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by KimT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - my furbaby has cancer....hard last weekend - UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: O/T - my furbaby has cancer....hard last weekend

I wept for days over the loss of our guinea pig a few weeks ago. She was 7 which in guinea pig years is about 129. We lost a car in 2015 at the age of 15. Our pets are very important to us. Even a little rodent. They are family members. I couldn’t live in a home without animals though even if it so ...
by KimT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right vs Left colon
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Right vs Left colon

I’m 10 years out from a stage 2 right sided colon cancer that I did not do chemo for. 10 years ago, I heard right sided cancer was a better diagnosis. Data changes. IMO every case is different.
by KimT
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Total or partial
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Total or partial

Once it’s gone, it’s gone. It seems drastic to take the whole colon. I had a second resection and chose to preserve as much colon as possible. I have about a third of my colon. My grandfather had a total colectomy and had a lot of issues.
by KimT
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long after surgery did you start mop up chemo?
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: How long after surgery did you start mop up chemo?

I didn’t do chemo for colon cancer but I did for ovarian . I started chemo 6 weeks after surgery. Chemo interferes with the healing process so you have to wait until you are fairly healed. 6-8 weeks seems standard.
by KimT
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fear I might have crc
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Fear I might have crc

Every one of us has a unique experience with cancer. As we are not doctors, we cannot speculate on your situation.

Only a colonoscopy will tell for sure if anything is wrong with you. Good luck.
by KimT
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, need some advice, very nervous!
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Please help, need some advice, very nervous!

Thank you so much! He was treated at Bangkok Hospital in Chang Mai. They treated him very well and the facility was beautiful. I know i should not be jumping to conclusions before knowing all the facts but I am just so nervous. I know for sure the doctor should not have scared him like that though....
by KimT
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fear I might have crc
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Fear I might have crc

You need to talk to a doctor which we are not.
by KimT
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, need some advice, very nervous!
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Please help, need some advice, very nervous!

I was living in Thailand when I was diagnosed. Colon cancer is quite rare in the Asian population and they really don’t know how to deal with it. Especially if he is seeing a doctor outside of the private hospitals that are frequented by expats. Bumrungrad in Bangkok is state of the art, as well as ...
by KimT
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Advice please

Thank you. Hopefully the colonoscopy is soon. So anxious its bowel cancer. Also, the ultrasound i had said this in the comments: the liver is examined intercostally therefore limited exclusion value. Normal appearances of the liver, no ihdd or focal liver lesions seen. Does anybody know what limite...
by KimT
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Advice please

We are not doctors. We are colon cancer survivors or loved ones of survivors.

Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Good luck.
by KimT
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I think I'm gonna get a colonoscopy, would a virtual one be good?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: I think I'm gonna get a colonoscopy, would a virtual one be good?

We are not doctors. We are colon cancer patients or loved ones of patients.

You need to ask these questions to your doctor.
by KimT
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discharged with abnormal ECG
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Discharged with abnormal ECG

I’m a cardiac nurse. An abnormal ecg doesn’t necessarily mean there is a problem. Depending on the heart condition, some people will never have a normal ecg. An ecg is a tool to monitor heart health but it isn’t the end all be all. The patients actual symptoms and condition should be considered. Als...
by KimT
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Worried

We are not doctors. It would be irresponsible for us to speculate on your situation. You need to follow up with your doctor. Good luck.
by KimT
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just can't let it go
Replies: 31
Views: 1872

Re: Just can't let it go

Perhaps you should talk to somebody about your anxiety. Lay off google. It’s a bit rude coming to a board of cancer patients being so upset about a benign polyp. Every one of us would gladly trade places with you. I don’t mind questions from people who don’t have cancer and I would always encourage ...
by KimT
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just can't let it go
Replies: 31
Views: 1872

Re: Just can't let it go

You got good news. Every one of us who has been diagnosed with cancer would be very thankful to be in your shoes. I don’t know what else you expected but from what you are describing, that is an appropriate pathology report.

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