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by Ron50
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right side pain --mets?
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: Right side pain --mets?

I have had right side pain for years after my cancer op. Most of it disappeared when they removed my gallbladder. It seems to go hand in hand with colorectal cancer and the chemo used. I had a hard time convincing doctors regarding the pain until one of the many small cholesterol stones blocked off ...
by Ron50
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Acupuncture or dry needling for neuropathy
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: Acupuncture or dry needling for neuropathy

I tried dry needling, I've also tried endep,lyrica,neurontin,norspan & fentanyl patches and targin (oxycodone and naloxone) none of them helped. I did not have any of the platinum drugs as chemo just 5fu enhanced with levamisole. My neuropathy was dxed by a neurologist via nerve conductivity tes...
by Ron50
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy Prep
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: Colonoscopy Prep

I think my tastebuds are getting old . I had scope number 12 in April. It was pretty easy. No problems with the prep tho it still rates low on my preferred drinks list. It was three and a half year after my previous scope and my GI expected to find nothing wrong. I suggested he have a real good look...
by Ron50
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 years NED, stage 4
Replies: 26
Views: 1285

Re: 7 years NED, stage 4

Hi Al, Congratulations on the seven years. I'm out to twenty next January. I no longer have scans or cea tests though I asked for one this year. It came back as <than 0.5. I still have scopes on a regular basis. I had one in April . It was a little over three years since the previous one . They remo...
by Ron50
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm busted
Replies: 38
Views: 8881

Re: I'm busted

G'day Wayne, Sounds like they are treating you fairly aggressively, I hope it is doing its job. I had a scope in April. Four polyps from 4 mm to 11mm developed in the last three years. I had to have some internal staples for the largest. No cancer but some mild displaysia in the larger ones. My type...
by Ron50
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 267
Views: 10055

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Hi Teacher, I was diagnosed at age 48. It turned out to be aggressive stage 3 into 6 nodes. I had a lot of chemo, every Tuesday for 48 weeks. What is positive about that you may ask? I was dxed in Jan 1998 . Next Jan will be the end of year 20 still cancer free. You have my best wishes for a speedy ...
by Ron50
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer works on the mind
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Cancer works on the mind

Hi Volfan, I have been living in survival mode for twenty years. I was diagnosed in Jan 1998. Some of the things I have learned about cancer. It is a dreadful disease that can kill you . The most surprising thing I have learned about cancer is how people react to having it. Fear, anger ,confusion , ...
by Ron50
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 671
Views: 139977

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

Glad to see you doing well John. Seven years was when my surgeon was finally convinced that I was finally clear of my cancer but then went on to warn me not to drop my guard as there would be others if I did. I stayed vigilant and so far stayed alive. Best wishes for a ca free future Ron.
by Ron50
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: In The Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: In The Sun

Hi tmbrwoof, Dodging the sun has become a way of life for me. I had 48 weekly sessions of 5fu and I was warned by my onc to avoid the sun and if I must go out layer on the sunscreen and protective clothing. It has not helped living in the tropics and being a mad keen fisherman. Unfortunately for me ...
by Ron50
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 671
Views: 139977

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

I just have to hang in till next jan 22nd when I will pass year twenty ex stage 3c. We have quite a club going,hugs to all Ron.
by Ron50
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrent rectal polyps
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Recurrent rectal polyps

Hi gbt60, I am a stage3c colon cancer survivor. My original cancer was believed to have come from a polyp. This is my 20th year of survival. Over those years I have had at least thirteen scopes done.. On average every second scope finds polyps. Some were as small as 2 mm with displaysia. I had my mo...
by Ron50
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Sept/2017
Replies: 142
Views: 32889

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ July/2017

I'm actually feeling quite picked on , for 48 years everything I thought was serious turned out to be nothing. In the last twenty years everything I think is nothing has had a go at killing me and I am really really over it killing my friends. Stay well CR Ron.
by Ron50
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 111
Views: 18175

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

So very sad , RIP Eric , you were one of a kind, hugs to his family and friends. Ron.
by Ron50
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.... It was 13 years ago today!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 5571

Re: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.... It was 13 years ago today!!!

G'day cptmac,
Congratulations on the 13 yrs, not only for still being alive but for still being sane. This coming Jan22nd( if I make it) will be the end of my 20th year ex stage 3c into six nodes. I am still alive ,sane? not so much , Hugs Ron.
by Ron50
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm busted
Replies: 38
Views: 8881

Re: I'm busted

Great news Wayne I hope the rad and clean up chemo does its job, Best wishes Ron.

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