May 10, 2013 - 11:20 pm
I am soooo happy to have to found you all. I was diagnosed on 3/27 with colon cancer and had surgery on 4/23. It was stage 3a with 1 out of 9 lymph nodes invaded. Next week I will have a port put in (eeeek!!).
Then on May 21 I begin 8 rounds of oxaliplatin which I will have infused once every three weeks. Then I will take Xeloda orally for 14 days. There is a week off in between. The whole regimen will take 6 months.
Anyone else gone through this regimen? Im hoping to continue working through it if possible.
I dont think I have dealt with this emotionally and am doing that little by slowly. I am 54 and have two teenagers. I plan to be around to see grandchildren. Right now I am dealing with post surgery constipation with colace, miralax, lots of water and veggie/fruit nutriblasts in the morning. So far, Im not regular yet.