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by ocstacy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT Scan of Pelvis with Contrast
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: CT Scan of Pelvis with Contrast

It's too small to biopsy and a pet scan would not pick it up. So waiting is the only option. I hope your mom's doctor can give you piece of mind. Thank you for the reply. Yes, it is very discouraging to read those scans, then again, I have not talked to the Dr. just yet. My mom also suffers from ar...
by ocstacy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT Scan of Pelvis with Contrast
Replies: 3
Views: 279

CT Scan of Pelvis with Contrast

Hi all, I happen to come across my mom's recent Pathology report after her scan about two weeks ago post surgery. I was a little discouraged to find out some new findings. I happen to have access to her files at the hospital and the Dr. still has not gone through the results. I happen to pull them u...
by ocstacy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mental status changes
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Mental status changes

He is now 1-1/2 years since chemo and he is very forgetful and not making sense again. Its almost like a dementia or something. Liver was clear on CT. No rise in CEA. Any thoughts? It's called "Chemo Brain" as my mother's dr. says. My mom will be 78 this Wed, and yes she has been very for...
by ocstacy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm NED!
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: I'm NED!

Yes congrats!! Wish my mom was NED but she is Near No Evidence of Disease!! I wish you well wishes going forward, Merry X-mas!! :D
by ocstacy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My California LAR Story
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: My California LAR Story

After ileostomy reversal, I do notice minor differences in my bowel movements, I have them more frequently and I can be pretty gassy. One night I had the use the bathroom several times. For the most part it's fine, I would not say I have LARS. Everyones experience is different. As always feel free ...
by ocstacy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pelvic Fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Pelvic Fluid

they saw some fluid in the small pelvis.

Can anyone relate?
Can this be normal I.e. be leftover from surgery?
Happened to my mom, she had a rough recovery and had like a hernia, abscess and almost block obstruction. Scary stuff, but i guess it is very common. good luck.
by ocstacy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My dad just got diagnosed with colon cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: My dad just got diagnosed with colon cancer

Hi, I am sorry to hear about your father. This is a a great support group. I was alone in the recovery room when my mom's GI told me that she had rectal cancer, and when he told me, it was like a blur! Then, he told me that it didn't look that good and she will most likely have a bag for the rest of...
by ocstacy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My dad just got diagnosed with colon cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: My dad just got diagnosed with colon cancer

Hi, I am sorry to hear about your father. This is a a great support group. I was alone in the recovery room when my mom's GI told me that she had rectal cancer, and when he told me, it was like a blur! Then, he told me that it didn't look that good and she will most likely have a bag for the rest of...
by ocstacy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Would Appreciate Advise
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Would Appreciate Advise

I agree best to have a colonoscopy to find out the reason for the bleeding.*hugs* It was the best thing that I could ever do for myself and give me "Peace of Mind". Mom got DX last May with rectal cancer. It was a huge surprise to everyone nobody on her side of family had CA. I had to fig...
by ocstacy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can Stages go backwards post surgery?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Can Stages go backwards post surgery?

I asked my surgeon and she said that it's still 3 even though everything is 0 right now. It might make a slight difference for mop-up chemo though. I'll find out myself this Thursday. It was confirmed by mom's surgeon that is considered "Remission" even though they got all of the cancer (...
by ocstacy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can Stages go backwards post surgery?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Can Stages go backwards post surgery?

was really hoping to do xeloda for mop up chemo butt since I was originally 3C oncologist had me do the folfox,oxiplaton cocktail. Hope your mom is doing well and enjoyed turkey day Thank you! Cooked the whole entire Thanksgiving meal on my own this year with my dear husband. Took 6 hours BUTT all ...
by ocstacy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can Stages go backwards post surgery?
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Can Stages go backwards post surgery?

Silly question. Do the Stages go backward after an operation? If you started with Stage 3 and had surgery on the tumor and they got most of it, does it go back to Stage 1 or none? Please share cause I'm clueless. We see the surgeon next Monday, I guess I can ask him.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! :D
by ocstacy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Very worried - would like advice
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Very worried - would like advice

Your husband needs a colonoscopy. Funny thing about colon cancer is that you can have bleeding from other things and cancer at the same time, and be misdiagnosed because of it. I had bleeding on and off for 6 years. Agree, he needs a colonoscopy and I had to fight for it on a 2nd opinion due to my ...
by ocstacy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: What a difference a year makes!

Wow a big congrats to everything !! And of course new grandchild.Wow, cooking for 30 people, that is very impressive. I'm making my first turkey ever.. haven't decided precooked turkey or just reg turkey but only for 7 people!! Still nerveracking doing it all on my own! Well, my hubby is doing two s...

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