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    I have lived with Neuropathy for five or six...

    I have lived with Neuropathy for five or six years now. I think some of it lingering so long has to do with my age, at 71, growing nerves comes slowly. I haven't tried the drugs that have been...
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    Sticky: Deb, I too am six years from diagnosis and...

    Deb,
    I too am six years from diagnosis and initial treatment. My resection seems to work well. I do have LARS, our surgeon has come to our colorectal group meeting two or three times to discuss...
  3. Al, I am so sorry to read of your dilemma. What...

    Al, I am so sorry to read of your dilemma. What a horrible set of circumstances. I know that things like this happen. It underscores the fragile state of health and of medical treatment. I know...
  4. Michelle, This is, in many ways, more difficult...

    Michelle, This is, in many ways, more difficult than having the disease ... the things for the patient are pretty well laid out in front of you. For caregivers, not so much. I think Baz and Mojo...
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    Anne, What great news, just keep it coming! As...

    Anne, What great news, just keep it coming! As has been said to many and by many on this forum, get out there and live your life! Keep on keepin' on!

    doug
  6. Thread: Just diagnosed

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    Unshriven, as many have expressed, welcome,...

    Unshriven,
    as many have expressed, welcome, sorry you find yourself here. Come back and check in, find out who might have posted to you, and let us know how things progress. As for stage 4 and...
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    Anne, that's great news... celebrate! Keep...

    Anne, that's great news... celebrate! Keep posting as things continue so others know how well this turned out!
    doug
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    This sounds like good progress. Hope you continue...

    This sounds like good progress. Hope you continue to make these strides. I believe I am a stage I or II patient... into the wall of the rectum, but not apparent in the surrounding lymph system. ...
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    I hope things have evened out some for you both. ...

    I hope things have evened out some for you both. This experience is truly a journey and each of us has had different reactions to the various treatments. I do recall saying to my wife after about...
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    Anne, I trust the MRI went as scheduled. Of...

    Anne, I trust the MRI went as scheduled. Of course, you likely don't know the result yet. Please let us know how it goes, I think it happens Friday. Best of luck to you. Continue to keep yourself...
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    So, ODGA. how's it going, five days later? ...

    So, ODGA. how's it going, five days later? Seemed to me things just about (almost) felt normal when my two weeks was up and I had another infusion to do. As I recall, effects were cumulative over...
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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...
  15. Thread: Second Chemo

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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
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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...
  21. 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...
  22. Thread: What is normal?

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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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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
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