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by ALW
Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant chemo for rectal
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Re: Adjuvant chemo for rectal

Lydia666 wrote:What is a cycle exactly? And a round?

I think (maybe others will correct me if I am wrong) a round and a cycle are synonymous. A cycle of Xelox is day 1 Oxaliplatin with 14 days of Xeloda, followed by 1 week of rest. So 3 weeks per cycle.
by ALW
Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T … I hesitate to post this
Replies: 85
Views: 10399

Re: O/T … I hesitate to post this

And this is why I stay away from the religious threads. I have too much crap in my life (literally :lol: ) and do not need to read any negative bs. I don't understand why people cannot let things be. If you are not religious nor believe in the power of prayer, then why bother posting in that thread?
by ALW
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Do you take vitamins while on Xeloda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Do you take vitamins while on Xeloda?

Every vitamin supplement I check comes up on the major drug interaction list with Xeloda because of the folic acid and the minerals. Do you guys take any multi-vitamins or other supplements? At the moment I'm just taking a daily probiotic and trying to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, but I'd...
by ALW
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: soothing the mind helpful insights appreciated
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: soothing the mind helpful insights appreciated

I read and exercise a lot. When I can't sleep, I do a self hypnosis sleep mediation (YouTube has tons of them). I wasn't working at the time of diagnosis, but started a part time job during my second week of treatment. It's just 4 hours a day but it keeps my mind off of things and keeps my brain act...
by ALW
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Very New Here
Replies: 20
Views: 2094

Re: Very New Here

Good luck with everything over the next couple of days!
by ALW
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some like it hot..... but not that hot!
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Some like it hot..... but not that hot!

This seems appropriate right about now :mrgreen:
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by ALW
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Off to surgery tomorrow
Replies: 28
Views: 3103

Re: Off to surgery tomorrow

Good luck! I hope everything goes well for you and you have a quick recovery.
by ALW
Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is this really happening?
Replies: 45
Views: 4664

Re: Is this really happening?


Thank you so much for that link. SUPER helpful info!

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