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by heiders33
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver spot - abnormal PET
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Liver spot - abnormal PET

I keep feeling little twinges in the general area of my liver, and I’m not sure if they’re real or if I’m just imagining things! I’m kind of on pins and needles until I can meet with my oncologist and surgeon on Monday. Also I think I will get a second opinion at MSK.
by heiders33
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 439
Views: 41733

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I haven’t met with my doctor yet, he is out of the country. I see both him and the liver surgeon on Monday. After the CT scan he said that it was concerning because the spot wasn’t there a year ago. He also said it could be removed surgically if needed. He also said at the time it could be benign be...
by heiders33
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 439
Views: 41733

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I am in your exact same shoes. Mine is probably cancer and I'll have to have it surgically removed. I know it feels like you can't catch a break, but you don't know for sure if it's cancer yet, and it's better to know now than later. It's frustrating, right, since we just ended treatment recently. G...
by heiders33
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1152
Views: 98095

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I showered with my wound uncovered. It helped clean the area and actually felt pretty good.
by heiders33
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Replies: 29
Views: 883

Re: Stage 4 Colon Cancer

Thank you, Stu! I’ll let you know how it goes.
by heiders33
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver spot - abnormal PET
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Liver spot - abnormal PET

I found out this morning that my liver spot lit up on the PET scan, so I’m scheduled to meet with a surgeon specializing in surgical oncology next Friday. I’m assuming the next thing is a biopsy to confirm. This is disappointing and feels never ending, but I’m just going to research my options and d...
by heiders33
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Replies: 29
Views: 883

Re: Stage 4 Colon Cancer

This is good to read because I am facing a possible liver resection. I have a 1 cm liver spot that came back abnormal on my PET scan. Looking for encouraging stories anywhere I can!
by heiders33
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1152
Views: 98095

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Anyone have a rough idea as to how long it took for the hole to close up? If I recall correctly, it took me about four weeks for the hole to close up completely. Now I have a dent in abomen that looks a little ridiculous, but I think that's due to where the ileostomy was located. For those that acq...
by heiders33
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive Quality Life after LAR
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Positive Quality Life after LAP

I went through it all - chemo, radiation, LAR - and now that I am on the other side I am very happy with my QOL. During and after radiation, I was running to the bathroom a lot like you are, but a year later that is no longer the case. Yes, I do go to the bathroom more than I used to before all this...
by heiders33
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

I always sneezed a lot the day of the infusion, and I read somewhere to take Benadryl, which took care of it and also helped me sleep. The sneezing is most likely a mild allergic reaction to the drug. I also belched a lot during chemo, and after the first couple days when the steroids wore off my ap...
by heiders33
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hormone Replacement Therapy
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Hormone Replacement Therapy

I have been taking Estradiol Noreth (Activella) since April 2018. My gynecologist prescribed it and said it is very low risk for causing cancer. She said "all studies prove that estrogen replacement doesn't cause breast cancer." It is a very low dose and is even less estrogen than the body...
by heiders33
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1152
Views: 98095

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Congrats, Mike! And way to go on the walking. That will get things going faster than anything. Sorry about the heavy anesthetic.
by heiders33
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what happens after chemo?
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: what happens after chemo?

My follow up is basically the same as benben’s. Blood draw every three months and CT scans every 6 months, for two years. Had my first CT scan three months after treatment ended. It found a liver spot so I’m having a PET done on August 1. I’m supposed to have a colonoscopy done once a year for five ...
by heiders33
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: lung nodules
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: lung nodules

I hope someone else can chime in to help; I can only say that I’ve read of plenty of survivors who have had lung nodules. I just want to add that my doctor never once mentioned CEA either. I read about it on here and had to specifically ask for it. I don’t even know what my starting CEA was so I don...

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