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by dliu
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Part 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: Scanxiety Part 1000

We finally got to read our results - the oncologist seems very happy - there was a reduction of 3 cm to the main lesion, and the lesion in the left lobe is now 5 cm, though he says a lot of the tissue are dead cancer cells, so this is good news for us. However, new lesions have appeared in three seg...
by dliu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Part 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: Scanxiety Part 1000

Sorry to get back to you just now. Stu, I really hope you managed to get your scan read from the hospital? That alone must be pretty frustrating kOn top of what you're going through!) Martd, your story is most incredible and I wish you many many years of prosperity and hope we can aspire to a story ...
by dliu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Scan anxiety

I'm sure feeling good means you're in a much better place than when this whole ordeal started. Sending you strength and my best wishes for tomorrow.
by dliu
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Part 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: Scanxiety Part 1000

stu, how was your mum's scan on Tuesday? I kept my fingers crossed for you, for it to be all nice and clear again. Thank you for such a sweet message. Despite all the pain you and your family had to go through, it made me feel hopeful. Your mum's an absolute soldier. CEA still heading down (now 600)...
by dliu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Part 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: Scanxiety Part 1000

Ahh, I know what you mean! We had our pre-last-chemo-treatment scan on Wednesday day and will receive the results tomorrow. Scanxiety is awful but I've found keeping busy helps, especially if you can hang out with friends/family. The worst of the anxiety hits me when I'm alone and my brain has the ...
by dliu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Part 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: Scanxiety Part 1000

Thank you, O Stoma Mia! Some of these have excellent insight!
by dliu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Part 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: Scanxiety Part 1000

Congratulations on your NED status, and thank you for your reply. My mum is 65 years old and didn't have any major medical history, save for a stroke last year. She did not have a PET scan, she had an MRI which evidenced the 10cm lesion, while the CT scan summary said 12. Wishing you health and happ...
by dliu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Part 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: Scanxiety Part 1000

Thank you for your words. Yes, I've been on the board since June and have been using the search function extensively but I couldn't find anything specifically related to this (a connection between a big drop in CEA numbers with a dramatic reduction in liver mets) so wanted to ask about personal expe...
by dliu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Part 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Scanxiety Part 1000

Hello all, We're having our first post-surgery, post-6 rounds of Folfox+Avastin on September 5th and oh! the anxiety. I know this has been covered extensively before, so apologies for another post about that. Rationally, I know the bad news won't be as bad as last time ("you have metastatic can...
by dliu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 34
Views: 1614

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Best of luck to you and wishing you a very speedy recovery. You'll be in my thoughts.
by dliu
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: **SEMI Great News - Things Looking Good
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Great News - Things Looking Good

Wonderful news! Keeping my fingers crossed for a healthy future for you!
by dliu
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ER Visit
Replies: 25
Views: 1532

Re: ER Visit

That sounds terrible. Wishing for you to get better soon, and hope you are able to enjoy your vacation.
by dliu
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blocked throat
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Blocked throat

Thank you all for your replies. We manged to get through to the oncologist who said the blocked throat on Monday might have been due to the oxi but doubts it would be an allergic reaction this late on. However, he recommended to take some cortisone pills for the next 3 days as a safety measure. We'r...
by dliu
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom is dying
Replies: 24
Views: 2992

Re: My mom is dying

I am very sorry for your loss, Sara.

The memories you are taking with you are of someone who seems like a wonderful woman, so I hope they can offer you some comfort in this very sad moment.

My deepest condolences to you and your family.
by dliu
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blocked throat
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Blocked throat

Apologies if this has been discussed already - I had a look but couldn't find it. My mum is on her 4th folfox + avastin cycle and on her third day she noticed her throat was very blocked - she had difficulty swallowing food or water. Today, she almost chocked on a pill. Her oncologist is away on hol...

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