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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: 2333

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: 3874

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...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nik Colon - all ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 3036

Re: Nik Colon - all ok?

I also noticed her missing on the board for at least this past week, but I am hoping it is because of that vacation she had mentioned (Wisconsin?) and that she is too busy enjoying that break to chime in. :D
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sides of mouth cracks
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: Sides of mouth cracks

I experienced this as well this spring during chemo--ouch! To my knowledge I did not have any yeast infection, I just went with medicated Blistex and time (took a good two weeks at least for it to clear up). Actually, I even used Aquaphor on it as it felt like it was never going to heal and was rath...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: August Adventures 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: August Adventures 2

Woo hoo, so glad to hear all went well and such great news regarding your status! Rest up so you can kick that respiratory infection. Enjoy your post-surgery celebration, you've earned it. :)
by Soccermom2boys
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: But I don't want to!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 3817

Re: But I don't want to!!!

I had a very weepy day yesterday, I think I got it all out though. I am in a much better mood today. Worried that the current onc thinks I have a new tumor that they don't have the technology to get to and it is not responding to the Folfox. Hoping the new onc will be able to figure it out and be b...
by Soccermom2boys
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: August Adventures 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: August Adventures 2

Sorry to hear you struggled with the prep, as if you need anything else to add to the anxiety. Well, take comfort in that once you are whisked away, you will be given anesthesia and will be out in a deep slumber for a bit (my personal favorite part to these procedures!). Hang tough Cowgirl, you got ...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peripheral neuropathy question
Replies: 23
Views: 2986

Re: Peripheral neuropathy question

Yes, I want to get the word out to people that it's at least worth checking out. The oncologist was very dismissive of both gabapentin and Lyrica, told us the side effects aren't worth the minimal help they offer. The palliative care doctor had a very different opinion. His first-line approach with...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The waiting...
Replies: 29
Views: 3692

Re: The waiting...

Sending you best wishes as you start the beginnings of kicking this beast to the curb! It's a tough time mentally no doubt, get in some good crying sessions if you need to, they can be therapeutic (speaking from experience on that!). Fingers crossed it is contained to just the tumor and is a low sta...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - My best friend lost her cancer battle
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: O/T - My friend lost her cancer battle

Awww, I am so sorry to read of your loss. I can't begin to know how hard this is for you, but I know it has to be tough and my heart aches for you and her family. Cancer just sucks!
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tough Decisions
Replies: 22
Views: 3152

Re: Tough Decisions

I feel you with the dental work! I was only on four months of FOLFOX and when I went to the dentist a month after my last round, I walked out needing two fillings, one root canal, and a tooth extracted and therefore a bridge to cover the opening. I do like my sweets, not going to lie, but I was bein...
by Soccermom2boys
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peripheral neuropathy question
Replies: 23
Views: 2986

Re: Peripheral neuropathy question

Yes, you have earned an entire vineyard's worth of wine-enjoy! It's funny because by the time you get to that last round you are so worn down mentally and physically you really have not much left in you to celebrate the way you think one might at the end of it all. Crying is a definite natural react...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The waiting...
Replies: 29
Views: 3692

Re: The waiting...

You will come to learn in time, you can eat all the right food, lead a healthy life and still end up with cancer, YET your neighbor eats junk food, very overweight, does not believe in exercise and will never get cancer. I believe they call this "life" :D . We here call it a journey. So w...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: August Adventures
Replies: 25
Views: 3205

Re: August Adventures

I know Friday is the big day for round two--good luck Cowgirl! Shoot, after that back breaking experience hopefully this will be a trot through the fields for ya! Keep us posted, you will be in my thoughts for sure on Friday. :)
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peripheral neuropathy question
Replies: 23
Views: 2986

Re: Peripheral neuropathy question

Soccermom, I had also heard poor reviews re: meds for neuropathy and expected hubby wouldn't benefit from the Lyrica, but it has made a huge difference for him. Before taking it, I had to help him with small shirt buttons. Now he is able to do anything on his own - including play guitar, which we w...

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