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by martd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Itchy Skin
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Itchy Skin

The day after my liver resection my bilirubin numbers were elevated and symptoms was itching, it was all over not just one particular spot.
by martd
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life insurance, anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Life insurance, anyone?

I started a policy after diagnosed. No cancer or health questions, the only real stipulation was if I die from an illness within the first two years it wouldn't pay, although all the premiums paid would be refunded. A little more pricey than I would like it's 32.50 a month for $10,000 with the optio...
by martd
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Intro, and please give your feedback
Replies: 63
Views: 4295

Re: Intro, and please give your feedback

All it takes is a phone call. My personal experience, after my first appointment with an oncologist and colon surgeon I called Mayo Clinic. They scheduled 2 appointments the following day, they retrieved all my medical records and pathology that same day. In the morning had my first CT scan, 2 appoi...
by martd
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Unrelenting fatigue...help!
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Unrelenting fatigue...help!

I experienced fatigue also after PVE, although not near that bad, but it was different than the chemo fatigue. One thing I noticed that made it much worse was Altitude. I took a trip north went from elevation 1100 to 7000 and I could hardly breath or even walk, took a couple hours to acclimate. Mayb...
by martd
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Family history
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Family history

The 45 year age is for people at average risk, with you having an immediate family member with colon cancer that puts you at high risk and lowers the age. I would say do it, not only being high risk but more and more younger people are being diagnosed with colon cancer. The procedure is a piece of c...
by martd
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mayo clinic coming to the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Mayo clinic coming to the UK

Mayo clinic is coming to London with possibly opening a large campus soon.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/ ... d=70366880
by martd
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My CRC with liver mets journey
Replies: 218
Views: 32813

Re: My CRC with liver mets journey

Just a thought here, maybe make some strategic moves, start getting all client's contact info for future employment or even a business venture on his own. Termination happens fast he may end up locked out of all access to the company with no notice. Hope it doesn't come to this but sounds like he wi...
by martd
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions, questions, too many questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2856

Re: Questions, questions, too many questions.

My liver surgeon told me "you'd be surprised how many people never get surgery when it is possible". Unfortunately I find this both unsurprising and borderline criminal. If the one thing I can achieve throughout this process is that every newly-diagnosed patient with liver mets gets an ea...
by martd
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions, questions, too many questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2856

Re: Questions, questions, too many questions.

I agree with robster, With my situation had it been up to my oncologist I would never of had surgery, At my second scan he told me " I know the surgeon told you surgery was possible but it's not going to happen, We'll put you on maintenance chemo after folfox". It was a different story wit...
by martd
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My CRC with liver mets journey
Replies: 218
Views: 32813

Re: My CRC with liver mets journey

For what it's worth, although my situation is different my two scans before surgery showed the tumors shrunk, the first scan showed 40% the second showed only 30%. Although the scan still showed tumor, pathology after resection showed they were dead. You mentioned having a good response in the begin...
by martd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Thoughts on attending a funeral?
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Thoughts on attending a funeral?

I just want to throw out there you are definitely not being a wimp, very far from it actually. Just do what you really WANT to do. Maybe even just make an appearance and skip out early, nothing wrong with that everyone will understand.
by martd
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No more personal updates from me
Replies: 18
Views: 1814

Re: No more personal updates from me

mpbser you seem to have an awful lot of conflict with other people posting here, and now you say it is also happening on other sites. Hard to believe it's everyone else and not you. Maybe take a hard look at yourself, the "Golden rule" might be a good start.
by martd
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver pain
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Liver pain

Have you tried Pepto ? It's more likely the pain is coming from your stomach. After my liver surgery I was having terrible pain, I thought for sure something was wrong, ended up just being over active stomach acid. Hope that's all it is
by martd
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FDA helping cancer patients
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: FDA helping cancer patients

I'm sure this won't help now, especially on a wide scale. But you never know, It could be helpful gaining access alot quicker to the next big breakthrough, and maybe that could speed the trial process along also.
by martd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FDA helping cancer patients
Replies: 4
Views: 544

FDA helping cancer patients

Hopefully this will help some people. .. I'm not sure if this link will work, if not a quick search should find it. I saw it on the news this evening

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-a ... s-patients

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