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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: 671

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: 9
Views: 534

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: 1640

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
by michelle c
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New diagnosis and scared
Replies: 30
Views: 2551

Re: New diagnosis and scared

Hello, I just wanted to reply because I remember how scared I was around my diagnosis over nine years ago and I am still here. My kids were 12 and 9 and I was terrified that I was going to die and not be there for them. I also had a spot on my liver but a MRI confirmed that it was a cyst. I had colo...
by michelle c
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 50
Views: 15702

Re: Bev G

I am so very sad to learn that our dear Bev passed away. It is hard to believe. It was not cancer related, as far as I am aware, as she had been NED for a long time. I think that her passing was related to her diabetes. I am so sad. Bev was my rock. She was so smart, kind, strong, knowledgeable and ...
by michelle c
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port removed
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Port removed

Hi there, Initially, it seemed to be the only thing I thought about....it was always there, the worry, what if it comes back? However, with time it did get better. I remember thinking, wow, I haven't thought about cancer for a few hours...but I think that that was quite a few months after I finished...
by michelle c
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and scared
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: New and scared

Hi Lisa, First of all, don't be too hard on yourself for not having a colonoscopy earlier, what's done is done. I had a colonoscopy nine years ago due to blood in my stool. My GI doc knew straight away that my tumor was cancer by the look of it. My surgeon saw me in the recovery room and I was refer...
by michelle c
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5FU pump
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: 5FU pump

Mine wasn't a pump as such. It looked like a baby's bottle with a condom inside :) It made no noise. At night I wore it in a fanny pack around my hips quite loosely. I could still sleep on my side if I wanted too. I was given a steroid just prior to my chemo treatments and this is what would keep me...
by michelle c
Wed May 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad

You need another opinion and someone who will treat you aggressively. I'm not sure where you are but I feel that you need to do this or have someone help you with it, especially as you are so young. I've heard lots of stories where one doctor offers no hope but another will.
by michelle c
Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

On the morning show on television here, a couple of weeks ago, there was a segment about the Paleo diet with Pete Evans and they talked about a documentary called The Magic Pill. I have been looking into doing Paleo only because I have put on weight and I feel that I am eating too many carbs. Anyway...
by michelle c
Fri May 11, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation
Replies: 7
Views: 980

A Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diet Slows Tumor Growth and Prevents Cancer Initiation

There have been discussions on here in the past about sugar and cancer. I thought that avoiding sugar, or adopting a low carb diet, would not necessarily lower your cancer risk or help as a treatment. Just wondering what people thought about this https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/673f/e1fa28d32b3ba76...
by michelle c
Wed May 09, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diagnosed 9 years ago TODAY! 1/2/2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4880

Re: Diagnosed 9 years ago TODAY! 1/2/2009

Hi Diane, I was diagnosed in May 2009. I don't visit or post here much anymore, but try and help when I can and still check in. Unfortunately, many who I connected with on here are no longer around. It has been a wonderful resource and place to find support, inspiration, knowledge and understanding....
by michelle c
Wed May 09, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed and it's EVERYWHERE...what to do now??
Replies: 24
Views: 5239

Re: Just diagnosed and it's EVERYWHERE...what to do now??

A cancer diagnosis is extremely unsettling.Have you just found all that out from your current stay in hospital? What a lot to take in. My heart goes out to you at this time especially while you take it all in and find information on treatment etc. Have you had surgery as yet? Best wishes to you
by michelle c
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Working during Irenotecan
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Working during Irenotecan

I had 12 treatments of FOLFIRI. Never had FOLFOX. I was told that irinotecan is harsher on the digestive tract, harder on neutrophils and more hair loss. I didn't really have diarrhoea but apparently it is quite common. I had bad nausea from day 1 to day 3. I also had a "funny" feeling in ...
by michelle c
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here My son has colon cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 5502

Re: New here My son has colon cancer

Hi Capri, I was diagnosed at age 44 and had a similar diagnosis to your son. Males are a bit different to us females and tend to just get on with things, my husband is like this anyway. I was paralysed with fear at times and the best thing for me was feeling "normal" and doing "normal...

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