 14- 7 year survivor, about 2 yr 7 month NED

Aww, what an awesome post—thanks so much for sharing! Here’s to many more clean scans in her future! :D
by Soccermom2boys
Tue May 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation / Chemo Treatment then a Stroke
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Radiation / Chemo Treatment then a Stroke

I agree that painkillers are a necessity at times, just be mindful that they also can bring on constipation and with your radiation causing you so much pain, that is likely to exasperate it. Ask if there is something you can take for pain that will not affect your bowel movements too much. You have ...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 39
Views: 5152

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

You are cracking me up, SteveNZ, with your descriptions of dealing with bowel movements during radiation! Sadly I know all too well of your pain. Two tips to help ease the pain a bit: ask for a sitz bath, those were my “treat” several times a day during the last two weeks or so of radiation. Also, i...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed May 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan scheduled
Replies: 20
Views: 1003

Re: Scan scheduled

Good luck with your upcoming scan, Heiders! You are absolutely right, nothing at work is worth any excess stress—we have been through a lifetime’s worth of stress dealing with our cancer diagnosis, definitely puts the “little stuff” in perspective. I am two years out from finishing my treatments and...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Capecitabine (Xeloda) and Hearing Loss ?!?!?!
Replies: 29
Views: 2004

Re: Capecitabine (Xeloda) and Hearing Loss ?!?!?!

Starting to feel 'really rotten' so finding ways to laugh and smile. SMILE EVENT 1: :D My dad and step mum are in a nice old folks home, nearby to where we are staying. *I live in another city so do get to see them much. So I get to see dad which is great. He is getting older quickly and both dad a...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0
Replies: 31
Views: 3348

Re: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0

I have been able to balance working and having my clients not know what is going on with my diagnosis or treatment as it would be destructive to my business. Any hints on what to do to power through the systemic chemo as strongly as possible will be appreciated. I will be taking oxaliplatin, 5 fu a...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last Folfox (#12) on Friday!
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Last Folfox (#12) on Friday!

Yay Appletree, so happy for you! 12 rounds of FOLFOX, that is a feat—way to go! It is so hard to see there being an end to the treatments for the bulk of the time you are going through them, but once you get down to the last few you can look back and realize you are capable of more than you think. R...
by Soccermom2boys
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here on the forum
Replies: 98
Views: 11614

Re: New Member here on the forum

Hey girls—was reading through your chemo experiences and wanted to share something I found helpful. Between the pins and needles and that occasional cramping/muscle locking of your hands, I found a microwaveable gel heating pack to be a go-to resource during my four months on FOLFOX. They cost aroun...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 897
Views: 76703

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Hey Mike—it has been two years, but I can so relate to that dreaded feeling of knowing you have to get fluids in you, but also being repulsed by drinking warm ones. I did 8 rounds of FOLFOX and by the second half of them, it was so hard to force myself to get at least 8 cups of fluids a day. If you ...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Female Pains AFTER radiation, No Doc will Listen...
Replies: 41
Views: 3319

Re: Female Pains AFTER radiation, No Doc will Listen...

QUESTION for you girls ahead if me Is increased viginal mucus normal??? after radio??? Adele It probably is not vaginal mucus, but likely it is the tumor “melting” which is what you want from the radiation. I recall being worried about a lot of discharge after finishing radiation and my radiologist...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: those of you with a colostomy
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: those of you with a colostomy

I know everyone goes through these stages at their own pace but just wondering how long until you really came to terms with this life change. At this time he is doing well healthwise in terms of the cancer but this colostomy is taking its toll on him now. Hi Betula—I am two years out from my surger...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Facing a permanent stoma
Replies: 41
Views: 2516

Re: Facing a permanent stoma

Yay, good to hear from you and that all is going as well as it can just a week out of surgery! The no sitting is challenging, I lived on my recliner sofa for a good two months after the surgery so that I was not directly sitting on that area while it tried to heal. Get as much walking in as you can,...
by Soccermom2boys
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colostomy
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Colostomy

Welcome to the club! It sounds like it was your decision so hopefully that makes it easier on you for the long term. Truly not the horrible scenario that so many perceive it to be, just different. Take it easy for the first few months and then before you know it this will become more normal to you. ...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 897
Views: 76703

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Hey, NHMike, I just saw that the $500+ billion Powerball winner is from NH—any chances you’re the lucky player??? :lol:

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