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by WarriorSpouse
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone with a Similar Experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Anyone with a Similar Experience?

Crik, Reductions of dosage is normal. Every patient is different, and the reason why the Oncology department checks the blood work before treatment is to make sure the patient is being treated based on the patient's individual numbers; and reactions to the current treatment plan. It sounds like you ...
by WarriorSpouse
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the forum ...
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: New to the forum ...

I am sorry that your diagnosis brought you here, but YES, this is a decent place to gain knowledge, witness support, and help you understand that you are not alone on this journey. My favorite on this blog is the search bar on the upper left of your screen. Search key words and you can lean much fro...
by WarriorSpouse
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy at 25-- Scared
Replies: 26
Views: 1598

Re: Colonoscopy at 25-- Scared

Sleepless in Florida,
How are you making out?
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Brain metastasis
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Brain metastasis

I was saddened to read this. Has your husband been off maintenance Chemo since 2016? Will his doctors allow him to begin his treatments again as they attend to his brain mets?

Our thoughts and prayers are with you two.
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DRE by Gynecologist found something and I’m terrified
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: DRE by Gynecologist found something and I’m terrified

Sorry to read that you are not feeling well. Most people here advise to get a colostomy to confirm what is going on inside. If it is something they can deal with on the spot they will, if not they will do a biopsy to see what is going on to come up with a treatment plan. Lastly, even if things are o...
by WarriorSpouse
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ER Visit
Replies: 19
Views: 943

Re: ER Visit

I hope you are feeling better... Vacation time is stressful enough without having to worry about what you have described. I hope things get settled so that you and your boyfriend can still enjoy some time away.
Get better soon!
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 24
Views: 2000

Re: Goodbye

I am sorry for your loss Risto. This battle is not easy for anyone involved. Your efforts as a caretaker to your wife were an example for all to follow. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diagnosed with multiple bone mets
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Diagnosed with multiple bone mets

I am sorry to read your post, but I was happy to see your positive attitude and approach to your new normal. Every day may be a challenge, but you are well schooled in challenges since diagnosis. Keep moving forward and live a purposeful life with those you love. My thoughts are with you as you batt...
by WarriorSpouse
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy at 25-- Scared
Replies: 26
Views: 1598

Re: Colonoscopy at 25-- Scared

Get it done and it will resolve all of your questions and concerns. The best way to move forward is to know what is going inside your colon. You will be able to survive the screening, it is a minor inconvenience. "Get er' done" and good luck.
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member - Cancer Recurrence
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: New Member - Cancer Recurrence

Sorry about that... I just reread your post and see that you are at Dana Farber and MGH. Two excellent Boston cancer hospitals that my wife has used as well. When we were faced with similar treatment differences, my wife chose the more aggressive treatment plan at Dana Farber. She has no regrets and...
by WarriorSpouse
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member - Cancer Recurrence
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: New Member - Cancer Recurrence

Sorry to read of your reoccurrence... I am not sure how they found this, where it has spread, or what your indicator were, but like Lee stated, I would seek out the advice of a major cancer center early on so that you have the most aggressive treatment plan established for your new prognosis. Much o...
by WarriorSpouse
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom is dying
Replies: 24
Views: 2641

Re: My mom is dying

Sara, I am so sorry to read what you are going through. It is difficult for you to experience, but know that your Mother lives in you every day in what you do and how you respond to trying times such as this...There will be many as you age and grow forward in life. If you are blessed with children o...
by WarriorSpouse
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nervous: Where is My Period?
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Nervous: Where is My Period?

My wife was 47 at diagnosis and had similar issues when treatment began. She says her doctors have stated that this is a normal response to her treatments.
by WarriorSpouse
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare
Replies: 34
Views: 1261

Re: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare

"National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012), was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court upheld Congress' power to enact most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare..." https...
by WarriorSpouse
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare
Replies: 34
Views: 1261

Re: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare

MissMolly, I understand what your concerns are. The Supreme Court supported everything in the ACA when it was established, I find it difficult that they would overrule themselves with so quickly. Insurance is something everyone needs in America. Purchasing it at the time one enters poor health is pr...

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