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by Mercy110
Wed May 30, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 5879

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

Thank you for the detailed explanation that actually solved our concerns to a certain extent. We have just met with the surgeon. He leaves the decision of reversal to my mum. He told us my mum’s colon is doing well and clear through the scan, and it is ready for reversal. However he also admits ther...
by Mercy110
Wed May 30, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad

Hello Trying. Stage 4 is tough, and I know it as a caretaker of my mum. My mum has gone through 10 Folfox and her lung mets are now stable. Surgeons told us it is incurable as there are multiple nudoles. It is definitely disappointing and hard for us to accept the truth, but she is doing well right ...
by Mercy110
Tue May 29, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 5879

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

Thanks for all your ideas. I will definitely bring up questions regarding to LAR symptoms and adaptation tmr. It is a very big decision to make and we tend to let mum decide by herself, but she is still 50-50. Sometimes she feels so tired searching for toilet for clearing the bag, but I guess this w...
by Mercy110
Mon May 28, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 5879

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

Thank you for all your inputs. My mum and I are going to meet the surgeon in Wednesday, and we are quite sure he is going to ask my mum to have the reversal. My mum is now 50-50 as she knows life will be tough after the reversal , but she wants to get rid of the stoma. Comments here are realistic an...
by Mercy110
Fri May 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 5879

Stoma Reversal or Not

Hello. It has been a while since my last post on my mum. She is now having her Chemo break at home, which made her reconsider the reversal of stoma. Her tumor was very close to anus. The doctor said she is lucky enough as he got the skill of helping this kind of patients and it is possible for stoma...
by Mercy110
Fri May 25, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling really sad and in need of support
Replies: 53
Views: 12992

Re: Feeling really sad and in need of support

So sorry for your symptoms for chemo. Maybe reducing oxi is a good idea coz that’s what my mum did in her treatments and she has finished10 folfox. My mum likes having soup instead of warm water since soup has more nutrient and taste better. Cancer is a depressive thing that always pop up to one’s m...
by Mercy110
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

I have no related experience for port removal coz my mum has not use a port for chemo.
BUT I want to say CONGRATS to you becoz it is rely a good news. It means you are doing well.

Hopefully anyone with similar experience will provide some input.
by Mercy110
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 28 years old, blood in stool
Replies: 1
Views: 846

28 years old, blood in stool

My sister has always been anxious since my mum confirmed rectal cancer. She used to have blood in stool periodically 2 years ago, but it just happened a few times, especially after she has eaten unhealthy snacks such as potato chips and deep fired food. When we found out our mum has rectal cancer an...
by Mercy110
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure how to feel right now
Replies: 26
Views: 8075

Re: Not sure how to feel right now

Hi everyone ! Just took my last 6 cycles of Xeloda pills tonight. Was only able to do 3 oxiliplatin infusions. I’m feeling a bit nervous and scared . My ct scan appointment is not til may 3rd. I know the the surgeon says they took everything out during surgery . And chemo is suppose to help in case...
by Mercy110
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is the Chemo Working?
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

Re: Is the Chemo Working?

My mum has ten rounds of folfox and the side effects are accumulative. Side effects are tolerable at first then gradually develop. CEA is an better indicator for the usefulness of chemo.
by Mercy110
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out I have colon cancer... time to fight!
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Just found out I have colon cancer... time to fight!

So sorry to hear that. This thing just come without much notice. my mum won’t discover rectal cancer if she hasn’t experience bad pain for the whole night. Unforgettable day for our family indeed. Xeloda was not useful in my mum’s case so I don’t have much to contribute except make sure take them af...
by Mercy110
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom skipped a cycle of chemo, nervous (stage 3 rectal cancer)
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Mom skipped a cycle of chemo, nervous (stage 3 rectal cancer)

I have similar concerns with you before, but my mum take a month rest in Feb for traveling and her CEA was within the normal range still. Now she is having her 2 month break due to Folfox Allergy.
Skipping one or two cycles won't hurt.
by Mercy110
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0
Replies: 55
Views: 18063

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

So sorry to hear your news. My mum has similar experience that cancer sometimes has no signs. She is having her chemo break now. Xeloda was not working on my mum after surgery, mets to lungs discovered for increasing CEA. I rely hope you respond well to the treatment plan and get well rely soon. It'...
by Mercy110
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: KRAS Mutation- any one long term NED?
Replies: 21
Views: 7652

Re: KRAS Mutation- any one long term NED?

Hi Brenda. My mum is not NED as she has multiple lung nodules that are inoperable. She is a NRAS mutant. Our onco also told us that there are no more drugs to use after folfiri, which made us very worried as well. I wonder how you know that you are not suitable with Keytruda as its result seems prom...
by Mercy110
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox Allergy
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Folfox Allergy

Hi all. My mum has just started her 10 rounds of Folfox today but having allergic response that her throat enlarged. Onco said this is a very serious side effect that Folfox is no longer an option for her. The onco gives us a chemo break for 2 months as my mum's CEA is doing good (plz refer to my si...

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