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by Phuong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Infertility and Advocacy
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Infertility and Advocacy

CRguy, it's folks like you that inspire me to keep pushing forward. Thank you brother.
by Phuong
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Infertility and Advocacy
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Infertility and Advocacy

This Colon Talk forum was the place that started it all for me.
http://uscnorris.com/csac/FallingDownTwoTimesGettingUpThree.aspx
by Phuong
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Retreat Applications due TODAY!
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Retreat Applications due TODAY!

Today is the last day to get your applications in.
by Phuong
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Retreat Applications due TODAY!
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Retreat Applications due TODAY!

Just a quick reminder that applications for our retreat (lovingly called Colon Camp) are due by 2/1. This is for survivors and caregivers with an under 50 years old diagnosis. It's an amazing week of connections and bonding while being pampered and treated like rock stars! https://colondar.wufoo.com...
by Phuong
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Colon Club Blog Post - Clinical Trials
Replies: 1
Views: 551

New Colon Club Blog Post - Clinical Trials

The newest blog post was just released. This one offers great perspective on clinical trials. Check it out!
http://colonclub.com/?p=6059&preview=true
by Phuong
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients

Thanks Horizon. Fight won out over flight. In the immortal words of Belle, "Don't retreat. Reload!"
by Phuong
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Panel Discussion- Early Onset vs. Older Patients

I was very excited to participate in a panel discussion at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center on Doctor/Patient communication. One of the topic questions asked by Dr. Afsaneh Barzi related to being seen/treated through the lens of an older patient even though I fall into the early onset patient ...
by Phuong
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Using a vaginal dilator after radiation
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

Re: Using a vaginal dilator after radiation

These are the ones my PT recommended. Much less painful than the hard plastic ones. They're firm but flexible, so it allows you to Get better stretches. https://www.soulsource.com/collections/silicone-vaginal-dilators I had to change physical therapists, and both used "Slippery Stuff" lubr...
by Phuong
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Strange new side effects with FOLFIRINOX
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Strange new side effects with FOLFIRINOX

For the nosebleeds, my NP recommended using a q-tip at night before bed to swipe a little Vaseline in your nose. Hope that helps.
by Phuong
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Wedge resection vs. full lobe removal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Wedge resection vs. full lobe removal?

martd wrote:The liver will regenerate, most likely even grow back to it's original size.

Just to clarify, the liver will regrow with a resection, but not with a lobectomy. With the lobectomy, whatever remains will grow to about 2/3 of your full liver. Still plenty of liver to have normal function.
by Phuong
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Job Hunting After Treatment?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Job Hunting After Treatment?

Cancer and Careers is a great resource. You should check them out. https://www.cancerandcareers.org/enBTW, definitely a no on mentioning cancer. Look at it this way - if he had diabetes, so you feel like you owe it to them to tell them? Nope.
by Phuong
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !
Replies: 14
Views: 2000

Re: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !

Congratulations!!!!!
by Phuong
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer at 42. Looking for hope and inspiration.
Replies: 31
Views: 12206

Re: Newly diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer at 42. Looking for hope and inspiration.

It's been 11 years for me. I've run the gamut as far as treatments go. While I have active disease, I have years in between of NED. I continue to be active and live a full life and continue to celebrate milestones with my family. Yes there are crappy days, but it is doable. So go after this disease ...
by Phuong
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Study - Sensitive Topics
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Re: Study - Sensitive Topics

Thanks for these thoughtful answers. If there is anyone else that would like to chime in but would rather not post, please PM me. The more answers I have, the better position I will be to share and the better the questions on the survey will be. Much appreciated!
by Phuong
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Yoga to Poop
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Yoga to Poop

NHMike wrote:I do a few Yoga poses regularly (Warrior I, II, Tree Pose, Child's Pose, Plank, Side Plank) and a few additional ones when I have the time. Sometimes pain from the reversal, though, limit what I can do.


Good to know. I'll share the feedback so that they can consider adding adjustments.

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