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by nitebreez
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: colonoscopy prep
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: colonoscopy prep

Now you got me worried! I've just had one colonoscopy,...and I was really lucky then, as I had one of those nice little brown bags (colostomy). All I had to do,...was run like crazy before the bag might burst. Now that I'm all-together again, (and NED) my next colonoscopy prep is coming in 4 months....
by nitebreez
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here... Husband is 29 with stage IIIc and I'm pregnant.
Replies: 18
Views: 4261

Re: New here... Husband is 29 with stage IIIc and I'm pregna

Hello awags! I also had a perforated colon. ( I'm not exactly a youngster, though). Anyhow,...I was rushed to the ER (by my daughter's insistance)...and they thought it was diverticulitus with perforated colon. Unfortunately, the biopsy showed cancer. :cry: I went through all the 12 rounds of Folfox...
by nitebreez
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Loss of hair
Replies: 16
Views: 1723

Re: Loss of hair

I'm 68,...and had a nice full head of hair. It all started coming out in handfulls with just my 2nd treatment! I just shaved it all off,...and learned to like wigs. Heck,..people are always commenting how really nice my "hair" looks. (LOL!). But yeah,..I hated to see it go, and then have t...
by nitebreez
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PSK
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: PSK

Jeff, This is another source. http://www.fungi.com/host-defense-capsules.html?page=2 I got a good deal (on a sale) on the Turkey Tail mushroom capsules from Swanson. (google "swansonvitamins") I've been taking the capsules and will continue to do so. Couldn't hurt,...and has a lot of good...
by nitebreez
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anybody heard from O Stoma Mia?
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: Anybody heard from O Stoma Mia?

I always loved her user name and avatar....both so cute.
by nitebreez
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Final chemo... Yay!
Replies: 15
Views: 1690

Re: Final chemo... Yay!

Ah yes.... finishing chemo is such a lovely feeling. I was so happy when I recently finished, that I didn't even worry too much about what my scan's results were going to be. Congradulations! BTW, my chemo group gave out "Purple Heart" certificates of award when one finishes chemo. Really ...
by nitebreez
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: February exercise and weight loss thread
Replies: 64
Views: 6902

Re: February exercise and weight loss thread

I do a lot of walking. Like tomorrow,...I will walk about 5 or 6 miles (round trip to see my 97 1/2 yo Mom in nursing home). But I feel I could do more. I'm a pretty fit tiny 68 yo....so I have a question. Been wondering about the fact that statistics show that about 150 minutes of exercise a week ...
by nitebreez
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: February exercise and weight loss thread
Replies: 64
Views: 6902

Re: February exercise and weight loss thread

I do a lot of walking. Like tomorrow,...I will walk about 5 or 6 miles (round trip to see my 97 1/2 yo Mom in nursing home). But I feel I could do more. I'm a pretty fit tiny 68 yo....so I have a question. Been wondering about the fact that statistics show that about 150 minutes of exercise a week h...
by nitebreez
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo Postponed - Still Effective?
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: Chemo Postponed - Still Effective?

I just finished my 11th Folfox treatment -- after having a chemo break of 3 weeks. I just may have another chemo break before my last treatment coming up. I had so hoped to be able to be all through with chemo before this,....but oh well. Better late than never (as they say). My WBC is very sensitiv...
by nitebreez
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question about Scans
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: A Question about Scans

Hello again, everyone. Thanks for all the posts. I just got home from seeing the ONC. My blood count is really low,...so I get a bit of a chemo break. HOwever,....I'm so exhausted feeling that I am totally worthless right now (and can't even get my brain to think right). Anyway,....for those of you ...
by nitebreez
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question about Scans
Replies: 6
Views: 884

A Question about Scans

Hello, all. I really have a situation that concerns me,...yet I don't know exactly how to ask. I am going into my 9th round of Folfox4 (if I don't find out tomorrow that I need another chemo-break due to low white blood cell count). Anyhow,...my confusion and worry concernes my ONC's telling me that...
by nitebreez
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: round six outrages
Replies: 19
Views: 1698

Re: round six outrages

I just finished my 8th round. And I get soooooo sleepy somethimes, but I almost pinch myself to stay awake! That's because I get this mental image of myself all slumped down and drooling all over myself. :lol: I should do what this one fellow did,.....he threw a light blanket over his head and went ...
by nitebreez
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Insurance Office Visit Co-Pay
Replies: 18
Views: 1749

Re: Insurance Office Visit Co-Pay

I'm retired,....and have Humana HMO for my medicare. I get charged $25 for every time I go for chemo. They don't charge me for disconnect,...yet the Clinic sends me a bill for $21 for each time I get disconnected. Otherwise,...all my chemo meds are covered 80%,..with the remaining 20% covered by a c...
by nitebreez
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: family and expectations
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: family and expectations

But I feel so all alone in my cancer battle. That's because whenever I even mention anything remotely concerning it,....she responds with a subdued "hmmmm",....and then quickly changes the subject. This happens every time. I have the EXACT same response from my daughter. Whenever I talk a...
by nitebreez
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: family and expectations
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: family and expectations

I really do appreciate this thread. I'm in a similiar situation. I'm older (have an upcoming 8th round of Folfox4 to go through too). My grown daughter is an only child and calls several times every day. We chit chat about the kids (my two grandkids) and her crazy neighbors (yes,...they really are c...

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