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by susie0915
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone with a Similar Experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Anyone with a Similar Experience?

I only had 6 rounds of Xelox, and my dosage levels of both the xeloda and oxi were reduced 2-3 times due to diarrhea. I think it is pretty common to have reductions when needed.
by susie0915
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 467
Views: 96107

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I am so sorry. I know this is devastating news. But I do know that many here have had liver mets removed and have been NED for a long time. Prayers.
by susie0915
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 226400

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

I have never been told I'm cured yet, but my treatment was curative. I will be cancer free for 3 years in September which is when I had surgery. I asked my oncologist when I was considered cancer free and she said after surgery. I wasn't sure if it was considered after surgery or after I completed t...
by susie0915
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - some Pics from my son's wedding
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: O/T - some Pics from my son's wedding

Beautiful pictures. Congratulations to your son and his wife!
by susie0915
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possible stenosis at anastomosis
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Possible stenosis at anastomosis

Thank you all for your input. I am feeling pretty good at this point so all I can do is wait to see the surgeon and what his findings are as well as his recommendations. I did have a bowel blockage 4 weeks after my resection so I do know what that will feel like. Right now no issues at all and hopin...
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possible stenosis at anastomosis
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Possible stenosis at anastomosis

Susie: Stenosis of your anastomosis site may be amenable to a type of balloon dilation. Balloon dilation is pretty much as the name implies. A thin canula/tube (with a small deflated balloon/air pillow at the distal tip) is inserted through the anus and advanced to the area of intestinal narrowing....
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Enemas - HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Enemas - HELP

I am not really sure why you are having break through bowel movements during the day. I have been doing enemas for about a year and a half and probably have only had a bowel movement later in the day or night 3-4 times. There are days where I may not feel like I am totally cleaned out, but generally...
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possible stenosis at anastomosis
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Possible stenosis at anastomosis

He did both. I do have an appointment with him in September. I spoke with the nurse practitioner this morning and she said she spoke with him and he said waiting until September is fine. I really don't have any new symptoms since I saw him six months ago, and nurse this morning said she really isn't...
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 226400

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

This is good to hear. I was told to hold as long as you can as this will strengthen your muscles as well. Hopefully, this is the start of the road back to some sort of normalcy for you. I'm glad you had a good day.
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good News
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Good News

Good news
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 226400

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

I hope things continue to improve Mike. I am sure your surgeon will advise you to take some fiber to bulk up your stools. That seems to be the first step.
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 467
Views: 96107

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I know this is discouraging. First, it may not be cancer, and second if it is, there are many that have had surgery for liver mets and have ned since. I am going to pray that your spot is just a cyst. Please try and not stress too much. I tell my husband all the time, every time I start to become a ...
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver spot - abnormal PET
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Liver spot - abnormal PET

I m sorry you are going through this. As you know, meeting with the doctors and having a plan always seems to calm our nerves. Praying for a good appointment Monday with your oncologist. Hugs coming your way.
by susie0915
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possible stenosis at anastomosis
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Possible stenosis at anastomosis

I had my 6 month check at my surgeons office and saw the nurse practitioner for the first time. She did a digital exam and felt my anastomosis with no problem. She then used the scope and said it would not go in as easily once it hit the connection sight. She didn't want to force it and wondered if ...

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