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Buzzard's picture
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Can't believe its coming up....I just got the needle out for the 11th treatment and no nausea at all but they did do away with the oxil...Didn't get a Neulasta shot either...That'll save me $800 co pay....My feet are pretty numb, hoping that is going to be temporary but if not I'll live with it. The treatment without the oxil is so easy to do but it can't have the fighting power that just the 5fu and leucovorin does but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I am looking forward to the 16th, 17th and then the last day the needle comes out on the 18th and its OVER !!!!!!!!!!!!! Been a long year but looks as though Im going to make it with a great Prognosis. All clear margins, no nodes involved and Life Is Good.....Thanks to the Man upstairs that did this for me and the wonderful Drs and semi colons that helped me through thick and thin....I will never forget it.....God Bless you all........

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I'm so glad for you! It will be a HUGE relief to have that last one done! I'm gaining on you tho....can't wait til life with oxil is over. It got my hands and feet really good this time!

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You will definitely sail through the 5FU and Leucovorin in comparison to the Oxi and you won't be on just the two long enough to get any of the other side effects! It's so good to see you are almost over that mountain! Enjoy!

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Yeah Buzzard! You will finish right before I start (Mar 23) so you can keep tugging on that rope for me. 5FU and leucovorin...that's what I am getting. I am so blessed that I don't need Oxi - I was really scared of it.

Keep on fighting! Vicki

colon2's picture
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So glad to hear that you are doing great after the 11th treatment and that you are so close to being finished. I am getting ready to start my 2nd one on Monday. I can't wait till I'm caught up with you. God Bless You.

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Great News Buzzard. I knew that you would be able to do it. I'm glad that you are feeling good this round. Hopefully by the 16th and 17th you will feel great since that will be your last round. Yup, gotta thank the man upstairs. He sure does wonders for us.

God Bless!

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im so happy for you im almost in tears.i start my #1 on tuesday.i hope i can be as strong as you and put my faith in the Lord, he has got me this far.i have got so much to live for as we all do.congrats and God bless....johnnybegood

Julie 44
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Way to go Buzzard..That is so cool.. I am soooo happy for you...
Thanks for all of your advice over the last couple of months..You have helped me alot...PLEASE stay in touch here we need your advice and your wisdom of getting through this ordeal together...Thanks again Good Luck and God Bless You

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paulette S
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what great news. please stay around because your posts help me alot. hope i can be strong like you. im going to be using Fu5 and oxi something. im hope im okay on that
wishing you only the best

dixchi's picture
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It is so good to hear that it is over for you but don't disappear;
we still need to hear your good words.


Buzzard's picture
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Im not going anywhere guys and gals. I have a ton of friends in here that still have hold of the rope and we got a lot of pulling to do. Thanks everyone.......God Bless ya all.......

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Buzzard, I go for eighth round next Wednesday and think of you every time. You've fought with great strength and faith and your makin it happen. I am soooo happy for you. Knowing that I am on the last half helps. I am holding on to that rope, pull me through bud, its gonna happen.


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WoW! one more to go! I'm so jealous! and happy for you! I look forward to your posts as well, so you better not go anywhere, lol..I need your enlightening spirit, yours and others really do help me get through the days, and so glad you didn't get nauseatious, that's a plus!! soon, it will be all over with, and I'll be praying and dancing for you!


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I'm so happy for you. And I'm glad to hear you're going to stick around. It would definitely NOT be the same without you here. Stay strong, you've almost made it!


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Yipee !!! I wish you the best...Hugs to you, Audrey.

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That's just wonderful, Buzzard!!! It is so lovely imagining the day you do it for the last time. You have not only been strong for yourself, you have been strong for everyone on this board. You know we all love you!


Buzzard's picture
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......I sincerely hope that everyone in here reaches the ultimate goal. It is my intention to pray every night for everyone in here to keep all of you healthy and strong and with us until a cure is reached. Be faithful in knowing that we suffer so that others can be healed from our misfortunes . We are a surviving bunch. We are a caring bunch. We are the type of people that can meet whatever they want to throw at us head on and beat whatever it is. We are so fearless but yet have the ability to be as gentle as lambs to each other. We will all persevere through this, because we have the ability to fight back and to win. My mom was worried about my outcome and I told her that I can handle anything, as long as its not my child. She looked at me and said "You are my child" and I followed with "Yes Maam, and you have done a good job at raising me and deserve a medal for it"...but I can handle whatever it throws at me because I believe that the Lord will take care of me. I told her that as hard as it may seem that I wasn't afraid of dying and I knew where I was going so she said I won't worry for you anymore if you are that calm and sure about things. He is my Lord, I will never suffer again.....God Bless each of you and be strong.....and thank you from the bottom of my heart....

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I can remember when I had 1 more to go, what a feeling!!! I'm so happy for you! I'm also on the 5fu or as sometimes I call it fu5...... I had 12 rounds, surgery and now doing some more 5fu as a precautionary measure.. I wish you well, and don't forget the semi-colons we all have to stick together!!
God Bless,

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You better stay in touch, you have such a great spirit and sense of humor!!! After all you did tell me I should take up knitting because of me being soooooo jittery, it's only been 2 days and I am on my 5 blanket!!! hee hee

butterfly23's picture
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what is this oxi everyone is talking about? I am on 5fu and leukovorin.
just curious

Buzzard's picture
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The oxil is what I guess is the chemo part of this regimen and the leucovorin is an enhancement for it. The 5fu is also a chemo and I am assuming that the leucovorin that I am getting along with the 5fu is to keep the 5fu in my system longer. The oxil is one of the chemo regimens that has the best rep of dealing with rectal cancers . Although it does come with narly side effects (for me anyway) severe nausea, cold sensitivity. I am however after 3 weeks off of it I had my first milkshake a few days ago...with no problem. I think that neuropathy is one of the worst side effects that you can have with it. My feet are pretty numb through 10 of 12 treatments so I am off of it for the last 2. It does do a number on a lot of people but I guess its worth it to fight the beast.

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