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Asgara
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Message 103 of 325 (404898)
06-10-2007 12:36 PM
Reply to: Message 99 by Buzsaw
06-09-2007 10:24 PM


Re: Double Blind Study
He once was an avid conventional heart surgeon who had no knowledge or interest in alternatives.
No Buz, he was NOT once an avid conventional heart surgeon. He was still in his residency as an orthopedic resident, (which he didn't finish by the way), when he met a Shaklee dealer who convinced him to start using her vitamins.
American Council on Science and Health
And if you don't trust that source, read it in his own words.
http://www.drwhitaker.com/c/about_drwhit_bio.asp
That is when he started his path away from conventional medicine. His "story" is nothing like a double-blind study, more like anecdotal evidence.

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Asgara
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From: Wisconsin, USA
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Message 131 of 325 (405778)
06-14-2007 8:54 PM
Reply to: Message 130 by RAZD
06-14-2007 8:44 PM


Re: Half-way House
Great to hear RAZD!! Keep it up and you'll be back on the bike in no time.

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Asgara
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From: Wisconsin, USA
Joined: 05-10-2003


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Message 271 of 325 (669540)
07-30-2012 6:41 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by RAZD
01-03-2007 10:30 PM


Cancer Survivor's Club
Hello Paul/RAZD
Can I join your cancer survivor's club? I don't have the time/experience you have but I do plan on gaining it.
I was just (two weeks ago) diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. I've had a colon resection, spent a week in hospital and just today got my Power Port installed. I start chemo next week.
Looking forward to matching you year for year.

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Asgara
Member (Idle past 2412 days)
Posts: 1783
From: Wisconsin, USA
Joined: 05-10-2003


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Message 278 of 325 (669707)
08-01-2012 8:24 PM
Reply to: Message 276 by Trixie
08-01-2012 3:27 PM


Re: Rooting for Asgara
Thanks Trixie, It actually makes me feel good to have supporters around the world

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Asgara
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Message 279 of 325 (669709)
08-01-2012 8:32 PM
Reply to: Message 277 by RAZD
08-01-2012 8:08 PM


Re: Cancer Survivor's Club
RAZD you are my hero!
I had my port installed on Monday and have my PET scan on Friday. On Wed of next week I start chemo. I will be in the chemo "lounge" most of the day for some of it and come home for two days with a pump. I will be on a cocktail called FOLFOX along with Avastin which is currently the gold standard for colon cancer.
Before I had surgery on the 14th I did have a CT scan and they didn't find anything else other than my ovary. From ready on support forums it sounds like the CT scan is how most follow ups are being handled. That this one seemed clear gives me hope for a good result from the PET scan.
I was told my lymph nodes were clear but I don't know how many they took to look at.
My oncologist seems great so far. He is matter of fact and informative but he made me feel so positive about remission. He even let my daughter use the word cure without batting an eye. He is all for getting me to Mayo for a second opinion if we feel it's necessary.
I am still in shock a bit. This has been a rollercoaster three weeks and I still have the crying jags periodically but I am fighting and will continue to fight.
Thank you everyone for your support.

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Asgara
Member (Idle past 2412 days)
Posts: 1783
From: Wisconsin, USA
Joined: 05-10-2003


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Message 282 of 325 (670094)
08-08-2012 6:01 PM
Reply to: Message 281 by RAZD
08-02-2012 6:18 AM


Re: Cancer Survivor's Club
I had my power-port installed last week Monday.
I had my PET/CT scan on Friday of last week. Had to wait till this morning to get results. My anxiety level was pushing ceiling levels.
Today was my first chemo.
We walked into the doc's office to meet with him before going back to the chemo lounge. He came in saying scans were clear. Only thing lighting up was surgery sites due to lingering inflammation.
My CEA marker went from 90 pre-surgery to 8.5, again possibly due to surgical inflammation still.
Accessing the port was much easier than I expected and other than falling asleep for a bit due to benadryl, the actual chemo infusion went well. I am getting the FOLFOX 6 cocktail. I was suppose to start Avastin also but since my incision isn't fully healed yet I get to wait on this for several sessions. The Avastin can prolong wound healing. He said we'll wait on this until incision has been fully healed for at least 4 weeks.
I have a pump on with more chemo that I wear for the next 46 hours. They showed my daughter and I how to take the pump off ourselves so we don't necessarily have to go back to office to get it removed on Friday.
So far no side effects and I am feeling so much better right now.

Asgara
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Asgara
Member (Idle past 2412 days)
Posts: 1783
From: Wisconsin, USA
Joined: 05-10-2003


Message 290 of 325 (670310)
08-12-2012 12:14 PM
Reply to: Message 287 by onifre
08-12-2012 11:27 AM


Re: Hemp Oil
Unfortunately, I live in one of the states that does NOT allow medical marijuana use. Hemp oil is something I will definitely look into.

Asgara
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Asgara
Member (Idle past 2412 days)
Posts: 1783
From: Wisconsin, USA
Joined: 05-10-2003


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Message 295 of 325 (671196)
08-22-2012 10:21 PM
Reply to: Message 294 by RAZD
08-22-2012 5:54 AM


Re: general update ... not too bad, considering
Great to hear RAZD.
Today was start of my second treatment. My WBC and RBC were low so they reduced my oxaliplatin dose and got permission to get me a shot of Neulasta after my treatment is done. This will help my bone marrow to work a bit harder. Hope I don't get the bone aches they say can come with this shot.
I've had a few small side effects with this treatment. First bite syndrome and some cold sensitivity. All of my issues are due to the oxaliplatin so I'm not unhappy they reduced the dose. I also still off the Avastin as my incision is still not fully closed up on the surface..

Asgara
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A Pain In My Ass | my journey through colon cancer

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