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by JudiB
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Just had a horrible scare. I had been outside and when I came in my chin suddenly seemed to seize and the muscles made the skin wrinkle up very tightly. My tongue also went funny making it hard to speak. I rubbedmy chin and it has eased off but I still have a tightness across my chin. My chin felt c...
by JudiB
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Awoke today and nausea has passed....it feels soooo good! I hate moping around feeling sick and trying to do some normal stuff but beaten back by fatigue and nausea. The neuropathy has been worse this time and even with 2 pairs of gloves and a warm day, it cuts through! It's my birthday next week wh...
by JudiB
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Thanks everyone! Just holding back the​ nausea, waiting for nurse to come . Just 1 more hour before I say "goodbye!" to this horrible pump! Still managing to feed the alpacas and clear poo from the paddocks... It's so good for the soul to be around the alpacas but had to come in early as f...
by JudiB
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

More thanks for your ideas and support. Today, day 2 better with meds holding off the sickness .. just! Trying to eat as think it will help. Can't wait to get rid of the pump tomorrow. As suggested, I tried ginger last time ....always helped before but not anymore for sone reason. Think the sea band...
by JudiB
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Had day 1 of second Folfox today and pump us going now till​ tomorrows session. The nurse said that I can take both the Emend (day 2 dose) plus start the Prednisolone at the same time in the morning. I can also begin the Primperan this evening so... everything is crossed that this week goes better t...
by JudiB
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Back again as my second Folfox approaches... It's been a good week but thinking about Monday is spoiling the weekend. This week I have been dancing and been walking with friends and pretty much done my "normal" stuff but am niw dreading a repeat of last session. I suppose being on here is ...
by JudiB
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 23
Views: 8454

Re: Just diagnosed

Hello Lisa, Like you, I too have been recently diagnosed and understand exactly what you are going through. I am older than you, with adult children but we do have young grand children. Our granddaughters are 5 and 7 and their parents explained to them about my cancer. As one of their friends mother...
by JudiB
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Another big "Thank you!" to everyone who has taken time to respond to my post! A few people have asked about my treatment. I am on 12 cycles of Folfox over 6 months, so each fortnight. I go to the hospital on day 1 for the following infusions: Day 1 Pre-meds of of Solumedrol (120gm), then ...
by JudiB
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Lpl... I will watch the water issue. I am only drinking so much because I want to flush everything out as quickly as I can! I don't really enjoy or want to drink so much! It is also goid to hear that there is someone with experience of things in France. You have had a hard time of it... When you are...
by JudiB
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Thank you everyone for your kind and helpful words, at least I can share my woes and get lots of useful tips from folks who have been where I am! Yes, I had lots of anti- nausea meds. I had the 3 day Emend .. 1 each morning first 3 days. I also had Solumedrol and Kytril pre-med infusions before day ...
by JudiB
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 5017

Newbie...just started Folfox

Following routine screening, which led to coloscopy, a large polyp was found but biopsy was clear. I underwent a resection of part of sigmoid colon and rectum in January. As all seemed clear, I was very shocked when my surgeon told me that the polyp was cancerous and the cancer was also found in 2 o...

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