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by plastikos
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What to eat when chemo makes everything taste like crap?
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: What to eat when chemo makes everything taste like crap?

Have this same problem now. It sucks. I've found that sour tastes are what I crave for. A bowl of tomato or minestrone soup usually hits the spot. Or those hot & sour soups they serve at Chinese places. Other than that plain old salted crackers or salted seaweed chips are what I snack on.
by plastikos
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello. Newly diagnosed with Stage 4.
Replies: 20
Views: 3365

Re: Hello. Newly diagnosed with Stage 4.

Hi Tiffany. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I know exactly how you feel. We are the same age and I too was diagnosed recently with st. 4 CC. I know that right now it must feel that your world is falling apart. But your surgeon was right, chemo has improved by leaps and bounds and OUR chances of ...
by plastikos
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Who are the longest stage 4 survivor's on here?
Replies: 110
Views: 34627

Re: Who are the longest stage 4 survivor's on here?

I am still here! feb 3 marked the 10 years from diagnosis!! have never had recurrence that we can see, some little spots in lungs but never grew to small to biopsy they want to cut me loose. no cea rise so......... what to do good problem to have. Amazing! Good for you. Hope everybody has the same ...
by plastikos
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Monday UPDATE
Replies: 42
Views: 5764

Re: Surgery Monday

The fact that you're a candidate for surgery is a good thing. Hoping for the best for you.
by plastikos
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I had my first breakdown tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: I had my first breakdown tonight

I know how you feel. Its ok to let it out. Its ok to feel crappy sometimes. No one can be positive ALL the time.
by plastikos
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

Dress In Blue Girl wrote:I haven't been on this site in a while. But wanted to reach out. please read my signature. I have been ned for 9 1/2 yrs.
I have a few friends clean for 5 plus yrs, stage 4 ,that have never done online. I hope that gives you some hope, good luck.

It does. Thanks.
by plastikos
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

Thanks for all the replies. As you all know there are good days and bad days. I'm currently in the hospital for a round of chemo now.
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

I understand the anxiety. I don't Exactly Fit in with your group because I became a Stage IVa 3 years after my original dx which makes me Oligo-recurrent and I only had one small liver met at that time, so a quick hepatic resection and NO CHEMO after the resection. NED again since April 11th, 2012....
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

Hi, My diagnosis seems similar to yours. I had a right hemi and liver resection (gall bladder, appendix, illeocal valve gone too) 3 weeks after diagnosis. Then I had 12 cycles of FOLFOX plus Avastin. Additionally, I participated in a 4 month Phase 1 vaccine trial. I've been NED since surgery in Aug...
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

I was diagnosed on July 22, 2004. Easy to remember that day, it was my 43rd birthday. I was given six months to live but told I could die at any minute. While I was driving around to get my medical records to go to a top notch hospital, a car tried to pass me on the shoulder in heavy traffic and hi...
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Was seen by two oncologists and their treatment plans
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: Was seen by two oncologists and their treatment plans

Consult a surgeon and go for an outright resection if possible. That'll give you better odds.
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NewHere - Starting Chemo Soon
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: NewHere - Starting Chemo Soon

Hi. Welcome to the club but sorry to hear about your diagnosis. The good thing is you've had surgery. Just go through the chemo to mop up anything that's left. Hoping for the best outcome for you.
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

Noticed a few nice NED posts recently on the forum. I know there are old threads on stage 4 survivors. Been feeling some anxiety lately, over the future and the uncertainty of it, etc. I'm sure most of you here know what I mean. Just thought a fresh thread for long term stage 4 survivors would be a ...
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For those still taking oxaliplatin (FOLFOX, XELOX, etc)...
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: For those still taking oxaliplatin (FOLFOX, XELOX, etc).

Just wondering, does your onc agree with you taking L-glutamine?
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some good news...
Replies: 21
Views: 1694

Re: Some good news...

Great news! Thanks for sharing.

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