HAI on a personal level

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Mohrfamily
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HAI on a personal level

Postby Mohrfamily » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:54 am

DH is less than a week away from surgery numero uno! Colon resection and HAI yay!

This is a personal question that just dawned on. Sex AND HAI, weird? Doable? Top, bottom? Lol forgive me please just plain curiosity!
DH dx stage IV liver mets largest 6x6.4 cm
Colonoscopy/endoscopy/port place 5/29
4cm mass in splenic flexure
1st round FolFox 5/30
08/2018 new CT no new lesions, clear lungs, slight decrease in colon.
3/2019 PET scan shows greater than 6-7 liver mets largest measuring 3x3 cm. No growth nothing new.
8/15/19 largest liver lesion 1.9x2.1
9/16/2019 OSU to proceed with surgery implant HAI and colon resection
11/19 resection of colon HAI placed no surprises in surgery

radnyc
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Re: HAI on a personal level

Postby radnyc » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:04 am

Hahaha! Not an issue at all, just given him enough time to heal.
DX Jan '10, at 47
Feb - colon resection - 2/17 nodes
April - liver mets - Stage 4
3 months Folfox chemotherapy
August '10 liver resection and HAI pump
7 months chemo FUDR HAI and Folfiri systemic
NED since August 2010
Last treatment April '11
HAI Pump removed Dec '15

Mohrfamily
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Re: HAI on a personal level

Postby Mohrfamily » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:23 am

If nothing else this post is good for a laugh lol
DH dx stage IV liver mets largest 6x6.4 cm
Colonoscopy/endoscopy/port place 5/29
4cm mass in splenic flexure
1st round FolFox 5/30
08/2018 new CT no new lesions, clear lungs, slight decrease in colon.
3/2019 PET scan shows greater than 6-7 liver mets largest measuring 3x3 cm. No growth nothing new.
8/15/19 largest liver lesion 1.9x2.1
9/16/2019 OSU to proceed with surgery implant HAI and colon resection
11/19 resection of colon HAI placed no surprises in surgery

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ginabeewell
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Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:30 am

Re: HAI on a personal level

Postby ginabeewell » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:17 am

After healing, a non-issue. Not that chemo really puts me in the mood...
45 year old mom of twins (8) and lucky stepmom of 14 and 16 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets
9/20/18 CEA 931
10/1/18 FOLFOX + Vectibix planned 12 rounds
12/12/18 CT scan showed typhlitis (7 days in hospital) but largest met down to 5 cm. Chemo holiday.
12/26/18 CEA 4.6
1/14/18 Resume chemo (#6-8)
3/27/19 HAI pump placement / colon resection
4/8/19 Resume chemo (#9-19) FOLFOX (no OX) + Vectibix
5/20/19 CEA 1.3
7/19/19 1st liver resection
10/16/19 2nd liver resection

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juliej
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Re: HAI on a personal level

Postby juliej » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:52 am

Mohrfamily wrote:DH is less than a week away from surgery numero uno! Colon resection and HAI yay!

This is a personal question that just dawned on. Sex AND HAI, weird? Doable? Top, bottom? Lol forgive me please just plain curiosity!

I've always thought it's weird that oncologists never discuss sex or anything related to intimacy with patients. The most they did for me was a short discussion about harvesting some eggs and freezing them before I started chemo... BUT then they discovered I was Stage 4 so why bother? :roll:

Surgical scars, thinning hair, chemo-induced fatigue, nausea, and neuropathy hardly function as aphrodisiacs, but the HAI pump didn't change a thing. However, I will say this: at the end of treatment there is nothing more restorative to one's sexual vitality that realizing you've beat cancer down to a non-detectable level in your body! And (fortunately) I found a partner who thinks abdominal and chest scars are sexy. :D

Juliej
Stage IVb, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/2011
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/2011
Adjuvant Irinotecan + FUDR
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/2012
Adjuvant FUDR + Xeloda
VATS rt. lung 12/2012 - benign granuloma!
VATS left lung 11/2013
NED 11/22/13 to 9/23/2019, CEA<1


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