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by Tdubz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal is Over
Replies: 67
Views: 13477

Re: Reversal is Over

Congrats! Another step done in your journey.
by Tdubz
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: another anniversary
Replies: 11
Views: 1459

Re: another anniversary

Awesome news! Congrats!
by Tdubz
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy Journey
Replies: 59
Views: 6973

Re: Chemotherapy Journey

No they are shocks (not like electric shocks lol or maybe irritation spikes) Maybe like Gas shocks, hard to explain, the butt hole one is just sensitivity and irritation. Correct it is not normal, that is what I heard from another doctor. I think I must of got some damage from the Radiation Therapy...
by Tdubz
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy Journey
Replies: 59
Views: 6973

Re: Chemotherapy Journey

It is really hard especially without an ileo. pellet pooping hurts alot then it comes normal with diarrhea and that hurts. I am on the 12 day break right now, today is day 2. 31st my next treatment. Not being able to even drink room temperature water sucks. Florida is actually cold right now, nothi...
by Tdubz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy Journey
Replies: 59
Views: 6973

Re: Chemotherapy Journey

I’m glad you told your doctor. Blood clots are scary. Just goes to show how important it is to tell your doc all the side effects.

I never had a scab or blister in my nose but I did get bloody noses after almost every treatment.

3 treatments down, you are already half way done! Keep up the fight
by Tdubz
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long after colon resection did you feel back to normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3310

Re: How long after colon resection did you feel back to normal?

I’m the exact opposite as most of you. I had diarrhea almost everyday for years before I was diagnosed. I’d go to the doctor just to be told I had IBS. Finally they found that I was anemic and that’s basically how my cancer was discovered. After my surgery, everything went back to normal. I can actu...
by Tdubz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo treatment for rectal cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Chemo treatment for rectal cancer

First of all, everyone has a different experience and you could very well handle it better. It’s important that you keep track of your side effects and be sure to let your onc know exactly what you experienced and for how long. With that said, here are the side effects I had. For me, the first few r...
by Tdubz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Removal
Replies: 23
Views: 4541

Re: Port Removal

no better feeling then getting the port removed. Kinda makes you feel normal again without the big bump on your chest. My surgeon knocked me out for the procedure. Took like 15 min or so.
by Tdubz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neo-Adjuvant Chemo Stage 1 Rectal Cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Neo-Adjuvant Chemo Stage 1 Rectal Cancer?

I wouldn’t be scared of the port. Of course with any surgery there are risks, but getting the port put in was the easiest part of my cancer journey. I was really nervous about getting it too, but I’m glad I got it. Doing labs, chemo, and even ct scans are so easy with a port. I didn’t have any pain ...
by Tdubz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Spleen and liver enlargement after Neulasta
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: Spleen and liver enlargement after Neulasta

After my 11 rounds of folfox, my ct scan showed a slightly enlarged spleen too, but I never had any Neulasta. Seems like this is a side effect of oxi as well.
by Tdubz
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm NED!
Replies: 21
Views: 2429

Re: I'm NED!

Congrats!!
by Tdubz
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Keto diet?
Replies: 8
Views: 2513

Keto diet?

Hey guys, So now that I’ve finished chemo, it’s time to focus on being healthy to hopefully prevent a reoccurrence. I’ve started to do some light exercise everyday with the hopes of increasing the intensity once my body isn’t so weak. I also need to change my diet. I came across the keto diet and it...
by Tdubz
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: oxaliplatin side effects - 9 years after treatment
Replies: 38
Views: 9700

Re: oxaliplatin side effects - 9 years after treatment

It's not really annoying. More like interesting. :D. I'm weird. LOL I have the same thing. It started on maybe my last treatment and is slightly better now. I think it’s called le hermittes sign or something like that. There’s a thread about it somewhere on here. My onc said it could be related to ...
by Tdubz
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: oxaliplatin side effects - 9 years after treatment
Replies: 38
Views: 9700

Re: oxaliplatin side effects - 9 years after treatment

Neuropathy sucks! My onc had warned me when I was first diagnosed that it usually gets worse after treatment stops and it could be anywhere from 3 months to a year and a half before it goes away with the possibility of it even being permanent. Last week (2 months from last chemo) I started experienc...
by Tdubz
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1 month post CHEMO today!
Replies: 18
Views: 2348

Re: 1 month post CHEMO today!

Great news benben! I’m two months out now and the neuropathy hasn’t got any better. Typing and writing are pretty difficult. I hate clothes with buttons now and I have my wife tie my shoes lol. I tried running the other day, but it was a no go since my legs are semi numb from the knees down. Besides...

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