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by pollo65
Sat May 02, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Has anyone been on DEXAMETHASONE more than 5 months ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

Re: Has anyone been on DEXAMETHASONE more than 5 months ??

It has done wonders for me and was told it could be effective longer than six months but than side effects may become a problem :lol: I would have to be reevaluated for remaining in hospice after that time anyway. I have even been thinking about driving my stick shift. I am at the lowest dose possib...
by pollo65
Sat May 02, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: pollo. . . miss you too
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: pollo. . . miss you too

Hi guys, I am now on home hospice (yup hospital bed in living room) and am feeling better than I have in months. I have been put on dexamethasone and methadone and am able to do gardening and shopping. I really had pretty much given up and laid down to die but with help of a great nurse and hospice ...
by pollo65
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: news - about what I expected
Replies: 49
Views: 4003

Re: news - about what I expected

Voxx,as a member of the lovenox group I got enoxaparin which is generic for lovenox for about 6 hundred a month. Going in to hospice I was told that hospice would take care of the cost.
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by pollo65
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My wikiHOW on staying sane with stage 4
Replies: 15
Views: 1801

Re: My wikiHOW on staying sane with stage 4

Thank you all, I came away with new things to do, Sky I am so sorry you are in such pain. I take a mmj edible called Chebba chews which helps me control pain by using different amounts. Anyway I am on my to bed to see if I can sleep. Thank you for the suggestions.
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by pollo65
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: omg this is the really hard part
Replies: 46
Views: 5287

Re: omg this is the really hard part

Well hospice came out on Friday and were extremely helpful and kind. They brought everything I need and will pay for my Lovenox. I know this may sound weird but I turned down a hospital bed for now. I can't quite figure out why I turned it down. I guess it is the finality of having a very obvious sy...
by pollo65
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: omg this is the really hard part
Replies: 46
Views: 5287

omg this is the really hard part

Today I found the new monster tumor is truly cancer. Discussed next steps with onc and decided on hospice while I am still up and around. Truly don't feel bad about decision but omg I knew that I had to call family and friends and it turned out to crying all around by everybody. No one could underst...
by pollo65
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood Clot in calf, doctor not treating it???
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Blood Clot in calf, doctor not treating it???

I was put on lovenox because clots were through out my leg I was told that if they were just in my calf they would not have been treated, I was also told that anyone with active cancer is at a much higher risk of clots. I certainly commisserate with your hubby, it is an excruciating pain.
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by pollo65
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - for those who love their furbabies (DOG owners)
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: O/T - for those who love their furbabies (DOG owners)

In one of my flexiryl induced naps I swear I heard my dogs discussing something very close to what that dog mentioned. And I am keeping an eye on my big fat cat.
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by pollo65
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: APRIL Birthdays......let us know!
Replies: 18
Views: 1827

Re: APRIL Birthdays......let us know!

Happy birthday in heaven Terry, you are surely missed here on earth.
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by pollo65
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what a month
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

what a month

In the last month I was found to have three ruptured discs (ouch) numerous blood clots in my left leg so am now on Lovenox(ouch) and for the grand finale a large adrenal mass that it's causing the clots. Had biopsy yesterday to determine if mass is cancer. Onc has watched my original tumors grow slo...
by pollo65
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm K- RAS Mutant and K- RAS Wild!
Replies: 20
Views: 3094

Re: I'm K- RAS Mutant and K- RAS Wild!

Christine, I too am krazs wild and kras mutant. My original onc said that I was wild but Stanford said that I was mutant, I think it happens more often than we realize.
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by pollo65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our beloved jacekica
Replies: 21
Views: 4053

Re: Our beloved jacekica

What Delinda said. I always thought that she felt alone in her fight. That it's truly sad.
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by pollo65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mCRC STAGE IV OR RECURRENT PATIENTS thread - ONGOING
Replies: 2268
Views: 359276

Re: mCRC STAGE IV OR RECURRENT PATIENTS thread - ONGOING

I got my asap scan scheduled for tomorrow onc (if I read him right)_is checking to see if dvt is caused by the enlargement of my Peri aortic lymph node. I haven't decided if I will do chemo again if the growth is the problem. Like Frenchie there is also the too much radiation thing going on, scan wa...
by pollo65
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Faith, Maia's Friend has passed
Replies: 52
Views: 8325

Re: Faith, Maia's Friend has passed

Maia so very sorry for your loss. I can't tell you how precious your are to everyone here and how much you helped your friend and us all. Please stay around if you are able,
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by pollo65
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: candlelight vigil for jacekica
Replies: 11
Views: 1750

Re: candlelight vigil for jacekica

Thanks Sky, it is so sad that we no longer have contact, it would certainly scare me to no longer have contact with CC friends
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