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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: 7
Views: 404

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: 7
Views: 404

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: 18
Views: 641

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: 669

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: 542

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: 922

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...
by Basil
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update from Rikimaroo
Replies: 40
Views: 3632

Re: Update from Rikimaroo

Congrats on the negative biopsy and good luck getting your butt working again!
by Basil
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does anyone have a little drinky drink during chemo?
Replies: 16
Views: 4231

Re: Does anyone have a little drinky drink during chemo?

I drink too much and drank too much during chemo. It’s not a good thing but my liver and blood were always good. Year out and cancer free with normal liver function. This is not a suggestion, of course, but don’t get bent about having a couple of cocktails.
by Basil
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 737
Views: 237747

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

I had my one year ct and colonoscopy this week and learned my results this morning. All clear. Scope, ct and blood all great. One down, four to go.
by Basil
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's baaaaaaack!
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: It's baaaaaaack!

My oncological surgeon's office called me today. They're going to do 4-6 rounds of chemo, then surgery, then more chemo after that. For my last liver met, they did it via robotic surgery and I was home in 2 days. This time, they'll take about 1/3rd of my liver. He said he will actually remove my li...
by Basil
Sun May 27, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan scheduled
Replies: 45
Views: 8741

Re: Scan scheduled

I logged in after a break because my one year scans are coming up in a couple of weeks. Starting to get that scanxiety. Hope the MRI confirms what you docs believe!
by Basil
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help dealing with Health Anxiety/Panic
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Help dealing with Health Anxiety/Panic

This may seem obvious but I rely on Xanax. Never taken it before being diagnosed but I've had a couple of panic attacks in the last year and sometimes feel one coming on. The Xanax does the trick. I also take it before going into MDA for surveillance appointments.
by Basil
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is the Chemo Working?
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Is the Chemo Working?

My onc told me side effects have no correlation to the effectiveness of the chemo.

I did have greatly improved bowel function at about round three. As I hadn’t had surgery yet, my onc said that was a great sign. It was.
by Basil
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety
Replies: 19
Views: 3570

Re: Scanxiety

Before cancer (2017 dx) I had never taken an anti anxiety med before. For scanxiety or other random cancer issues, I lean on Xanax. It works, at least for me. Only issue is it makes me really tired about three hours later. I have Ativan left over from all the anti nausea drugs I got last year. I ne...
by Basil
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal is Over
Replies: 67
Views: 10504

Re: Reversal is Over

To those facing (should be IMO looking forward to) surgery - I was reversed last September. Bowel function is great. No issues day-to-day. Live, work and play without any concern about bathrooms. A lot of folks turn out well.

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