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by Jannine
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1520
Views: 317726

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

Ugh I am so sorry to hear about your coworker. That sucks. I'm glad you were able to get some tennis play in. Sorry you're still having to learn about your options for dealing with all the clustering problems. I guess it's good that there are options, but getting informed can take a while when the p...
by Jannine
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 71
Views: 19617

Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer

From BMJ 2019; 366 (Published 10 July 2019) Conclusions: In this large prospective study, the consumption of sugary drinks was positively associated with the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer. 100% fruit juices were also positively associated with the risk of overall cancer. These results nee...
by Jannine
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ct scans
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Ct scans

I wonder if CT scans are more likely to find Rectal Cancer than Colon Cancer. That would make sense; I suspect the rectum does less moving around than the colon does, given that it's anchored at one end. Or maybe it's hit or miss, and it's a matter of whether the colon just happens to hold still dur...
by Jannine
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ct scans
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Ct scans

Ugh, that sucks. I feel for you. The CT scan would be likely to pick up metastases to other organs, but from what I understand the colon is constantly moving, so it is essentially camera-shy on a CT scan. A colonoscopy is the only way to find out what's really going on in the colon. Many of us have ...
by Jannine
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy improvement: individual experience
Replies: 25
Views: 2358

Re: Neuropathy improvement: individual experience

Update on my neuropathy: it's almost entirely gone from my fingers, after improving noticeably over the past few weeks. My feet are still quite tingly and weird, but are significantly less numb than they used to be. The soles of my feet still feel like I'm walking on a bed of electricity, but I also...
by Jannine
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection scheduled!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1078

Re: Liver resection scheduled!!

Oooh. Thanks for posting it! I like it. I hope the scar isn't too disruptive, but if it is, I hope you find something else you want to do either with it or elsewhere on your body.
by Jannine
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection scheduled!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1078

Re: Liver resection scheduled!!

That is great news!!! I'm so excited for you! Have you posted a photo of the tattoo that will be affected? If you are comfortable sharing it I would love to see the "before" photo!

You've got this! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.
by Jannine
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie trying to get up to speed...
Replies: 19
Views: 1675

Re: Newbie trying to get up to speed...

Chemo or radiation to shrink tumors is generally only done when the tumor is close to sensitive areas that the surgeon does not want to risk getting into if at all possible. It's common with rectal cancer and when a met is too close to an artery or other important structure. It seems to be much less...
by Jannine
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 month CT scan clean
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: 6 month CT scan clean

Saw a Nurse Practitioner today, and she put me on a Vancomycin taper to try to help get rid of the c diff. Apparently that's what's recommended on a first reoccurrence. If I don't get rid of it I'll likely have it periodically for the rest of my life. I'm so frustrated that I was advised that it pro...
by Jannine
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 month CT scan clean
Replies: 3
Views: 367

6 month CT scan clean

Had my 6 month CT scan last week. Chest and abdominal CTs both came back clean. CEA was at 2.0. Next appointment is in 3 months for bloodwork. Next CT scan in 6-12 months. If I can just get rid of this c diff infection, I'll be happy. I just finished up my 2nd round of vancomycin after it came back....
by Jannine
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie trying to get up to speed...
Replies: 19
Views: 1675

Re: Newbie trying to get up to speed...

I also had never been in the hospital when my colon cancer was discovered at 48. I went home 2 days after surgery but might have gone home sooner than that if they'd gotten me a bed and gotten the catheter out sooner. (My surgery was 2 days after my colonoscopy and I was in the hospital the whole ti...
by Jannine
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Cancer Stage 3 May2019 new member
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Colon Cancer Stage 3 May2019 new member

I would have problems with twitching in my hands and feet and occasional difficulty using my hands during and a couple of days after folfox treatment, but then it would clear up. I also had the shooting electric feeling in my arms when I straightened them, once the neuropathy started to set in. I ne...
by Jannine
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sort of good news
Replies: 17
Views: 1104

Re: Sort of good news

brokenwings wrote:Too warm, definetely. I'm spending this weekend near the Alps, in Grenoble. I'll try to send some photos :lol:


!!! I spent a year in Grenoble as a student! Definitely looking forward to your pics. I bet it looks very different than it did in 1992! ;)
by Jannine
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 43
Views: 2406

Re: Bucket List

Good luck getting an early screening; that would be the best! I'm sure it's nothing to you but I'm going to take a 3-day RWD rally driving class at Dirtfish this fall. I have driven a Prius for 12+ years, but I grew up with a dad who loved fast cars, and I want to learn how to drive on other kinds o...
by Jannine
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 43
Views: 2406

Re: Bucket List

I love this photo. So glad you did this, Matt. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you get a bunch more awesome things crossed off of your bucket list!

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