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    Loss (Lost loved one): Spouse I was supporting through this died from his colorectal cancer on May 21, 2013. He was only 31.

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      cindyvon1

      sorry for your loss...my daughter is 32 and has stage 3.

      about 3 years ago
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      GolfGirl

      My heart breaks for you. Losing a loved one at any age is hard, but 31! So sorry.

      about 3 years ago
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      createdone

      I also lost my husband this year in August. Chase was also 31. I was his caregiver, gave up my job and the whole journey was only 8 months from diagnosis to his passing. I'm sorry for your loss. Love and light.

      about 3 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): My husband was diagnosed with rectal cancer this past January and the drs immediately scheduled him for surgery with the intent of resectioning. This didn't happen as the tumor was much larger (T3) than the surgeon originally thought. We instead ended up with more of an "exploratory surgery" which prepped him for radiation and chemo by also doing a ileostomy to minimize side effects. Has this happened to anyone else?

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    Oh No (Severe Nausea): Today is his first day of radiation/chemo and he's so nauseous even with antinausea meds. Is this something others have experienced (nausea with colorectal cancer even when not currently in treatment)?

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      myb

      Chemo 1 is an experience. Tell your Oncologist that you are nauseous even on the nausea meds. I was that way too till we got the meds tweeked. I used to wake up nauseous and exhausted on chemo day because not sleeping the night before. I quickly started taking a 1/2 of Ativan (anti Anxiety) the night before so I could sleep. I also used this to battle the nausea as the Zofran and Compazine didn't cut it for me at all and made me severely constipated.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Peroll

      I fou8nd that getting out in front of nausea or for that matter diarrhea, which will likely happen as chemo for colon cancer irritates the colon. To do this you need to get the anti nausea meds before the chemo not with or after. I used to get nauseated and vomit just from goiong into the infusion center so I took meds on the way to help. Good Luck and let us know how we can help.

      almost 4 years ago
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