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by lohidoc
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Those on pain meds...
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Those on pain meds...

Skypup, it is easier to prevent pain, or treat it when it is mild, then to wait for it to be severe, because then it does not work so well and you need to take an awful lot. Consider a certain threshold serum level of your pain killer. As long as it is above that level the medication is effective. O...
by lohidoc
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT: Wilko Johnson (British Guitarrist) in not dead yet shock
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: OT: Wilko Johnson (British Guitarrist) in not dead yet s

I like the guy and wish him well. But really?? It took them this long to decide that his pancreatic cancer was of the neuroendocrine type (same as Steve Jobs). And meanwhile the tumour has grown from walnut to football size? That is disgraceful. It seems to me that at the time of the initial diagnos...
by lohidoc
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: dying alone or not
Replies: 20
Views: 2909

Re: dying alone or not

Thanks for pointing out the origin of this annalexandria. So why the lawyer present? Need you ask? I'll need all the help I can get when I meet St Peter. Been a tough winter CRguy. My February scan showed significant growth of my lung tumours, and I had a good going radiation pneumonitis. Looking ba...
by lohidoc
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: dying alone or not
Replies: 20
Views: 2909

dying alone or not

Sometimes after a treatment session my thoughts turn dark.
Most of us do not wish to die alone. I myself will want my attorney to be present.

But some of us will be alone. The following new development in end of life care may be of interest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8PNzA2S6EY
by lohidoc
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Personalised Treatment
Replies: 21
Views: 3132

Re: Personalised Treatment

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I am extremely sceptical about this approach. No doubt it is interesting to decipher the genome of cancer tissue, no doubt it will add a little to our understanding, and perhaps it may even help, up to a point, to rationalize treatment. But it will not lead to any...
by lohidoc
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: These Days, I Try to Buy the Best
Replies: 43
Views: 3562

Re: These Days, I Try to Buy the Best

Ha! I am the other way BB. I've never been a materialistic kind of person, but since my recurrence I find it difficult, for obvious reasons, to justify personal expenses. My computer is a 2004 Ebay purchase, I just took my trusted 1992 volvo 240 to the knacker's yard, after cannibalizing it for my d...
by lohidoc
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: medicare and oncologists
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: medicare and oncologists

Thank you all for the replies. So my understanding is that: 1. Medicare covers the over-65, cancer is more common in that age group, hence oncologists get a proportionally large amount of income from medicare. I get that. 2. Is it true that all or most oncologists provide chemo in their offices? Thi...
by lohidoc
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: medicare and oncologists
Replies: 8
Views: 917

medicare and oncologists

Medicare has just released data detailing payments to US physicians. The average payment to physicians from medicare was $77,000 per year. Ophthalmologists received the highest payments. Second are oncologists at $360,000 per year. This is not a "horrible doctors" post. I am genuinely inte...
by lohidoc
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My spiritual cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: My spiritual cancer

I am glad you are without disease, and if you believe that "loving yourself" did that for you, you are free to say so. Just as others are free to disagree. The problem with your post, well intentioned though it undoubtedly is, is that it implies that the rest of us are, well, deficient in ...
by lohidoc
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update....not so good....
Replies: 30
Views: 5292

Re: Update....not so good....

"Localized hypothermia treatments" - I'm assuming you mean hyperthermia? If you have a way of providing hyperthermia to your lungs I'd love to know more.
by lohidoc
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update....not so good....
Replies: 30
Views: 5292

Re: Update....not so good....

A few steps forward, a few steps back. One door closes, another door opens. Stay cool.
by lohidoc
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Great Article
Replies: 23
Views: 1995

Re: Great Article

I got cancer because back in 1999 I slept with two men, on the same day, on Good Friday, and one was a Jew. I think you are on to something here. Here is a marvellous opportunity for forum members to add to our knowledge of CRC. I propose a new thread where members can post their sexual history as ...
by lohidoc
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: News on the 'other' anti PD-1: Nivolumab. Immunotherapy
Replies: 60
Views: 20744

Re: News on the 'other' anti PD-L1: Nivolumab. Immunotherapy

One of the problems with the PD-L1 drugs is that they will affect any tissue that manifests this particular antigen. The side effects therefore can be severe and even life threatening. Nothing is easy here. We are learning more, but I suspect there is a long way to go.
by lohidoc
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cannabis oil
Replies: 41
Views: 6134

Re: Cannabis oil

I have been using cannabis oil for over a year now. I use a vaporizer. I find it particularly helpful as an appetite stimulator. I was diagnosed with a radiation pneumonitis a month or so ago. Severe cough, shortness of breath and fatigue. I declined steroids and went back to my cannabis oil. It has...
by lohidoc
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - Best Medicine - Getting away from it all
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: O/T - Best Medicine - Getting away from it all

I think I know that place! Blau Natura, Punta Cana right? I was there 2 years ago.

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