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by Lee
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post Surgery Help and CEA
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Post Surgery Help and CEA

MY CEA bounces around. It can go from 2.5 to 3.5 then back down to 3.2, etc.

What they are looking for is an upward trend over a few CEA test results

Lee
by Lee
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried wife trying to get information
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Worried wife trying to get information

Get a copies of (all) the pathology report(s). That should help provide some info. O Stoma Mia can direct you to a site that shows how to read these pathology report. Get a 3 ring binder and keep copies of all reports, blood words, scans etc. in this one binder. There is a sticky at the top, "T...
by Lee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy next month. A little concerned...
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Colonoscopy next month. A little concerned...

I met with the GI doctor yesterday to discuss my results and he isn't convinced that it's my gallbladder at all. He threw out the word "cancer" and I've been freaking out ever since. The doctor seems pretty concerned and recommended an EGD and colonoscopy. He said colon cancer is a possib...
by Lee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Feb/2018
Replies: 175
Views: 38235

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Feb/2018

Congratulations on 10 years. Totally AWESOME!!!

Major milestone,

Lee
by Lee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried wife trying to get information
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Worried wife trying to get information

First AVOID Dr. Google! A lot of information out there is out of date or flat out wrong. Hang around here if you want to research. You will find a lot of information and support here. Believe me we have all walked in yours and your husband's shoes. Know you are NOT alone here! First you need to dete...
by Lee
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: IBD/ sessile serrated adenoma
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: IBD/ sessile serrated adenoma

I am new to this forum. I am 41yrs old, I've had left sided UC since age 14. Most recent colonoscopy 1 year following my last, a Sessile Serrated Adenoma was found in my cecum. Thankfully UC is in inactive with max dose of daily Asacol, but now a bit worried about new finding. Just wasn't on my rad...
by Lee
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about bowel obstruction
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Question about bowel obstruction

. . . My question is how do u know the obstruction has cleared?? When the pain goes away and you start passing BM or gas. My pain would come in waves Make sure your mom drink ALOT of liquids a day or two prior to chemo. I would always got a egg cheese breakfast sandwich on way to chemo. Keeping foo...
by Lee
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: doctor in Cincinnati
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: doctor in Cincinnati

Hi and welcome, sorry for the reason you are here. Look for cancer treatment centers or major cancer hospitals. I would also recommend looking for a "board certified" colon rectal surgeon vs a general surgeon. They have the extra training for these types of surgeries. Know that colon cance...
by Lee
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What's an acceptable delay for lymph node resection?
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: What's an acceptable delay for lymph node resection?

jp81 wrote:
. . . .Mom has been off chemo for a month now. I am worried about whether the delay (without chemo) will mean further spread while waiting. Is 2-3 weeks a generally acceptable risk?.


I was told chemo (5FU) will hang around your body for about 7 weeks.

Lee
by Lee
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Why Am I Still Here???
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Why Am I Still Here???

(((Tammy)))

I am so sorry to read your latest post. That is scary when a scan did not pick that nasty tumor. I hope the chemo and radiation throw it into the next universe.

I hope 2018 bring you better news, health wise.

Lee
by Lee
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 colon Cancer Please read and help me as confused
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Stage 4 colon Cancer Please read and help me as confused

The tumour which is attached to the bottom of the cozy is the oringal tumour which they didn’t get all For a second opinion nhs over here don’t give a shit if your old just someone else off there’s and the governments books in my eyes You can ask the question, butt if it is not a bone met, than rad...
by Lee
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Mom’s Journey is Over
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: My Mom’s Journey is Over

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom. It sounds like it was peaceful.

Yes please stick around. You might find this thread helpful.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46183&hilit=those+left+behind

Again I am so sorry for your loss.

Lee
by Lee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 colon Cancer Please read and help me as confused
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Stage 4 colon Cancer Please read and help me as confused

We only really have one in England trying to save the 2nd opionon for a rainy day, that’s why I have come on here you Americans are so far advanced and know what you are talking about. You all can help me have questions when we see him in 5 weeks Stage IV is the rainy day!! You want to do everythin...
by Lee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 colon Cancer Please read and help me as confused
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Stage 4 colon Cancer Please read and help me as confused

Hi, . . . after this another scan was performed in October 2016 which showed a small tumour by her coxyx stuck to a bone 1.7mm (not bone cancer we have been told) and a small tumour on her pelvis lining 1.2cm which they told her was inoperable, still never staged at this time, was told we don't sta...
by Lee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A bit scared
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: A bit scared

Okay I'm a bit smarter now. You say this is your 3rd consultation, what did the other consults say? Have you had a colonoscopy recently? Most doctors know cancer when they see it. Has any doctor told you possibly could have cancer? Were any biopies taken from this LST? Again, any other test like a b...

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