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by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New stomach primary
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: New stomach primary

I don't mean this as a pat on my back...but a desire for you to fight on. My LAD artery was 100% clogged when I showed up in the ER in July 2007. I recovered, and my cardiologist says my heart is better than ever. In 2008, I was diagnosed with Gleason 7 prostate cancer.....had surgery....My PSA is n...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Next Week
Replies: 14
Views: 2486

Re: Surgery Next Week

Glad you're at home.....getting better...and hopefully getting to rest or sleep anytime you want or need to.
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: Update

I had prostate cancer (several Gleason 7's) before colon cancer. Had brachytherapy. My PSA has been <0.01 the last few years (knock on wood). My five-year colon cancer anniversary is coming up the first part of next year. So far, everything has been good. Hang in there. You will get through it. One ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Next Week
Replies: 14
Views: 2486

Re: Surgery Next Week

As long as there's surgery involved, nothing is minor. I am glad everything has been successful so far. Keep a positive attitude and stay vigilant. All the best. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 51
Views: 20932

Re: Bev G

Bev was always helpful with new people on this forum and the old timers. She was honest, while being pleasant and informative. She knew a lot and was always willing to answer questions and give individual advice to each forum member. I am so sad to hear this and send prayers to her family and friends.
by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Encouragement
Replies: 15
Views: 5410

Re: Encouragement

It sounds like you did take it one day at a time for many, many days. Congratulations!
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homemade salad dressing recipes
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: Homemade salad dressing recipes

I haven't eaten this salad dressing for more than 20 years until I picked it up in the store the other day -- Green Goddess. I'm not a big lettuce fan, but I love it on sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and sliced onions....and croutons of course. Here's the NYT recipe I found.....or buy in the stor...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the Club
Replies: 14
Views: 1965

Re: New to the Club

Yes. Stay positive and exercise as much as you can....even while you're hooked up to the pump if possible. Take one day at a time and don't get ahead of yourself. Tell your doctors of any side effects as soon as you recognize them. You can do it !!! Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 9 years out, Stage 4 NEDville
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: 9 years out, Stage 4 NEDville

Congratulations! It's always nice to hear from others who have a long-term/NED recovery. And as you said - it gives newcomers and oldsters alike determination and encouragement.
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday
Replies: 31
Views: 8501

Re: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday

I wanted to say that I agree with your chemo nurse. I made it a point to take my 2-3 mile brisk walks every day, even while toting my pump with me. However, by the time I got to rounds 8-12, I was more tired and only walked 4-5 times a week.....especially the day I slept for 15 hours...lol I was on ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday
Replies: 31
Views: 8501

Re: Tips for a Folfox newbie – starting Tuesday

Keep your eye on the prize.....visit with your oncologist of any side effects before each round .....stay strong and stay positive and know there's light at the end of the tunnel. All the best ! Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Totally O/T
Replies: 23
Views: 6464

Re: Totally O/T

CRguy We humans are stardust. You can think of ourselves as being seen while we are alive, glowing and developing. When we die, we can't be seen as clearly, but we are always there. We are a part of the billions of solar systems of the universes. When I read the excerpt below, my mind exploded, but ...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: hospice
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Re: hospice

Prayers to both of you from Texas.......
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon May 28, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried wife...
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Worried wife...

Best of luck with the second opinion. But no matter what the diagnosis, know that you and your husband can and must handle it in a positive manner and with a positive mindset. One day at a time and stay away from google. No person's diagnosis is the same as another. The two of you and your doctors w...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat May 26, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling really sad and in need of support
Replies: 53
Views: 10455

Re: Feeling really sad and in need of support

VeggieLvr: I walked two miles a day (even with the pump by my side :wink: ) for the first six rounds or so. Then maybe 3-4 days a week for rounds 7-12. I was on a Tuesday hook-up, Thursday off schedule (and then 11 days free). I know one day in the latter rounds I was in bed 15 hours one day. So you...

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