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by justin case
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question- how do you count years of survival?
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Question- how do you count years of survival?

I count from my last treatment, the 12th round after surgery and port removed . 7 yrs and counting.
by justin case
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions regarding Folfox treatments
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Questions regarding Folfox treatments

I didn't experience too many side effects. I did lose 30 pounds do to lack of taste recognition. I asked about the beer and was surprised with the response. "Why not you're on chemo it wont hurt a thing and might make you more comfortable "
\Michael
by justin case
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Multiple tiny mets on lungs—-need knowledge.
Replies: 19
Views: 2079

Re: Multiple tiny mets on lungs—-need knowledge.

Have you done a PET scan to make sure your mets are actually cancer ? It could be COPD and your barking up the wrong tree.
by justin case
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Side effect question.
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Side effect question.

I live in south Texas, and 80 degrees is quite tolerable, at 72 degrees after Folfox, I put on a long sleeved garment !
by justin case
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tailgate Party @ BS's!!...Menu=SUPREP, Juice & CANDY!
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Tailgate Party @ BS's!!...Menu=SUPREP, Juice & CANDY!

[quote="bitchslapped"]Where's that grandson of mine when you need him?! gummy bears :?: seriously :?: :!: :lol: :mrgreen: Yep, colonoscopy #4 coming right up. Generally speaking, we're all one colonoscopy away from a possible cancer diagnosis. First one age 50, precancerous-infected polyp ...
by justin case
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stupid Q of the Day: How do I know it's really cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Stupid Q of the Day: How do I know it's really cancer?

How do I know the tumor is cancerous? Are doctors just making observations to determine cancer at this juncture? Do I call the doctor who did the colonoscopy? I'm not even sure that doctor took a specimen. Cynthia These folks have been through medical school. They generally know cancer when they se...
by justin case
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stupid Q of the Day: How do I know it's really cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Stupid Q of the Day: How do I know it's really cancer?

Thank you for the help and insight you've already given. My sweet husband is strengthening so much to be ready for the 9/19 surgery next week. The surgeon will remove tumor (and lymph nodes? how do I know? idk) and says will try to do a J-pouch or D-pouch with a yet-to-be decided type of ostomy. Su...
by justin case
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 18428

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Fonzie getting used to his new sister, Scarlett, aka The Chupacabra. https://i.imgur.com/MuToMgg.jpg?1 She's very flexible. https://i.imgur.com/ItdPhpV.jpg?1 Also loves to play. https://i.imgur.com/T7HreoA.jpg My you're getting more Texan every day !
by justin case
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal pain? From the tumor?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Rectal pain? From the tumor?

If he already went through radiation, as the tumor is tearing away it can feel like there is glass coming out sometimes. it will subside. On the other hand some people think that enough chemo will do the trick, and try to avoid radiation. One fellow I was doing chemo with tried to avoid radiation, ...
by justin case
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal pain? From the tumor?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Rectal pain? From the tumor?

If he already went through radiation, as the tumor is tearing away it can feel like there is glass coming out sometimes. it will subside. On the other hand some people think that enough chemo will do the trick, and try to avoid radiation. One fellow I was doing chemo with tried to avoid radiation, a...
by justin case
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !
Replies: 18
Views: 3195

Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Phuong, you have always been a role model for colon cancer causes. I'm sure your contributions will be well received, and thank you for taking on such a great responsibility.

Warm Regards,
Michael
by justin case
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 43
Views: 3356

Re: Bucket List

In the great words of my cousin , you only live once, and then she corrected herself and said , you live everyday, and only die once !

Have a great adventure , Michael
by justin case
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 18428

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

It's possible that Karen is checking up on this thread. I know she is a big lover of dogs. Bluebonnet season is a big deal here in Central TX. It lasts a good 6 weeks, and we get pics of all sorts of things in the bluebonnet fields, longhorns, goats, chickens, babies, police officers, cats, the lis...
by justin case
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: UPDATE ON PETE
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: UPDATE ON PETE

What up Jewels, it's good to hear things are going well !!!!!
Warm Regards,
Michael
by justin case
Mon May 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: APR surgery for low rectal tumor
Replies: 16
Views: 1869

Re: APR surgery for low rectal tumor

My Pete had VLR Tumor 11/11. We had 4 opinions. 2 said 80/20 we can save the sphincters, one said 50/50 and said APR. We went with one fantastic, ace-surgeon who spent almost 4 hours hand-sewing the connection since a stapler would not have worked. My hero. Pete is doing great.....so anyone who has...

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