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by teacher2017
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Stu, you're about the nicest person I've run in to online. :D I've made an executive decision that after all of this is over (chemo, resection, mop up) and I'm declared cancer free... we're going to Florida to visit my father in law and his wife in their new home. We're going to make it an epic roa...
by teacher2017
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

So on Saturday it will be a year since I did my last chemo. I feel like I should do something like scream off a mountain or mourn my former self. I have not come to terms with death- I don’t care what the disgusting stats are (14% survival rate for 5 yrs). I refuse to think this is my end. I’m six m...
by teacher2017
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

hopie wrote:AMAZING! I'm really happy for you!! Let the count down for "de-portation" begin! :)


Omg! When is that???? I want it out! Oh to feel completely normal-it May never happen....but to have the port out for a long time would be great! Stage 4 makes it very iffy.
by teacher2017
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Update- CEA is 1.1!!! Scan is clear!!!!! Woohoo!
by teacher2017
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

hopie wrote:We haven't talked before, dear Lydia, but this thread helped me a lot when I first found out about mom's disease. Just wanted to check in and say I hope all is well!


Thank you!!! Yes!!!! Just got a clear scan! Woohoo!
by teacher2017
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Scan on Saturday plus blood work. I’ll have the blood work results on Saturday. The onc tells me the results on Tuesday. I could use all prayers, lucky charms, positive thoughts, good juju, whatever. Thanks in advance! Scanxiety is real! Hey teacher2017! It has been a long time since we talked...I ...
by teacher2017
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Milk Tea wrote:Hi Teacher 2017,
Yes, I hate scan time. We are all in this together. You are in my prayers. Sending you best luck. By the way, our kids are about the same age. My two boys are 10 and 14.



Hi Milk Tea-
Just saw your signature. Curious- why are you on maintenance if you had all tumors out???

Lydia
by teacher2017
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Scan on Saturday plus blood work. I’ll have the blood work results on Saturday. The onc tells me the results on Tuesday. I could use all prayers, lucky charms, positive thoughts, good juju, whatever. Thanks in advance! Scanxiety is real!
by teacher2017
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Sooooooo- I went to the general dr the other day for a check up and mainly because my last one will not take my insurance anymore. I tell her my story and I cry. I was stage 3c and it went to my liver. Had it resectioned - now NED. She says “well at least you aren’t stage 4!!!” I was in shock! Wtf? ...
by teacher2017
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another NED question: PUMP v. NO PUMP?
Replies: 32
Views: 1707

Re: Another NED question: PUMP v. NO PUMP?

I have been visiting this forum for about two years now. From what I have noticed, without paying all that much attention because we did not expect to be at this place in time with a recurrence and considering a pump, the majority of people here with Stage IV who have been NED for over five years h...
by teacher2017
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another NED question: PUMP v. NO PUMP?
Replies: 32
Views: 1707

Re: Another NED question: PUMP v. NO PUMP?

I have been visiting this forum for about two years now. From what I have noticed, without paying all that much attention because we did not expect to be at this place in time with a recurrence and considering a pump, the majority of people here with Stage IV who have been NED for over five years h...
by teacher2017
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage 4 long term survivors/cured ?
Replies: 26
Views: 8050

Re: Any Stage 4 long term survivors/cured ?

Irishduffy wrote:Today’s my 20 year anniversary of my diagnosis at age 31 with stage 4 rectal cancer with a met to liver. I’ve been NED since surgery.



Holy moly!!! How wonderful! I was dxed with stage 4 with one stinking liver met in Sept. had it removed and am still scared too death. Thank you for the hope!!!!
by teacher2017
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Here
Replies: 21
Views: 1629

Re: New Here

My dad had successful surgery today to remove the tumor they said it was isolated to one area in the colon. He may need some mop up chemo to remove anything left behind but Drs said it couldn’t of went any better. Thanks everyone. Great news. But be leery. Pathology may be a surprise. CT scans are ...
by teacher2017
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I guess it could be. But it is often under the rib. I’m hoping it’s only healing...
by teacher2017
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 529
Views: 122445

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

So I know I should relish the fact that I am NED at the moment but yesterday was worrisome. I had some sharp pains in my liver like a spasm. Is it normal? Today I’m fine. Nothing- no episodes. Makes me crazy. Thinking about getting some concert tickets. For the summer and I catch myself. That may be...

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