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by Gravelyguy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lukewarm to positive?
Replies: 31
Views: 5258

Re: Lukewarm to positive?

That is great news. Enjoy the next 3 months!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood clots and low oxygen and hospice OH MY
Replies: 43
Views: 3804

Re: Blood clots and low oxygen and hospice OH MY

Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Praying that God will help you to get through this awful time.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To my CC family
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: To my CC family

So sorry for your loss,Jill.

Praying for you through this tough time.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clear colonoscopy...I go every 3 years now!
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Clear colonoscopy...I go every 3 years now!

It is a strange time for sports! In MN we are limited to only local meets and duals or triangulars. I have a very large team so following the protocols to keep everyone safe has been a challenge but glad we can compete. Bummer on losing your coach. I have a new assistant that is a 2:20 marathoner so...
by Gravelyguy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clear colonoscopy...I go every 3 years now!
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Clear colonoscopy...I go every 3 years now!

Awesome news Amy! I did not mind going every 3 months either. Now I am at 6 month intervals and talk of yearly if nothing shows up on the next scans in December. What does your onc suggest for long term follow up? Dave We also started cross country this week. I was wondering if your daughter is out ...
by Gravelyguy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety and 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Scanxiety and 2020

One thing that helps me is after my first scans post surgery and treatment, my liver surgeon told me the reason they do scans is to see things early so that they can deal with them. He also told me that I was one of the lucky ones. Many stage 4 patients they don’t do scans because if it comes back t...
by Gravelyguy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Vectibix trick (maybe)
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Vectibix trick (maybe)

Gina that is great.

Vectibix is no joke. I am out of the loop. How many more rounds do you have to do. I am assuming a recurrence is it liver or elsewhere?

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy Reversal Surgery Aftermath
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Ileostomy Reversal Surgery Aftermath

Hi Deep, Welcome to the take down club. Take down recovery is a very Individual thing I am finding. I am a little over 2 years out from my reversal. It is a very gradual thing. Looking back, early on I managed pretty well by having a good sense of humor and being able to block out the bad incidents....
by Gravelyguy
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Personal question ... how do YOU do it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1735

Re: Personal question ... how do YOU do it?

I was going to write what Lee did. I am pretty sure there is a fast track for stage iv cancer patients. I also think that most term life policies have a stage iv provision that allows a certain percentage of the policy value.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recently Diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Recently Diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer

Hi 2020, Sorry for your husband’s diagnosis. To answer the hydration question. I would have him take it. With the oxi part of his chemo, it is often difficult to get enough fluids in. Many people develop a cold sensitivity that makes drinking more difficult. The worst I felt during treatment was the...
by Gravelyguy
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1714
Views: 425953

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

Mike glad to see your posts! Sorry you haven’t been able to work out as much as you had been. I have been staying active but a long stretch of 90’s and humid here in MN has meant more swimming in the lake than running and lifting. It is interesting that you mention a possible relationship between wo...
by Gravelyguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed

I am so thankful for the news you got! I would do all follow up scans with you surgeon’s hospital. They are better prepared to compare new scans with previous one!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still here still clear
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

Re: Still here still clear

That’s awesome Dave!!! Guess what—my mom got great news on her most recent scans as well—everything looked clear and CEA dropped. I am so thankful. But even crazier, due to COVID, her surveillance was pushed back and rescheduled to June 17th so you guys were at Mayo on the same day!!! I am so glad ...
by Gravelyguy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still here still clear
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

Still here still clear

I had my 6 month scans and follow up visit today at Mayo Rochester. I can not tell you how much I like doing everything in one day! All blood work, mri, and CT were “unremarkable”! We even talked of going to 1 year for scans possibly after the next 6 month check in. I was not sure I would make it to...
by Gravelyguy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: An aspirin a day helps keep bowel cancer away
Replies: 10
Views: 1856

Re: An aspirin a day helps keep bowel cancer away

I had my 6 month scans and visit today at Mayo. I have been taking a low dose aspirin for over a year now and asked my onc. what the recommended dosage was as I tend to bleed pretty easily. He told me to keep taking what I am, but there isn’t a definitive dosage at this time.

Dave

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