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by Soccermom2boys
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good to be a PITA...
Replies: 18
Views: 2180

Re: Good to be a PITA...

Aww, PITA, you are just the most loveable pita I know! You are always so generous of your time and effort to comfort and help so many people on here all the while enduring your own war on cancer. You have such a positive and compassionate spirit--thanks for always sharing that with the rest of us. I...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No more vectibix for me!
Replies: 32
Views: 3027

Re: No more vectibix for me!

Leave it to me to end up with all the uncommon things :D It sure does feel like that doesn't it?! Like seriously, where are these kinds of odds when winning the Mega Millions lottery?! Oh Beans--you just like to keep us intrigued on here! You are always in my thoughts--when you kick this tumor and ...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prayers for midlifemom
Replies: 43
Views: 6904

Re: Prayers for midlifemom

Wow, am still processing this sad news. Her voice will be missed on here for sure. Rest in peace midlife mom.
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hoping for a normal life soon
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: Hoping for a normal life soon

Hey Mike-- First of all, way to go on keeping up good spirits despite the challenges of living after ten rounds of chemo! Keep on keeping on, you're getting to that finish line eventually! I definitely recall the days of food tasting blah, so frustrating for sure. I hope normalcy finds you soon, it ...
by Soccermom2boys
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband 43 DX'd rectal cancer HELP
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

Re: Husband 43 DX'd rectal cancer HELP

LChristinaD-- Welcome--not the club anyone ever hopes to be a part of, but what an awesome group of supportive and compassionate people here! Hopefully coming to ColonTalk will help you and your husband make it through the long and sometimes scary days ahead. It is my understanding, and I am not at ...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Silly vanity . . . I know I shouldn't complain, but I will anyway
Replies: 16
Views: 2933

Re: Silly vanity . . . I know I shouldn't complain, but I will anyway

Don't shoot the messenger, but just last week, three full months after completing last round of FOLFOX, did my hair finally stop thinning excessively. I have fine, thin hair to begin with so to always have that large clump of hair in the shower drain was depressing. Just this past week did I finally...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Little delay in treatment = disappointed
Replies: 11
Views: 2186

Re: Little delay in treatment = disappointed

Oh, I can so empathize! Even though going in to it you know that you should not get your heart stuck to a particular end-date because things happen on chemo, but how can you not have that end-date etched in your mind as you sit through each round?! I too got sidetracked with an extra two weeks off (...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First round of FOLFOX today -Advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 3182

Re: First round of FOLFOX today -Advice?

It's good to get that first round under your belt--the fear of the unknown can be so mentally debilitating. When you had that feeling in your throat was it after you swallowed something cold? You do get a painful sensation in your throat with the Oxi if you swallow cold drinks and frozen treats. Kee...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Gratitude Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 17207

Re: Gratitude Thread

I am so thankful to be starting the school year like normal. I was diagnosed two weeks before school started last year and ended up just going out on medical leave until after my surgery recovery. I knew I would be in and out between radiation side effect issues and then the APR surgery was about a ...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last round
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: Last round

Woo hoo! So very happy for you! Were you in full swagger mode when you went for your disconnect?! :lol:
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant chemo: Anyone just do xeloda?
Replies: 25
Views: 6120

Re: Adjuvant chemo: Anyone just do xeloda?

Hey Larway-- Ugh, I am so feeling for you. Sucks to be doing chemo let alone having little to no confidence in those who provide it, sorry. I can't help you on the second opinion part and what to bring, but it was the needles sticking in your fingertips part that I can absolutely relate to. Yep, tha...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Completed 9 rounds of FOLFOX - hoping to stop at 10
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Completed 9 rounds of FOLFOX - hoping to stop at 10

Sorry to hear you are so beat from round 9, it really does take it out of you, especially as the rounds rack up. I am so hoping you get to call it quits after round ten--how many posts have there been regarding the efficacy after 8 or so rounds? How is the neuropathy going for you? Well, rest up and...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared of chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 2330

Re: Scared of chemo

Never heard of anyone who couldn't work while attached to the pump--unless your job requires swimming or something submerged in water. Has this social worker actually ever had the pump attached to him/her? I hate when people who have no clue give out responses like that, so frustrating and then send...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared of chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 2330

Re: Scared of chemo

Dancer, sorry to hear you had such a rough go of it with the Xelox. I am not going to say that being on FOLFOX was a walk in the park, but it was doable. I do not do well taking pills and while I managed ok taking 8 a day back in the fall when I was taking the xeloda with my radiation treatments, I ...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port and FOLFOX advice?
Replies: 35
Views: 3870

Re: Port and FOLFOX advice?

Good luck with your port placement. I found I was very sore for a few days afterwards, like someone used my shoulder as a punching bag, but truly in the big scheme of things, nothing a few days didn't help. I don't mention this to scare you only to let you know it's not abnormal to be sore afterward...

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