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by jhocno197
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 80 mm diverticula in colon ascendens.
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: 80 mm diverticula in colon ascendens.

I second (third?) the suggestion that you get a colonoscopy anyway. My husband was told that he had diverticulitis; several months later we found out it was actually cancer that was now inoperable stage IV. If we had found out earlier, his prognosis might be better. Go get a colonoscopy!!!
by jhocno197
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mouth sores
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Mouth sores

My husband started getting mouth sores after being switched from FOLFOX to FOLFIRI + Avastin. Magic Mouthwash seems to help a lot, as does me remembering to not feed him spicy food when he has one :oops:.
by jhocno197
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Advice wanted

It is scary! Chemo doesn't affect everyone in the same ways, so somewhat you'll just have to wait & see how it hits him. Ditto what the first poster said about calling your doctor/nurses with any concerns; we pestered ours a lot at first! Staying hydrated is important - my husband had a couple o...
by jhocno197
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: just sad
Replies: 50
Views: 7867

Re: just sad

I'm so sorry.
by jhocno197
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New guy on the block starting chemo tomorrow
Replies: 24
Views: 3612

Re: New guy on the block starting chemo tomorrow

The colostomy can, surprisingly, be a 'good' thing in some instances. My husband ended up with C Diff a couple months ago, and I think it was actually easier on him with the colostomy than it would have been otherwise. It does take some getting used to. This website has been very helpful: http://www...
by jhocno197
Sat May 30, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: From FOLFOX to FOLFIRI
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: From FOLFOX to FOLFIRI

My husband has had fatigue, some nausea, very slight thinning of hair, and some diarrhea that has been easily controlled by immodium since he's been on FOLFIRI. The FOLFOX was much harder on him.
by jhocno197
Sat May 30, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out
Replies: 12
Views: 3260

Re: Just found out

So sorry you are having to go through this. My husband is the one with the cancer in our family, but we also hace young kids. It is hard. I wish you & your family well & hope it's something surgery will take care of.
by jhocno197
Fri May 29, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How soon after Irinotecan did you lose your hair?
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: How soon after Irinotecan did you lose your hair?

Hubs just had his fifth treatment - he still has the hair he had before, with maybe just a little thinning.
by jhocno197
Thu May 28, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are your oncologists like politicians, too?
Replies: 19
Views: 2042

Re: Are your oncologists like politicians, too?

I do understand that it must be an incredibly difficult job; I certainly don't want to have to tell countless people they are likely going to die very much sooner than they'd expected... The whole thing just sucks so much...My husband did not want to be in the room when I asked the questions, so the...
by jhocno197
Wed May 27, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 80 mm diverticula in colon ascendens.
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: 80 mm diverticula in colon ascendens.

Hmmm...maybe? Diverticula aren't usually that large, it seems.
by jhocno197
Wed May 27, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update! Lobectomy tomorrow
Replies: 19
Views: 2191

Re: Lobectomy tomorrow

Praying now!
by jhocno197
Wed May 27, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: colonoscopy
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: colonoscopy

Glad to hear yours was clear!! :D
by jhocno197
Wed May 27, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are your oncologists like politicians, too?
Replies: 19
Views: 2042

Are your oncologists like politicians, too?

My husband's oncologist is not very straightforward with his answers. If asked a question, he might use several words, but no actual answer to your question emerges. I'm wondering if this is standard operating procedure?
by jhocno197
Mon May 18, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Devastated Wife
Replies: 22
Views: 4375

Re: Devastated Wife

I'm so sorry.

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