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SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply 12:01 pm
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • 4/17: I tried just now to stand up and walk to the lamp so that I could turn it off. I got dizzy and started seeing flashing lights in front of my eyes. It’s like in Speed Racer! Now I’m laying back down ...

Completely Drained

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply 11:43 am
  • Journal · 81 replies
  • I am extremely tired. Impossibly exhausted. I haven't been online much because of it, so if I haven't replied to you, communicated with you, or updated anyone on something, I swear I'm not ignoring you ...

Force Feeding

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply 11:24 am
  • Journal · 25 replies
  • Today is Chemo 5 Day 1 My WBCs were still low, but higher than they were last week. My RBCs were almost normal. I did have some random bruising. I'm still having some electrolyte imbalance issues which ...

CEA

ladydlc
  • By ladydlc · Posted 10:23 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 0 replies
  • I have stage 4 colon cancer and have been on 5-FU and had 29 treatments. I didn't realize my onc was testing CEA monthly because he never mentioned it. I get my CBC from him but I don't see him when the ...

We’re home. 1,632 miles – 5 states – 8 days – warmth - golf.

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply 5:57 am
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • I spend a lot of time on my computer because I’m retired and I obviously don’t have anything better to do right now. If spring ever comes, maybe I’ll find something else to do. Just before we left, I ...

DMSO - The Real Miracle Solution?

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply yesterday at 5:28 pm
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • DMSO - The Real Miracle Solution? My wife has arthritis pain in her knees and hips on occasion. Neighbors who retired from Merc Sharp and Dohme some years ago offered a home-remedy solution that absolutely ...

Breathing well but went suddenly blind. A true story

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply yesterday at 2:15 am
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • Our friends who live up the creek from us about half a mile are 75 years old and coping with the typical age-related issues we all (or most of us) have to eventually face. Bill has COPD, a heart condition ...

Cystoscopy

Leocan
  • By Leocan · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 2 replies
  • Hello. Tomorrow I'll have a cystoscopy, any of you who have had it can tell me how it is and how much recovery time? I appreciate your answers ...

BUTT BAG (for Reversal & After)

BabyBev
  • By BabyBev · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Colostomy stories · 16 replies
  • Hi Everyone....just thought I would pass this along to you who have had recent REVERSALS or soon having one (LIKE ME ON APRIL 28TH) It seems like a lot of the stories here tend to be more Negative than ...

Courage

midtn
  • By midtn · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • Many of us have gone through really difficult and dark periods in our life that have tested our resolve, and our ability to simply hang in there and get through this. I pray that you all find strength ...

When to declare an "anniversary date"?

StPaulCT
  • By StPaulCT · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Survivor celebrations · 6 replies
  • I am coming close to the end of treatment--12 sessions of FOLFOX. I read lots of posts where people give a date of when they were cancer free, or done with treatments, or.... I think it's important to ...

Reversal Surgery..

drayco_
  • By drayco_ · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 34 replies
  • Hey everyone. Hope everyone is doing well. Missed talking to a lot of you.. So I had my ileostomy reversal surgery on Feb 24th. I just got back from the hospital last night. It was pretty rough. Luckily ...

Pleurodesis

freegrl
  • By freegrl · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 1 reply
  • Has anyone had this done. They are suggesting this for my daughter who keeps having fluid build up and drained. She is in the hospital now with a chest tube in her. She has been through so much and I ...

Does anyone know anything about natural ways towards colorectal cancer?

hurley3015
  • By hurley3015 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 10 replies
  • on of my friend this week got to know have colorectal cancer but have not got the stage result. I want to know some natural ways to cure the cancer ...

Small open incision and starting Chemo with Avastin

Chrissypie
  • By Chrissypie · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 6 replies
  • Hi there! Just wondering if anyone out there has started chemo with Avastin while you still have a small open incision that is healing slowly? I had the wound vacuum on for almost 4 weeks and it is to ...

A new journey begins

7Traine
  • By 7Traine · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • So I posted a month ago about my brother being diagnosed with stage 3 colons cancer.. He started his first treatment of Folfox today. I know he will do great. 2 weeks ago I had surgery to remove a mass ...

I'm Happy For You?

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • I've waited a little to write about this, but I can write about it now. My sister is pregnant again. Now, this was not exactly intentional, but neither was my niece, and she is the best thing that has ...

Eating Dusty Socks

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 29 replies
  • My calcium is extremely low. That may be why the tingly feelings and not neuropathy? That's an easier fix. I guess I will find out once this calcium is done. If anyone knows a way to make food taste less ...

1SGret

1SGret
  • By 1SGret · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 1 reply
  • How do the Docs repair a retracted stoma and what is the usual hospital and recovery time ...

SOME THINGS I'VE SEEN OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 82 replies
  • My wife (of nearly 48 years now) and I purchased our first home in 1968. It was a 3 bedroom cape cod on the outskirts of a small town 35 miles north of Philadelphia on 1 full acre of land with a nice ...

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