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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Went in for my first infusion - all went smoothly for day 1 of the infusion - not sure how the rest of the process will be through the rest of the week.

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      Glad everything went smoothly! Don't overwork yourself for the next few days. Things should be quite uneventful! Eat right, see a nutritionist if you don't know what to do. 6 yrs. post surgery, 5 1/2 years post chemo. Cancer-free!

      about 5 years ago
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    IamOK asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Starting Folfox on Tuesday for Stage IIIA Colon Cancer - Any suggestions or tips to help prepare for my first treatment?

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      I would add to the previous (great) suggestions to bring a positive attitude. What you expect or fear may not be a side-effect that you experience. No need to worry needlessly; just take things one day at a time. Prayers and best wishes to you for a successful treatment.

      about 5 years ago
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      Be positive! You'll get through this in no time! You may want to bring someone with you just for company. Just make sure if you feel any tingling in your feet to tell your oncologist immediately so he can stop the oxaliplatin. Keep your hands and feet warm, I found white cotton gloves in the manicure section of the drug store. I was stage IIIc back in 2008 and doing great! Smile, scream & cry out loud when you need to (I sat in the car). It will make you feel better, then get better!!! (and YOU WILL!)

      about 5 years ago
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      Eat healthy and drink plenty of water. When you can't drink water (because it will come a time when you hurt to swallow) keep drinking. You will need to force drinks in to flush your system. When you are not in pain..watch comedies and joyful things. Don't let any negativity around you. I have the same diagnosis and my favorite doctor told me that peace will be your friend to fight through everything you go through. Rest, laugh, cry when you have to but get back to smiling. Help others when you can so that gives you more peace. You can read over my journey and I am here for you. You can do it...yes you can...

      about 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): I was nervous about getting the port, but it went as expected. I guess I didn't realize that it goes up into the neck as far up as it does. Seems like it will be fairly unobtrusive in the long run.

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