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by michelle c
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It was 15 years ago today
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: It was 15 years ago today

Thank you for sharing your story. I love reading it every year. Please don’t stop.

I remember you being on here when I first joined about 10 years ago. I remember your little pic :D

I’m sure you gave me hope and comfort when I was first diagnosed and frightened.

Best wishes always ❤️
by michelle c
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Staging and treatment options.
Replies: 32
Views: 1685

Re: Staging and treatment options.

I was diagnosed with CC 10 years ago and had 3 lymph nodes affected. I did chemo - then it was 12 cycles over 6 months! My onc advised to do chemo to give me the best possible chance of survival. He said it was to kill off any rogue cells that might be floating around. Was I cured from surgery alone...
by michelle c
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you want prayer stop in here!
Replies: 601
Views: 84031

Re: If you want prayer stop in here!

Oh my goodness.....I don’t come here too often anymore but still like to check in from time to time. Saw this post that was started by Terry.....miss her and Bev and John and Jess.....these people have sadly passed away :cry: Reading this post brought back so many memories of my dear friends and war...
by michelle c
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 3213

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

Hi there,

Ooooo that sounds quite frightening.....wondering if it's due to Avastin. Best wishes and hope it resolves soon xx
by michelle c
Sat May 25, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Whole rectum removed
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: Whole rectum removed

What?? :shock: I would want my surgeon to discuss the surgery with me in person. I would definitely get another opinion.
by michelle c
Thu May 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused
Replies: 23
Views: 2149

Re: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused

Hello, I just wanted to reply as I understand your fear and to let you know a bit of my story. I was diagnosed ten years ago with colon cancer. Wow, it's gone fast. I had blood in my stools and was referred for a colonoscopy. Gastroenterologist knew straight away it was cancer when she saw the tumor...
by michelle c
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 80 year old mother
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: 80 year old mother

With stage III colon cancer there is a good chance that all the cancer was removed with surgery. Chemo is just "mop up" to kill off any stray cancer cells that "might" have got through via the lymph system. I had chemo because I was in my 40's and just wanted to have better insur...
by michelle c
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Weak and cannot eat post surgery..?
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: Weak and cannot eat post surgery..?

Hello, My surgery was in 2009 but I can still remember that I was unable to eat much post surgery. I was on clear fluids initially and then a soft diet before moving to a regular diet. I love my food but I was unable to eat more than a few mouthfuls. I don't know why but I just felt full. It was qui...
by michelle c
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant Chemo
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: Adjuvant Chemo

I was terrified of chemo but it was recommended as I was stage III. It was described to me as mop up chemo. I know there are no guarantees but wanted to do everything I could to stop it appearing elsewhere. I had 12 treatments over 6 months. I won't lie, I hated every minute of it but it really was ...
by michelle c
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Incomplete colonoscopy - worried about surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Incomplete colonoscopy - worried about surgery

Try not to worry about this. My advice is to take one day at a time. I know it's hard not to worry but all the "what ifs" and overthinking nearly made my crazy and only heightened my anxiety. It sounds like you have a great doctor taking care of you. Try to focus on this and that it has no...
by michelle c
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 9 YEARS AGO
Replies: 7
Views: 920

9 YEARS AGO

I finished my treatment (12 rounds of chemo) nine years ago. I don't post much anymore but I do check in every week or so. I just wanted to share it with others, especially those just starting on this journey. I was so scared when I was diagnosed. Would I survive this? Would I make five years? My ki...
by michelle c
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Found mass at husbands first colonoscopy today
Replies: 19
Views: 1928

Re: Found mass at husbands first colonoscopy today

Hello, It's very overwhelming and scary to hear that you have cancer but you have found a wonderful place here to receive support, answers to questions and just to vent. There is always someone here who understands what you're going through. I had cancer of my sigmoid colon and had surgery and 6 mon...
by michelle c
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years from dx today
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: 5 years from dx today

Congratulations Mike! That's great! Wishing you well always. I am 9 and a half years since dx. I know what you mean about Dr Google...it only heightened my anxiety but early on it was hard to stay away from it. Was so glad to find this site, it helped me so much. I was paralysed with fear initially ...
by michelle c
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY
Replies: 12
Views: 1413

Re: How young is too young for COLONOSCOPY

I'm pretty sure that a lower endoscopy is a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy is a gastroscopy. It seems that a lot of people get confused and think that an endoscopy is only an upper endoscopy - an endoscopy also includes colonoscopies. Is your daughter still passing blood - if not, it is highly u...
by michelle c
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety and missing Bev!
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

Re: Scanxiety and missing Bev!

Diane, I miss her too :cry: I am so sad.

Fear will overwhelm us, but only if we let it. Just remember her words to you. Be strong.

Sending love and strength and wishing you well always ❤️ xx

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