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    My father was on Xeloda and basically at the same...

    My father was on Xeloda and basically at the same dosage as you at some point throughout the treamtment. He had mouth sores and nasty diarrhea which was finally somewhat controlled by a prescription...
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    Hoping with everything I got for continued clear...

    Hoping with everything I got for continued clear scans! God..I hate scans! Probably because we rarely got the results we were hoping for...hoping VERY differently for you!

    Oh...let me know how...
  3. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Folfirinox was...

    I wouldn't be surprised at all if Folfirinox was the next offering. There are others and different combos like GTX, but for the most part, Folfirinox would typically be the most successful of the...
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    While I couldn't answer your questions nearly as...

    While I couldn't answer your questions nearly as well as the guys above, I do want to reiterate what has already been said...do not take any of these symptoms lightly. I'm also surprised that they...
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    Peter...I'm also glad you are sticking around. ...

    Peter...I'm also glad you are sticking around. You will find, hopefully as I did, that staying is a sort of therapy and will help you get through. At times it will be hard to read things that hit...
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    Becky, I've also been thinking of your mom. I'm...

    Becky, I've also been thinking of your mom. I'm hoping she was able to get some relief. Keep us posted.

    Deb
  7. Definitely speak to her doctors about whether or...

    Definitely speak to her doctors about whether or not they have a palliative care team at the facility where she is getting treatment. This is all bad enough to endure without having additional...
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    Oh, I can't even tell you how sorry I am. I was...

    Oh, I can't even tell you how sorry I am. I was actually thinking about you earlier today, wondering how your mom made out. I know that when my dad had surgery, that morning all I could think was...
  9. Thread: my mom

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    Hi Kmteach, I'm so glad that you decided to...

    Hi Kmteach,

    I'm so glad that you decided to post. Not because I have the words to say to make you feel any better, I know that your family is going through hell right now. But I do want to say...
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    Hi Elvira, I am very sorry to hear about your...

    Hi Elvira,

    I am very sorry to hear about your son. While I don't have a lot of information to share regarding Astrocytoma, I do have a little bit that I can share with you.

    I have babysat a...
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    Would you mind sharing the country and region...

    Would you mind sharing the country and region that you live in? Maybe someone else in your area would be able to help.

    I understand the desperation to help your mom and I'm so sorry that you are...
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    I would be a little curious to where 3.5 hours is...

    I would be a little curious to where 3.5 hours is coming from. I posted the link to my post when my dad had the whipple. I gave updates throughout the day. They took him in around 7:30am. First...
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    Hi Pegleg, Welcome to the forum. Sorry it has...

    Hi Pegleg,

    Welcome to the forum. Sorry it has taken this long for a response to your post, but I hope that you plan on coming back here and checking in.

    The recovery from the whipple can be...
  14. Thread: mom update

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    So glad that they are taking an aggressive...

    So glad that they are taking an aggressive approach to getting her well...it's about time! Fingers are definitely crossed for Mom...hope she's feeling much better soon!
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    Hi Aronel, Welcome to the forum! It sounds...

    Hi Aronel,

    Welcome to the forum! It sounds like you have been through and overcome a lot...and continue to do so! I'm sure your experiences over the past few years will be invaluable to some...
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    I don't think there is a way to be emotionally...

    I don't think there is a way to be emotionally prepared. We just do the best we can when the time comes. I'm so sorry that your time is near. I know how hard it is and my heart goes out to you. ...
  17. Thread: David brenner

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    Wow...I had no idea!

    Wow...I had no idea!
  18. Hi Rod, Just wanted to welcome you to the...

    Hi Rod,

    Just wanted to welcome you to the forum and wish you the very best for your surgery on Monday. It is happy news to hear that someone is eligible for surgery...you are one of the "lucky"...
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    Hi Rita, I have a friend who underwent...

    Hi Rita,

    I have a friend who underwent treatment for rectal cancer, very similar to what you went through. She is about a year post radiation and chemo and is still having the same type of issues...
  20. Thread: Paracentesis

    by DebbieC
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    Hi Becky, It does sound like you're having a...

    Hi Becky,

    It does sound like you're having a bad day and I know how frustrating this all can be. Lots of people say that after draining the stomach, they or their loved ones feel a ton better so...
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