Dennispx's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Male, Age: 66

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    • Dennispx
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Diagnosis Colorectal cancer stage IV April 1 (April fools day LOL) On-going chemotherapy since, now Avastin X every 3 weeks, with Xyloda (pill form of 5FU) 2 weeks. Additonally, I take oxycodone PRN, Ativan, and the "sick" pill PRN, and ambien for sleep. I have been in treatment for approx 8 months and will continue as ordered by my Doctor. I have very little residual side effects from chemo, excepting the fatigue and lack of energy. My last CT scan indicated the tumors are stationary, not progessing and shrinking (their still there including my Liver and lungs, primary colorectal. I see this experience as a gift, as it has brought my family together, after many years of addiction, primarily alcohol, and am now situated in a safe environment, with my ex-wife. I am a Mental Health Counselor by profession, now on SSDI and medicaid. I live in today and have a very strong faith (Catholic) and believe in the idea that God gives us challenges to learn from............so Iam alive today and feeling blessed.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Dennispx
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    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

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    • Dennispx
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    My energy level bottoms out mid day and that is the primary residual I deal with

    Loss

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