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by CatzinDJ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Useful questions to ask your doctor
Replies: 0
Views: 751

Useful questions to ask your doctor

Oh Stoma Mia. The questions you posted were very helpful. I wish I saw them two years ago. I am hoping they can be pinned to the front page Questions to Ask the Doctor To learn more about follow-up care for colorectal cancer, consider asking the following questions of your health care team: What is ...
by CatzinDJ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA and infections (not cancer)
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: CEA and infections (not cancer)

Thanks again each of you! I will increase my vitamin D. I'm on vitamin b6 for the TB.
by CatzinDJ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA levels and different labs
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: CEA levels and different labs

Thank you both for the good information. I couldn't get back up to Seattle for the last test, but I will next time I am in the States.
by CatzinDJ
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA and infections (not cancer)
Replies: 5
Views: 904

CEA and infections (not cancer)

I found out recently that I have Tuberculosis. I am currently latent and won't spread it to anyone. I'm now on strong liver meds for the next 9 months to prevent the TB from becoming active. I acquired this disease living overseas, working in Africa and working with someone with active TB. (He might...
by CatzinDJ
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA levels and different labs
Replies: 3
Views: 612

CEA levels and different labs

My first CEA test was done in Thailand, and it was 4.56. The second one, done at Seattle Care Cancer Alliance, two months later was 5.8 The third one done by Quest was 2.8 in December 2016. The fourth one at SCCA was 5.9. June 2017 This month, back at Quest labs, it was 2.9. March 2017. Are the diff...
by CatzinDJ
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA level 37, is that very bad? So scared for my mom.
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: CEA level 37, is that very bad? So scared for my mom.

I"m sorry you needed to come to this board, but I can tell you the people here will give you support and direction. Scared is very normal and I'm glad you are going to advocating for your mother. Moms are special people! You haven't mentioned what state you live in. My suggestion is to ensure y...
by CatzinDJ
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA
Replies: 122
Views: 15233

Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Great news! I've been thinking about Beanmama and praying for her. Beansmama...keep on cussing! Keep the spirit up! I am thrilled that you are eating and standing! Your liver is working and Larry is gone, gone, gone! Thank you Lord!
by CatzinDJ
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3904

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

WooHoo! Great news. Goodbye Larry!

I am very happy for you. Congratulations!
by CatzinDJ
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BeansMama - I'm still kicking (butt that is)
Replies: 20
Views: 3595

Re: BeansMama - I'm still kicking (butt that is)

I'm so glad you posted. I am upset for you about insurance. I'm glad others have given you better information.

Take care of your Bean. It's no wonder that she is stressed out. I'm glad she is going to a counselor. Our children bear so much stress.

Have a great vacation.
by CatzinDJ
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BeansMama, thinking of you . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: BeansMama, thinking of you . . .

Beansmama, you've been in my thoughts, I hope you are okay.
by CatzinDJ
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Wife Passed Away Today
Replies: 29
Views: 5194

Re: My Wife Passed Away Today

I am sorry to hear of her passing. This is a horrible disease. I'm glad you were there to give her comfort.
by CatzinDJ
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Likely reactive- Shouldn't I be concerned?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Likely reactive- Shouldn't I be concerned?

Thank you! I am so glad to see what you two wrote- and it fits the scenario. I had an amoeba and salmonella a few weeks prior. I was probably trying to fight off an infection! Thank you for your replies!
by CatzinDJ
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Likely reactive- Shouldn't I be concerned?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Likely reactive- Shouldn't I be concerned?

This is what the CT scan. I'm told to come back in one year for another exam, but doesn't this mean something? I am reacting to the "Likely reactive comments". Abdominal Lymph Nodes and Retroperitoneum: No enlarged abdominal or pelvic lymph nodes. A few scattered prominent mesenteric lymph...
by CatzinDJ
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

A sore bottom- diaper rash med recommendation?

My bottom is sore almost like before surgery last year. I recently had a colonoscopy and a CT scan- so no obvious problem. (CEA is not in the normal range but it isn't too high either.) Is there any ointment that you recommend? I'm using butt paste now. I am still going to the restroom 6-8 times a d...
by CatzinDJ
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cea question
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Re: Cea question- MCK70

Did you get a second opinion for other oncologist?

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