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    Another Monday at the Hope Center...I am unable to receive my camptasaur today because the side effects are really taking a toll...so I'm just getting my Erbitux today. Still have active tumors in my liver and colon that have had some shrinkage but still there. Just gets depressing when Mondays roll around and I know it's treatment day so I will be down for days....is it bad to be relieved that I can't get a full treatment this week?

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      GregP_WN

      I know what you mean about those Mondays. I used to dread them big time. No it's not unusual to be hoping to get your treatment, it's what is going to cure you and get you better. Try to stay positive, I know it's tough, but it does help everything when you are.
      Just a tip for you, if you will post your questions in the question tab, you will get a lot of response, here as an update on your home page not many people see it and you don't get much feedback.
      We wish you the best!

      almost 4 years ago
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    jpow wrote on msg31's wall

    Hello...I am 37 and was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer a year ago. I had to have a colostomy and I as well was devastated but after a year I am getting used to it. If its an option to save your life you just have to do what you can. It's something to adjust to but you can do it...and people can not even tell under your clothes..there's many things you can do. I also have tumors on my liver and pelvis and am going through chemo. You just have to stay strong and keep faith...if there's any questions I can answer for you feel free to ask.

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    jpow wrote on healed123's wall

    I as well am battling stage IV colon cancer. I was wondering what your surgery entailed? Did you have to have a colostomy? Were they able to remove all the tumors? I am on my second time around with chemo...I have had some tumors shrink but new ones on and outside my liver so now I'm on a new stronger chemo that makes me pretty sick so I'm hoping that means its working better. if there's any questions I could answer for you feel free to ask.

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      The surgery went very well. They even make you walk the same day of the surgery, which aides in the healing process. They removed quite a bit of my colon and resectioned it. I was in the hospital for 9 days and couldn't eat for 7 of the days (except ice chips)...I'm an avid food connoisseur so my biggest complaint was not being able to eat. :-) Thankfully, I did not have any bags or extra items placed in my body. As of now, my colon is cancer free because of the surgery. I will be beginning chemo in January for liver. After my tumors shrink, I will be looking forward to having surgery on my liver as well. I pray that all goes well with you and your chemo journey.

      about 4 years ago
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      Hi jpow, You mentioned that you were given a stronger medicine for chemo that was making you sick. Do you happen to know the name of the medicine? Also, what type of side effects have you had since being on chemo?

      about 4 years ago