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by Ron50
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Another anniversary

Today is the end of year 21 of survival from stage 3c colon cancer. Starting year 22. Best wishes to all Ron.
by Ron50
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 739
Views: 242284

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Today ends my 21st year of survival post stage 3c colon cancer, start year 22. Good health to all, Ron.
by Ron50
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3c
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Stage 3c

Hi nzjez, My only advice is to live like a survivor . Take whatever treatment they recommend. Ask lots of questions, there are no stupid questions when you are seriously ill. Just my opinion , avoid smoking and drinking . Find a healthy diet you can live with and avoid excesses. I was dxed with very...
by Ron50
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3C Recently Diagnosed - need support
Replies: 17
Views: 2058

Re: 3C Recently Diagnosed - need support

Hi Marshmallowjones, Welcome aboard. I was dxed with stage 3c colon cancer into 6 of 13 nodes when I was 48. It was very aggressive and my surgeon told me not to expect more than three years. I told him don't worry I don't die of cancer. I have no idea what will get me but it won't be cancer. I had ...
by Ron50
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy and healthy 2019 to all here and a few moments of reflection on those amazing friends that we no longer have with us. Ron.
by Ron50
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Polyp History
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Colon Polyp History

Hi Tacolover, I have had to change several parts of my diet I haven't touched alcohol since 1998, I don't smoke and I avoid complex carbohydrates. One of my post chemo problems was severe protein urea ( protein loss thru the kidney filters.) my then nephrologist thought it was minimal change disease...
by Ron50
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Polyp History
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Colon Polyp History

Hi Taco lover, My first scope at 48 ended with a dx of stage 3c colon ca into six nodes. Since my surgery and chemo therapy I have had around 13 colonoscopies, half of those resulted in polyps. I had my last scope two years ago after a 3 year wait between scopes. My gi was certain he would not find ...
by Ron50
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New symptom: swollen feet??
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: New symptom: swollen feet??

I would be asking my gp to check a sample of my urine for protein loss. Protein is what virtually keeps your blood in your veins . If you are losing too much thru your kidney filters you can suffer protein -urea. Years after chemo I started blowing up in the legs . I was tested and I was losing just...
by Ron50
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !

Congratulations Mike, best wishes for continued good health and a cancer free future. Ron.
by Ron50
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To share my “ghost” story
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: To share my “ghost” story

Not quite sure where I fit into the ghost scenario. I came to this site in 2006 and haven't left. I have survived st3c colon ca into 6 nodes since Jan 1998. I don't ever feel smug about it because there are always things to remind me( last scope two years ago produced 4 polyps from 4-12 mm) . I have...
by Ron50
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Study - Sensitive Topics
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Study - Sensitive Topics

I have no problems discussing or answering any personal questions. Thanks to surgery ,chemo ect that part of my life ceased to exist over twenty years ago so I would probably be a poor subject for a study. Ron.
by Ron50
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?

Hi cptmac, Constipation is my constant companion. At one stage I was on Targin (oxycodone //naloxone) for chronic pain. I really thought that the constipation would kill me. My cancer surgery was the full sternum to groin cut so I have problems with adhesions. My nephrologist told me that the naloxo...
by Ron50
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years from dx today
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: 5 years from dx today

Congratulations mike , wishing you continued good health and a cancer free future. Ron.
by Ron50
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 3402

Re: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.

With everyone we lose we lose a little bit of ourselves. She was a special lady. Never once did I hear her complain , she was nothing but positive and supportive. Like so many here she just deserved the chance to live a full and happy life. Cancer SUCKS. Ron.
by Ron50
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Aspirin
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Aspirin

I would love to take aspirin or nsaids just for pain relief. Unfortunately I have nephrotic syndrome of the kidneys and most nephrologists don't like aspirin and nsaids , on top of that I was dxed with atrial flutter and atrial fib in Jan this year. The loss of protein associated with the kidney pro...

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