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by Jlschueler
Thu May 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First Scan Since Completing Treatment
Replies: 2
Views: 484

First Scan Since Completing Treatment

Hey all, I finished my second round of chemo March 15th, and had my first CT scan yesterday. I find out the results tomorrow, and am so nervous! I had a CT scan in October for a surgery related issue and it did not show any new masses or metastases. Has anyone had their first scan come back with new...
by Jlschueler
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Upstaged after surgery
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: Upstaged after surgery

Sorry, one more question. . . I felt really good the first five or so days after surgery, but since then I’ve been feeling progressively worse-low grade fever, aches, chills, fatigue. I was pretty active and fit before surgery, and rarely got sick. It could be I’m just not used to feeling this way, ...
by Jlschueler
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Upstaged after surgery
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: Upstaged after surgery

In addition to all this, I’ve had a low grade fever the past two days and generally feel like crap (had surgery on 10/17). I contacted my surgeon, and he wants to stick with the Thursday appointment. I wasn’t able to speak with anything directly but his nurse left a message just as the office was cl...
by Jlschueler
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Upstaged after surgery
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: Upstaged after surgery

Hi, thanks for your reply! I realize I need to make time to make a signature. I did do 28 days of radiation and Xeloda. The path report from my colonoscopy indicates the tumor had signet ring features, but I think everyone wanted to wait to confirm this during surgery (especially since my understand...
by Jlschueler
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Upstaged after surgery
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Upstaged after surgery

Well, my path report was uploaded to my chart, and after reviewing it, it appears I’ve been upstaged from stage 2A to stage 3C. Even more concerning the tumor was identified as “Adenocarcinoma with Signet Cell Features”. I know signet cell is not good news. Any words of advice? I see my surgeon Thur...
by Jlschueler
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: JP Drain question
Replies: 0
Views: 1293

JP Drain question

Hello. I have a question I haven’t seen the answer to elsewhere. I had a laparoscopic LAR on 10/17, and all went well. I left the hospital three days later and came home with a JP drain. It’s working fine and still draining about 50 consistently. However, since Friday, the side that the drain is on ...
by Jlschueler
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed with rectal cancer and terrified
Replies: 16
Views: 4879

Re: Just diagnosed with rectal cancer and terrified

Thank you all for your wonderful words of support! After talking with my doctors and getting scans out of the way, I am feeling calmer. I do have a question though: I had a pet scan that came back clear (except for my tumor), no spread to other organs. Is it still possible I could be staged at a fou...
by Jlschueler
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed with rectal cancer and terrified
Replies: 16
Views: 4879

Re: Just diagnosed with rectal cancer and terrified

Thank you both! I really appreciate your stories and support. I’m 39 and have no family history of any cancers (which I’m finding out it not unusual) so this is a real shock. I don’t know anything about the tumor, except that it’s cancerous. Looking back, I fear there were signs I missed, so I’m kic...
by Jlschueler
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed with rectal cancer and terrified
Replies: 16
Views: 4879

Just diagnosed with rectal cancer and terrified

Hello, I just found out this morning that I have a mass in my rectum. I had been experiencing intermittent bleeding for about six weeks. I have all my follow up scheduled, but won’t know anything for a week. I’m terrified that because it was bleeding that it will be later stage. I’m also terrified t...

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