Salical's Journey:

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 74, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IIA

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    • Salical
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    with colon cancer

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    • Salical
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery was a rt colectomy with assisted laparoscopy. this was done on Monday. all of Ascending Colom removed and part of the transverse colon.I was up and walking on Tues late morning. sips of water only until I pass gas. Walking minimum of 4 times aday. Today I have walked 5 times so far. possible discharge on Friday if I can pass the gas and make sure that I can take liquid diet.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I will start first week of Jan with pill form of chemo called Xeloda, two times a day for 6 months. I am now on my 5th day of Xeloda. Some fatigue and some nausea. I hope it continues like this. My treatment is two weeks on and one week off.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Salical
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    I am only starting my 5th day but so far minimal side affects. I have had some nausea and fatigue. I hope it continues this way.Well. it did not stay that way. I finished my first 2 weeks and the nausea and fatigue worsened, sporadic as it was. I started a rash on the 10th day on face, chest and arms. Face definitely more and a few in the hair. Then on day 12 my feet had some swelling and became uncomfortable(not painful) to walk on and then the thumb and pincher finger on each hand began being tight and hurt enough that anything with a ridge or edge(bottle caps on Boost/Ensure)was uncomfortable. I did not take my 14th day due to this and will see the doc on the 25th for lab and what to do. Second round of Xeloda(two weeks on and one week off) the doc reduced the dosage by 25%. Doing so much better. Nausea meds Zofran, makes me more nauseous so they switched to antivan and compazine for the 3rd round. I have not taken the compazine as yet. With the reduction of the dosage the nausea is not as bad, thank goodness. Rash is becoming more severe in the areas touched by sun. Hyperpigmentation is a side affect also, my "old age spots"(haha) are really dark now. My hands continue to peel and now the feet are peeling, tender on the fingers at this point.

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    • Salical
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Salical
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Celebration

    One year since I have finished treatment and follow up CT and colonoscopy were clear. My CEA labs are good also. WooHoo!

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    • Salical
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    Milestones

    6/20/14...just passed my 2 yr anniversary of completing chemo, on 6/20/2012 took the last xeloda and a week later in Disneyland! Just had my blood draw for CEA...waiting results on that now.

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