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by justin case
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clot-Busting in Port?
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Clot-Busting in Port?

I was fit with a dual port, just in case .
by justin case
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer and coffee????
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: Cancer and coffee????

I always took a mug of coffee with me to infusions. It took a year after chemo before I could tolerate milk. It gave me incontinence.
by justin case
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Suspicious CT scan - need feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Suspicious CT scan - need feedback

To alleviate or confirm your fears, you might get a PET scan.
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: 1735

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: 1915

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: 2674

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: 936

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: 1819

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: 1038

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: 1038

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: 144
Views: 23508

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: 902

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: 902

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: 19
Views: 8550

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: 4538

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

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