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by MissKim
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr. Lenz Blog - A must read
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Dr. Lenz Blog - A must read

Dr. Lenz is my doctor and he is fantastic! His blogs are a must read!

Sincerely,
Miss Kim
by MissKim
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colorectal Cancer is the best cancer to get
Replies: 44
Views: 3646

Re: Colorectal Cancer is the best cancer to get

Oh, this subject gets my skin crawling! I was dx with stage 4 in 06/2003. I had 7 surgeries in less than a month. I developed severe sepsis due to the blockage caused by the napkin-ring sized cancerous lesion that was in my sigmoid colon. Because of the stress in my body, I was placed in a medically...
by MissKim
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Jorge aka BOSSAN has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Jorge aka BOSSAN has passed away

Bossan will truly be missed. I always enjoyed his posts. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Miss Kim
by MissKim
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The cost of your cancer
Replies: 25
Views: 2818

Re: The cost of your cancer

I got a shocker! The cost of my cancer for the last 62 months -----> $905,800 with some charges still pending! Good Grief!!! That is a scary amount!

Miss Kim
by MissKim
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update on my wife
Replies: 20
Views: 3530

Re: Update on my wife

My prayers are with you and your wife. Good for you! I am glad that you are such a supportive spouse and questioning the oncologists!!! My original mets in when I was diagnosed was to my right ovary. We originally thought it was ovarian cancer and I did the complete hysterectomy. I often wonder if t...
by MissKim
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared to reclaim my life
Replies: 24
Views: 3028

Re: Scared to reclaim my life

I can so relate to these feelings that many of you have posted. I, too, try not to plan too far in advance but rather try to keep my schedule open for needed oncology visits. It would be such a nice thing to be able to plan something in advance. I find myself in envy of those healthy couples and fam...
by MissKim
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: we've run out of chemos..
Replies: 16
Views: 2971

Re: we've run out of chemos..

Kimlon, I just wanted you to know that there are other options. I visited Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz at University Southern California while I was on FOLFIRI and my cancer was not progressing. He told me of some kidney cancer drugs (Sutent, Temsirolimus)that have shown to help colon cancer patients. The t...
by MissKim
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today my smile was a little bigger because_______________
Replies: 69
Views: 9881

I am smiling bigger today because my daughter and I braved the 2 degree weather and fed the geese and the ducks at the river today. I also feel "okay" which I am thankful for since I began my FOLFIRI treatment again today. I am also grateful that people understand that I have chemo brain. I forgot t...
by MissKim
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NED
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Hi Sweetie,

NED stands for No Evidence of Disease! It is a very good place to be!

Miss Kim
by MissKim
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: positive story
Replies: 11
Views: 2327

Excellent stories!! I am so sorry to hear about your friend's wife, MissJV. I hate hearing stories of expiration dates. I discovered a couple months ago that that doctors in Utah gave me less than a year back in 2003. It really bothered me. Well, it is 2008 and God willing I will keep on feeling goo...
by MissKim
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My PICC line is driving me CRAZY!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Joanna,

I agree with Beth. The whole showering thing and the fact that there is a posibility of infection convinced me. I was SO glad to have my PICC removed in favor of a port.

Miss Kim
by MissKim
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Incase I haven't said it lately...again...
Replies: 16
Views: 2694

Molly, Thank-you for the site. When I need a place to go where others will understand my first stop is the Colon Club. You all have made an amazing difference in my life. I appreciate all the current information, open discussions, and honestly that we express here. Healthy new year to all of us!! Mi...
by MissKim
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone have experience with Xeloda?
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

I was also on Xeloda for 6 months and I luckily did not have side effects that are described here. I took 3500 mg a day for only 2 weeks and then I had a week break. I suspect that maybe the I.V. chemo drug your friend is getting might be causing the diarrhea, I believe another poster hinted at that...
by MissKim
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Aggressive Recurrence
Replies: 21
Views: 4239

It is so hard having a recurrence. I have had several. Anyhow, as a mother of two boys (12 and 10) and a girl (7), I constantly wonder about things and I want to be here to raise my kids with my wonderful husband. I have made it 4 1/2 years after my diagnosis and I want to keep on fighting!! I know ...
by MissKim
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help! I am full of anxiety and freaked out
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Hi, Thanks for the support! My tumor marker was down 50 points!!! Yea! I really do appreciate all the kind remarks. I was thinking about Xeloda and Avastin as a possible maintenance chemo. I have several mets to my lungs, a lymph node near my left shoulder, one in my chest. I do feel good when I am ...

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