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by fumaros
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scans all normal/ NED 9 yrs post dx, etc. Stage IVa
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: Scans all normal/ NED 9 yrs post dx, etc. Stage IVa

Congratulations Diane! I was a bit worried for you. I am so glad it was just a scare and you preserved and kept your faith.
by fumaros
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling hopeless. Para aortic nodes-inoperable?
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Feeling hopeless. Para aortic nodes-inoperable?

I know I don't have the answers you need. But never give up fighting and looking for them. There are experimental treatments occurring around the world, keeping searching and don't give up hope.
by fumaros
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years cancer anniversary - NED!
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: 5 years cancer anniversary - NED!

5 years is the mark for being cured, right. Congratulations. This is a big anniversary. Enjoy life.
by fumaros
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon

I had my 18 month post-surgery and 12 month post-chemo appointment about 10 days ago. The scans show no evidence of disease and my CEA and lab work is holding stable. After spending last summer feeling so ill from chemotherapy and recovering from surgery, I hoped and prayed for at least one more gr...
by fumaros
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving - One Year Since Chemo
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Happy Thanksgiving - One Year Since Chemo

I had my 5-FU pumped disconnected, hopefully for the last time, on black Friday 2016. Last thanksgiving was very different from this one, as I sat alone with my father listening to the whining of my chemo pump. A year has passed since, and I am glad to say that, per my October 30th scan I am still N...
by fumaros
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peri mets, Stage IV --- Need advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2120

Re: Peri mets, Stage IV --- Need advice

Glad the surgery went well. Hope the recovery is quick, and you stay free and healthy.
by fumaros
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 33 year old - Stage 4 - no family history
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: 33 year old - Stage 4 - no family history

I am sorry this happened to you. This is a great place to be to ask questions and get comforted by people who understand what you are going through. All the best on this long journey. I pray you will come through this okay.
by fumaros
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here. Just found out I have stage 3
Replies: 20
Views: 1032

Re: New here. Just found out I have stage 3

Hi Hopegirl,

I come on the site all the time just to read the stories of all the many people on here who are alive and "well." You are going to be okay, you can beat this.
by fumaros
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone diagnosed in their 20's?
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: Anyone diagnosed in their 20's?

I was diagnosed a month after I turned 29. That was rough. Walking into the oncology center when you are 30 years younger than everyone in the infusion room is tough. Planning for the future is pretty tough too. But, we are still young and have the strength to fight, even if it feels like the immort...
by fumaros
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 691
Views: 144922

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

I have been NED since my surgery in April 2016 1 year and 7 months.
by fumaros
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Traveling on chemo?
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Traveling on chemo?

I think having a vacation during chemo is a great way to lift the spirits, and gather energy. Ask your mom how she feels, and where she wants to go. She is most aware of what she can physically tolerate. On the other hand i think cbsmith raises some very valid points. If your mom is potentially immu...
by fumaros
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sending hope to the newly diagnosed
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Sending hope to the newly diagnosed

It is sad seeing stories of new diagnoses, but with each day that goes by we get closer to closing this awful chapter of life and moving on to new and happier chapters (congratulations on the babies). For some it's fighting for the next day, others months, scans, then years. There is hope, and stori...
by fumaros
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Difficult Year
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: A Difficult Year

I am really sorry for all you have been through, that is enough pain and strain for a lifetime, and packed into a year. I really hope things get better for you and your family.
by fumaros
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4(ish) year colonoscopy results
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: 4(ish) year colonoscopy results

It's good to hear from you and congratulations on the good news. It's hard to be good at "life" after dealing with a terrible ordeal. All the best with the next scan.

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