Hi Everyone, some of you know me - I'm a stage 4 crc survivor diagnosed in Oct 2005. Yes, my "Cancer Adventure" has been going on for a while. It'll be 10 years this October. I live alone, my son…Continue
This is a photo I drew of what my hands feel like with the neuropathy. Yours might feel a bit different. The three words at the top are Tingles, Pain and Numb.Tips and Tricks:1.Hands: I've figured…Continue
It is with a heavy heart for me to tell you another warrior has joined the angels. Debbie Samson passed away Sept 2, 2014. This is posted on her facebook page: …Continue
Hi Everyone,Last time I posted I was looking to learn who else in our community has Stage IV CRC. We had over 50 replies to that post, and MyCRC/CCA has created something just for us! We are going…Continue
Summary of 6/30/14 visit with Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz, Norris Cancer Center, USC
First I'll give you the facts, then I'll share with you my observations and interpretations.
The integrative part:
1. no red meat
2. no refined sugar
3. Vitamin D3 3000 IU/day
4. Vitamin B6, 300 mg/day
5. Probiotics 3x/day
6. Milk thistle 3 - 4 caps/day
The treatment plan going forward:
1. Right now, add Avastin to my chemo regimen.
a. My onc…
Amazing, really. EIGHT YEARS since my cancer diagnosis. The average is 2 yrs. I'm still hanging in there. I'm SO appreciative of the circumstances contributing to my longevity. Call it being blessed, or fortunate, or lucky...regardless, I'm incredibly appreciative.
I've been remembering some of the rough spots over the past 8 years, and there have been a few! I've been remembering some of the 'jewels' I've discovered, even the more obscure ones. Like the elderly woman I…Continue
Of the separation
We create frustration
We get caught in the emotions
Not realizing, we go through the motions
Somehow we create commotions
No fixing it, not even magic potions.
Maybe its easier to leave,
At least, so we believe,
With such skill we 'upheave',
And others want a reprieve
From the chaos we've achieved.
Based on CT scan results from last week, which showed stability and slight shrinkage, my onc and I have decided I'll take a chemo break for 2 - 3 months. We discussed the advisability of this, considering I just started erbitux a few months ago. I don't want to lose the ground we've gained from adding erbitux. We talked about possibly dropping everything but the 5fu. The onc's comment was that because I'm moving next month, let's give my body a chance to get some energy back, and let me…Continue