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by CLD
Fri May 01, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood Clot in calf, doctor not treating it???
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: Blood Clot in calf, doctor not treating it???

I decided to update my post in case this helps anyone in the future. The onc had my husband scanned the Fri after his initial Mon diagnosis. On Mon, they said they would take a "wait and see" approach. I still don't understand why as the clot is a deep vein thrombosis. They simply told him...
by CLD
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What they say when you tell 'm
Replies: 54
Views: 7460

Re: What they say when you tell 'm

I get annoyed when people tell us how important it is to "stay positive", as if positive thinking will determine the entire course of the disease. Is it my husbands fault if the cancer comes back because he didn't think positively enough??? Do we tell people with MS, Tuberculosis, HIV, etc...
by CLD
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Unemployed and Diagnosed
Replies: 46
Views: 5914

Re: Unemployed and Diagnosed

My husband was diagnosed mid-January of this year. He works in construction, long hours on his feet, a job much too physical for how the side effects are affecting him. Plus, on the days he wears the fanny pack, the tubing and the pack itself would be a hinderance. So, basically my husband is collec...
by CLD
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I have a clean colon!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Re: I have a clean colon!!!

This is the first site I checked this morning while drinking my coffee and I have am soo happy for you I have a huge smile on my face! My husband is new to this battle but I love hearing the good stories that offer hope!
by CLD
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood Clot in calf, doctor not treating it???
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Blood Clot in calf, doctor not treating it???

My husband has been having severe calf pain since last Mon. He called onc on Thurs and they said since his calf was not red, warm or swollen, it was probably not a clot. She said he probably had a calcium deficiency due to FOLFOX. Well he went for treatment today and the nurse asked him why he was h...
by CLD
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Cancer anthem. What is yours??
Replies: 78
Views: 9702

Re: My Cancer anthem. What is yours??

I love Springsteen and every time I see you post with the quote attached I smile. I will never hear Badlands the same way now! In fact, I think Ill go for a long drive and blast the song a few times, Cause it ain't no sin to be glad your alive!
by CLD
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: surgeon / oncologist disagree on staging
Replies: 4
Views: 841

surgeon / oncologist disagree on staging

Hell everyone, I'm a new member who posted a question once about satellite tumors. Well my husband had oncology apt and chemo today. We never officially asked the onc the stage because the surgeon had told us many times (because I asked her many times!!!) that it was stage iiic. Well at last oncolog...
by CLD
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To Those Who Had Narrow/Flat Stool
Replies: 5
Views: 41470

Re: To Those Who Had Narrow/Flat Stool

My husband observed narrow, flat stools (or ribbon like stools) for months before his diagnosis . It took him forever to "go" and he often felt like he still had to "go" when he was done. I once asked him "How do you keep a job you are in there sooooo long?" With your h...
by CLD
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: new member

Thank you both for replying. Number 6 is actually due un August. I had to tell my poor hubby I was pregnant in the hospital after his surgery. Everything was so up in the air, not knowing if he would live or die, never having to deal with this situation before. Our oldest is almost 13 (we were on th...
by CLD
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

new member

Hello! I have been reading this forum for awhile and I finally decided to join. You all have a great community of support and are a font of resources for those pesky questions and concerns that pop up between doctor visits. As you can see from my profile, my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon ...

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