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by benben
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Made it almost 2 years, now it’s back. Any MD Anderson advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: Made it almost 2 years, now it’s back. Any MD Anderson advice?

I haven’t been here in a while? Tdubz, I just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear about this. I was just recently wondering about you, as I recalled the elevated liver enzymes awhile ago. You know our diagnosis and treatments were just a week or two apart. I hope they can get the tumor out and that you...
by benben
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

I'll toast to that!

May 2019 bring, above all, good health!
by benben
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 160
Views: 57831

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Nice contributions everyone! peanut...you have such a great view, hazy or not! I fully agree. That's one incredible view to be able to take in daily! Also that vast hedge makes my arms sore from the thought of all the trimming. Hah! Here are some pics around the Tri-Cities. I have to admit that none...
by benben
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Removed - 1.5 years later.
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Port Removed - 1.5 years later.

Congratulations! You've been "deported"! :D Now go and enjoy your life! Will do. I try to treasure each passing moment :). A little less you'll be packing on you next hike benben. :) Could use a couple of pics of the Tri-Cities area or the Great Columbia Gorge over on the Pics Thread to s...
by benben
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Removed - 1.5 years later.
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Port Removed - 1.5 years later.

Just finished my port removal surgery a few hours ago. :) Piece of cake in comparison to all the other surgeries/procedures. Took all of 20 minutes or so once the Doc got all situated. Being in 1.5 years, my body had really locked it in place. So gave the Doc a little more work than the norm. Stitch...
by benben
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 2215

Re: Almost 6 years

Hi All 6 years ago I purchased a new house. As part of that purchase my wife insisted I get the persistent bleeding that the doctors kept telling me was due to a myriad of reasons that had me doing tests for 6 months. I was able to get a colonoscopy, woke up to find out I had cancer, did a ct scan,...
by benben
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?
Replies: 26
Views: 7219

Re: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?

Thank you Lord! My lowest recorded CEA level - Ever! 1.5! Previous lowest was right after surgery with 1.7. So good today for labs, saw 2 of my favorite 3 nurses. My all time favorite drew my blood. She's a fellow cancer survivor (breast cancer). I told her about my CEA level conundrum and she told ...
by benben
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET Scan results?
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: PET Scan results?

Still in limbo basically. Mri showed a 4-5mm mass on the liver, but it only showed up on one of the slides. Onc said it’s too small to biopsy at this point so he wanted to wait for 6 weeks and do another mri to see if there have been any changes. That happens at the end of October so still have a f...
by benben
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET Scan results?
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: PET Scan results?

Hey Tdubz - how you fairing? Well, I hope.
Was wondering what became of this.

take care.
by benben
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 160
Views: 57831

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

They are fantastic and once again I feel transported . Stu, you were transported across the Pacific Ocean to the High Desert area of Central Oregon, USA. A very popular area for recreation w/approx 300 days of sunshine. Parts of Central Oregon rich in fossils, lava beds from volcanic activity estim...
by benben
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Final Chemo Anniversary
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Final Chemo Anniversary

Congrats. May you take up permanent residence on NED st.
by benben
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Side effects after colon resection? ??????
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Side effects after colon resection? ??????

Hi all, On the 5th September I had my colon resection and now I have a few side effects like constipation, flatulence etc..but I have also a "sex problem" I'm suffering of a retrograde ejaculation!!.....anyone in the same condition? Tnx Dude, you're 8 days out of resection and you're even...
by benben
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy October 5th, Age 30. Freaked out.
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Colonoscopy October 5th, Age 30. Freaked out.

Hey mate, you're on the ball with the scope. And your doctors are GOOD to double check. It should be standard in my opinion. Unfortunately I was in your shoes about the same age and my docs took the other method. 3 GI docs in 7 year period told me the rectal bleeding was most likely just roids and f...
by benben
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Picture Posting Topic
Replies: 160
Views: 57831

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Finally got around to dloading images off my Note 8 from our South Sister climb - July 21/22 All images are hyperlinked - you can click and expand for full view. Coming into Lake Moraine, where we camped http://i.imgur.com/PI8jZcEl.jpg On the bank of the lake http://i.imgur.com/VAc13FQl.jpg South Si...
by benben
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?
Replies: 26
Views: 7219

Re: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?

Congrats to you on yourCEA decrease benben... that must be a big relief for you! Mine was up in the 6 range during chemo and it was back down to 2 with my first ct scan after treatment. My anxiety level waiting for results was through the roof as I understand it is for all of us through this whole ...

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