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by Joy
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: sometimes people have good intentions....but
Replies: 27
Views: 9632

Don't you just love it? My mother who is 85 keeps 'phoning me and weeps and asks me when are you doing to die?? It is always on the tip of my tongue to answer "loooooooooog time after you"...You got to laugh---she doesn't mean to upset me but my kids call her "the angel of death" or the "black widow...
by Joy
Tue May 23, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: radiation therapy
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

radiation therapy

Completed #25 of radiation/chemo combination therapy to-day. Doc says next 3 radiation treatments will be stage II which concentrates on the site of the original tumour. When this is over I will be on a 1 month "treatment free vacation" and then back to Folfox for a couple of months. I'm beginning t...
by Joy
Sun May 21, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: so, the hair thing...
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

I'm not promoting these products but they seem to be working for me. I bought the Nick Chavez hair thickening kit on the home shopping channel and can recommend it. I also bought a Nick Cavez product callect "flocker". It looks like a hair mousse and you can pur in on dry hair and "fluff up your hai...
by Joy
Fri May 19, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recently diagnosed
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

My doctor who is a professor of surgery at a major university in Canada told me that I had a stage 1 "nothing to worry about - a quick fix, you will be up and about your business in 1 month"! After the operation he still didn't think there was a problem and told me that I could make plans to go to F...
by Joy
Tue May 16, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: scars? and tattoos?
Replies: 21
Views: 5805

I want to have the radiation reference tatoos on my butt joined to make the maple leaf.

Very patriotic for a Canadian eh!
by Joy
Thu May 04, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Immodium?
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Holly: you make me laugh. Unfortunately my poopies are :twisted:
by Joy
Wed May 03, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Immodium?
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Immodium?

Chemo/radiation is causing terrible diarrhea. I've been using Immodium as many as 8 per day but it doesn't seem to be working any more.

Any suggestions - this is really horrible!!!
by Joy
Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Weight Gain and Xeloda
Replies: 9
Views: 4821

I'm glad to know that I'm not alone - I eat less (chemo impacts my apetite) and my weight stays constant. Dietician told me "do not try and drop weight right now because you will be loosing muscle not fat".......as a former drop out of Weight Watcher, Aitken's, and very other weight loss diet in the...
by Joy
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bone Pain
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

This might be completely into left field but my sister-in-law told me that when she was having chemo for breast cancer her arthritis was completely in remission no pain and she had a great range of motion however, when she came off the chemo her arthritis came back with a bang! I've noticed that I'm...
by Joy
Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrent diarrhea
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Hi Krist: I'm jumpong in on your post in the hope that I can also get some advice. I'm in the throws of continuous chemo/radiation at the moment 10 out of 30 tratments completed. I'm up to 8 immodium per day and the "urge" to go to the washroom is overpowering. The quality of my life is definitely i...

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