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by crikklekay
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is the Chemo Working?
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

Is the Chemo Working?

I read so much about the side effects of Folfox and especially Oxaliplatin that when we went to my husband's first appointment in early February I came prepared. Thankfully after his first treatment all he had was a mild tingling in the back of his throat and tingling in his hands if he touched froz...
by crikklekay
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung Mets?
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Lung Mets?

First a little background. After his emergency surgery to remove what was most likely a cancerous tumor he had an abdominal and chest CT scan to see if the cancer had spread anywhere else, both scans came up negative. That was around the new year, and he was diagnosed with stage III C colon cancer. ...
by crikklekay
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Health Insurance Help
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: Health Insurance Help

Hello! I wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions, especially the one about possible donation of leave and that we can use FMLA by the hour instead of by the day. I'm sorry it took so long to reply, but we ended up back into the hospital due to a staph infection in his port which spread to his...
by crikklekay
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Health Insurance Help
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: Health Insurance Help

O Stoma Mia, thanks for the link I’ll look it over! mhf1986, it sounds like our plan is similar to yours. Unfortunately he works as a shift manager in the food industry so taking work home isn’t possible. That would make this whole thing easier if it was! He handled his first round pretty well, so h...
by crikklekay
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Health Insurance Help
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Health Insurance Help

My name is Crystal, and my husband John was diagnosed with colon cancer after being admitted to the hospital (12/30) with abdominal cramping and the inability to keep anything down; they found the tumor blocking things up during the colonoscopy. It has been a rollercoaster from hell, but John has be...

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