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by mobrouser
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 165
Views: 69021

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

I haven't really cooked eggplant since my university days. As I remember it you have to salt it and let it sit for say 30 minutes, then rinse and cook as per your recipe. The salt is supposed to take any bitter, or young fruit taste away. Those left on the vine longer have a different taste. Eggplan...
by mobrouser
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello new to site
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: Hello new to site

I am, and thank you for asking. I have my 12th and last scheduled infusion on the 31st and then a CT scan on August 8th to find out where I'm at. I must say the anxiety is building...

I won't be deported as I have a PICC line, so I'll have to come up with a different term for its removal.

8) mob
by mobrouser
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?
Replies: 26
Views: 8712

Re: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?

benben wrote:....I managed to beat my teenage companions up by 1.5 hours. Haha.


betsydoglover wrote: ....diag. Stage IV, 5/05, liver met...... Still NED 06/18


Reading these made my day!!

8) mob
by mobrouser
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 25
Views: 9934

Re: Goodbye

Risto, thank you for sharing your story with us.
I've read many of your posts. You did so much for your wife, there is nothing that you could have done better. You are truly an awesome husband.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
by mobrouser
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello new to site
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: Hello new to site

Is it just me, or does anyone else get a smile from the last line in your signature: "Deported" ?

I'm picturing you being sent to the land of no cancer.

8) mob
by mobrouser
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need any suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 2083

Re: I need any suggestions

JD I must commend you for all your efforts in trying to help this woman. You are an angel.
All the best to you.

8) mob
by mobrouser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some good, non-cancer related news
Replies: 11
Views: 1521

Re: Some good, non-cancer related news

Congratulations on the promotion! You are giving me hope that one day the same will happen to me.
I have seen a few job postings that would bring my work closer to home, however I couldn't in all honesty even submit a CV knowing that right now 6-8 days out of 20 I am out of commission.

8) mob
by mobrouser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: neutropenia and diet, early in treatment: ugh.
Replies: 11
Views: 1751

Re: neutropenia and diet, early in treatment: ugh.

I have been struggling with neutrophil and platelet issues since completing infusion #2 at the end of January. Have had 3 two-week delays as a result. Prior to #8 I was prescribed Grastofil, which is a generic version of Neupogen. Cost is Cdn $150.00 per shot; 35 shots to completion of chemo; I can'...
by mobrouser
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT Grilling chicken
Replies: 37
Views: 9544

Re: OT Grilling chicken

First of all, yes, I realize this thread is 4 years old but I do have reasons for resurrecting it after finding it last night. 1) Last night I did 3 beer can chickens on the BBQ, one for each of the guys. I am not into meat so much. Never really was and more so now. We have 3 beer can roosts, someti...
by mobrouser
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 6094

Re: Second parent diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer

I am so sorry to read your story. My oldest was 5 when my father died, and 11 and the youngest 5 when my mother died. They didn't need to hear details other than Grandad and Grandma were very sick and left us. I felt like an orphan (and still do years later) as I have no blood relatives in Canada ot...
by mobrouser
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 7948

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

Two comments. From the online ingredients listing for Bayer's 81mg aspirin there is no caffeine listed in the non medicinal ingredients. I'm surprised no one has mentioned reduced alcohol consumption since I've been led to believe that there is a correlation between alcohol usage and colon cancer ri...
by mobrouser
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Platelets
Replies: 18
Views: 5968

Re: Low Platelets

Glad to hear that things are back to normal.
I had no idea that steroids could affect glucose levels for so long, I thought maybe for some reason you had to take it daily during infusion.

8) mob
by mobrouser
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Platelets
Replies: 18
Views: 5968

Re: Low Platelets

How often do you take the dexamethasone?

8) mob
by mobrouser
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Platelets
Replies: 18
Views: 5968

Re: Low Platelets

I have posted here previously about my platelet and neutrophil issues. My oxaliplatin was reduced to 90% for round 3, and has been at 75% since round 5. I just completed round 9 last Friday and I am 6 weeks behind schedule because of low counts. It is a constant in the back of my mind that all of th...

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