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by justin case
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What Week Of Chemo/Radiation Do The Symptoms Start Getting Worse?
Replies: 20
Views: 2039

Re: What Week Of Chemo/Radiation Do The Symptoms Start Getting Worse?

You are lucky, I was told 25, and then was told 3 more and you're done . I had low rectum rad . I also had a tumor in my sigmoid, that caused me to do FOLFOX, during radiation .
Michael
by justin case
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Which is correct ? PET or MR
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Which is correct ? PET or MR

At his stage, you just have to go with the presented options, I hope things go well.
by justin case
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What Week Of Chemo/Radiation Do The Symptoms Start Getting Worse?
Replies: 20
Views: 2039

Re: What Week Of Chemo/Radiation Do The Symptoms Start Getting Worse?

Final treatment as in before the 3 bumps ? The last 3 treatments target the tumor directly, while the previous have circled the area involved. Once the tumor breaks up, it can feel unlike anything you might have experienced .
by justin case
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Which is correct ? PET or MR
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Which is correct ? PET or MR

I'm not 100% sure what's going on, but if something is showing up on the MRI but not lighting up on the PET it could mean that they were never mets to begin with or they were mets and the chemo wiped them out. They could just be dead tumors. Where is your husband being treated? I'm gonna jump out o...
by justin case
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First Time Here - Anxiety is High
Replies: 26
Views: 3508

Re: First Time Here - Anxiety is High

I have had colon blockage before, and recently got stopped up !It almost scared the shit out of me, but that didn't happen for a while . I almost went to the emergency room Christmas eve, but my mind kept telling me to wait . Watching your intake of food can be a blessing, I think it was the poorly ...
by justin case
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversed!
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Reversed!

I had surgery and 3 weeks later got reversed, I wasn't a good candidate for the stoma. The surgeon also kinked my what was left of my colon, causing severe problems . I could and still can eat anything, as long as I stay close to a depository .
by justin case
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

Oft times your GI has seen it all. If you were told there would be possible radiation, he saw it in the rectum ! Radiation can only be done in a stable environment, the sigmoid or other parts of the colon move way to much for this procedure . I had excessive chemo, as since I had 2 tumors, one could...
by justin case
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still NED!! Bit curious about surveillance scans
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Still NED!! Bit curious about surveillance scans

My answer will probably not be popular ! I have a 4mm nodule on my lung ! I was a heavy smoker . All through every scan I had it shows up, lung damage . The 4 PET scans I had never showed uptake. At $1, 000.00 a pop I stopped scans, and did X-rays that could monitor growth . That was 5 years ago, wh...
by justin case
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

I had a stage 2 diagnosis in the sigmoid, my only problem was I also had a stage 2 diagnosis in the rectum ? I got through both and have been NED for 6 years ! NED , no evidence of disease !
Good luck and follow protocol .
Michael
by justin case
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: We Need Some Laughs Here: Reloaded 2018
Replies: 175
Views: 56001

Re: We Need Some Laughs Here: Reloaded 2018

A man has been drinking, alone, all day at a bar. He puts down his G&T, and proceeds to check his clock. "1:30am, fuck. I need to go home now or my wife's going to ripp my balls off" - Thinks to himself. But as he's trying to get up, he falls awkwardly to the floor. "I'm just way...
by justin case
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No chemoradiation before surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: No chemoradiation before surgery

I skipped radiation when it was standard of care for rectal cancer. All went well, so far. My unprofessional, biased advise is to avoid radiation if possible. It can mess you up permanently. I needed the radiation, but as Basil said, cough while you are being radiated, and even that can cause perma...
by justin case
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !

To all, Thank You ! Going through Cancer treatment is never easy ! One day I almost died, not wanting to go to the ER. It appeared I was in renal failure , the day before my birthday. With the support of many, especially those who had a sense of humor, I made it through. I tried to help where I coul...
by justin case
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !

horizon wrote:Another familiar face. I love this. Congrats bro nut!
We are brothers from another mother !
by justin case
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !

CRguy wrote:DAMN !!!!!
this calls for a
celNUTbration ..... :shock:

Cheers and best wishes bro' nut

CR nut

Thank you my friend !
by justin case
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Found mass at husbands first colonoscopy today
Replies: 19
Views: 1378

Re: Found mass at husbands first colonoscopy today

Thank you all for the welcome. Still waiting to get a scan scheduled, that is going to be my biggest issue, i am a control freak and I want this done Yesterday! It seems that having the mass lower is not really a good thing, am I correct in that? Colon cancer seems a bit easier to treat than rectal...

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