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by canadiandaughter
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: At What Stage of Colon Cancer Do Symptoms Typically Appear?
Replies: 18
Views: 2565

Re: At What Stage of Colon Cancer Do Symptoms Typically Appe

For my father, he had diarrhea for about a month before he went to the doctor to start with all the tests. First they thought maybe a bacteria in his colon, so a laxative was used while he waited to get in for his ultrasound. After the ultra sound they saw a shadow in his colon so a colonoscopy was ...
by canadiandaughter
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1 Year Anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: 1 Year Anniversary

Sounds like your dads laugh was amazing! Sending hugs to you on this anniversary.
by canadiandaughter
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Now...plan C?
Replies: 42
Views: 2987

Re: Now...plan C?

I am new here, but have read some of your posts about your daughter. She is so lucky to have a father like you supporting her and trying so hard to help find a way to beat this damn disease. As a parent of a daughter her age, my heart is breaking for you and your family. I pray that somehow you find...
by canadiandaughter
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husbands Supporting Their Wives
Replies: 32
Views: 3040

Re: Husbands Supporting Their Wives

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and your wife. I have no input as this journey is new to me as well. Just wanted you to know you are both in my thoughts.
Take care
by canadiandaughter
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: new here

Thank you Elvie!! Your words meant a lot to me! Yes, Guin, that was the extra drug I was wondering about. I came home yesterday, he was still doing ok. He gets his bottle off today and his stitches from his port. My daughter lives 20 minutes from them and is a nurse, so she is going to meet them and...
by canadiandaughter
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive news for new people
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Positive news for new people

Thank you for sharing!! It sounds like your mom is living each day to the fullest!! Perfect!!! It is great to see a spark of hope when things are so bleak. Best wishes for a good scan for her.
by canadiandaughter
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: new here

I understand what you are saying and have thought about that. Like I said this first one so far is not so bad. He meets with his oncologist next week. I'm sure if/when we get to a point where the treatments are too difficult we will have that conversation. My father is unusual. He had knee replaceme...
by canadiandaughter
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: new here

Well he had his first chemo yesterday and came home with his bottle for two days and so far all is good. He and my mom both seem better now that they know what to expect. We realize that each time could be different but are so thankful that he gets to ease into this. Only problem is that his blood s...
by canadiandaughter
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Seeking Honest Feedback
Replies: 46
Views: 3391

Re: Seeking Honest Feedback

I'm new here so likely speaking out of turn but I say get it done. I had a polyp removed 5 years ago and was told all my family should be checked. My siblings all went but my parents doctor at the time told them they were too old and not to worry. Now 5 years later my day has stage iv colon cance th...
by canadiandaughter
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lost all priority because I quit chemo
Replies: 16
Views: 1657

Re: Lost all priority because I quit chemo

Which cancer clinic is that at Frenchie? I am also from Alberta, so this really upsets me that this has happened to you!! We have been very lucky so far with the speed of things with my father, but we are at the new clinic in Red Deer.
by canadiandaughter
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: new here

Thank you Delinda, My mom is actually showing signs of dementia. I am also lucky to have a sister who is helping as well and both of us work in schools so the timing for all of this was good in that we were on summer holidays. You are so right that they have trouble with all the details. Right now t...
by canadiandaughter
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: new here

Thank you all for you input. I am heading up today to be there with them when he goes tomorrow. I feel comfortable with the doctors choice now after hearing from some of you. THis is such a scary journey when you have no idea what they are talking about and you are putting your faith in a doctor tha...
by canadiandaughter
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: new here

Sorry I was misunderstood, I would never go against the doctors choices, I was just wondering why some have the extra drug added to the folifiri and if it is effective enough without. I am just trying to gain knowledge. I had posted a reply about surgery, but not sure where it went. My dad was told ...
by canadiandaughter
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: new here

He told us that at this point it is "incurable". If he responds to chemo that might change, so I did ask if also at that point he would talk surgery and he said he would discuss that then. Sadly to get him in quick, we got a doctor who will be leaving soon so we will have a new doctor by t...
by canadiandaughter
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new here
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

new here

I have been lurking reading all the posts for awhile, thank you all for sharing, I feel I have learned a lot already!! I don't know any of you but have cried tears for those who are really struggling and have been cheering for those who have had successes!! Cancer is not fair but I know this board i...

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