• rt2014
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I was doing fine until about chemo 9 when neuropathy didn't ease after treatment. My fingers used to tingle only when I accidently t...

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  1. about 6 years ago
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    Cold sensitivity

    Side Effects

    I have extreme sensitivity to cold drinks or foods within minutes of receiving infusion. My hands and feet also feel like needles a...

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  2. about 6 years ago
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    Infection

    Side Effects

    Spent the night at the emergency room after having urine that was mostly blood. I thought maybe I was passing some of the small kid...

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  3. about 6 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Hospitalized for C-Diff, dehydration and a bowel obstruction Three times total.

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  4. about 6 years ago
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    Radiation

    Other than being tired it didn't effect me terribly. I did get C-Diff a few times.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  5. about 6 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Neuprina. I had shots of neupongen to take care of it and it always did. I had to have them three to five times after most chemothe...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  6. about 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The neuropathy side effects are very recent and hopefully temporary.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. about 6 years ago
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    Removal of rectal tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgeon kept giving me the best case scenario however it seemed to always turn out to be worse case.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  8. about 6 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My colostomy was unexpected but it's supposed to be temporary.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  9. about 6 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    When I woke up in recovery we had an earthquake in Kansas. This is unusual so I asked the nurse if we had an actual earthquake of i...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  10. about 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    It wasn't until after the surgery that I was told I had Stage 4 colon cancer.

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  11. about 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    It wasn't until after the first surgery that I was told that I had stage 4 colon cancer.

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