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by BeckyH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Medicare versus Private Insurance--Advice please?
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Medicare versus Private Insurance--Advice please?

Hello Colon Friends, When I was diagnosed with cancer in January 2016 and had surgery in February 2016, it became very apparent that for the current time I would not be able to physically work as a Physical Therapist. Because this was my third major abdominal surgery plus significant low back issues...
by BeckyH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next Scan--Next Week--Makes me crazy!
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Next Scan--Next Week--Makes me crazy!

Hello Colon Friends; I had my follow up appointment and currently show NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE! My CEA was 1.2 and all the other bloodwork was normal. My CT scan was clear. Because I had noticed some blood in my stool, I also had a colonoscopy slightly ahead of schedule. It was also completely normal...
by BeckyH
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next Scan--Next Week--Makes me crazy!
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Next Scan--Next Week--Makes me crazy!

So, next week a colonoscopy has been added in. I prep on Monday and have the procedure on Tuesday. Wednesday morning I have my routine follow up CT Scan and blood work. I see the oncologist on Thursday. I have enjoyed Thanksgiving and my family. As long as I keep busy I am okay. But nights can be to...
by BeckyH
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next Scan--Next Week--Makes me crazy!
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Next Scan--Next Week--Makes me crazy!

Hello, Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Colon Club Warriors out there. Next week, on 11/29/17, I will be having my next follow up CT scan and blood work. Because my cancer was the Signet Ring Cell adenocarcinoma subtype, my oncologist has me on a schedule of every 3 months. Since my surgery wa...
by BeckyH
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 19
Views: 4616

Re: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon

Hello Colon Cancer Warriors-- 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 pr...
by BeckyH
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 19
Views: 4616

Re: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon

Hello Colon Club warriors, I had my 9 month after chemo scan in early May and there was no evidence of disease. I am due for my next scan in mid to late August. So, we are doing our best to enjoy this summer. We are currently on the way home from a family vacation in Florida. Next week, we will cele...
by BeckyH
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 19
Views: 4616

Re: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon

Hello Colon Club Warriors-- I wanted to check back in. My chemotherapy ended in August, 2016. I have had 3 scans (at 3 month intervals starting with the post chemo one) that have shown no evidence of disease. I am due for my next scan mid-May. I am hopeful for a clear scan so that I can enjoy a summ...
by BeckyH
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 19
Views: 4616

Re: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon

Hello everyone, Thank you so much for the replies and the inspiration/education. I have a few new questions to ask my Oncologist thanks to you wonderful people. I received the results of my initial CT scan this past Tuesday and there was no evidence of disease at this time. I will be scanned again i...
by BeckyH
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 19
Views: 4616

Re: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon

Ahhhh....Dori! Thank you for your reply. Tomorrow morning I will have my first 3 month follow scan appointment. I am guessing that the anxiety and terror I feel is just part of the deal. I know that every moment we live is precious and not one of us knows when our last moment will be. At the same ti...
by BeckyH
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon
Replies: 19
Views: 4616

Signet Ring Cell Cancer of the Sigmoid Colon

I was diagnosed with SRCC of the Sigmoid Colon on 1/29. I had a resection of 18 inches of colon on 2/8. After 4 weeks of healing, chemotherapy (FOLFOX) was started. 35 out of 58 lymph nodes were involved. (Stage 3C, T4a, N2b) I completed 12 rounds of chemo in August. I will receive the results of my...

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