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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: 492
Views: 110804

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...
by teacher2017
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 32
Views: 3506

Re: Hello please help.

I’m sorry I must be missing something. You regret getting the surgery? What? You are so lucky to be stage 1!!!! Some of us ran to surgery and had it in our lymph’s and later spread! Stop complaining. You have no idea how fortunate you are. I WISH to all that’s holy I had stage 1 and ulcers. Good luc...
by teacher2017
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly Diagnosed - Broken
Replies: 17
Views: 2424

Re: Newly Diagnosed - Broken

Hi there- I was you last September and just as devastated. I want to share with you what works for me- please please know that stats are old! They are at least five years old and include the old, those who refused chemo, those who died of other things and all different stage 4s! Please stay off the ...
by teacher2017
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 32
Views: 3506

Re: Hello please help.

Hi- So sorry you are going through this. But you are youngg and need to remove this before it spreads and then you will have little options. As for having no money, well, hospital’s handle this all the time. Talk to them. You needed chemo. Stopping was not smart. Educate yourself on your medical opt...
by teacher2017
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No longer NED - DEVASTATED
Replies: 37
Views: 4161

Re: No longer NED - DEVASTATED

Hi there- so sorry to hear this. This really worries me for myself but I want to reiterate something. I was told after my liver resection that there was no clear benefit to chemo afterwards. When you only have one met, they hope that it is over after that one met. It’s a crap shoot really. Yes I’d c...
by teacher2017
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer at 42. Looking for hope and inspiration.
Replies: 27
Views: 4789

Re: Newly diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer at 42. Looking for hope and inspiration.

I have to add here. I am the person who was panicked in Sept 2017 at stage 3c and wrote the “Positivity needed” post. I later had a liver met and had a resection. I am currently NED. I have read it all. And one thing that’s helped me is knowing that these stats are old. They encompass the old, those...
by teacher2017
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 492
Views: 110804

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Clear!!! All clear!!!! BOOYAH!!!! Woop! Woop!
by teacher2017
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 492
Views: 110804

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Ok folks- Scan on Dec. 1 and results on Dec. 4. The scan fear is real. I feel fine but get some aches and pains by the liver and back and sometimes lower. Not sure what it is but of course, I’m making myself nuts. Praying I’m NED. Thoughts have made me crazed- worrying I’ll need more surgery or folf...
by teacher2017
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3 to 4
Replies: 23
Views: 3170

Re: Stage 3 to 4

So glad you decided you were going to fight this with all you’ve got! I went from stage 3 to 4, four months after chemo stopped. Boy was I pissed off! Devastated everything!!!! I had one liver met removed. It was u fee 2cm which means it was early. I was lucky to be operable. It was laproscopic and ...
by teacher2017
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: STAGE IV NED 6 1/2 years and 10 years out from dx
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: STAGE IV NED 6 1/2 years and 10 years out from dx

Thank you for this! All of it! I just had a liver resection in a met which was written up to be two small ones (looked like a dumbbell). I really hope those stats are correct and this Is oliometastatic disease.

Congrats! And enjoy life!
by teacher2017
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling good. So why am I worried?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Feeling good. So why am I worried?

What gets me through is that I remind myself that I don’t have to go to these appts. I can choose to not go. I go to save my life - to extend it. But I still have a choice. I choose to walk in to get a scan. That I have control over. Hang in there.
by teacher2017
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 492
Views: 110804

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I can only hope that one day i will do it. I think it’s rare that stage 4 peeps remove them.

On a different note, has anyone taken milk thistle after resection? And is having some annoying pain there normal? Like soreness? Just worried when there is any bit of pain anywhere...
by teacher2017
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us
Replies: 46
Views: 5172

Re: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us

Hi all, I am new here as of today and this is my first post. I was just diagnosed with stage 4 CRC on 10/5. I am a 40 year old male. I went for a colonoscopy due to stomach issues and woke up from that procedure with my wife standing over me crying her eyes out and being told i had to go straight t...
by teacher2017
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 492
Views: 110804

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Stage 4 question- will I die with this stupid port in my body? Will it ever come out? Do any stage 4s ever have it removed? I’d imagine I’d be devastated to have to have it put in again... I hate it so much!!!!
by teacher2017
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hi, I'm new to the club
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Hi, I'm new to the club

I’m sorry you are here too. Oncologists aren’t usually very warm and fuzzy. They fear telling. You the wrong thing. They stick to facts. My best advice to you is look for positive stories. Don’t giggle stats- they are old and include the old. Everyone is different. Chemo can shrink tumors so have so...

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