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by KimT
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: "Dr" Google can be good
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: "Dr" Google can be good

When anyone is diagnosed with cancer, I certainly think it is important to research. I certainly did. I think it’s unwise for folks who have anxiety about their health or are hypochondriacs to consult dr google about their symptoms and convince themselves they have cancer. I have only ever advised t...
by KimT
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possible Third Diagnoses
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Possible Third Diagnoses

I can empathize with how you are feeling. In a span of 18 months, I was diagnosed with colon cancer, Lynch syndrome, and ovarian cancer. 4 abdominal surgeries and lots of chemo. It scares people when someone they love or know gets cancer. All those positive comments are more for them. I had a lot of...
by KimT
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Coffee...yes or no?
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: Coffee...yes or no?

I will never give up coffee. Ever. I like coffee better than food.
by KimT
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So confused
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: So confused

Everybody has a different experience. I never had any pain under the belly button. I’m sorry you felt that he was rude, but he is right to tell you to go to the ER. He cannot diagnose or treat you over the phone. He doesn’t even know you as you are not his patient. As it is Friday night, the only wa...
by KimT
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: new to the forum i'm worried about my mom high cea
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: new to the forum i'm worried about my mom high cea

That is a lot of information. We are not doctors however and we are not qualified to make speculations about your mothers case. All I can advise is to keep advocating for your mother and seek other opinions from doctors if you are not satisfied with the care your mother is getting. But we are not ex...
by KimT
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: This chemo is knocking me down
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: This chemo is knocking me down

The effects of chemo are cumulative. Every one was worse than the one before for me. My doctor finally cut the dose on the last two treatments. I got my chemo every 3 weeks and the only time I felt good in those 6 months was the day I got chemo and the day after because they jacked me up with steroi...
by KimT
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: symptoms of colon cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: symptoms of colon cancer

We are not doctors. Any concern about your health needs to be addressed with a doctor. We cannot help you. It would be irresponsible of us to give out medical advice as we are not qualified to do so.
by KimT
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Delaying treatment?
Replies: 21
Views: 3359

Re: Delaying treatment?

That’s a really tough choice. There really is no way to predict the outcome of delaying chemo for a few weeks. All I can say is what I would do. I would give my baby every possible second before birth to improve his life. I have a 14 year old son. I would not hesitate to give my own life for him. Yo...
by KimT
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo after Surgery?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Chemo after Surgery?

I did not do chemo and I’m 10 years out from diagnosis. No reoccurrence. I stay on top of my checkups and colonoscopies.
by KimT
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A distressing situation
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: A distressing situation

Are there no privacy laws with regards to health records in your country? Nobody should be looking at your mothers scans and discussing her case behind her back. I’d be having a very frank conversation with your brother about his mother in law looking at your mothers scans. She is not a radiologist ...
by KimT
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Super scared that I might have CC
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Super scared that I might have CC

We aren’t doctors. Any concern about your health should be addressed by a doctor. Sounds like you are doing just that. We really can’t help you. You just have to wait for the colonoscopy. It’s not that far out. Good luck.
by KimT
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Staged T3N1 for Rectal Cancer Today
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Staged T3N1 for Rectal Cancer Today

Looking at this chart, it appears that you would be IIIA to me. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/staged.html Edited to add...I think you are right. I looked at it again. They have changed the staging since I was diagnosed. I don’t recall as many sub stages.
by KimT
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Polyp History
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Colon Polyp History

We are not doctors. These are questions you need to ask your doctor. We are colon cancer survivors or loved ones of survivors. We are by no means qualified to answer medical questions. Best of luck.
by KimT
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ladies what did you do with your hair during chemo?
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Ladies what did you do with your hair during chemo?

Talk to a hairdresser. They can probably help you with style ideas and products to help it appear thicker. I lost all my hair to chemo for ovarian cancer. It came back nice and full but I experienced massive hair loss when I switched my hormone therapy last spring. I was ready to cut it very short b...
by KimT
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anal fissure or hemorrhoids or colon cancer?
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Anal fissure or hemorrhoids or colon cancer?

We are not doctors. We are cancer survivors or loved ones of survivors. We cannot speculate on your situation. Follow up with your physician and advocate for yourself.

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