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    Lucila asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    frozen semen?

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      Peroll

      There is a very good chance that your husband will make it through treatment and be cancer free when it is all done. While this will probably not effect his abilities in this area, why take the chance/ I say go for it so yuo have it if you need it your kid is too cute not to have a brother or sister. Good luck!!!!

      almost 5 years ago
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      Your hospital can probably direct you to a service that does this. My Nephew had it done when he was going through a form of chemo for a kidney problem. He wasn't married at the time. Now two years later he is married and he has that option now. Not a bad idea.

      almost 5 years ago
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    quimo everyday?

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      He will most likely get a break in-between chemo treatments. When I was on chemo, I received it 5 days per week and then got two weeks off to recover from it. This was over the course of 12 weeks. I was not a candidate for radiation due to the size and location of my tumors. Your husband has a rough road ahead of him but he can do this!!

      almost 5 years ago
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      I do know of some people who had constant chemo for 6 weeks at a stretch for colorectal cancers, so yes, this sounds right.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Hi,I have chemo and radiation every day.I am on #24 out of 27-but I take chemo pills (xeloda). All my side effects have been minimal and that may be due to the fact I am about his age.. Also,my docs say I am receiving low doses.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Lucila asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    First expectations

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      cmcelroy

      My husband was diagnosed in August, had his surgery in September and is halfway thru his treatment. He has done pretty well with his treatments. He does get tired easily. He hasn't had much sickness but he also takes the nausea medicine. For 5 days after his IV treatment he can't drink anything cold, has to be a room temperture but that does subside. Other than that, it's been just the getting tired easily. I have noticed that he is more forgetful than usual.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Lucila

      Thank you all; your words are very helpful!!!

      almost 5 years ago
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      abrub

      Everybody reacts differently. I was able to work during chemo (FolFox). I have a friend who went through the 6 weeks of continuous colorectal chemo (5FU), and still got out and did things.

      See how it goes. Your husband may be fine to take care of basic needs while you work and take care of yourself. I didn't need my husband around constantly during chemo. But I was very glad to have him there to tend to the day to day running of the house (and cooking and cleaning.) I could take care of myself, and some other stuff. And there were times I was glad to be alone in the house, being miserable by myself! (I also encouraged my husband to keep active and keep living his life.)

      almost 5 years ago