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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: 761

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: 471

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: 835

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: 835

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: 835

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: 1822

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: 916

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: 833

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: 1160

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: 44
Views: 4900

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: 4360

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: 242067

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: 1951

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: 8937

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: 1055

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.

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