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by Surroundedbylove
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 117
Views: 24391

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Probably there are only a few who remember Brady. He was the guy that welcomed me in back in 2006. I've never really gotten past his loss, or that of justsing, another beautiful person who helped me through the first of what would become many stages of cancer. And now Brown Bagger. We don't get pas...
by Surroundedbylove
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Typing through tears....our belle Belle
Replies: 63
Views: 6910

Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

I met Belle through this board, and she became a wonderful friend. Amber, Michael, and Stephen - my deepest sympathy to you. There are no words, just tears...
by Surroundedbylove
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: thinking of you, BELLE
Replies: 153
Views: 12612

Re: thinking of you, BELLE

Belle, I've been quietly thinking of you so very often these days as I've read your emails and Facebook posts, yet have stayed away from this board. Words just fail me right now but you have taught me to try to write so here you go my friend. In the words of CRGuy - sucknitude at what you are faced ...
by Surroundedbylove
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm Back……Questions re Treatment Advances in Last 6 Years
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: I'm Back……Questions re Treatment Advances in Last 6 Year

Thank you all for the welcome back and the cares for my SIL. Ski Fletch - good to hear the surgeons are waiting for the surgery. I pushed for the 10 weeks with my surgeon after showing him the study that showed improvement if waiting 10 weeks rather than 6-8 (he previously liked to wait 8). Glad to ...
by Surroundedbylove
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm Back……Questions re Treatment Advances in Last 6 Years
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

I'm Back……Questions re Treatment Advances in Last 6 Years

Hello all, I know it has been a long time. Things are pretty well on my front although I do have some significant post chemotherapy permanent side effects but all in all, things are fine. I'm back because my SIL was just diagnosed with rectal cancer. Don't have clinical staging yet though - will hav...
by Surroundedbylove
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five Years Later
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Five Years Later

Just a quick note to encourage - it is five years now since my diagnosis - actually kind of crept up on me this year. I've been off the board as a way for me to focus on life after cancer. :-) See my signature for the details and see my thousands of posts for information on side effects, treatment, ...
by Surroundedbylove
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Takedown Info
Replies: 99
Views: 22406

Re: Takedown Info

A bump up on this thread of mine at my five year anniversary. All is reasonably well with the takedown. :-)
by Surroundedbylove
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2013: Survivor stories
Replies: 20
Views: 4982

Re: 2013: Survivor stories

I was diagnosed in November 2008 so I'm just 10 months from the 5 year mark now. My oncologist will have me do one last (hopefully) scan in November. I've shared lots on information on the board about my takedown experience (search "takedown info" and you should find the detailed mini-blog...
by Surroundedbylove
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary (From my Lymphoma Board) re: Anti-Oxidants
Replies: 18
Views: 2461

Re: Scary (From my Lymphoma Board) re: Anti-Oxidants

Four plus years ago when I started therapy my oncologist had a long talk with me about how vitamins and antioxidant supplements would inhibit the benefits of chemotherapy and he specifically forbid them except as approved by him. I took vitamin D3 (and still do) and I receive B-12 injections (mainly...
by Surroundedbylove
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For those who have NOT had recurrance whatever the stage
Replies: 55
Views: 4913

Re: For those who have NOT had recurrance whatever the stage

Just slightly over 4 years now. Over the last year I've come to the sight much less often and have hardly posted at all in the last few months. For me, it isn't that I don't care or feel like I can't help others, it is that I really miss many of the people we have lost and it is harder for me to mov...
by Surroundedbylove
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Give a 45 year old Ostomy advice...
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Give a 45 year old Ostomy advice...

Feel free to check out many of my posts - there are thousands..... Bottomline - it is tougher on cancer patients to come to grips with emotionally but it is not a difficult thing. In fact, I found it easier to deal with in many respects than the urgency and frequency during radiation treatment. Swim...
by Surroundedbylove
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bowel changes + bathroom issues post LAR: tips&advice
Replies: 29
Views: 4081

Re: Bowel changes + bathroom issues post LAR: tips&advice

Here is the link to my detailed miniblog/thread following several months of my post-takedown experience with periodic updates at the year and thereafter points. All in all, I'm very glad I had the takedown surgery. http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10327&p=75111&...
by Surroundedbylove
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7
Replies: 35
Views: 2601

Re: CEA from 3.8 to 2.7

Fantastic news!!!!!!
by Surroundedbylove
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Medical marijuana
Replies: 18
Views: 2880

Re: Medical marijuana

And a caution - just because a state says it is legal (like california) does not mean that is legal under federal laws. Recently there was major news here of the feds arresting people under the federal laws - for marijuana possession and trafficking.
by Surroundedbylove
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mmmmm - the Tumor Board!?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Mmmmm - the Tumor Board!?!?!

When I had my oopherectomy (at the time of my rectal cancer resection), they told me it would minimize my risk of ovarian cancer but it would not be absolute - still a risk.

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