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    I think you are offering good advice for this...

    I think you are offering good advice for this situation. On further thought, five year time line seems long to me, maybe one or two years, if clean, then five? Just a thought.

    doug
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    Barry said it well, good news and the followup is...

    Barry said it well, good news and the followup is essential. I would assume the Doc is giving you his best guess, some polyps are likely recognizable to a practicing gastro doc who has seen more...
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    Anne, seems like your treatment plan is moving...

    Anne, seems like your treatment plan is moving along. I think my treatment was much the same. Yes, nervous and scared, but knowing my treatment team was a good one and exuded confidence to me all...
  4. Thread: Second Chemo

    by Doug K
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    Your guess is as good as any. We were reminded...

    Your guess is as good as any. We were reminded in our support group this week, not only everybody, but, every BODY is different. That makes it important for the patient to communicate how they are...
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    Thanks for keeping us uptodate. Glad the info...

    Thanks for keeping us uptodate. Glad the info was helpful
    doug
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    Worried, Seems to me you and your husband...

    Worried,

    Seems to me you and your husband have been patient. It is time to get another opinion or go somewhere else. There has to be an advocate for the patient. If there isn't one in the...
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    That all sounds good. You are correct to check...

    That all sounds good. You are correct to check in with the path report. Good recommendation for your children as well.

    doug
  8. Thread: 5FU only

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    WW, maybe there are others who might post who...

    WW, maybe there are others who might post who have exercised that option. I didn't and have neuropathy in my feet. I can do most things but it is annoying. My oncologist seemed to think the...
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    Good to hear from you BG. You seem to be on top...

    Good to hear from you BG. You seem to be on top of the symptoms and side effects from treatment. I still have neuropathy in my feet, I walk nearly daily and I guess the highlight is when I am done...
  10. Pro, I guess I'm not sure I have an opinion...

    Pro,
    I guess I'm not sure I have an opinion related to the question you pose. Convenience to you is of course a reasonable position. If you could ask someone who has used the facilities you are...
  11. Thread: What is normal?

    by Doug K
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    WW, I feel like I have to respond to your...

    WW,

    I feel like I have to respond to your posts here. So, bear with me as I try. First of all, where are you? U.S. or other country? Was your husband treated at a small hospital or a large...
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    Deb, I understand the feelings following...

    Deb,

    I understand the feelings following infusions.... very much how I felt. I also recall not doing too much. I was a morning walker at a local mall during this time. The mall was good, air...
  13. Pro I think the second opinion is warranted in...

    Pro

    I think the second opinion is warranted in your instance and should always be accepted. As for the procedure, I am not familiar with the cancer you describe, and the requisite treatment. My...
  14. Tony, Thanks for the update! That is terrific...

    Tony, Thanks for the update! That is terrific news! Of course you celebrated! Get out there and live your life!

    doug
  15. Thread: What is normal?

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    WW, I believe this article will provide you...

    WW,
    I believe this article will provide you with a good description of what happens when there is a resection of the rectum near the anus (low anterior resection-LAR). Check out the comments at...
  16. Yazman, How did the colonoscopy go? I think...

    Yazman,

    How did the colonoscopy go? I think you posted it was to be the 22nd. You should have some sort of feed back by now. I hope all is well for you. Let us know.

    doug
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    DEB, how is it going? I know you've been at the...

    DEB, how is it going? I know you've been at the oncologist routine for awhile.... where are you in treatment and how you handling the heat?

    good luck to you,

    doug
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    I don't know what to say... since I firmly...

    I don't know what to say... since I firmly believe that each person is so different and the reactions to drugs so different. I can describe the best I can my experience. I had chemo and radiation...
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    Wow... I think I was weeks or months before...

    Wow... I think I was weeks or months before anything approximating a "normal" was happening. Too, it was very unpredictable. I think it would help to know a bit more about your husband. How old is...
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    Deb, as I try to recall the events of chemo, the...

    Deb, as I try to recall the events of chemo, the first two or three infusions weren't too bad for me. I lost appetite, and everything has a metalic taste to it, and I was a bit disoriented, things...
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    Good news Anne... keep moving, that's the ticket...

    Good news Anne... keep moving, that's the ticket to regaining your health.

    Just keep on keepin' on!

    doug
  22. Thread: Cea

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    I agree with Nick, my oncologist seems to think...

    I agree with Nick, my oncologist seems to think it isn't a great marker, especially in treatment. I don't know what mine was at diagnosis. It has been comparative measure following treatment. It...
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    WW69, I think Nick said it well. Time, and...

    WW69,

    I think Nick said it well. Time, and that can be a very slow process. Too, anxiety can add to the symptoms he's feeling. We talk a lot in my colorectal support group about our "new...
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    Great news, Anne. Thanks for keeping us...

    Great news, Anne. Thanks for keeping us informed. I am sure your posts offer strength to others. Get out there and get on with your living your life!!

    doug
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    Deb, you have really had a hit! You'll bounce...

    Deb, you have really had a hit! You'll bounce back I am sure, you just have that attitude.

    Don't be afraid to give yourself a bit of slack as you progress... you don't want to set yourself...
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