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by ANDRETEXAS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lonsurf- anyone currently taking?
Replies: 14
Views: 1333

Re: Lonsurf- anyone currently taking?

All I can state is that a friend of mine with rectal cancer was on Lonsurf and tolerated it very well without many terrible side effects. I was only on FOLFOX, so can't give you any personal experiences. She was on it for six or so months and was switched to something else that I cannot recall. Sorr...
by ANDRETEXAS
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 146
Views: 17483

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

I was on FOLFOX. Xeloda might be different. But for FOLFOX, a port is the only way to go. Of course, I don't mind needles at all, and a port makes it even easier. Whatever you choose, have consultations with your doctor regarding ANY side effects......and keep exercising. I even carried around a pum...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 146
Views: 17483

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Stay positive ! Keep us posted. All the best. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Introducing myself, to a club I didn’t think I’d ever be a member of.
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Introducing myself, to a club I didn’t think I’d ever be a member of.

I would advise you not to do google searches as they will only mess with your mind. Your experience is your experience, and there are no two exactly alike. Keep doing what you're doing.....EXERCISING, eating right and most of all....stay positive, even on the days you don't think you want to be or c...
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 146
Views: 17483

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

I'm not a hypochondriac, but I now go to the doctor when something is not right with my body, unless it's something I know can be healed with time (i.e. a strained muscle), I go to my GP and discuss it. If it turns out to have a simple solution, so be it. I'm not going to let it go. This point was c...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 146
Views: 17483

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Sounds like you are doing all you can do. Stay positive and stay strong, but also stay vigilant. I had a colonoscopy in 2008, was given a clean bill of colon health and told to come back for my next one in 10 years. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2013....flat cancerous polyp in my cecu...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 fu and oxaliplatin
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

Re: 5 fu and oxaliplatin

Completed 12 rounds of FOLFOX....coming up on my five-year post chemoversary................Best of luck to you.
by ANDRETEXAS
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy coming up....gastroenterologist or surgeon?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Colonoscopy coming up....gastroenterologist or surgeon?

Since my surgery, my colorectal surgeon has done all my colonoscopies. My gastroenterologist is the one who missed my flat cancerous tumor in the beginning. If I had waited to come back in 10 years like he told me, I probably wouldn't be here. To each his own...but that's my story. I am also happy t...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My father's ashamed of me
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: My father's ashamed of me

Of course, you should continue the plan laid out by you and your doctors. I'm hoping that your father is unaware of the advances made in cancer treatment, and that he's not afraid of the word "cancer." Maybe he's one of those people that thinks nothing can be "cured" without imme...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update on hubby
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Update on hubby

Stay positive. Sounds like things are going in the right direction. Hope the colonoscopy is a good one. One day at a time !
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the forum ...
Replies: 19
Views: 7024

Re: New to the forum ...

So glad you got a second opinion. You have a plan. Now, go conquer ! All the best..... Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care
Replies: 50
Views: 14674

Re: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care

I just want to say that I admire all three of you. Each of you has a story and has taken charge. I do believe that a positive attitude, no matter what one's prognosis, is a key to enjoying life. I have learned a lot reading this thread, and I wish nothing but the best for all of you. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about biopsy result
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Question about biopsy result

I'm not sure they meant there was no need for a colonoscopy for the rest of your life...or am I reading that incorrectly?
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 4614

Re: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.

My deepest sympathies to her friends and family. She was always so supportive of everyone. She will be missed on this forum.
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about necessity of CEA labwork
Replies: 31
Views: 4177

Re: Question about necessity of CEA labwork

I've never had to do it before.....but if one of my doctors refused my request for a CEA, PSA. A1c, etc., I would immediately go to my primary care physician, and he would run it for me, no doubt.

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