tallgirl's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Caregiver: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Male, Age: 66, Stage IV

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    • tallgirl
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Just believing he had cancer was hard and to find out it was already in an advanced stage.

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    • tallgirl
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My husband prior to surgery and since the surgery has had a low red blood cell count which has required 2 transfusions since the surgery. The chemo started 18 October. He does IV chemo every three weeks and a 14 day course of oral chemotherapy with no therapy for 7 days, then repeated etc. At present, he is weak and tired even though the blood work looks very good since he received units of blood.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • tallgirl
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    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My life sudddenly changed to full time caregiver for a few weeks and my husband got stronger as the days went on. I am so grateful he did not have to have the colostomy,that would have been devasting for us. Thank God He agreed with us!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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