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by benben
Mon May 08, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 8111

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Not sure if external weather influences symptoms or not. Yes, cold weather will impact the cold sensitivity that comes with Oxaliplatin. :-( Hopefully where you live it will be a warm six months during your chemo treatments. It definitely is good that you are coming in with such a healthy body and ...
by benben
Mon May 08, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?
Replies: 85
Views: 19361

Re: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?

Well good news, it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. I ate a decent breakfast.i got there and they hooked up the port to draw blood. Didn't hurt by any means but just felt a little weird lol., but the port made everything else super easy. I was there for 6 hours so I had a few s...
by benben
Fri May 05, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Going for it - but freaking out nonetheless
Replies: 26
Views: 3264

Re: Going for it - but freaking out nonetheless

Best Wishes Ana. I know I had a lot of the same anxiety prior to surgery, but in the end I was able to take a deep breath and let go as it came time. Much to my surprise, while there was initially a lot of aches and pains - they subsided pretty fast. Obviously with the full rectal excision and insta...
by benben
Fri May 05, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 8111

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Hey Ben Ben. Sorry you are a part of the club nobody wants to join- but you are in the right place here. Chemo is scary. It's a long 6 months. But give it everything you have got. Drink water obsessively. I couldn't drink cold or room temp water or liquids, so I started drinking tea, hot choc, anyt...
by benben
Fri May 05, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 8111

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Hey buddy I think maybe somewhere on this forum I actually talked about getting "ported" and "de-ported" :shock: OTTOMH I don't recall swallowing issues / sensitivities ???? Had a vascular surgeon do mine under local block. Catheter tip in the vena cava just outside the right at...
by benben
Wed May 03, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 8111

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Got Med-Port installed today early. Went pretty easy, got a bit of soreness/discomfort in the neck region but no pain at all at the port. Was prescribed from tylenol w/codeine. I opted to take one so that I could eat when I came home as swallowing kind of exacerbated the neck pain. It helped enough ...
by benben
Tue May 02, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beautiful Update ... Cured
Replies: 41
Views: 6376

Re: Beautiful Update ... Cured

Thats Fantastic News! Congratulations and thanks for sharing as it gives encouragement to those of us in the midst of the battle.
blessings to all.
by benben
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 8111

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Sorry you had to join the Club, but you found a great source of information and experience. You sound as if you are a person who will have no trouble handling FOLFOX. I had several more lymph nodes involved, and I made it through all 12 cycles fairly well, except for the neuropathy and cold sensiti...
by benben
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 8111

Re: Another new Forum Member.

I can't offer experience but I can sympathize. I was diagnosed 3/26 with rectal cancer. CT and MRI stage it as 3 with one suspicious node. I had a port installed (no big deal even though they call it a surgery) and finished my second round of FOLFOX this week. Surgery set for late summer. FOLFOX ef...
by benben
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed mom
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Newly diagnosed mom

Well wishes to you JW. Stay strong. Keep fighting, and thanks for sharing.
prayers to you and your family in these tough times.
by benben
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Another Newbie

Hi Chuck, I'm Newbie as well. It's a tough pill to swallow that's for sure. The location of your tumor and size of tumor was very similar to my own. I had a 3.9 by 1.5 inch tumor that was mostly in the sigmoid colon, but also went down the rectum slightly. I had a second scope done by my surgeon who...
by benben
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 8111

Another new Forum Member.

Hi all, First I want to say thank you for being here and sharing the experience of your journeys with everyone. I have been reading a lot of posts/info for the past month and decided to join the fight. I was formally diagnosed on 3/29 with CRC. I was told on 3/24 after waking from my first full colo...

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