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by Beckster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2- no follow up care???
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: Stage 2- no follow up care???

Saw the surgeon today. Again he used the words" you are considered cured". I said as I understood it stage 2 colon cancer can be kind of iffy. We brought up an appointment with an oncologist. He said he felt it wasn't necessary because my husband did not need any follow up, however I said...
by Beckster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questionable submucosal cecal mass
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Questionable submucosal cecal mass

Beckster, where in NJ are you? Who did your surgery? Southern NJ.....Dr Stephen McClane at Cooper University, head of colon rectal surgery and co director of MD Anderson, performed my surgery. He is a rock star! Had my surgery at 8:00am on a Friday and was discharged by 6:00am on Sunday. Went home ...
by Beckster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pizza
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: Pizza

I eat pizza once a week.... no problem! 2 weeks after surgery, I was at a restaurant drinking a martini and eating a burger and fries. Did you have a Right Hemi (ascending colon) or just cecum removed I had a right hemi, which includes the ascending colon, cecum, and appendix. The cecum is part of ...
by Beckster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pizza
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: Pizza

I eat pizza once a week.... no problem! 2 weeks after surgery, I was at a restaurant drinking a martini and eating a burger and fries.
by Beckster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questionable submucosal cecal mass
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Questionable submucosal cecal mass

Beckster, where in NJ are you? Who did your surgery? Southern NJ.....Dr Stephen McClane at Cooper University, head of colon rectal surgery and co director of MD Anderson, performed my surgery. He is a rock star! Had my surgery at 8:00am on a Friday and was discharged by 6:00am on Sunday. Went home ...
by Beckster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questionable submucosal cecal mass
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Questionable submucosal cecal mass

I had a right hemi in November 2016. No problem with recovery. It is over 1 1/2 years and I feel like I never had surgery. Just make sure, if you decide to have surgery, that you go to a board certified colon rectal surgeon. It makes a difference.
by Beckster
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Exercise after right hemicolectomy?
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Exercise after right hemicolectomy?

I am also in NJ facing a right hemicolectomy. What part of NJ do you live in? Who performed your surgery? Southern NJ.....Dr Stephen McClane at Cooper University, head of colon rectal surgery and co director of MD Anderson, performed my surgery. He is a rock star! Had my surgery at 8:00 on a Friday...
by Beckster
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2- no follow up care???
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: Stage 2- no follow up care???

A surgeon is not an oncologist and should not make that call. There are 3 types of stage 2 colon cancer: 2A, 2B and 2C. Which one does he have? In addition, how many lymph nodes were removed, was there obstruction or perforation, LVI or PNI, Grade of tumor, T4 tumor? All of this should be on the pat...
by Beckster
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hand and foot syndrome
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Hand and foot syndrome

I had horrible hand/foot syndrome. The only way I got relief was when my oncologist adjusted my dosage. I went from 3000mg for 14 days to 3000mg for 12 days. It really helped. I still had it,but it was doable.

Beckster
by Beckster
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II

Hi All, Wanted to ask for advice with nausea. I am finishing my third cycle of Xeloda at 3500mg per day and the nausea is 24/7. I can deal with the hand/foot and exhaustion, but the constant feeling in my throat and mouth is awful. I am basically staying in bed most of the day. I have tried ginger ...
by Beckster
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 414
Views: 36382

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

teacher2017 wrote:More good news! Bloodwork looks good too. Waiting on cea level. But I’m relieved. Now a scan on Aug4th.


Great news! I knew you could do it!!!
by Beckster
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Any new updates? Lee Hi Lee, Sorry I just saw your comment. For some reason, I didn't get a notification for the reply to my post. Anyhow, my brother is home and is trying to fully recover from his surgery. The follow up check up with his doctor is on Saturday and possible that they will discuss th...
by Beckster
Wed May 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan scheduled
Replies: 39
Views: 2378

Re: Scan scheduled

Just to add one more... I have my 6 month scan scheduled in 2 weeks! Starting to get anxious. I get my blood work done the day before, so I will have my results before knowing the results from the scan. CEA levels make me more anxious than the scans! I keep counting down my scans .... starting year ...
by Beckster
Mon May 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II

I had a bad case of HFS. It was so painful to touch and walk. I wore cotton gloves to protect my hands and soft wool socks on my feet. Lotions did nothing for my HFS & in fact made my feet feel hotter. Everyone experiences chemo differently. My HFS (neuropathy - dr's words) took 3 years to go a...

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