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by Shana
Thu May 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure how to feel right now
Replies: 26
Views: 2759

Re: Not sure how to feel right now

So I’m making my own statistic. I’ve decided to live. You need to decide to. Move forward. Make plans. LIVE. Best wishes, Lydia Me too from my little 11% :mrgreen: Claudia I'm jumping on your 11% wagon Claudia! Someone has to survive to make those stats and hopefully with developing treatments we w...
by Shana
Thu May 24, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2613

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Congratulations on your wonderful news!

Power of positive thinking sounds like a great motto. I hope you both have a wonderful summer and celebrate and cherish every day onward! :D
by Shana
Thu May 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy Sensitivity and Resistance Assays
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Chemotherapy Sensitivity and Resistance Assays

I started with 5-FU in March 2016. Switched to Capcetabine in August 2016 so I could go back to work. Hospitalized in October 2016 for systemic yeast infection of my port for 20 days. First normal CEA 2.3 in same month. Taken off of Chemo. CEA begins escalating in January 2017. Monitored through Ap...
by Shana
Thu May 24, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 109
Views: 10467

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Susan, I hope this unexpected break will make your trip even more enjoyable but I can understand wondering if it's "okay". Will your doctor or a nurse be contacting you abour your concerns? Hope you get some answers so you don't have to worry for nothing. Have a good day, enjoy the sunshin...
by Shana
Wed May 23, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New on the forum
Replies: 153
Views: 16253

Re: New on the forum

Hi! I am still waiting the results of CAT scan of whole body, today I got fed up and called several numbers, but nobody can tell me whether the situation is stable or not. I had the scan on the 7th of Maj :evil: But at least they scheduled my reversal for the 4th of June, I guess they will tell me ...
by Shana
Wed May 23, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Scan results not what I had hoped for ... Update with UCSF

I met with Dr. Korn at UCSF this morning. He was very reassuring and said the new CT is not a confirmed progression in his opinion but definitely a heads up and gave me a game plan. He thinks my timing is good to look ahead especially since I’m healthy otherwise and would make a good trial candidate...
by Shana
Wed May 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...

Caat55 wrote:Hoping this gorgeous spring day finds you well.
Susan


Thank you Susan, I think you must have the good weather today, it's like a day in March down here! Hope you are doing well today too!

Shana
by Shana
Wed May 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...

benben wrote:Shana,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
You're such a kind soul and solid warrior.
I hope a plan of action finds its way to you soon.

much love!


Thank you Ben! I'm hanging in there and will post the latest!

Love, Hugs and Rainbows to you
by Shana
Tue May 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 109
Views: 10467

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Great travel tips, OSM! For anyone who has future travel plans I would also recommend applying for TSA precheck. The cost is reasonable and valid for 5 years, my credit card reimbursed the cost to me. It made security a breeze, no scanner... no additional questions or screening... just the metal det...
by Shana
Sat May 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...

Sorry you're going through this Shana. Have you had genetic testing done? It may help you out with narrowing the scope of which trials you want to look at. I think it usually takes a couple of weeks, so you might want to ask your onc about it. Hi Phuong and thank you! I had the UCSF 500 genetic tes...
by Shana
Thu May 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 401
Views: 33938

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Amen to all of that!

Glad to know that you are doing so well and continue to stay NED!

Shana
by Shana
Thu May 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...

Shana, I am very sorry you got this news. Strength in mind and body have to count for something. Your posts of support mean a lot to all of us. Hope me can do the same for you. American Cancer Society got us inexpensive rooms when we went in for doctor's appointments as the traffic makes it so hard...
by Shana
Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...

I'm sorry the result isn't what you had hoped for, but when there's life there's hope!! next result will be better, fingers crossed for you! Thank you lovelife! I agree, hope is always there! I have an appointment at UCSF next Wednesday with the same oncologist I saw last year to review my current ...
by Shana
Wed May 16, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Scan results not what I had hoped for ...

DarknessEmbraced wrote:I'm sorry it wasn't better news and hope your chemo shrinks your tumors!*hugs*


Thank you DE! I'm hoping for shrinkage and appreciate the hugs :)

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