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by StrongEnough
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

I am so happy to hear how well you are doing and that it worked for you!!! A second opinion sadly might not be in the cards. We are in ND (yep Covid capital of the world) and besides travel and hospital restrictions, the distance to get to another Dr and make it work just isn't in the cards. The thy...
by StrongEnough
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Out...for now
Replies: 15
Views: 2494

Re: Port Out...for now

Congrats Boxhill! I imagine it must feel weird, like you said you can't pretend it's gone forever , but maybe that's the point. Appreciating that it's gone right now. Good luck on the scans
by StrongEnough
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

Thank you for the wonderful words Shaina and I'm so glad that you are doing ok. I consider you and everyone else here a survivor , whether that is just 1 more day or 10 years. I feel it is a badge of honor. Same with hair loss or scars. It means you went through hell for just the chance of one more ...
by StrongEnough
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

Right Boxhill! We joked with the navigator about the weight loss side effect. Saying we needed to get rid of the covid weight we both put on anyways and can i just get a small dose as well. Sometimes gallows humor helps more than anything and at that time we just needed a little laughter. It seems a...
by StrongEnough
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

Thank you Lee. She is going to try and eat this time before chemo. Last time she didn't and it was terrible so. She drinks a lot of water anyways but I will tell her to try a little more. They did say if she wanted to, it might help to go in like a day or two before and get fluids/meds pushed throug...
by StrongEnough
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

Yea she isn't MSI. They mentioned doing genetic testing, but they said it could wait. She did have some biopsies taken from her colon and liver. Her thyroid is scheduled for next Wednesday. Chemo is Thursday for 7 hours of FOLFOX. Her primary colon tumor is in the sigmoid section and attached to a l...
by StrongEnough
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Polyps after CRC
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Polyps after CRC

Hopefully the results come back negative. I can imagine how disconcerting and worried this must make people feel. I guess the best thing is at least you got the colonoscopy and what they found was sent off for results. Hoping for the best
by StrongEnough
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

Thank you Lee. All this terminology is overwhelming in itself. I will definitely take your advice. I started this to be able to better help her , but it helped me as well. I will look into that pump for sure. Never even heard of Keytruda or a foundation test until you mentioned it so I will look int...
by StrongEnough
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

Wow thank you all for the posts. I definitely think you are right Stu , it does feel that way. I think I came here to unload. I don't really talk about my feelings besides to her and I'm more of a stoic person in general. With my conditions , it's easy. People tell me all the time they can't believe...
by StrongEnough
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

Re: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

Have they determined that she does indeed have cancer or "just might"? a bit confused here. Did she have a colonoscopy? What other test has she had done. This type of cancer does not generally spread to the thyroid. What chemo is she on? Let's start there. Avoid Dr. Google stats, 5-10 yrs...
by StrongEnough
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...
Replies: 23
Views: 2504

My fiance , 33, gets Stage 4 diagnosis...

So my fiance was having some bleeding and diarrhea over the summer , nothing too bad. We chalked it up to stress with work and covid. Finally , she had enough and saw a GP. Mind you this woman has never had anything wrong before , other than cold or stomach bugs. Did some tests , suggested she get a...
by StrongEnough
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 6 1/2 years today
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Re: Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

Congratulations. Very encouraging

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