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by Caat55
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's
Replies: 412
Views: 67191

Re: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's

I am curious too. It will be about 14 months with the ileo by the time I am reversed. I really am nervous, on the floor with kids most of the day so I certainly won't be able to do that for a while, bathroom is down the hall as its on a school campus. Dr. has me doing prehab, strength, core and diet...
by Caat55
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 71
Views: 19818

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

That is good news, congratulations. You deserve to hear it over and over again.

Susan
by Caat55
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectum cancer
Replies: 39
Views: 12571

Re: Newly diagnosed rectum cancer

Awesome news. I put my surgery off until April. I am self employed and couldn't afford to miss so much work, school ends in May so I can call in last month. Just didn't want to risk it midyear.
You give me hope!!!
Susan
by Caat55
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 71
Views: 19818

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

I was so sad for you when I saw that you had to quit driving your stick shift, Mob. It has been years since I've driven one, but I understand the disappointment. Hopefully you'll be driving it again soon. Susan, thanks for the reminders about Turmeric and black pepper; I had bought the former a whi...
by Caat55
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 194
Views: 54129

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Two clean scans and a surgery appointment. Got a plan for reversal in April. The surgeon wanted to do it sooner but I have work I want to get done and a conference to attend so I put it off. In the meantime Stanford has a Prehab study, diet and exercise to get in shape prior to surgery. It is a Medi...
by Caat55
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 71
Views: 19818

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

Jannine, My last chemo was in late July. My fingers are mostly working normally now, still a little clumsy on occasion. My feet feel normal except when sheets are cold, little prickles. I am taking Turmeric and black pepper capsules from Costco. They have made a huge difference. I am a pediatric the...
by Caat55
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 178
Views: 43215

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Annie xxx[/quote] Annie, I had a complete response according to scan but no biopsy. My oncologists, 1st and 2nd opinion, both recommended surgery and follow up chemo. According to them, they scans don't pick up cancer cells until they a certain threshold. I didn't want to take any chance of any of t...
by Caat55
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rough time after 6 month Follow ups/ibs
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Rough time after 6 month Follow ups/ibs

Well this is crappy for you. Hope it passes and you can get back to life for the new year.
S
by Caat55
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 178
Views: 43215

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

This is my question about wait and watch. I had a sigmoid and pet scan after radio/chemo. The pet scan showed no cancer and the surgeon said all that was left was scar tissue after the sigmoid. I did have surgery and the pathology did show minimal residual cancer cells in the area where tumor was, ...
by Caat55
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still NED!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4029

Re: Still NED!!!!

Wonderful news!
S
by Caat55
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversed!
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Reversed!

Great news!!!
by Caat55
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Heart Is Gone
Replies: 17
Views: 2662

Re: My Heart Is Gone

Thank you for sharing the last moments in such a gracious life. Prayers and condolences.
Susan
by Caat55
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1380
Views: 258089

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

Mike,
Are you still in pain? Any success with eating yet? This journey is rough.
S
by Caat55
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 178
Views: 43215

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Adale, I have had a DRE several times to check site of anastomoses, barium enema. Yes, it causes sore tissue and bleeding. I still pretty much only wear skirts as skin is so sore. I am really concerned about having to wipe. I am taking biotin to help with healing, use a cannabis salve rich with shea...

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