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by justin case
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 111
Views: 23941

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

The chemo is hard on the bottom. I had a blockage 4 weeks after resection and had to have surgery to remove scar tissue. My surgeon decided to reverse my ileo while he was in there. I was happy for the reversal but it made it much harder during chemo. Had alot of diarrhea. Same happened to me 3 wee...
by justin case
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 47
Views: 13160

Re: Bev G

Bev has been on my heart and in my head for a few months. Last time we 'talked' she had been deathly ill from kidney concerns from her diabetes. I think she said Diabetic Ketoacidosis. It had nothing to do with her cancer CURE. She would want you to know that her regular testing showed her still ca...
by justin case
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Totally O/T
Replies: 23
Views: 5256

Re: Totally O/T

Still here after all these years, too many of my friends going through some of the same things, only different . I owe a lot to many of the people on this forum, Thank You !
Michael
by justin case
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 142
Views: 27191

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Shana, to post a pic, you need to host the photo on a site like Imgur. From Imgur, you copy the BBCode, and past it here. Voila!! And confidentially, BS, I think you may be right, the apple is actually an asian pear. :oops: :oops: :oops: Don't know how that happened since we weren't supposed to get...
by justin case
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can benign lung nodules shrink?
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Can benign lung nodules shrink?

I have had a lung nodule all throughout my cancer journey, it never picked up any uptake on a Pet Scan. I still have it, and monitor on a occasion with an X-ray. It's still the same size. Many hospitals, are prone to give repetitive CT scans, to scare the cancer patient for 5 or more years. If you a...
by justin case
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me
Replies: 19
Views: 5423

Re: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me

It's going on 7 for Me, do that twice, and I will be forever grateful, for the advances in Cancer treatment, and people finally being aware of screening !

You go girl, Michael !
by justin case
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 111
Views: 23941

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

The chemo is reduced because it would be difficult for patients to tolerate both at the same time. Hence the chemo is lighter. The radiation does most of the work but studies have shown that when chemo is added to radiation it increases the likelihood that the radiation will be more successful. Act...
by justin case
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)

Yes - I remember the day my wife had her disconnect from her first round of chemo. She had been starting to train for running again, and wanted to go for a run. I am not a runner but went with her and walked the trials, and afterwards we decided to stop at Mr Frosty's for ice cream. She got an ice ...
by justin case
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Is it odd? (DH chemo pump)

I had very little problem with Folfox ,although carrying frozen meat around the grocery store looking for my wife, did sting a bit .
by justin case
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal
Replies: 52
Views: 11357

Re: Reversal

Good luck with the reversal! Be sure to have some diapers and calmoseptine ointment on hand just in case. Heard my name mentioned ! I had the BAG for 3 weeks, it was the worst of all the treatments for me . Seriuosly, it will be a trip without it, but I really hated that thing. Look on the bright s...
by justin case
Fri May 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: radiation therapy & bleeding
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: radiation therapy & bleeding

The reason for radiation is to break up the tumor. I was bleeding a little before diagnosis, so looking at blood saved my life . I was told there would be 25 days of radiation, and when I reached that point, I received the bump . The last 3 treatments target the tumor directly, and that is when you ...
by justin case
Sun May 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peritoneal CA secondary to Colon CA
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Peritoneal CA secondary to Colon CA

No port is usually pretty difficult for oxi- over just a few times bare, or else some aggravation with a Picc line installed in the arm for a while. A few have done okay for longer stretches with oxi- but most going bare stop sooner than later. Otherwise, without a port, your bff might go mostly wi...
by justin case
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy
Replies: 63
Views: 13446

Re: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy

Sorry for long delay. Met with surgeon. He explained in detail what he recommends and won my confidence. He has excellent reputation. He will perform robotic LAR Monday April 16. He will remove part rectum part colon. He said it is very high up and even tho it’s being referred to as rectal cancer, ...
by justin case
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T diversion continued ... The Voice FALL 2018 !!!!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 6011

Re: O/T diversion ... The Voice Spring 2018 !!!!!!!

Kelly's 1st whack @ being a judge. She might settle down a bit as others have. :) This may be controversial, but I tend to call it as I see it. So I'm going THERE now. The one gal singing country got no turns to which Blake criticizes her "diction". Fair enough. I don't disagree, however ...
by justin case
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All Lung Nodule Experiences
Replies: 35
Views: 12240

Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Thats exactly what I am doing. I asked why the need for another full scan and she said no reason I do the same with everyone. I still might go ahead and get the scan but I just want a few other opinions before I go in for another full CT. It just makes it stressful when communication is poor betwee...

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