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by JudiB
Sun May 14, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long in hospital after surgery?
Replies: 67
Views: 10016

Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

I had a resection of colon and rectum around the junction in January 2017. I had laproscopic surgery and was in hospital for 10 days with 6 in ICU. I walked a lot in hospital to try to get things moving because I was told that I couldn't go home until there was evidence of full transit. Whilst the h...
by JudiB
Sat May 13, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair loss solutions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: Hair loss solutions?

Thank you for your suggestions. I'm not usually that concerned about my hair but, at the moment, it just feels like the chemo is stealing a little more of me with each treatment. Being able to look "normal" (whatever that is.... I've forgotten!), would just give me back a littke of what I ...
by JudiB
Thu May 11, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair loss solutions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Hair loss solutions?

Despite believing that I wouldn't lose much hair with Folfox, I find my head becoming increasingly bare!! The Oxyplatin was stopped after 4 treatments, due to severity of neuropathy, and I wondered whether the hair loss would stop without it. 2 treatments on and I reached the point where I felt emba...
by JudiB
Tue May 09, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Going for it - but freaking out nonetheless
Replies: 26
Views: 3799

Re: Going for it - but freaking out nonetheless

All the best for your surgery tomorrow. Don't include "pain" in your worries...the staff will do everything necessary to keep you pain free. I didn't have the same op as you so can't add much to what others have said, however, I did find whatsaps to and from friends and family kept my spir...
by JudiB
Tue May 02, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Much/any difference in side effects when oxaliplatin is removed
Replies: 18
Views: 4219

Re: Much/any difference in side effects when oxaliplatin is removed

My oncologist stopped the oxaliplatin for my 5th treatment due to neuropathy. This means I only had it for the first 4 treatments. Even though I've only had one treatment without the oxi, it has made a huge difference to how I feel. The neuropathy in my hands has pretty well gone, although my feet a...
by JudiB
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox.. ugh
Replies: 11
Views: 2230

Re: Folfox.. ugh

I am about to go into my 5th round of Folfox.(sorry not done a profile yet!) I too was very sick for the first few but once nausea sorted it has got easier....still horrid but tolerable! With each round I feel a bit better emotionally. The neuropathy has become my worst effect but this will be dealt...
by JudiB
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer is a crap shoot 50/50
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Cancer is a crap shoot 50/50

Yep ...we try to do everything right for our bodies but it still hits us... Life can be so nean can't it?!
Good luck..... Keep fighting .....we"re bigger than this thing well, most of the time anyway!
Judi xxxxx
by JudiB
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Replies: 27
Views: 5058

Re: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?

Think the last reply is in the wrong place? I have my pump going now after second infusion day. Very nauseous this morning but after meds feel less so. I soo hope the new stuff stops it coming back because it robs me of morale as well as good days...only managed 3 between cycles last time. Anyway, n...
by JudiB
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: just had surgery - questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Re: just had surgery - questions

Hi Mitch I'm just doing my 3rd Folfox. I have a few very loose bowel mornings but mostly it's pretty much the same.... I pass frequently and usually much smaller stools. The oncologist said that looseness happens with Folfox but the anti nausea meds cause constipation. So far they seem to balance ea...
by JudiB
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Replies: 27
Views: 5058

Re: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?

I type as the drugs go in! Here canabis oil is not available... Sadly and whilst I'd like to try... I couldn't deal with prison at the moment!!! After this one, I'll be a quarter of the way through...still feels like a long journey..... Hopefully, with the extra anti nausea med, I won't lose so many...
by JudiB
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: just had surgery - questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Re: just had surgery - questions

I had a resection if ileum/rectum with no ostomy, in January, with 10 days before​ my first bowel movement​... Felt like ages as they wouldn't discharge me until a movement occurred Now I still find that I have nore frequent movements but smaller and my bowel doesn't fully empty so I have to keep re...
by JudiB
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Replies: 27
Views: 5058

Re: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?

Thank you all so much for your support again. It helps so much along this horrible journey. So . .. Here I am again on the eve of my 3rd folfox and 9nce again dreading it. Maybe the extra meds will help and my sister in law is over and coming with me tomorrow so things may feel​ different I lost so ...
by JudiB
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Replies: 27
Views: 5058

Re: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?

Thank you for your responses, it helps so much to know that I am not alone on this truly horrible journey. I am crying as I type .... I saw the oncologist last night, he was fantastic, let me pour everything out, positively encouraged me to do it. I cried but managed to tell him how bad I'm feeling....
by JudiB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?
Replies: 27
Views: 5058

How long until you see light at the end of the tunnel?

I have had 2 Folfox treatments, the last has left me very "down". I can only look on the 10 further sessions with dread and the feeling that it is eating away at the​ person that is "me" . Normally I am an enthusiastic, positive person but see this changing with the treatment. Th...
by JudiB
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 1 year after Diagnosis
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

Re: Almost 1 year after Diagnosis

As someone just starting the chemo journey, it's great to read your positive post. I'm at the "all over the pkace" stage at the moment but mostly Trying to stay positive.
Hope life just gets better and better fir you niw the chemo is done!
Xxx

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