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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: 375

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: 2295

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: 1121

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: 694

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 1076

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: 2557

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: 1202

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: 1103

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: 1587

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: 5981

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: 4795

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: 750
Views: 265733

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: 2311

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...

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