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by Sunwaterandsky
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: VATs recovery and mucus
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: VATs recovery and mucus

Oncologist says mucus is an expected side effect of the surgery. Have booked a scan in a couple of weeks - trying to decide if I want to quit my job and move to Europe before I get too old..... and my UK passport is Brexited.
by Sunwaterandsky
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: VATs recovery and mucus
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: VATs recovery and mucus

Hi Lee, I have insurance but the scan section is topped out. I am waiting for a scan from the public hospital. I have actually been suffering from a bad cold, so the mucus is worse than usual. I have an appointment with the oncologist on Tuesday. I think I will get a referral for a scan and just pay...
by Sunwaterandsky
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Solitary Lung Met - Looking for Positive Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 3283

Re: Solitary Lung Met - Looking for Positive Experiences

Congratulations on the successful surgery. I had a VATs procedure in August and was surprised at how quickly I recovered. I have lingering problems with mucus build up and asthma but I am back at work teaching and walking 3-5 km a day and pushing higher on the weekends. My docs have all said that ch...
by Sunwaterandsky
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: VATs recovery and mucus
Replies: 3
Views: 964

VATs recovery and mucus

I had a VATs procedure on August 22nd and have recovered well. They removed the right upper lobe of my lung. I had very little pain and managed to leave the hospital with only tylenol for pain relief. My one concern is that my breathing does not seem to be improving as fast as I think it should. I h...
by Sunwaterandsky
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Inserting Port or not
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: Inserting Port or not

Hi Mercy, I had trouble with my first Oxi treatment and insisted on a port. Unfortunately, at the time, the QMH would not support ports for CC patients. I ended up with a PICC line. It required a bit more care than a port but was well worth it. I would encourage your mother to get the port. Anything...
by Sunwaterandsky
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hoping fo Colon Cancer?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Re: Hoping fo Colon Cancer?

Susie, I hope your news is good. It is hard to wait.

I got my results today and it is a colon cancer Met. I never thought I would be happy with that result. He says that it took six years to grow and has no lymph node involvement, so probably no chemo. Woohoo!
by Sunwaterandsky
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hoping fo Colon Cancer?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Re: Hoping fo Colon Cancer?

I am still waiting for the results and feeling impatient waiting for results and for the chest tube to be removed. I am ready to go home but they like to keep you in here. Patience is not one of my virtues!!
by Sunwaterandsky
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hoping fo Colon Cancer?
Replies: 10
Views: 2371

Hoping fo Colon Cancer?

Yesterday I went in for a wedge resection that ended up being a lobectomy. My surgeon says it is adenocarcinoma but not sure if it is a colon met or a primary lung nodule. I'll find out in the next few days. Doc says that CC is better because it took six years to grow my little passenger. Lung cance...
by Sunwaterandsky
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, NRAS MUTATED, FOLFOX+Avastin)
Replies: 52
Views: 9350

Re: Rectal case from Hong Kong

Mercy, have you considered the public hospitals? The fees are so much lower there. It would help ease the financial burden on the family.
by Sunwaterandsky
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, NRAS MUTATED, FOLFOX+Avastin)
Replies: 52
Views: 9350

Re: Rectal case from Hong Kong

Hi Mercy, I am in Hong Kong. I had a sigmoid tumour, so I did not have to have a colostomy. I understand your worries and concerns. Have you heard of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund? They offer many services for Cancer patients, survivors and families. They can often help with your question and connect yo...
by Sunwaterandsky
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule - update
Replies: 13
Views: 3580

Re: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule - update

So today was my big day. I had quite a journey to get my PET scan. The airline cancelled my flight, I had to reschedule my PET scan, the insurance approval had lapsed and so on..... but I got it and all was sorted in time. Today I got my results. My little lung nodule is now 2cm big - 5 mm growth si...
by Sunwaterandsky
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Products must have list for Chemo
Replies: 17
Views: 5632

Re: Products must have list for Chemo

A charger pack for her phone so that she never has to worry about running out of charge.
by Sunwaterandsky
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule - update
Replies: 13
Views: 3580

Re: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule

Hi Dan, My nodule is in the right apical lung. He said that we need a more accurate scan to see exactly where it is and how easy it might be to access. My CEA is low but it was never a marker for me. Apparently you run the risk of a lung collapse if you fly too soon after a biopsy or surgery. It is ...
by Sunwaterandsky
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule - update
Replies: 13
Views: 3580

Re: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule

Dan, I appreciate your efforts to ease my mind when your mind must be pretty full right now! I hope that the consultation today went well and that you have a plan that you are happy with.

Cheers,
SWS
by Sunwaterandsky
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule - update
Replies: 13
Views: 3580

Re: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule

Hi Dan,

I am sorry to hear that. I know how we cherish every day that we are cancer free.

Can I ask, what is the treatment plan now? I am assuming that mine is definitely cancer - met or new primary, based on the report. I am more concerned about what happens once it is identified.

cheers,
SWS

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