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Jun 16, 2016 · Yellow gelatinous material in stool few times a week in Digestive Health

@TundeMagee
So sorry this is happening to you. I’m not a doctor, but I would immediately go to my family doc and find out about it. They can take a sample and get it tested.
good luck, Please keep us posted.
Best wishes.

Jun 16, 2016 · Pain in my right hip in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I hope it’s OK to post in 2 areas, as I just found out I posted this update in a different group. So, A quick update here, …that 2 weeks of radiation therapy did help YAY. On the pain scale, it went from 10 down to a 3, then in the next 2 to 3 weeks down to a 2. The lesion is still there but somehow the radiation did something to help. I go for my checkup with them on the 29th. My insurance has allowed for me to have physical therapist come to my home to give me exercises to rebuild all the muscle tone I’ve lost these past months. I just started driving again last week although I still haven’t attempted the 2-mile walk, but do walk around the stores when I go shopping.

Jun 15, 2016 · Xeloda in Colorectal Cancer

@martid So sorry what you’re going through. oh gosh, I can sympathize as your issues sound like mine! At chemo last week I started going into anaphylactic shock 3/4 of the way though the drip. They did act fast enough with steroids, atropine, benedryl etc. that it got better within 1/2 hour. My liver tumors are so painful, they push against my ribs etc. Your post sounds like I could have posted it !

We have to try to stay positive. A lot of people say it’s the only way to get through it and over come this damn disease.

Sending good thoughts and prayers.

Jun 15, 2016 · Xeloda in Colorectal Cancer

@colleenyoung Perhaps I put that update in the wrong place. I had posted somewhere about the bone metastases in my pelvis. Or maybe I just thought I posted it? (I am on a couple different forums and may have confused things.)

No, the radiation therapy I was referring to is what I had over a 2-week period In early May for the growth on my right ileac crest. Somehow a fast growing bone lesion had grown through my right hip bone (which probably had started back in February.) By mid-march I was in excruciating pain and felt like I was walking on a broken leg. I had to stay off it for almost 2 months, but did use a cane so that I could at least move around the house. The tests and finally the treatment took over a month to get going.
I still have some pain as I’m sure the 3 inch lesion is still there but maybe smaller? Not sure when I’ll have pelvic scans again to find out.

Jun 14, 2016 · Xeloda in Colorectal Cancer

A quick update…that 2 weeks of radiation therapy did help YAY. On the pain scale, it went from 10 down to a 3, then in the next 2 to 3 weeks down to a 2. The lesion is still there but somehow the radiation did something to help. I go for my checkup with them on the 29th. My insurance has allowed for me to have physical therapist come to my home to give me exercises to rebuild all the muscle tone I’ve lost these past months. I just started driving again last week although I still haven’t attempted the 2-mile walk, but do walk around the stores when I go shopping.

May 7, 2016 · Vectibix in Colorectal Cancer

@colleenyoung
Vectibix is used for wild type (or KRAS negative), people who do not have the gene mutation.
There are a lot of misunderstandings all over the internet forums. I’m still learning so much.

May 7, 2016 · Vectibix in Colorectal Cancer

@davy80 I did not receive Vectibix. I’ve been told it is not effective for the KRAS positive (gene mutation)
My blood pressure drops when I am dehydrated. Are you drinking 10 or more glasses of water a day? My BP was also low during the entire time I was having difficulty with too much diarrhea, but then, that does cause severe dehydration. (There’s probably a few other things and you should ask your doc. Let us know and keep us posted!)

May 2, 2016 · Have you had TACE or SirSpheres radiation treatment? Please share in Colorectal Cancer

@Laydeewinx
How are you doing on Stivarga?

@colleenyoung I’m not sure if I updated about Xeloda (Capecitabine). After being on it almost 5 months the Onc told me to stop, since it was not working. None of the chemo (FOLFOX, Avastin, FOLFIRI) worked to shrink or keep new tumors from growing.

I just found out I’m KRAS positive and have not had other genetic testing, so the gene mutation might have something to do with all the different drugs not working right?