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by Beccaschocked
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung recurrence update- good news
Replies: 29
Views: 8063

Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Just wanted to update, I had another clean scan yesterday!

2.5 years out from lung recurrence and lobectomy
4.5 from chemo
4 from colon and liver resection
5+ from stage IV diagnosis enormous mets to liver & nodes
by Beccaschocked
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My hair is falling out.
Replies: 30
Views: 4852

Re: My hair is falling out.

I was a bob gal from the start because I have such fine hair. So as soon as it started to thin I went to a pixie. It was a good move for me, I lost most of my hair! Looking back, it was really emotional, but it has grown back and I have pictures to remind me of the battle.
by Beccaschocked
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung recurrence update- good news
Replies: 29
Views: 8063

Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Just a short update for those facing stage IV diagnosis and/or lung metastasis. I’m still NED after two years from my lung recurrence and 4.5 from my initial diagnosis.

Thanks to those who continue to be an inspiration in this fight.
by Beccaschocked
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Totally in Shock Stage 2 to Stage 4 in 9 Months
Replies: 25
Views: 5159

Re: Totally in Shock Stage 2 to Stage 4 in 9 Months

I’m so sorry to hear you’re facing this diagnosis. As a stage IV survivor (mets to liver then recurrence to lungs) I wanted to tell you there are a lot of us out there, and there is a lot of hope to be had. When I was diagnosed my tumors were HUGE and the outlook was bleak, but chemo worked well and...
by Beccaschocked
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Thinking of you AmyG
Replies: 26
Views: 3356

Re: Thinking of you AmyG

Amy, First off, congratulations! I was diagnosed with stage 4, mets to my liver, when my daughter was just weeks old. Those new born cuddles were the very best medicine! I know someone mentioned it previously, but we used breastmilk banks and I am forever grateful for them. It was a small condolence...
by Beccaschocked
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: THC RSO
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: THC RSO

Nate, So Sorry it took me a bit to respond. I used RSO to help with my side effects during chemo. It helps emensily! When I had my lung recurrence we didn’t do chemo, and I used theaputic doses both as pain management and In hopes of reading any microscopic cancer. My lobectomy put me back to NED, s...
by Beccaschocked
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: THC RSO
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: THC RSO

I took RSO before and following my most recent bout with cancer. It certainly helped with pain management. I was able to manage pain 100% with the oil. That said, I can’t really speak for how it works on fighting cancer as the surgery alone was with “curable intent”. I certainly wouldn’t rely on it ...
by Beccaschocked
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung recurrence update- good news
Replies: 29
Views: 8063

Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

I wanted to update this thread for anyone else facing lung metastisis. I just got my 6 month scan results back and all is clear. This puts me one year out from my lobectomy and three years out from any chemo.

Needless to say, I am feeling incredibly greatful.
by Beccaschocked
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung recurrence update- good news
Replies: 29
Views: 8063

Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Hi Beccashocked, I'm new to this board - looks like I'll need a lobectomy for a central left lower lobe nodule. Which lobe did you have removed if I may ask? I've heard that lower lobe resections may have more impact on lung function than upper lobectomy because of greater oxygen transfer in lower ...
by Beccaschocked
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung recurrence update- good news
Replies: 29
Views: 8063

Lung recurrence update- good news

I know there are several people on this board who are actively dealing with “lung thingies” or have in the past, so I figured I’d share my experience. I had a single lung met removed via lobectomy, a piece of cake surgery in comparison with my colon/liver resection. My doctors agreed to forgo chemo ...
by Beccaschocked
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT Grilling chicken
Replies: 37
Views: 9545

Re: OT Grilling chicken

I don’t even eat meat, but this post made me so darn happy. Love hearing about the bits of normalcy among all of this cancer madness. As they say, life goes on.

Oh and I’ll be putting some of these tips to the test when i grill for my family tonight!
by Beccaschocked
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety, here we go again.
Replies: 11
Views: 2672

Re: Scanxiety, here we go again.

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss and the hard week. I know a looming scan can heighten all of those feelings.

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way! Let us know how it goes.
by Beccaschocked
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Howdy

Welcome and congrats on the good scan!
by Beccaschocked
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: [Update: Lung met confirmed] PET scan not good :(. Anybody's surgeon was able to find a 8mm lung nodule via VATS?
Replies: 28
Views: 11558

Re: PET scan not good :(. Anybody's surgeon was able to find a 8mm lung nodule via VATS?

We watched mine for nearly two years before it began to grow as it was unaffected by chemo and stable size. During that time there was no visible spread or progression. Unfortunately mine was in a more precarious spot and when it did begin to grow I had to have lobectomy to remove the little bugger....
by Beccaschocked
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 years NED after stage IV
Replies: 23
Views: 8704

Re: 6 years NED after stage IV

Congrats and thank you so much for sharing. It is always so encouraging to hear from long time survivors!

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