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    It has been 4 months or so since I posted an entry. My wife Lora was diagnosed with Poorly differentiated Colon Carcinoma at the end of January 2013. She passed on 5/28/13. Her Oncologists could never get in front of this aggressive type of cancer. Initially here oxaliplatin and xeloda treatments were slowing the disease but the carcinoma moved to quickly, from soft tissue to bone equally. In the past several years she had 2 colonoscopys each finding polyps. I think her physician should have been recommending more frequent colonscopys instead every 5 years. She was brave and fought the disease until her last hour where she passed under hospice care. I am contributing in here name monthly to the American Cancer Society. I know we can find a cure. I wish success to all who are in this battle.

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      GregP_WN

      So sorry for your loss, and thank you from a three time survivor for your commitment to help find a cure. Your wife is proud of you I'm sure.

      about 4 years ago
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    Our Prayers go out to you from Los banos California. My wife had 3 colonoscopys in the past several year with good results then the Stage IV cancer presented itself in early february.

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      SueRae1

      I was given a low dose of lasix (a water pill) to take each morning, I also prop my feet up when ever I sit, a small hassock or stool is great. I have a slanted pillow that I use in bed that raise that I rest my legs on as well. You should not fall asleep in this position. I do it for 30 min before I go to sleep, and 20-30 as needed once or twice a day.

      over 4 years ago
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      alivenwell

      Try to minimize sodium intake in your diet. It's surprising how much there is in various foods. No offense intended, but oriental food and soy sauce are loaded with sodium.
      I've heard about propping feet up, too.

      over 4 years ago
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    Hello- My wife Lora has completed her second chemotherapy treatment. The plan is for at least 6 cycles. She is weakened by the therapy but is eating and drinking fluids. She can get out of bed and move around the house. Her main side effects are short warning to use the bathroom ( we use a porta potty near the bed), weak legs and swollen ankles. She is tough but at times breaks down and asks what did I do to deserve this. I tell her you did not do anything wrong dear and you can beat this thing. Thats all for now. She is watching Duck Dynasty and Frasier re-runs to keep the spirits up. More updates later.

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): My wife received here first chemo treatment for colon cancer. She has been showing fatigue and periodic cases of diarhea. We were informed this is part of the side effect. She has Stage 4 colon cancer with matastization to Liver. We are on a 2 week treatment schedule at this time with Stanford Advanced Cancer Center.

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      myb

      I finished my 12 rounds of chemo treatments for colon cancer last Sept. It took me a little longer to get over the chemo with each one. I felt like my bathroom became my new best room in the house and wouldn't head out unless I felt I was OK after going to the bathroom. I used to walk 40 minutes a day and even then I would only walk 3 houses on either side of my house and back, just in case.

      over 4 years ago