Meri43's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 14 years ago, Female, Age: 48, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

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    • Meri43
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery was successful. The main side effect I experience is having to go to the bathroom more often. It was really bad in the beginning especially during chemo, but a couple years ago I took acidophiles pills for a short time and it helped tremendously.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Meri43
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My surgery was in Nov. of 2003 and in Jan. 2004 I started chemo. I had a port so getting the treatment wasn't bad. My nerves however got the best of me and I had to take Lorazipam prior to treatment so I wouldn't make myself sick. Most of the time there was little to know impact on my daily life except for the diarrhea I was experiencing. I ended up taking many doses of amodium AD in the morning to function during the day. I had very young children at the time so I was constantly having to be on the go.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Meri43
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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    • Meri43
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

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