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by benben
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung Cryoablation
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Lung Cryoablation

Yep, did a small resection on the liver and that went great. Probably one of the easiest surgeries I’ve had. Then on the follow up for that surgery they found a spot in my lungs had grown to 4mm. Still too tiny to do anything about so we waited 3 months and scanned again. This time it had grown to ...
by benben
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung Cryoablation
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Lung Cryoablation

Hi Tdubz. Good to see you!

I can't provide any lung cryo info - sorry.
So I take it you got the liver situation sussed out? Last I recall you had what appeared to be recurrence near the gallbladder?

I hope everything goes well for you.
by benben
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 year scan
Replies: 17
Views: 2218

Re: 2 year scan

Awesome!! Congratulations!! Thank you! Yahoooo! Congratulations- that’s great news. I’m waiting on my 2 year scan results, and know that anxiety you describe :roll: Happy for ya! Koreysue Thanks KS Congrats! This is awesome!!! Scanxiety is so real!!!! I just got my results back yesterday at the onc...
by benben
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nine Year Anniversary
Replies: 13
Views: 1700

Re: Nine Year Anniversary

Huge congratulations to you!

Thank you for posting. It is good inspiration for folks to hear these stories.
by benben
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news (and diarrhea) from scan
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Good news (and diarrhea) from scan

Hey all! Had my 2 year scan today. My appointment for results was suppose to be Thursday, so I knew the wait would be rough. However, they called me today! When I saw that number I about fell over- assuming the worst. But it was good news. Normal scans, normal CEA! Just thought I’d hop on here to s...
by benben
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 year scan
Replies: 17
Views: 2218

2 year scan

Hi all. Yesterday I had my 2 year CT-Scan. I had very heavy scanxiety given it'd been a year since the last scan. My CEA levels have been hovering 2.5-2.8. I've had some mild abdominal discomfort from time to time. Overall, my energy levels and overall health seemed pretty good. Long story short the...
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: 1932

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: 957

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: 165
Views: 64976

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: 1171

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: 1171

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: 3078

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: 7947

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: 1857

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: 1857

Re: PET Scan results?

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

take care.

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