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by hopeful
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage IV currently in NEDville? Please share any advice or tips? P
Replies: 72
Views: 20672

Re: Any Stage IV currently in NEDville? Please share any advice or tips? P

There are likely lots more Stage IV survivors who just don't frequent the forum anymore. I used to be hear every day, but my husband's cancer and treatments have been over for 8 plus years. Life goes on and things get busy. We meet lots of cancer survivors in everyday life as well. Keep the faith, e...
by hopeful
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fasting During Chemo
Replies: 27
Views: 6915

Re: Fasting During Chemo

I have been following this fasting topic for a while, and it certainly seems like there could be something too it. I'm the caregiver for a long term colon cancer survivor (who's out walking several miles per day and back to normal except for some annoying neuropathy) and am interested in the topic f...
by hopeful
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 8 YEARS NED!
Replies: 24
Views: 2776

Re: 8 YEARS NED!

Congratulations! That is good news indeed!

My husband is one year behind you.
by hopeful
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 year anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

7 year anniversary

On 11/5/2009 my husband had an emergency appendectomy and Stage 3 Colon cancer was discovered. He went through chemo which he finished in June of 2010. He's been clear since then. I don't post here much anymore, but I just wanted all of you to know that there is hope. Hugs to all of you who are goin...
by hopeful
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just starting the fight
Replies: 20
Views: 2662

Re: Just starting the fight

My husband was diagnosed at Stage 3 in November of 2009. Going through chemo was no picnic, but there are good memories from that time as well as the bad. Since the time of his surgery, he's been NED and life after the 6 months or so of chemo has gone pretty much back to normal. Sending positive tho...
by hopeful
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood from my rectum/bloody stools - father diagnosed with colon cancer at 44
Replies: 21
Views: 3405

Re: Blood from my rectum/bloody stools - father diagnosed with colon cancer at 44

I'm glad she could get you in so soon. Try not to worry. There are a lot of reasons for blood that aren't cancer. But with your family history it's good to have it checked. I'll keep positive thoughts headed your way.
by hopeful
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Cancerversary to ME!
Replies: 18
Views: 2319

Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Congratulations to YOU! :D
by hopeful
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Six Years
Replies: 42
Views: 6466

Re: Six Years

What a beautiful family! Back in 2009 and 2010, you and my husband were about a week apart in chemo sessions. And you're both still here and kickin a**! I remember you onc had a hard time keeping you off the ski slopes in between chemo treatments. Glad all of that is behind you now! Hugs to you, Kel...
by hopeful
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 774
Views: 285193

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

My husband just passed the 6 year mark last month.
by hopeful
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No chemo for me again this week
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: No chemo for me again this week

I remember several times when my husband's chemo was delayed, especially toward the end of his treatments. He got injections several times for low white count, I forget what the name was. I was sometimes surprised how quickly they bounced back. He never had any bad reactions to them. His were also d...
by hopeful
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: This is all new to me
Replies: 19
Views: 4024

Re: This is all new to me

Brent, I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis and it really does suck! My husband was diagnosed just a little over 6 years ago with stage IIIb colon cancer. It was discovered during an emergency appendectomy and removed with the appendix. On New Year's Day he was going through his second chemo treat...
by hopeful
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time for hospice
Replies: 44
Views: 5201

Re: Time for hospice

Julia, I am so sad to hear this. I will keep you both in my prayers. Wishing you strength and love.
by hopeful
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 774
Views: 285193

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

My husband has been NED since Dec. 2009. He's out walking for an hour at least every other day. Life is back to pretty much normal. I saw this quote on Facebook that kind of sums it all up: Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.
by hopeful
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm new and concerned I may have Colon Cancer. Can you help?
Replies: 112
Views: 10535

Re: I'm new and concerned I may have Colon Cancer. Can you help?

My husband was diagnosed with colon cancer more than 5-1/2 years ago. He is fine now and there are many days I don't think about colon cancer and he doesn't either. He was stage 3B and went through resection and 6 months of chemo. He has been NED since his surgery. I just want you to know that there...
by hopeful
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years NED, now what?
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Re: 5 years NED, now what?

Congrats on the 5 years, Bob! You can breathe a little easier now.

My husband just had his 5 year clear visit and scan in January. He will probably go back for blood work and CEA yearly now but won't have scans as long as everything else looks ok.

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