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    for the past 2 cycles of fofirinox + avastin, mom has been doin better, on her 2nd cycle, juz one day of 3 episodes of diarrhea that was it. No complains of pain for the past 2 weeks Been eating good, her activity tolerance has been better, except for d sodium kinda out of bounds do they had to infuse fluids on her. Two days ago, mom was seen by Onco for f/ u how was she doing after d 2nd cycle, MD after seeing labs...

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      After week long of diarrhea episodes due to fofiri, it took a lot of my mom's weight...11 lbs n just 1 wk! She used to weigh on average of 132-134 lbs but after discharge frm d hospital w/ fluid retention she gained 10 lbs. (142 lbs) as of today she weighs 121.2 lbs!! She's never been on this numbers even when started her first tx folfox. This folfiri tx I guess is strong one n she hasn't been complaining of pain f...

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        An update re: mom Finally took her home last Sunday afternoon..partial/incomplete small bowel obstruction ..this not new to her, her second episode actually but d first much worse than d second one. Had her walked yesterday, she did good, had to be easy serving food now.. No meats,soft diet n increase fluids( which is still a battle with her : ) today, here at d cancer center, lab results were ok except for potassi...

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          Yesterday, day 1: budwig diet, followed every bit of instructions religiously, had salmon for lunch yesterday n brown rice, sardines n brown rice dinner time. I must admit my mom still stubborn with fluid intake had to remind her at times have to be there infront of her making sure she drinks. This am, served bud wig recipe, she had tiny bit of bm this am but had 1 episode of vomiting this early morning.. After she a...

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            My mom and myself talked yesterday and she agrees we will be doing a 360 deg turn of our meal regimen. For me, a bit anxious about it coz some of our friends here advised d budwig diet (which btw we will start doing it tom ill be hitting the whole food store n a bit ), but i can hardly think of juicing recipes. The meals too, will be a great factor as lovers of pork, beef and seafood(shrimp, crabs), m still confused ...

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              last night i was contemplating over the kind of nutrition my mom had..guess, i focused on the quantity not the quality type of nutrition.  I t may have probably contributed to the growth of her tumor to her lt lower area of the back.  It boils down been feeding her with rich in sugars, meat protein.( evaluated by the nutritionist though during her tx sessions she can have " anything".  Not even paying ...

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                my mom dx with colon ca back in aug 2010, st 3, hemicolectomy performed, underwent 5 cycles of folfox and 4 wks of radiation. and just today, seen by onco after results of ct scan received gave her options if she stills want to undergo a new set of tx-folfuri or consider hospice.  I was stunned after the second option was mentioned. maybe i was in denial but i know and feel there is still some remedy to it..as i...

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                Colon Cancer
                Alternative Treatments, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy

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