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    lovingwife asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Experiences after first treatment

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      GolfGirl

      His fatigue could be a combination of the chemo and recovery from surgery. My doctor told me it could take up to 4 months to fully recover. Hope he regains his energy soon. My best wishes to you and your family (I hope you"'re taking care of yourself too).

      almost 4 years ago
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      alivenwell

      I usually sleep a lot after Folfox. It's just the way that stuff works. When I skipped one treatment, I felt an incredible level of energy that I had not had for months. He may want to get a complete blood count and white platelet count.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Hi LovingWife,

      Noted sometime ago you added me as :one you were "Following." Being a loving wife is the best medicince he can have as he goes through the ups and then downs of treatment, especuially post-surgery, blood test after blood test and months of FolFox. I noted that you also wisely selected a range of people to follow and garner input, which you have. All good. I wanted to wait a bit in responding in order that you have time to fathom all the overload of information and give you more time to see how his treatment was progressing - physically and mentally --in the event you now might have some new thoughts or questions that based on my journey I might provide my insight/experiences in that I was Stage III, colorectal cancer that began with six weeks of radiation/chemo, then two surgeries, followed by 12 rounds of FolFox with many experiences along the way.. If I can help, please do not hesitate to contact me - or others - as we all are in the same club - patients and caregivers - for the long haul.

      Keep the faith.

      almost 4 years ago
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    lovingwife asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Chemotherapy treatments...

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      RobbieFlores

      My cancer never spread to my liver but I went through similar treatment. Yes it worked ,along with intensive radiation, surgery, and 12 more chemo sessions. I couldn't touch or drink anything cold.Fatigue was always a factor. His body is going to go through alot of ups and downs. Just go with the flow. If any side effect gets too unbearable tell your oncologist or the nurses asap. They're there to help him get through this. good luck :0)

      almost 4 years ago
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      I was on this drug regime for 7 months with another six weeks of 5FU and radiation. I also had several surguries and am now cancer free (: I also had the cold sensitivity, which eventually turned into consistent neuropathy in my hands and feet. It has been about nine months since my last treatment and I still experience the tingling in my extremities, although it has definitely improved. I did have a fall because the numbness in my feet theough of my balance and had to have 17 stitches in my face - so, please tell him to be careful. I was also very tired through all my treatments and didn't feel much like eating. I lost some hair, but not all and I had a few bloody noses. Like everyone, I also had some emotional issues which were helped through my support group. If there is one in your area, I suggest you both go (: Good luck to you both.

      almost 4 years ago
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      I've had the cold sensitivity and light sensitivity. I wear Ove Gloves reaching into the refrigerator and drink/eat room temperature foods. Fatigue is part of Folfox's side effects. I can easily sleep an entire evening during treatment. I have not had steroids. Winter can be the toughest time of the year with this treatment, so make sure he wears warm clothing. I have 2 treatments left and still feel cold during treatment.

      almost 4 years ago