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by Cj51
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda vs. 5FU
Replies: 27
Views: 6034

Re: Xeloda vs. 5FU

I had a Power Port, and it was a lifesaver. My Dr did not give me a choice, he just said "you'll be getting a port". He was right. Very easy to access, and not able to be seen. They'd use it everytime I needed an IV, too, and I liked that. I had both Xeloda and 5FU during my treatment. Wit...
by Cj51
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: oxaliplatin
Replies: 9
Views: 2094

Re: oxaliplatin

I also had my dosage reduced due to Neuropathy and then had to stop because I became allergic. 8 years later, I'm still cancer free, so what I did get must've worked.

Best of luck to you,

Cj
by Cj51
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T-Solar Eclipse-Updated with video link
Replies: 26
Views: 5238

Re: O/T-Solar Eclipse-Updated with video link

WOW!!!!! What a sight! Thanks so much for sharing it.
by Cj51
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T-Solar Eclipse-Updated with video link
Replies: 26
Views: 5238

Re: O/T-Solar Eclipse

I would LOVE to see that!!

Thanks for offering to share. And, congratulations on raising such an intelligent and wonderful woman. You have every right to be proud!!

Cj
by Cj51
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 41630

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Rest in Peace, Eric. You will be missed.

Cj
by Cj51
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Portacath insertion, what to expect?
Replies: 12
Views: 2706

Re: Portacath insertion, what to expect?

My surgeon had me tell him where my bra stap fell so he could place it away from there. Take note of where yours is, and if s/he doesn't ask you, make sure to tell them. I'm sure they'll accommodate you. I also had a bit of trouble with seatbelts, but that's easily adjusted and minor. I agree totall...
by Cj51
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any luck with Neoadjuvant chemo/radiation therapy Stage 3 Rectal Cancer?
Replies: 20
Views: 7329

Re: Any luck with Neoadjuvant chemo/radiation therapy Stage 3 Rectal Cancer?

Yes. My treatment mirrored what you've described in your signature, and I had a complete pathological response. This was in 2010, Stage 3b, Adenocarcinoma. All scans and scopes since then have been clear.

Best of luck to you and your mom,
Cj
by Cj51
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation induced menopause
Replies: 31
Views: 13531

Re: Radiation induced menopause

I second Weisscoccermom's advice. Don't wait! I didn't find this forum and her advice till it was too late for me. My gyno opened my vagina during surgery but it still healed closed again. No more Pap tests for me, and sex is painful and rare. I really wish I'd have known then what I know now. Regar...
by Cj51
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rant - colon vs rectal cancer
Replies: 34
Views: 8448

Re: Rant - colon vs rectal cancer

I stopped saying that I have "rectal cancer" when the 10th person said "Oh! Just like Farrah Fawcet..." (Anal Cancer,) I started calling it "colorectal" because I'm not always up for an in depth conversation about what an anus is vs. a rectum. :roll: Besides, it's none ...
by Cj51
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another anniversary
Replies: 23
Views: 3263

Re: Another anniversary

Raising a dram of good scotch in your honor tonight. Congratulations, and may you be healthy for the rest of your many days.

Best,
Cj
by Cj51
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not diagnosed, refuses medical treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 2842

Re: Not diagnosed, refuses medical treatment

I know that suggestion to drug him was given with the best intentions, but I urge you to NOT DO THAT. Besides it being simply wrong, he's in such poor shape that you can't know whether it would have unintended effects on him. Perhaps you could enlist the help of his friends or family? I can't imagin...
by Cj51
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Really???? Again????
Replies: 26
Views: 4230

Re: Really???? Again????

I'm sorry you've got to start another fight, but I'll keep you in my prayers! And as for your weird sense of humor, that's a great asset to your journey! You'll find plenty of weird/offbeat/occasionally irreverent humor here. :-)

Cj
by Cj51
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Afraid to eat
Replies: 11
Views: 2309

Re: Afraid to eat

Are you still on chemo? I'm guessing yes? When you're done, I'd strongly suggest getting yourself onto a strong probiotic. I take VSL-3, a medical grade probiotic that my surgeon recommends to people with IBD. It made a huge, huge difference for me. I still have to watch what I eat and be somewhat c...
by Cj51
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it possible that VSL#3 probiotic caused husband's diarrhea?
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Re: Is it possible that VSL#3 probiotic caused husband's diarrhea?

Jumping right in with a very strong probiotic can cause problems. Best to start small and work up to it as the bacteria repopulate the gut, otherwise it can cause D and some gas. But if he's hitting the dairy hard, then that could very well be the culprit....it sure was for me while I was on chemo a...

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