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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: 916

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: 730
Views: 178009

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: 1435

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: 3118

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: 752

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: 798

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: 1787

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: 5947

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.
by Basil
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety
Replies: 19
Views: 1787

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.
by Basil
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer - Standard of Care Approach or Neoadjuvant Chemo approach???
Replies: 30
Views: 2723

Re: Rectal Cancer - Standard of Care Approach or Neoadjuvant Chemo approach???

My signature tells my story. No radiation has been great for me. Just got to get through the years of waiting for a recurrence.

BTW, my bowel function has been excellent after losing 90% of my rectum. Docs attribute that to not having radiation.
by Basil
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 191
Views: 54715

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

Per the below I was dx’d t3,n1,m0. After six rounds of folfox I was t0,n0,m0 - path complete response. Only one datapoint, sure, but there may be some changes on the horizon if the data is good.
by Basil
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Control
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Control

Lotta free space in Alaska. Should be prime grounds for popping a squat in nature whenever the need may occur.
by Basil
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What's In a Name
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: What's In a Name

Awesome. Enjoy it.
by Basil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR June 20 2017 passing blood now!!
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: LAR June 20 2017 passing blood now!!

Never thought I would congratulate someone with that diagnosis, but congrats!
by Basil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tumor gone, cea level of 1
Replies: 28
Views: 1799

Re: Tumor gone, cea level of 1

If you are stage iii, chemo significantly decreases tour chance of a recurrence. I’d do it 100 out of 100 times.

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