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by weisssoccermom
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just had my latest colonoscopy
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

My 5 year scope is coming up in August and I'm already anxious about it.....and, of course, the prep. They Rx'd me Preopik which hubs had a few years back BUT.....I am doing the Gatorade/Miralax/Dulcolax prep. I figure that if places like Mass General, Cleveland Clinic, and MSKCC (to name just a few...
by weisssoccermom
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 13 years ago today!
Replies: 8
Views: 305

13 years ago today!

This week has been a really difficult one for me....lots of drama at work. It reminded me a lot of the fear, horror, etc. that I felt on 6/22/2006 when I heard those three words...YOU HAVE CANCER. I am still around, 13 years later, to tell people to always have hope. My journey was certainly not eas...
by weisssoccermom
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: UPDATE ON PETE
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: UPDATE ON PETE

Good to hear from you Julie.....it's been a LONG time.
It's hard to believe it was 8 years ago when we first talked
about resections and such.
Glad to hear that you are all doing well!

Jaynee
by weisssoccermom
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Laid off before Dx
Replies: 21
Views: 1187

Re: Laid off before Dx

I'm not trying to be confrontational here BUT.....the following statement is NOT correct for every situation: "In exchange for those $12k you get access to any approved therapies, limited wait times compared to other health systems and access to top oncologists." If you live in a state tha...
by weisssoccermom
Fri May 31, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Laid off before Dx
Replies: 21
Views: 1187

Re: Laid off before Dx

Please, keep the COBRA. I can't tell you how many people I talked to who have lost their job/retired (and were able to keep COBRA) but didn't keep their COBRA because of the expense. They opted for an Obamacare policy instead. Subsidies aside, there are some HUGE differences between employer sponsor...
by weisssoccermom
Sun May 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Thank you for the congrats! Waiting to have an Alexa call with them...and I get to actually get to "see" my grandson!
I'm soooo in love with that baby. Being a Grammy is pretty cool!
by weisssoccermom
Sun May 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Replies: 6
Views: 344

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's on the board.
Enjoy your day today!

Oh, and I get to FINALLY celebrate my FIRST GRANDCHILD....born today! I am so over the moon!
by weisssoccermom
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 397
Views: 114300

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

As I said, mine ONLY got tricky with the CT after 5 years....otherwise, I was getting CT's every 6 months (same as standard protocol) in years 3,4 and into 5 with flex sigs on the same schedule. NO issues with me.
by weisssoccermom
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 397
Views: 114300

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

Mine had no issue...I believe because the standard of care protocol calls for testing every 3 - 6 months even following traditional methods. The only time my insurance pitched a fit was at after my 5 year mark. They didn't want to pay for the CT scan. Instead they told me that I could have a chest x...
by weisssoccermom
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - my furbaby has cancer....hard last weekend - UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

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

Today was very very hard. Roxy was our last furbaby and I know that I just can't do this again. Hubby and I came home and cleaned up everything. Roxy had four beds....in various rooms. All of the blankets...and so much other stuff is now in a box my office chair came in (and all of it doesn't even f...
by weisssoccermom
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - my furbaby has cancer....hard last weekend - UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

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

I'm not sure why I allow myself to revisit this over and over....but I need to. This is our last night in the house with our little Roxy. Tomorrow she will be able to join her sisters wherever our furbabies go and then not be in pain, have no more cancer and can once again enjoy the life that she so...
by weisssoccermom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T - my furbaby has cancer....hard last weekend - UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

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

I know this is O/T but so many of us on here are furbaby lovers I knew that you would understand. I've known for 6 months that my furbaby has TCC and her time is drawing near. This sounds cold and calculated but we are taking her in on Monday to allow her to leave this world in PEACE and relatively ...
by weisssoccermom
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Vaginal stenosis - an issue for women with rectal cancer
Replies: 44
Views: 4473

Re: Vaginal stenosis - an issue for women with rectal cancer

I understand the doctors concerns about HRT....BUT....HRT from years ago is NOT the same as it is today. Obviously, if a person has a STRONG family history of estrogen based cancers, I do understand the concern. However, preparations like Premarin which ONLY absorb the hormones vaginally (and honest...
by weisssoccermom
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 397
Views: 114300

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

Jolene, Just a quick reply as I am getting ready to go to work. My treatment was over 12 years ago so I will remember as best as I can. 1. A CEA every 3 months for the first 2 years....then I believe it went to every 6 months for years 3+. Since year 7 or so, I've been having it drawn yearly at my p...
by weisssoccermom
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 397
Views: 114300

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

Hi Jolene, Here are the answers (I can't see your post so hope that I remember all of your questions) 1. My doctor didn't recommend oxi for me as a stage II patient. The studies don't necessarily show that oxi for the stage II patient (with no negative prognostic factors) shows a significant increas...

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