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by JennyB
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 30 y/o just diagnosed - final update at end
Replies: 41
Views: 5643

Re: 30 y/o just diagnosed

Hi Kimmicita -- my husband had a very similar experience to yours. He had ulcerative colitis since her was 11. He hadn't had a colonoscopy in awhile and he started feeling really crappy, and his doctor brushed it off. He was diagnosed when he (my husband) insisted on getting a scope and they discove...
by JennyB
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good for MLB!
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Good for MLB!

While NFL players are wearing pink, Major League Baseball supports Stand Up 2 Cancer. Bravo! (And c'mon Boston, get going!) Well -- I have to agree and disagree with you -- agree that it's great to see them supporting SU2C, but disagree on the other -- go Cards! :mrgreen: I think I saw a huge SU2C ...
by JennyB
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My dad is now my beautiful angel
Replies: 26
Views: 4116

Re: My dad is now my beautiful angel

I'm so sorry for your loss. I love that he left you a message, that was beautiful. I lost my dad this past May to pancreatic cancer, so if you need someone to talk to, feel free to send me a PM. It's so hard for us daughters to lose our dads. :cry:
by JennyB
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My go at a things people say that irritate me post
Replies: 57
Views: 7709

Re: My go at a things people say that irritate me post

Don't forget the ever popular - "you are really brave." Uh, like I have any other choices! This is definitely mine, though from a caregiver perspective, not a patient. This year has been particularly crappy -- my dad died of pancreatic cancer, my grandmother died and my dog died (I sound ...
by JennyB
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T please read and share
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: O/T please read and share

That's wonderful! As my people say, Mazel Tov!
by JennyB
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Wives of Stage III husbands!
Replies: 40
Views: 4569

Re: Wives of Stage III husbands!

You're all obviously a lot stronger than me as I always seem to be (Secretly) terrified and/or in tears! We are so early into a life after chemo and all I just want to do is see into the future. I'm struggling really... I don't know about you all but I've also 'lost' some people who I thought were ...
by JennyB
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Wives of Stage III husbands!
Replies: 40
Views: 4569

Re: Wives of Stage III husbands!

Hi Smiley -- I'm a stage III wife too! (Hey, maybe we could start a reality show, or a show like Footballer's Wive$). My husband was diagnosed stage IIIC at age 34 in March of 2009. So far, everything is clear. At first, especially around scan time, I was super anxious. It does get better as time go...
by JennyB
Thu May 23, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T3cN2a, refusing chemotherapy?
Replies: 80
Views: 27656

Re: T3cN2a, refusing chemotherapy?

Just adding my two cents (and I'm a caregiver, so I realize that I have a different frame of reference). My husband was diagnosed with stage 3c, 15 out of 36 lymph nodes involved. There was no question that he would do the chemo. You keep mentioning "crippling" side effects, which I think ...
by JennyB
Fri May 10, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stupid things ppl tell you...
Replies: 58
Views: 6141

Re: Stupid things ppl tell you...

My favorite was when, soon after Scott was diagnosed, I was out to lunch with my mom and a friend and her mom. My friend's mom has Celiac disease, and REVELS in it. She actually said to me, "You have NO idea what it's like to struggle with Celiac." Yes, I'm not the one with cancer, but I'm...
by JennyB
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: stage III ers
Replies: 42
Views: 4949

Re: stage III ers

continued thanks! This site has become and addiction for me and I don't know yet if that is a good thing or a bad thing :) I know there are people out there who are cancer free for many years. I want to get past my reversal surgery this summer and be able to move past this event. I think getting ri...
by JennyB
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Remembering 8 Years Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Remembering 8 Years Ago

This evening was a day of reflection. Eight years ago on the third Monday in April, three months before I was diagnosed with rectal cancer, I completed my second Boston Marathon. At that time, I knew I would not be back to run it again - yes it was fun, but the training it takes to qualify, and the...
by JennyB
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: stage III ers
Replies: 42
Views: 4949

Re: stage III ers

Scott just passed his 4th year since diagnosis and so far NED. He will have his next scan in the fall, so keeping fingers crossed.
by JennyB
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3C Diagnosis...any realistic hope?
Replies: 38
Views: 7918

Re: 3C Diagnosis...any realistic hope?

Hi Scotty...my husband (also named Scott :mrgreen: ) was diagnosed 3C in 2009. He's doing great now. His last scan was clean, so that is 3.5 years out! Chemo can definitely be tough, but he powered through it. Only missed one day of work. Now, maybe this is a guy thing, but he recently had a bad col...
by JennyB
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Psoriasis and cancer
Replies: 30
Views: 9038

Re: Psoriasis and cancer

Not really anything significant to add, but my husband just got diagnosed with psoriasis last week.
by JennyB
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T3N1
Replies: 71
Views: 12412

Re: T3N1

Glad to hear the surgery went well! He will adjust to life with the stoma. It will take a bit of getting used to, but after that, he will barely notice it's there.

Kol HaKavod and Refuah Shleimah to your dad.

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