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by CRguy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors

...... and need some encouragement. Any stage 2 rectal cancer survivors that made through 5, 10, 15 years. MANY Stage II folks, not having had recurrence or progression, sadly, no longer post here because, gladly, they are back living their life which does not involve CRC. If the Stage III / IV sur...
by CRguy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Friends, i am struggling, news of cancer are awful
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Friends, i am struggling, news of cancer are awful

Hey Laura

sending you MEGA POSI +++++++ Vibes for getting recovered from surgery
and outta' the big house ... back home.

Stay strong and keep pushing forward with your docs

Harmony sista'
CRguy on the Journey
by CRguy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 141
Views: 26506

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

SO ... now that I have finished embarrASSing myself with browser tweeks :shock: I agree the blurred whisky bottles ( I am with stu here for the Scottish / Canadian spelling :mrgreen: ) indicate a reputation indeed Nice cottage front view as well. as for turkey : never tried the deep fried version, d...
by CRguy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us
Replies: 31
Views: 1360

Re: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us

Anyone with Stage 4 have some good news to share? Did you ever get to NED? I need to hear good news. I need hope. When you have a spare month or so :shock: you are welcome to read my >9600 posts here since Feb 2008. and please check out my signature Stage IVa ? ... yup NED ? ... AFAIK still kickin'...
by CRguy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung met excision using robot
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Lung met excision using robot

Tarsal69 wrote:Lung met being removed by robot procedure looking for member experience

Here is a search for robotic surgery on the forum :
search.php?keywords=robotic+surgery&fid%5B0%5D=1

best wishes
CRguy
by CRguy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 Hope
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: Stage 4 Hope

Cheers Stu
Give Mum a hug from all of us
and one for you, too !!

Harmony
CRguy
by CRguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy World Ostomy Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Happy World Ostomy Day!

I realize we have gone O/T here BUTT Phuong is the REAL DEAL IMO and a very dear friend from Waaaaay Back so we kid around a bit .... Ostomy ? Yup it saved my BUTT I had a temp loop ileo after a TME resection It was a learning experience for me BUTT not a huge issue, having been a practicing Vet for...
by CRguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy World Ostomy Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Happy World Ostomy Day!

K .. K ... vanilla bean homemade ? OR Ben and Jerry's / Haagen Dazs ... ? OK just messin' witcha we use fresh dairy whipped cream sorry :( family tradition ... BUTT .... dinner is at 6 AND you have an open invite !!!!! AND if you really wanna have a CR turkey dinner ... I BBQ it and serve with seafo...
by CRguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - My cautionary tale
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: New here - My cautionary tale

Please be an advocate for your own health and listen to your gut if it's telling you that something isn't right. Look into all feasible avenues for your diagnosis and treatment. To doctors you are just another patient but this is your life and you have to be the your strongest supporter. Welcome to...
by CRguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety, here we go again.
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Scanxiety, here we go again.

I don't want to upset anyone reading, but I always ask the question "How long if nothing works or no treatment". My answer is 3-6 months due to how aggressive it's been in the past. I'm sure I will try a trial if available, but weighing the choices of clinical trials and quality of life i...
by CRguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about necessity of CEA labwork
Replies: 31
Views: 1344

Re: Question about necessity of CEA labwork

Will someone be going with him ? IME ... older folks ( even older than ME :shock: ) will often just assume that doctors are Gods, and sadly some Docs believe they are, so they speak and patients are just expected to "obey" = NOT ME, and I was able to advocate, and at times, intervene for m...
by CRguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2018 : In Memoriam
Replies: 17
Views: 12492

Re: 2018 : In Memoriam

This new topic, Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm. sadly, informs us of the passing of a beloved forum member.

Please let us know of any more information, and accept our sympathies for her loss.

Respectfully
CRguy
by CRguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy World Ostomy Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Happy World Ostomy Day!

WORD !

BUTT ..... Pumpkin pie or apple ???

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by CRguy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy World Ostomy Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Happy World Ostomy Day!

..... but oftentimes his is just a little a$$hole. :shock: Hope you are having an awesome weekend my friends. :D Backatcha' homie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Our Thanksgiving long wkend up here too much food and wine ... and DESSERTS !!!! what could possibly go wrong for someone with post surgica...
by CRguy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about necessity of CEA labwork
Replies: 31
Views: 1344

Re: Question about necessity of CEA labwork

I would appreciate any input. Thank you! I think you may be running into a few issues here. 1. "this is not the way we do things here" 2. "I am the doctor and this is how I do things." 3. Onco has not weighed in yet 4. Geriatric patients often get "triaged" differently...

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