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by Soccermom2boys
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MIA for to long
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: MIA for to long

Hi Tammy. Glad you are back in that this is the place to come to when you need the encouragement that only fellow CRC people can give. While I cannot compare my four rounds of FOLFOX so far to your history of chemo treatments, I can 100% agree with you that it does suck in many ways and yes, it is v...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What people say
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: What people say

Ugh, sorry to hear that you not only have to deal with your gene mutation, but also people who just don't realize what they say can be so insensitive. At least you can always come on here and we will totally get your frustration and have no problems listening to you or anyone else let off some steam...
by Soccermom2boys
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preparing for 1st FOLFOX infusion on Monday - what to eat?
Replies: 12
Views: 2051

Re: Preparing for 1st FOLFOX infusion on Monday - what to eat?

It's funny because from what I have read and what I have experienced (have done four of eight rounds of FOLFOX so far), no two people react quite the same. I am so fortunate to have no nausea or diarrhea issues, but I definitely have constipated movements in my colostomy, nothing that hurts just tha...
by Soccermom2boys
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had my 1st colonoscopy today - found a 5 cm mass & I'm terrified
Replies: 21
Views: 7290

Re: Had my 1st colonoscopy today - found a 5 cm mass & I'm terrified

Hey! Glad to hear you didn't need much in the way of meds after your port insertion. Yeah, I would say give it a good two to three weeks before you do truly forget that the port is there. I definitely felt odd twinges throughout the upper chest/neck area those first few weeks afterward and attribute...
by Soccermom2boys
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had my 1st colonoscopy today - found a 5 cm mass & I'm terrified
Replies: 21
Views: 7290

Re: Had my 1st colonoscopy today - found a 5 cm mass & I'm terrified

I was just checking out the board and recognized your name from the UOAA forum as well--we travel in the same social circles these days. :-) I am 45 and just went to cancer center today for round four of my FOLFOX treatment. It is amazing how vastly different our bodies handle these toxic drugs. I p...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions after Chemoradiation. I need advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Questions after Chemoradiation. I need advice.

The absolute beauty of this forum, in my opinion anyway, is to realize we are not alone. It's tough when the people around us aren't going through all that we are (and thankfully so for their sake). To have this forum--to hear people have the same fears and emotions and pains we do goes a long way m...
by Soccermom2boys
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions after Chemoradiation. I need advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Questions after Chemoradiation. I need advice.

You and I have similar situations. I was diagnosed back in August with a large tumor in the distal rectum that was right up against the anal verge. I too had the exact same chemoradiation schedule, my Xeloda was 2600 mg per day I believe. At any rate, I was rather bummed to have gone through the phy...
by Soccermom2boys
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: This is all new to me
Replies: 19
Views: 4468

Re: This is all new to me

Brent-- Wow, you so totally summed up exactly word for word how i am feeling regarding this whole experience as well. I have been reading many numerous posts over the past few months (was diagnosed in August, rectal cancer stage 2a--and like you, zero risk factors or family history), but I just had ...

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