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by Nor Cal
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does FOLFOX turn your hair to straw?
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Does FOLFOX turn your hair to straw?

JMRWife wrote:I'm not noticing a lot of hair fall, but its stawlike and looks "witchy".

Has anyone noticed same?


It did that to my beard.
by Nor Cal
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Out...for now
Replies: 20
Views: 3953

Re: Port Out...for now

boxhill wrote:August/21 MRI results: still NED.


Congrats!
by Nor Cal
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood Thinners and Avastin
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Blood Thinners and Avastin

worriedson714 wrote:
Nor Cal wrote:I've been on blood thinners and avastin since blood clots in December. I haven't had any problems.


which blood thinners and were is the clots ?


Eliquis 2x per day.

First two clots were in each elbow, and then I had one in my lung.
by Nor Cal
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pissed off with my GI!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Pissed off with my GI!!

Not sure how it works in Canada, but I would call them and let them know that this is unacceptable, and that you would like a copy of the report as well as a phone call ASAP to briefly discuss the results.
by Nor Cal
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfiri Sessions
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Folfiri Sessions

My oncologist says FOLFIRI and avastin for as long as it works.
by Nor Cal
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood Thinners and Avastin
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Blood Thinners and Avastin

I've been on blood thinners and avastin since blood clots in December. I haven't had any problems.
by Nor Cal
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for help
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Looking for help

Have you checked with his cancer center? They're usually pretty up to date regarding available resources. Good luck.
by Nor Cal
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mymom still clean stage 4 diagnose May 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Mymom still clean stage 4 diagnose May 2011

Congrats to your mother. These stories are gold for those of us battling stage 4. Thanks for sharing.
by Nor Cal
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How much chemo can the body take?
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: How much chemo can the body take?

What a beast! 17 rounds of FOLFOX? No cancellations due to platelets? I'm impressed. Sounds like his body can take way more than most. Chemo sucks, but it's way better than the alternative.

I don't have insight into how long he can go, but my oncologist says we do it as long as it works.
by Nor Cal
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan Anxiety- Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1928

Re: Scan Anxiety

I haven't quite mastered nut-job avoidance yet, so congrats on that. Best of luck with your scan and keep moving forward.
by Nor Cal
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Advice

Any advice on the side effects from the chemo and radiation after treatment. Like swollen feet and leg And any diets besides high fiber Any ideas on celebrating CRC anniversary it's my 1st on Sunday. Thanks Have you seen a specialist (lymphologist) at your cancer center for the swelling? And congra...
by Nor Cal
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: issue that has come with the 4th cycle of Folfox
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: issue that has come with the 4th cycle of Folfox

Does your treatment center have an oncologist on-call that you could contact?
by Nor Cal
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 Rectal Cancer 45yo Wonderful Woman
Replies: 31
Views: 6686

Re: Stage 4 Rectal Cancer 45yo Wonderful Woman

mariane wrote:I had mouth sores, too. Dr. Kemeny recommended simple 1 tea spoon of baking soda and 1 spoon of salt wash. It worked. I still use it sometimes.


I can 2nd this. Have just had a couple mouth sores which both went away the same day they showed up.
by Nor Cal
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My CRC with liver mets journey
Replies: 383
Views: 102141

Re: My CRC with liver mets journey

Damn, Gina, you have had a LOT of chemo. It would be so great to be done with it for a good long stretch, if not permanently! Ha, I know! I’m above 30 rounds now. Kemeny’s take was that my response to chemo has been so unexpectedly good that she thinks a chance 4 more rounds will wipe it out comple...
by Nor Cal
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Has anyone taken a break from chemo in between their adjuvant chemo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

Re: Has anyone taken a break from chemo in between their adjuvant chemo?

Short breaks are likely due to side effects, so if she can power through I'd definitely encourage that.

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