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by Marylandmaniac
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My reversal!
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: My reversal!

It's been a long road but after a year, I finally got my reversal. I went in monday...surgery went good...had my bm on tuesday night so I was able to go home today (Wednesday). So far I have not had any accidents! I can tell when I might have to go and I can concentrate on holding it! I'm so please...
by Marylandmaniac
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 10
Views: 1826

Re: Just diagnosed

I am new to this forum. I was diagnosed last month with stage 4A colon cancer (spread to liver). I had a colonoscopy only 2 years ago. I was diagnosed with stage IIIB Hodgkins at age 13 in 1971. It is likely that the treatment I had in those early days, especially radiation, has led to this cancer....
by Marylandmaniac
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New DX, Realistic Expectations
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

Re: New DX, Realistic Expectations

I had 6 rounds of Folfox before my surgery. I would go in on Tuesday and be in infusion room for a few hours so I just took that day off. I would work from home while I had the pump. My side effects were very mild. I was so worried before I started so it was a pleasant surprise. Most people were sho...
by Marylandmaniac
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom gained her angel wings
Replies: 21
Views: 3994

Re: Mom gained her angel wings

Natalie - I am so sorry to hear that your mom has passed on. Your post bring tears to my eyes because it was so beautiful that your mom had you and her family by her side. In the end isn't that what we all hope for? I have no doubt that your mom is in a wonderful place filled with love and will be w...
by Marylandmaniac
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice/Insight Please - Wife Just Diagnosed
Replies: 27
Views: 4167

Re: Advice/Insight Please - Wife Just Diagnosed

Hmmm not sure about Dr. Kemeny as I never saw him. I wonder why he would want to wait. Hopefully your wife can have the liver resection or ablation. It sounds like you are gathering some good info which is half the battle. I just had round 11 of my chemo and looking forward to finishing round 12 and...
by Marylandmaniac
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy Reversal Log - One Week at a time
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Ileostomy Reversal Log - One Week at a time

Thank you Geoff!!! Your post makes me hopeful. I am meeting with surgeon the end of this month and will get my reversal on the books most likely towards the end of April. I have been worried because of all the issues I read about. My hope is I will be more like you. I have only had about 10 inches o...
by Marylandmaniac
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 28 female *****update******
Replies: 13
Views: 2537

Re: Newly diagnosed 28 female

I've been pretty lost and in a daze. I had a colonoscopy done three weeks ago. The dr. Found a large tumor at my junction? Where the rectum and colon meet. He said its big that he was surprised I was able to make a bowel movement. That following Tuesday I had a apt to review my biopsy results and t...
by Marylandmaniac
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally some good news!
Replies: 37
Views: 4722

Re: Finally some good news!

Wow that is a big drop in CEA!!! SO happy to hear it is working. Also glad to hear you are feeling better energy wise. So glad you are on this protocol now. Congrats!
by Marylandmaniac
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Waiting for my results. Scared, in disbelief, but hopeful.
Replies: 56
Views: 14098

Re: Waiting for my results. Scared, in disbelief, but hopeful.

Okay I feel like a dork. I just realized this post was from a few years back!! I didn't notice the date. Sorry about that. :)
by Marylandmaniac
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Waiting for my results. Scared, in disbelief, but hopeful.
Replies: 56
Views: 14098

Re: Waiting for my results. Scared, in disbelief, but hopefu

I have cancer. I have a 'moderately differentiated colonic adenocarcinoma extending to the margin'. The CT Scan shows that it does not appear to have spread. ⋅ No lymphadenopathy ⋅ Probable wall thickening at the rectosigmoid junction but it is hard to define a definitive coloni...
by Marylandmaniac
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member needs advice !
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: New member needs advice !

There are no nerves in the colon so I don't think the staples would cause any pain. I remember watching on the tv screen my surgeon tattoo my colon before surgery and was amazed I could feel nothing. I had surgery in Dec and mine ended up being open because my tumor was in a tough spot to get out. I...
by Marylandmaniac
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member here
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: New member here

hey folks, :D hope my first post is in the right area. I am Amy a medical student and professional. Lots of colorectal stuff shared here as a student its very informational for me . So thanks for having me and love for all :) Welcome Amy. Always so thankful that people choose to invest the time and...
by Marylandmaniac
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox and Ileo reversal
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Folfox and Ileo reversal

Thank you for posting this!!! I will have mine reversed in a few months and I have been so worried due to so many bad stories I have read. I try to tell myself that everyone is different and to not worry but I do. lol Reading the positive stories make me feel hopeful. So glad you are doing okay.
by Marylandmaniac
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice/Insight Please - Wife Just Diagnosed
Replies: 27
Views: 4167

Re: Advice/Insight Please - Wife Just Diagnosed

You sound like a wonderful and caring husband. I love that you are on here researching what you can. You have gotten a lot of great advice on here already. This site is amazing and such a good resource. My advice is to start a CaringBridge site so that you can keep your family and friends updated. T...
by Marylandmaniac
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another year done n dusted
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Another year done n dusted

Love reading this!!! Thank you for sharing and congratulations to you and your family!

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