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by Basil
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1567
Views: 337022

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Good to see you’re still doing well all things considered.
by Basil
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 766
Views: 280285

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Had my two year scans this week - all clear.
by Basil
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 year scan
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: 2 year scan

Congrats. I just got the two year all clear today. Scanxiety was kicking my butt.
by Basil
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Whole rectum removed
Replies: 12
Views: 1904

Re: Whole rectum removed

My tumor was 7 cm from the AV and I lost 90% of my rectum. I did not have radiation. I’m closing in on two years NED (learned today that I am still Ned after ct and butt probing) and my bowel function is great. It’s probably 90% of what it once was but much better than when I was diagnosed.
by Basil
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Describing LAR surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Describing LAR surgery

I’m not the norm but I lost 90% of my rectum in LAR/TME and I’m basically the same as before cancer some 18 months later. Lucky, with “tight sphincter elasticity” (dr. word) and no radiation.
by Basil
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just can't let it go
Replies: 31
Views: 2792

Re: Just can't let it go

Shoooot, I researched my adenocarcinoma like a maniac. At my one year colonoscopy. They removed a couple of polyps but otherwise said I was good to go. I didn’t follow up or ask any questions and haven’t given it a second thought.
by Basil
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No chemoradiation before surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 1329

Re: No chemoradiation before surgery

I skipped radiation when it was standard of care for rectal cancer. All went well, so far. My unprofessional, biased advise is to avoid radiation if possible. It can mess you up permanently.
by Basil
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adenocarcinoma PT3,PN2
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Adenocarcinoma PT3,PN2

If it’s t3n2m0, they cure the hell out of it in most cases. Gone; never to return. But if you have mets (m1 or above) it’s a much harder fight.
by Basil
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To share my “ghost” story
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: To share my “ghost” story

Good luck fellow ghost-want-to-be.
by Basil
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To share my “ghost” story
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: To share my “ghost” story

Funny... until I recently had a problem to ask a question, I have been the same way. I have an appt with my colorectal surgeon to take a look at my bum since I have had some pains recently. Though the more I think about it, those pains have been there since a long time ago, just were frequent latel...
by Basil
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To share my “ghost” story
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

To share my “ghost” story

I want to share a brief chapter of my cancer journey as it involves this website and I suspect others will experience the same thing. I found this place shortly after my stage 3 diagnosis early last year and it gave me a ton of support and information. I kind of re-discovered (even though I was here...
by Basil
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need prayers
Replies: 30
Views: 2950

Re: Need prayers

You’re going to be all good. Been there recently. Odds are greatly in favor of, “NED, see you later.”
by Basil
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years from dx today
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: 5 years from dx today

Love to hear it! I’m in the sweet spot for recurrence and just starting to mosey up to looking at that five year goal. Looking forward to making the same post in 3.5 years (fingers crossed).
by Basil
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Good news

Congrats! Love to hear it.
by Basil
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post surgical changes. Reoccurrence?
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: Post surgical changes. Reoccurrence?

Thank you all for your replies. The surgeon didn't seem too care much about it. I asked him if this is possibly a reoccurrence, he said it could be or not. To my question if he can do a sigmoidoscopy he answered that it won't tell him anything. He said my husband looks good and he doesn't see any r...

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