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    Side effects from chemo or surgery?

    I am so sorry but I have yet another question. Since his surgery end of July (18 in of colon/rectum low anterior resection) he hasn't got his bowels back to normal yet. However every chemo he seems...
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    Thank you for the reply, the premeds they have...

    Thank you for the reply, the premeds they have been giving him with only 5fu have been zofran and then for home zofran, compazine and promethazine. They gave him dexamethasone as a premed and to take...
  3. Michelle, my name is Michelle too. My husband was...

    Michelle, my name is Michelle too. My husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer end of June, had surgery end of July and has done his 6th treatment of chemo. I completely understand how you...
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    Well Tuesday my husband had his 6th chemo...

    Well Tuesday my husband had his 6th chemo treatment so that means half way done. This time they added the oxaliplatin but only at 1/2 the dose since he has had the neuropathy issues from something...
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    Thank you. I asked them about the saline, the MA...

    Thank you. I asked them about the saline, the MA didn't seem to think it makes a difference but I kind of think it does. Every time my husband gets a blood draw they tell him he's a little dehydrated...
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    Thank you Sharon for your response, I'm so sorry...

    Thank you Sharon for your response, I'm so sorry your husband had to go through so much chemo. I"m glad he went through and you got the 8 years, I am praying he will continue. They give him an IV of...
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    Thank you Doug, He just got pump off a couple...

    Thank you Doug, He just got pump off a couple hours ago for his 5th treatment. This time he said it has been the worse of all chemo treatments thus far. He seems more nauseated this time with...
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    Struggling with Chemo

    My husband just had his 3rd round of chemo, pump came off yesterday. He has only been getting the 5 fu Not the oxaliplatin yet due to some nerve issues he developed after his colon resection. So far...
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    i was wondering if anyone of you have had the...

    i was wondering if anyone of you have had the "tenesmus" cramping pain that some people get with LARS? If so what did you do? My husband has been experiencing this really bad lately when he seems to...
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    Second Chemo

    My husband had his second chemo this week. Had the pump off yesterday. This one really kicked his butt sooner than the last one. Last time he felt fine during the time he had the pump and started to...
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    We do have an appointment with the...

    We do have an appointment with the gastrointerologist unfortunately his appointment was a little over 2 months out from his surgery so we have another week and half. Today we did revisit the surgeon...
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    This is getting very frustrating

    I know that I have talked about my husbands bowels but nothing is improving. Something that has gotten worse over this past 4 days is when he gets that awful urge to need to go he is now getting a...
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    Had my first colonoscopy today

    After everything we have been going through with my husband and his colon cancer needless to say I was petrified to do my colonoscopy today.
    They found one polyp, she said small but it seemed larger...
  14. Thread: 5FU only

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    5FU only

    Has anyone on here only used 5FU for their chemo treatment for stage 3? Since my husband has been developing some nerve issues we both are very worried about using the oxiliplatin. They did only the...
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    Thank you for your reply. We are in the US, the...

    Thank you for your reply. We are in the US, the surgeon was highly recommended and is the only board-certified colorectal surgeon in our area. We liked him and everything, he was very thorough never...
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    Thank you Doug for the information, that does...

    Thank you Doug for the information, that does help so much. What you describe is exactly how my husband is feeling the only difference for him isn't experiencing diarrhea his is more like small...
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    Chemo starts Monday

    My husband starts his chemo on Monday. We are getting very worried and anxious. He has been having some nerve issues since his surgery so we are really worried about the neuropathy side effects of...
  18. Welcome I am fairly new and I don't really know...

    Welcome I am fairly new and I don't really know what your symptoms could indicate, what I can do is keep you in my prayers that everything is ok. Michelle
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    It's ok, I'm sure it's different in some ways for...

    It's ok, I'm sure it's different in some ways for everyone. His appetite since coming home hasn't been great, although it is improving but it seems about an hour after he eats he starts to feel...
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    Thank you, did you have pain? Even when gas...

    Thank you, did you have pain? Even when gas builds he feels it there, and did you have a constant "urge" to need to use the bathroom?
    He doesn't have diarrhea but it's also not what I would call...
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    Thank you Doug, my husband is 52 and had 18 in of...

    Thank you Doug, my husband is 52 and had 18 in of sigmoid and rectum removed with the connection 7 cm from anus.
    He said he feels pain there (where the connection is) like an urge there all the...
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    I hope it gets better with time. No he isn't...

    I hope it gets better with time. No he isn't taking any pain killer other than Tylenol and advil, he hasn't taken any of the strong painkillers since the day after his surgery.

    It just doesn't...
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    What is normal?

    Since my husbands surgery his bowels seem to not be on track yet. He is 2 1/2 weeks out from surgery and right a couple days when he got home he didn't have a bowel movement for 3 days after going...
  24. Yes he has been checked for that.

    Yes he has been checked for that.
  25. There is no doubt that he has had a lot of...

    There is no doubt that he has had a lot of anxiety since finding out about the diagnosis. It was relieved after the surgery however he is now really anxious about the chemo especially since he...
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