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by O Stoma Mia
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here: Question, re: Chemo after Stage II resection
Replies: 17
Views: 2424

Re: New here: Question, re: Chemo after Stage II resection

...here's where I'm at: Just finished a Sigmoid Collectomy. Am currently sporting a stoma and healing. My status is T3N0M0... Hi Fred - Here is how I interpret your current situation and the near future, given the information you have provided so far. 1. Sigmoid colon resection - T3N0M0 2. One mont...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What to Expect with Folfox
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: What to Expect with Folfox

... I guess my question is if I'm tolerating it well after two rounds, how much worse should I expect it to get? Hi Julie - I wasn't on FOLFOX, but I did have oxaliplatin, which is the third component of FOLFOX. My experience with oxaliplatin was that the first three cycles went very smoothly witho...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here...where do I begin?
Replies: 33
Views: 4616

Re: New here...where do I begin?

... We are 25% done with the first batch of treatments... Hi seasnail - It's good to see that your husband is making such progress. Do you have information on what is planned next after the 4 cycles of FOLFIRI+Avastin have been completed? What kind of assessment and treatment program is envisaged? ...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT Scan Results- please help----UPDATE
Replies: 22
Views: 3595

Re: CT Scan Results- please help

... They want to do CT scan again tomorrow and we will see the oncologist on 4th September. ... Hi VWH - After re-reading the earlier comments posted on this thread, my general feeling is that you should not worry at all, because the report did say that it was likely just a post-infection inflammat...
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had my HIPEC Monday!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Had my HIPEC Monday!!!

Rhea: Great news! Glad to hear the surgery went well.
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT Scan Results- please help----UPDATE
Replies: 22
Views: 3595

Re: CT Scan Results- please help

Any feedback with the experience of Stereotactic Radiation Surgery (SRS) in GTA area, please help... is it the only option? ... Hi very worried husband - I don't have any experience in this area, but I noticed that there is one forum member who is going to have SRS a couple of weeks from now: Pet s...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT Scan Results- please help----UPDATE
Replies: 22
Views: 3595

Re: CT Scan Results- please help

... '' There is a new left costophrenic angle nodule at the lung base measuring 6mm, non specific and likely inflammatory /post inflammatory nature ''. Interpretation: " No evidence of recurrent disease. note is made of a new left costophrenic angle pulmonary nodule indeterminate significance ...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pelvic discomfort
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: Pelvic discomfort

elise wrote:...But kidney stones. UGH.
...


Hi Elise - If you have kidney stones, then it might be possible to dissolve them with a couple weeks' worth of potassium citrate treatment. Has your doctor mentioned this?

http://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/potassium-citrate-for-kidney-stones
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: quick nausea meds question
Replies: 20
Views: 1949

Re: quick nausea meds question

I know the vets here say stay ahead of the nausea. Does this mean I should start taking pills today or wait until tomorrow? .... Voxx66 - Whether you take the pills before or after might depend on the particular medication. For example, the Emend medication that Bev G mentioned has the following de...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection update!
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: Liver resection update!

LKGower wrote:... Surgery went so well, they got all tumors except one dead tumor but did that micro ablaze thingy on it...


Hi Lisa -- Good to hear that your surgery went so well, and thanks for sending us an update so soon. Hope you will be up and walking soon...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: complete cure response and no surgery
Replies: 17
Views: 2735

Re: complete cure response and no surgery

... disease free survival and overall survival were similar for non operative management (with cCR ) and rectal resection (with a pCR ). Hi Shannon -- Thanks for posting this, which I found very interesting. There were a few acronyms in your post that I wasn't familiar with, however, so I had to lo...
by O Stoma Mia
Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo Starting Tomorrow
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: Chemo Starting Tomorrow

I think I've prepared as much as possible... Voxx66 - So you will be starting on FOLFOX+Avastin? On your first visit they might give you a set of booklets from the companies that manufacture the components of the treatment. If so, be sure to read everything and note anything that doesn't seem clear...
by O Stoma Mia
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed with rectal cancer
Replies: 36
Views: 7286

Re: Newly diagnosed with rectal cancer

Update- I finalized my treatment plan with Hopkins, and started FOLFOX yesterday. So far I feel ok , but know that the side effects will peak around day 3... kmv - Thanks for the update. Please keep us informed about your experience with FOLFOX chemo. I was on a different regimen (XELOX), and it st...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prayers/Good vibes.. 6mo scans on Monday! :-/
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Prayers/Good vibes.. 6mo scans on Monday! :-/

Just looking for some support/prayers/good vibes/ whatever it is you believe in sending my way ... I truly believe I was healed last summer when I reached out to God, his word says "by his stripes we are healed", but it would mean a lot to me knowing that you all that know what I'm going ...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection tomorrow
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Liver resection tomorrow

LKGower wrote:Well it's finally arriving. I have my liver resection tomorrow morning. I'm nervous but at the same time just glad to be having it done! Lisa


Hi Lisa -- We'll be thinking about you today and tomorrow. Hoping that all goes well and that the surgeon makes all the right decisions...

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