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by TXLiz
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: dodged one
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: dodged one

Happy for you that you dodged that bullet.

I do not understand why they push cancer patients and survivors to accept less screenings, tests, etc. My doc said colonoscopy every 3 years and I am totally not comfortable with that at all.

You do have to push like a crazy person.
by TXLiz
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm new here
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: I'm new here

I'm going to disagree with the others & say demand a colonoscopy. It may very well not be cancer, but you want to be absolutely certain. Bright red blood just means it's from lower in the intestinal track, black means further up. Def get a colonoscopy. At your young age few docs will think it's...
by TXLiz
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm new here
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: I'm new here

Hey Sparkle. Of course I am no doctor, and anything is possible, but...I had a huge tumor completely blocking my bowels and felt no abdominal pain. I just started vomiting. I know your mind will be full of worst case scenarios, but try to not go to the bad place-cancer- until you have to. There's lo...
by TXLiz
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal 2 weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Reversal 2 weeks

Good for you! Every little bit of life you get to experience again has to feel great and like a victory.

May each day get better and better.
by TXLiz
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My post chemo CT- looks scary, doc says I am ok
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: My post chemo CT- looks scary, doc says I am ok

"This is a initial postoperative study and will serve as a baseline for subsequent follow-up. There are postoperative changes related to right hemicolectomy and ileocolic anastomosis. At the current time no metastatic disease is evident. There is mild stranding identified close to the site of i...
by TXLiz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: newly diagnosed newbie
Replies: 67
Views: 1996

Re: newly diagnosed newbie

You might want to look at Steve Job's cancer journey. He had a different type of cancer and I believe it was more advanced, but he also tried a natural and food based treatment. His natural and food based treatment failed, and he sought out conventional treatments. By then, it was too late. You coul...
by TXLiz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My post chemo CT- looks scary, doc says I am ok
Replies: 5
Views: 389

My post chemo CT- looks scary, doc says I am ok

Got my first scan after chemo. Wasn't too worried until the night before. Onc said I am currently NED, but the CT report seems scary. If you have any insight please chime in. Thank you all again for your kindness and expertise. I'd be lost without it. "FULL RESULT: Examination: CT CHEST ABDOMEN...
by TXLiz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had my CT scan @ MD Anderson today
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Had my CT scan @ MD Anderson today

Basil wrote:How did the scan go?

I spend a good deal of time at MDAnderson. Funny to think I way have seen some of you there.


If you saw a woman sobbing uncontrollably behind a potted plant near Starbucks...that was me.

Jk. I always lock myself in a bathroom stall during my breakdowns...:/
by TXLiz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1 year stage Stage IV
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: 1 year stage Stage IV

Happy for you and your Mom!
by TXLiz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back on the panic train!-UPDATE
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: Back on the panic train!

I feel you. My onc said changes that persist are worrisome...a change that lasts 2 weeks or more, also.

Hope it's nothing.
by TXLiz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 10 years ago today
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: 10 years ago today

Thank you for your positivity!
by TXLiz
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 22
Views: 1003

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

My husband smokes cigarettes constantly and has had lung nodules for years. His are harmless right now, but they watch them. He's never had a cancer dx.

Yours could very well like his! Praying for you.
by TXLiz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: newly diagnosed newbie
Replies: 67
Views: 1996

Re: newly diagnosed newbie

As an add on, I received chemo in my area and drive to Houston for a second opinion, etc. Genetic testing was not available in my city. I had to go to Houston for that. I had to get 2 separate referrals and authorizations from my insurance company. The insurance company "should" pay for th...
by TXLiz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling scared about urgent pet scan
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: Feeling scared about urgent pet scan

I am so sorry Sammer. That utterly stinks. I wish I had good advice or some knowledge but I don't. All I know is I am sorry for this happening to you and I hope you get the best possible treatment and results. I hate that damn pump also. I was in chemo one day and was wondering how I could be rid of...
by TXLiz
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: newly diagnosed newbie
Replies: 67
Views: 1996

Re: newly diagnosed newbie

I just had my blood drawn for genetic testing at my first post chemo follow up. I met with a geneticist and she explained the process and possible results. I get seen at a major cancer center (MD Anderson) and they recommended the testing time frame. I saw them in Oct before my chemo started and the...

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