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by Gravelyguy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT shows my liver met is SMALLER!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1070

Re: CT shows my liver met is SMALLER!!

That is awesome news Amy. Shrinking tumors is alway significant in my book!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another 6 months
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Another 6 months

mpbser wrote:Awesome!


Thanks mpster,

It feels great!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another 6 months
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Another 6 months

Back from Mayo . . . While I was there they asked if I would be part of a research project that is looking at a potential blood test that can detect recurrence or disease progression. It is in the “discovery” stage so it could be years but I am glad to help out however I can. Dave That sounds TOTAL...
by Gravelyguy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another 6 months
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Another 6 months

Back from Mayo and got the all clear and see you in 6 more months talk! While I was there they asked if I would be part of a research project that is looking at a potential blood test that can detect recurrence or disease progression. It is in the “discovery” stage so it could be years but I am glad...
by Gravelyguy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Confused husband
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Confused husband

Thanks for the update and so thankful your wife is ok!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 13 th cancer birthday today
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: 13 th cancer birthday today

Congrats Helen and thanks for sharing. It is stories like yours that gives me hope for the future!


Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tightness in hips-radiation?
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Tightness in hips-radiation?

Hi,

I had short course radiation and also had hip issues. I often had shooting pain at random times when I would move about. It eventually went away but took over a year. I do know working out and stretching helped it get better.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Persistent fatigue and brain fog, 5 months post chemo
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Persistent fatigue and brain fog, 5 months post chemo

Juliej, that was very informative. I will just add, it took me about 10 months before I felt more like myself. I am a teacher and didn’t realize how much I was suffering from chemo brain until I was back in the classroom with a 100 questions and decisions coming at me. At about 1 year I felt as shar...
by Gravelyguy
Fri May 31, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: This SUCKS, and we haven’t even begun to fight
Replies: 25
Views: 2184

Re: This SUCKS, and we haven’t even begun to fight

Absolutely vent whenever you need to. We all get it. I think my wife, the care giver had it way worse than me going through all this. There is something about being powerless is a scary thing. My wife has said she feels like she has ptsd. I don’t doubt it. I agree that the unknown at the start of al...
by Gravelyguy
Fri May 31, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1488
Views: 309019

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

Hi Dave, I wishI had Chemo after my LAR maybe I would not be sitting here with stage 4 colorectal cancel that is recurrent on my pelvis and several nodules in my lungs (2 old ones growing)and (2 new ones). Dr said tumor too low reason for all this pain Good luck Gloria, So sorry you have to go back...
by Gravelyguy
Wed May 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1488
Views: 309019

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

Late to the party but I too had a lot of pain initially whenever I sat down. I can’t remember when it passed but it took some time. I still drive with my cushion and I avoid hard seats at all cost. They seem to activate my bowels quite frequently. :roll:

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Thu May 23, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: On a Clinical Trial but I Think We're Reaching the End
Replies: 17
Views: 1503

Re: On a Clinical Trial but I Think We're Reaching the End

I am so sorry, Kim.

Praying for your family in this tough time.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed May 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone pass out after abdominal cramping??? ER time
Replies: 81
Views: 6323

Re: Anyone pass out after abdominal cramping??? ER time

I was thinking on the same lines as Kandj. Our local hospital did the first post resection scans and after three different scans including a PET scan, were convinced that I had a recurrence. They don’t do liver surgeries so sent me back to Mayo. Mayo did their own scans and everything that my local ...
by Gravelyguy
Wed May 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: APR surgery for low rectal tumor
Replies: 16
Views: 1190

Re: APR surgery for low rectal tumor

I was told by the first 2 surgeons that APR was the only option. I was ok with that if that allowed me to spend more time with my family. It wasn't until I was referred to Mayo for my liver mets and was asked to see one of their colorectal surgeons that the possibility of ULAR was even brought up. T...
by Gravelyguy
Mon May 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)
Replies: 33
Views: 2559

Re: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation

Hi, Sorry that you are here but this is a great place to get info. If you look at my signature you can see that I had short course radiation followed a few days later by surgery. We all react differently to LAR surgery and radiation. I am coming up on a year since reversal and am at a place that if ...

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