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by hksvcap1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I have a CT scan today and developed a low grade fever over the weekend. Feeling a bit “crummy”. Waiting for a call from my surgeon’s office as to whether I should check in at hotel hospital or wait and watch. Deep breaths.[/quote] I was admitted to the hospital ye...
by hksvcap1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

I'm sorry for your diagnosis and that you're going through this!*hugs* The waiting is awful! I hope that surgery and chemo go well for you!*hugs* Thank you for the hugs and support!!! I appreciate it. I just keep telling myself to take everything one day at a time. :D Sometimes it works, sometimes ...
by hksvcap1
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

You don’t know how much I appreciate your response. Every single point you’ve made I need to incorporate in my life right now. I’m going to copy and paste those in my phone’s notes to re-read. You’re right...I’m alive and need to take this one day at a time. I wish you well for your surgery this wee...
by hksvcap1
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

I’ve gotten a second opinion and saw another surgeon on Friday. (My complete saga is in a different post). Every appointment just seems worse but due to the nature of my case it’s like not knowing how bad. Since the mass in my cecum developed an abscess (this was back in November when I was hospital...
by hksvcap1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 182089

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I was diagnosed on 12/31/19. I’m meeting with a second surgeon this morning as my case has a couple wrinkles in it that will probably require more invasive treatment during surgery. I’m extremely nervous this morning and telling myself to calm down and breathe...
by hksvcap1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 hope to share
Replies: 31
Views: 5669

Re: Stage 4 hope to share

Hi everyone, new here. My 47 year old brother-in-law was diagnosed in January with stage IV, BRAF 600VE. Mets to liver, small spots to peritoneum, CEA 37. He had virtually no symptoms, just a suddenly a little pale and flu-y. We were stunned at the diagnosis. He is one of the healthiest people we k...
by hksvcap1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

hksvcap1, FWIW I had a right hemicolectomy with many lymph nodes removed for biopsy (as you can see in my sig), along with sections of omentum and a little chunk of my liver. Cecum and appendix also, as is standard. My surgeon, who did an excellent job, especially in identifying my little liver met...
by hksvcap1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

Welcome! In October 2016, I was diagnosed with a cancerous cecum mass during my first colonoscopy screening. I had no symptoms and my blood work was pristine. With that said, I was in a fog for days....asking myself "How did this happen? I don't understand." After the biopsy confirmed the...
by hksvcap1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

Hi, This past June my doc found a Mass in the cecum during my colonoscopy, I was 4 months postpartum during that time. I just recently turned 37 years old. I am so sorry you are both going through this..... Looking back I wished the doc had done a pet scan first to figure whether surgery or chemo f...
by hksvcap1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

Hi there, So it sounds like you and I are going through something very similar right now. I started having off and on pain in my rectum for the last couple months so went to GI Dr received a colonoscopy only to be blindsided by finding out I had a mass in my cecum that was pronounced cancerous. I h...
by hksvcap1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

HIPEC is indeed the name of the abdominal heated chemo treatment, BTW. It is often combined with cytoreduction, a procedure to remove as much malignancy as possible in the peritoneum. You might want to look both of those up so you have more information before your next appointment. Regarding perfor...
by hksvcap1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

Vent away! This is a great place for that and even more to get great information and great support. You will definitely feel more in control and less like a tornado once you have more info and a plan in place. Is your surgeon board certified in colorectal surgery? I think the term you might be talk...
by hksvcap1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

New Member, newly diagnosed

Hi, I’m new here. Biopsy of cecum mass came back as cancer on 12/31/19. Many different emotions and thoughts. Mostly dumbfounded how I even got here. My hemoglobin was a bit low last spring. I saw my PCP as I had a gallbladder attack. Had an ultrasound, I had gallstones. Met with surgeon. Scheduled ...

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