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by raym
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What's your take?
Replies: 37
Views: 4027

Re: What's your take?

I really don't know what is to come. There are always promising treatments in the news, but many times they are at the research level and years and years away from a commercial product, if it comes through (or even makes it to) trials. I really think we need something dramatically different as the d...
by raym
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about clinical trials
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Question about clinical trials

I've only been on one (very short time). The trial provider(s) paid for study drugs, study lab work, ekgs, chemo infusion, etc. I was responsible (through my insurance) for standard things, standard meds (anti-nausea) general labs (blood), CT scans, etc. I was given a form that covered the financial...
by raym
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: You're really gonna love me now!
Replies: 62
Views: 6870

Re: You're really gonna love me now!

Though it will probably insult believers the movie "The Invention of Lying" is a good one related to a being controlling people.
by raym
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CLINICAL TRIALS- A way through the Maze- GUIDES NEEDED
Replies: 9
Views: 1781

Re: CLINICAL TRIALS- A way through the Maze- GUIDES NEEDED

I agree the maze of clinical trials can be daunting. I'm a software developer so computer are second nature to me, but for most people I'm sure it's difficult to navigate. I think the problem goes much deeper. Oncologists are too busy to steer patients in the direction of trials. Even worse some may...
by raym
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sloan updates - surgery successful
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Re: Sloan updates - surgery successful

Hoping your upcoming treatments go well and is effective!
by raym
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection went great!
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Liver resection went great!

Thanks for sharing your good news! Heal well :)
by raym
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: September Blog - from Andrew Elder
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: September Blog - from Andrew Elder

Love this line "Cancer doesn’t make us heroes. It presents us with opportunities and challenges us to learn and grow and it’s up to us what to make of them."
by raym
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GWEN GWEN GWEN ---->>>>> Update Oct 6
Replies: 133
Views: 20586

Re: GWEN GWEN GWEN - Update Sept 23

Wow, sorry Gwen is not doing well. Hoping she is comfortable.
by raym
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Biopsy Results - Good News!
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

Re: Biopsy Results - Good News!

Great news. We belong to the wine club at Woodenhead, spring/fall shipments.
by raym
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo a no-brainer??
Replies: 20
Views: 2349

Re: Chemo a no-brainer??

Orcares- The onco recommended the port first. They said that if the IV did not go well, we could switch to the port. Family feels like it would be easier to just take pills, go to the hospital every 3 weeks instead of 2, and not have maintain the 48 hr pump. I guess we shall see how it goes. The 48...
by raym
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need to vent
Replies: 18
Views: 1971

Re: I need to vent

Personally other than donating, I don't have the tons of time nor energy to get wound up in campaigns and everything else. Much of my time is consumed by deal with treatments and downtime with this disease; trying to work full-time; dealing with keeping things together at the house (maintenance); sp...
by raym
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo a no-brainer??
Replies: 20
Views: 2349

Re: Chemo a no-brainer??

Port installation was one of the easiest medical procedures I've had. I would go for that over the potential mess of trying oxaliplatin by IV. Or alternatively a PICC line though they come with a good bit of care and maintenance.
by raym
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: You're really gonna love me now!
Replies: 62
Views: 6870

Re: You're really gonna love me now!

I was raised a Catholic but now more into religion from a spiritual sense. I don't like organized religion. If someone offers prayers to me I accept them but really don't think in general there is a man upstairs governing my day to day life. Once on a trip in Italy, my wife's Mom (off the boat Sicil...
by raym
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ugh. In hospital with pevic abscess - updated 9/21/14
Replies: 50
Views: 4920

Re: Ugh. In hospital with pevic abscess - updated 9/21/14

Ugh.. That's not so super... I had one patient tell me they're a poor mans private health insurance as you get your own room... Hope you're out soon and self managing it at home! You're right on the hospital infection control protocol. They need to minimise the chance of spread. Hope the antibiotic...
by raym
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Where are you going, my little one?.....
Replies: 88
Views: 9812

Re: Where are you going, my little one?.....

So sorry for your loss, I had hoped she had more time. Wishing you and your family strength and peace through this difficult time.

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