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by CAGirl
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared I might have Cecum Cancer. 24 years old male.
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Scared I might have Cecum Cancer. 24 years old male.

Do a colonoscopy. Absolutely no reason not to. (BTW, I had no symptoms except anemia when I was diagnosed. Felt pretty good, in fact. Gastro had even told me likelihood of colon cancer "extremely low".) There's a good chance you're clear -- and you ARE young -- so don't be scared premature...
by CAGirl
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrence, Surgery, and Post-Surgery CEA
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Recurrence, Surgery, and Post-Surgery CEA

I can tell you I love my Oakland Kaiser oncologist -- Dr. Ashok Pai. I switched to him from another (female, same as yours, maybe?) oncologist at Kaiser who was absolutely HORRIBLE. Also, though, I think even within the same facility, they respect your decision to get a second opinion. Dr. Pai even ...
by CAGirl
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nervous: Where is My Period?
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Nervous: Where is My Period?

Thanks, All! Docs seem confident it is not indicative of recurrence or another cancer... I'll have another CEA test in a month or so, at least. My newest problem: pain in the bottom of my foot. OUCH. (Plantar fascitis?) I really don't want more medical visits right now. Can't I pretend life is back ...
by CAGirl
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nervous: Where is My Period?
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Nervous: Where is My Period?

Thank you, WarriorSpouse! Both my Oncologist and OB/GYN are saying the same. Onc said delayed hormonal response to chemo is likely. I just wonder why it was like this before diagnosis, then regular after tumor removal, now back to irregular. Coincidence? Nice to hear from others of a similar age, th...
by CAGirl
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nervous: Where is My Period?
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Nervous: Where is My Period?

Thank you both for your responses! I heard that too about Folfox but figured it would have affected me right away... not so delayed. Still no period. I wouldn't be thinking too much of it, since I am almost 47, but after my previous experience -- and having it go back to normal after surgery, I get ...
by CAGirl
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried about colonoscopy next week!
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Worried about colonoscopy next week!

Let us know how the scope goes. Only thing I can tell you is a lot of us on here were pretty asymptomatic. I had anemia but didn't feel much different than I had for years. So, anemia and Stage 3C yet no blood apparent anywhere. (In retrospect, my stools were fairly "black and tarry", thou...
by CAGirl
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nervous: Where is My Period?
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Nervous: Where is My Period?

Hi Guys (Women, mostly), Okay, so the whole reason I was diagnosed when I was (Stage 3C) was because I'd skipped a few periods, after a lifetime of very regular cycles. Both my OB/GYN and regular doc said it was "peri-menopause", but that didn't seem right to me -- neither my older sister ...
by CAGirl
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Losing the will to live
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

Re: Losing the will to live

Oh dear. This isn't a death sentence. Does she realize that? Especially since she was healthy prior to diagnosis. Although I am 30 years younger with two small children to live for, she can get through this and be on the other end of treatment, too! (Sorry -- I don't know much about MSI-high status....
by CAGirl
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgeon has me feeling horrible
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Surgeon has me feeling horrible

I also just want to add another "screw that doctor" to this thread. Had an initial consult with an oncologist who told me I had a 30% chance of being alive in five years. From this forum -- and other stories -- I picked myself up and got a second opinion and then chose yet a third doctor. ...
by CAGirl
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here needs support !
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: New Member here needs support !

SUPPORT is here! As others have said, the first couple of weeks after diagnosis are the scariest. I kept feeling like I was caught in an ocean wave and couldn't come up for air. You WILL feel better when you have a plan of action and notebooks to fill, etc. I was in your shoes a year ago. Actually, ...
by CAGirl
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection

Yep. Seems there are different theories and protocols for follow-up care, depending on doc and hospital/medical team. I'm thinking I might do an eight-month scan follow-up, so that I'll have 3 in a 2-year period. Compromise between the year and 6-month scans. That way, less radiation, but less time ...
by CAGirl
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Julie Yip Williams passed away last Monday, Mar 19th, 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3906

Re: Julie Yip Williams passed away last Monday, Mar 19th, 2018

Absolutely heartbreaking.
She was a beautiful writer and beautiful soul.
May her children always remember her, and her husband find moments of beauty and happiness in his life.
by CAGirl
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection

Hi All, Just had my CT scan and was given the "all clear" for one year. Boy, what a trying year it's been. My husband and I are cautiously celebrating. Had my resection a year ago. Stage 3C. Kinda gut-punched by the whole thing. Then, 3 months into chemo, had another scan which showed some...
by CAGirl
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 732
Views: 180252

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Thank you, NBrandt, and everyone else on this thread.

As of today's CT scan, I have qualified to comment on here, too!

1 year NED. Woo hoo! (It does count from resection date, right?)
by CAGirl
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Severe bone pain in lower leg
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Severe bone pain in lower leg

How'd it go with the onc appt today?

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