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by benben
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 208
Views: 36888

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: 485

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: 485

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: 1221

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: 6550

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: 1200

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: 1200

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: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 208
Views: 36888

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: 785

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: 562

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: 1599

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: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 208
Views: 36888

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: 6550

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 ...
by benben
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1350
Views: 243377

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Mike, what they are probably doing is comparing your photo to all of the other profile photos on Facebook to make sure it doesn’t match any other ones. The way you have it set up is also the way that most hackers do and phishing attempts are done. People will create a duplicate profile of someone e...
by benben
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?
Replies: 26
Views: 6550

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

Well I Did a laundry list of things differently these past 30 days. I don't know if any of them contributed to the sharp decrease in CEA or it's just part of the normal fluctuation, but I shed 2 points from 4.6 to 2.6. This is the lowest reading in over 1 year for me. AST was back down to normal ran...

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