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by mike1965
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

I just finished 12 treatments of Folfox. I had CT Scan and all is clear. I have colonscopy end of the month. I want to thank everyone on this board that help educate me in the beginning. Based on what I learned from you. I got a second opinion and had the a LAR surgery. My original surgeon wanted to...
by mike1965
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed at 43
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Just diagnosed at 43

Praying all goes well.
by mike1965
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Side effects changing as FOLFOX progresses - anyone else experience this?
Replies: 25
Views: 3807

Re: Side effects changing as FOLFOX progresses - anyone else experience this?

I understand exactly what u are feeling. I am also on my 10th treatment. I feel like crap now for at least 10 or 11 days on each treatment. Been like that for the last 4 treatments. The neuropathy is starting to kick in also in my hands. I have not worked much in the last couple of months. The chemo...
by mike1965
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 19
Views: 3698

Re: I don't know what to do

My two cent. You only get one shot to get the surgery right. I would find the best colo rect surg for your mom no matter how far or what she says. I pray all goes well for her.
by mike1965
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Doc wants me to do the full 12 cycles
Replies: 12
Views: 2191

Re: Doc wants me to do the full 12 cycles

AnnClare, I understand exactly what you are saying. I am in the middle of my 10th treatment and the hardest part for me has been the mental like u stated. I also have family members who have not acknowledged my cancer. I know it can be hard but I focus on getting better for myself. I look at the fin...
by mike1965
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last round
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Last round

Great news. I am sitting here with the whining pump on round 10 with two to go. I can not wait. I pray all goes well going forward for you.
by mike1965
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR surgery - what to expect
Replies: 20
Views: 3331

Re: LAR surgery - what to expect

I was upstaged after surgery. I went from stage 1a to Stage 3a. The evil cancer left the tumor and was in my lymph vascular system. I hope yours staging stays the same.
by mike1965
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR surgery - what to expect
Replies: 20
Views: 3331

Re: LAR surgery - what to expect

Did your surgeon say why he could not do with a scope? The first surgeon I saw said it would have to be open because I was fat. I got rid of that surgeon. I found a great surgeon that said he could do it with a scope. I was in the hospital for three nights. The pain for me was not that bad. I did ge...
by mike1965
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nik Colon - all ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 2971

Re: Nik Colon - all ok?

Hope all is well Nik.
by mike1965
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port and FOLFOX advice?
Replies: 35
Views: 3737

Re: Port and FOLFOX advice?

I was afraid of the port but glad I got one it makes getting chemo much easier. I am in 9th folfox treatment. The hardest part for me is the mental part. The chemo messes with my mind. I get angry and depressed but I try to remember that I am trying to kill this evil cancer. I have cold and hot sens...
by mike1965
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 445
Views: 149676

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

I am glad to hear your watch and wait strategy is going well. It does not always go well. I tried same approach for six months and I went from Stage 1a to 3A. Each individual has to make their own decision and be comfortable with it. I pray that you continue to be NED.
by mike1965
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mental Breakdown Today
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: Mental Breakdown Today

Teresajj1, I totally understand what you are going thru. I am about to start my 8th treatment on Monday. The hardest part for me has been the mental part. When ever I start to get down and angry. I just take a deep breathe and remember my wife and kids. I want to live to grow old with my family. I h...
by mike1965
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR surgery was a success
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: LAR surgery was a success

Pita,

That is great news on a successful surgery and no bag. I am glad you found a great surgeon and hospital. I pray the rest of your treatment goes well.
by mike1965
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo and neck pain
Replies: 9
Views: 1966

Chemo and neck pain

I have a quick question. I am in my seventh round of Folfox. I recently started getting neck pain probably for last 10 days. Has anyone else had neck pain due to chemo or did I just pull a muscle. I told my oncologist about it last visit but it had just started. I will ask him again on my next visit...
by mike1965
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So Confused
Replies: 23
Views: 3168

Re: So Confused

Marylandmaniac definitely get another doctor. I had similar experience. My first surgeon did a colonoscopy and cut out a polyp. It came back cancerous but he was convinced he got it all out and no need for surgery. He told me everything that could go wrong with the surgery. I was not comfortable wit...

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