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by ranger
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm still here! (cancerversary)
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: I'm still here! (cancerversary)

Thank you everyone for appreciating my post.
And thank you to this forum, it's a wonderful and informative safe space.
ranger
by ranger
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Opinions welcome: how old to test?
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Opinions welcome: how old to test?

At what age should adult child of colon cancer survivor be tested?
I was dxd at age 58. My kids are in their 30s.
Opinions welcomed.
Thank you
by ranger
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm still here! (cancerversary)
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: I'm still here! (cancerversary)

Yes I've been a guest on some radio programs and podcasts. I don't do that anymore because I'm blessedly out of touch. (don't jinx!) My husband is the radio professional in the family. He's on davemarash.com and some of you will remember him from his journalism career on tv. I'm on twitter @canceris...
by ranger
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Black Panther Actor Dead at 43
Replies: 14
Views: 2359

Re: Black Panther Actor Dead at 43

My 36 year old daughter wants to know when to get checked. I was dxd stage 4 at age 58 but had not been checked at 50

(I am very sad about Chadwick Bozeman. He was an incredible person)
by ranger
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm still here! (cancerversary)
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

I'm still here! (cancerversary)

11years since liver surgery, not looking back since we shut the door on Stage 4. (don't jinx!)
I'm probably NED but have not been to Cancer Center during the pandemic. Keep da faith
love
Amy (strange ranger)
by ranger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Input Regarding Continuing Oxi with Neuropathy Present
Replies: 12
Views: 1654

Re: Input Regarding Continuing Oxi with Neuropathy Present

I did chemo #11 without Oxy, and quit before chemo #12. That was ten years ago. No more colon cancer, still have cotton-toes. Your mileage may differ.
by ranger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals

I was told that my CEA isn't a reliable indicator, so I don't rely on it.
by ranger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm 10 years out!
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: I'm 10 years out!

I appreciate your great replies and hope there's a lot of people out there who feel encouraged.
by ranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm 10 years out!
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

I'm 10 years out!

Hi everyone, it's been 10 years since my cancer was slashed, chemo'd and evicted from colon and liver. I'm posting to give hope to others who have bad odds at diagnosis. We are celebrating my cancerversary today and you are welcome to celebrate along in any way you choose. Cancer is an ugly beast bu...
by ranger
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver resection scheduled!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Re: Liver resection scheduled!!

My incision was right down the middle. But maybe because they needed to leave some real estate on the right for my takedown.
Either way, you can treat yourself to a new tattoo after you finish treatment.
Welcome in advance to NEDville, long may you live there in happiness, strength and peace.
by ranger
Tue May 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us
Replies: 54
Views: 12496

Re: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us

Coming up on 10 years NED here. Chemo at Georgetown Lombardi. Liver resection at John's Hopkins. Adjuvant chemo, and done. No major setbacks during my year of treatment. Nutritionist helped me keep from fading away, tai chi instructor provided restorative Sundays. My kids were brave, and seemed to b...
by ranger
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BLOG post Archive and NEW UPDATES
Replies: 20
Views: 57259

Re: BLOG post Archive

Feel free to list it or not, if it's appropriate. My cartoon page, http://www.cancerIsSoFunny began in 2010. It went dormant when I lost my blogger login and password, but it's still online. It's my visual representation of cancer, starring Rage, Fear, Love and power. Okay, not much power, more like...
by ranger
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer at 42. Looking for hope and inspiration.
Replies: 31
Views: 12214

Re: Newly diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer at 42. Looking for hope and inspiration.

Hi friend. I had Stage 4, a tumor in my sigmoid colon with lymph node involvement and a liver met at age 58. After a rough start w emergency surgery for perforating colon and resection I went with standard protocols of chemo and liver resection, and adjuvant (mop up) chemo. Never say never but it ne...
by ranger
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Choosing between Georgetown, John Hopkins, or George Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Choosing between Georgetown, John Hopkins, or George Washington

Oops left out that it was at Georgetown (which is actually Medstar which hung on to the Georgetown brand) where I had been treated for cancer. I had an oncology team at Hopkins as well, but never even considered making the extra 50 minute drive. Also, back then the nurses were better skilled at Geor...
by ranger
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Choosing between Georgetown, John Hopkins, or George Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Choosing between Georgetown, John Hopkins, or George Washington

When I lived in DC I went for my (checkup after cancer) colonoscopy to Dr. John Carroll. I liked him because he used a pediatric scope because of all the adhesions, and because my results were good, and everything went well, including my sedation.

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