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by dezysmith
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you want prayer stop in here!
Replies: 561
Views: 68470

Re: If you want prayer stop in here!

Now that I've been home from the hospital for a couple of weeks, I've really had the time to absorb what has happened to me over the past 2 1/2 months, I have to share my Christmas miracle. On 12/20, my boyfriend was told by my Dr. at Hopkins that she believed I had a 95% chance of having this huge ...
by dezysmith
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEED HIPEC ADVICE
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: NEED HIPEC ADVICE

Lynn, I think you've got it right. I don't know I think I'm just going to go for it .... I am so sorry that you'e came back so soon. Where is it this time and is it treatable? I am praying for all of you on this Board .... this is an absolutely devastating illness .... dear God please hear our praye...
by dezysmith
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEED HIPEC ADVICE
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: NEED HIPEC ADVICE

Anybody else out there with some advice and/or experience? Thanks.
by dezysmith
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEED HIPEC ADVICE
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: NEED HIPEC ADVICE

Janklo I sent you a PM .... thanks!
by dezysmith
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEED HIPEC ADVICE
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: NEED HIPEC ADVICE

Janklo -- yes they would biopsy it while I was under and have the HIPEC there ready if in fact it is cancer. And yes my situation sounds a lot like your daughters unfortunately. SciFletch, it was so good to talk with you. My boyfriend think I shouldn't go for a 3rd opinion, but I would feel better d...
by dezysmith
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEED HIPEC ADVICE
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: NEED HIPEC ADVICE

Oh my, so if I were to try chemo and it didn't respond that HIPEC is a waste of time? This is just too much to endure and take in ... I almost had my boyfriend take me to Sheppard Pratt Hospital last night (a mental health facility) ... I am really falling apart and have been hysterical. I know I ne...
by dezysmith
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEED HIPEC ADVICE
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: NEED HIPEC ADVICE

Thanks everyone for the advice so far .... unfortunately I've been told that no laporscopic procedure or biopsy can be done without open abdominal surgery nor will they do chemo without a tissue sample. I have been doing a lot of soul-searching today (and a lot of crying) and have decided to go for ...
by dezysmith
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Resection Recovery
Replies: 44
Views: 64636

Re: Colon Resection Recovery

I had a colon resection in April 2010 -- left colonectomy and complete hysterectomy -- 7 hour procedure, open incision naval down. I was back to work in 4 weeks part time and was up and walking around the day after my surgery, even went to the grocery store and was doing laundry a few days after I w...
by dezysmith
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEED HIPEC ADVICE
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

NEED HIPEC ADVICE

I've posted before about this but I am now seeking advice. There was a 1.6 cm mass found in my peritoneum in October on my 18 month follow up CT. Had PET scan, inconclusive, told to wait a month to redo the PET and did and it grew .2 cm in 1 month therefore doctors think it is cancer. The uptake bot...
by dezysmith
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery for Xmas
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Surgery for Xmas

To Gaelean, thanks for your input. I just thought I'd check because of perhaps a profilactic dose of the HIPEC might help? I don't know. I just checked the NCI listed comprehensive cancer centers in my State and that is where I am currently going, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. So I gues...
by dezysmith
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery for Xmas
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Surgery for Xmas

Well I went and had my repeat PET scan yesterday. Found out the first one had an SUV max uptake of 1.8 -- thought that was sounding pretty good felt so positive today in my attitude. The soft tissue mass was 1.8 x 1.7 cm located in the left anterior pararenal space. So this 2nd test my doc says it g...
by dezysmith
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How do docs say it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: How do docs say it?

Thanks for the input and yes I am filled with drama right now, so much so I am getting in my way of thinking clearly. I called my surgeon's office to ask about this and they were sort of vague saying like well sometimes she will have you come in and sometimes she will just call. So I don't know what...
by dezysmith
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Dad Died Yesterday
Replies: 134
Views: 6910

Re: My Dad Died Yesterday

Very nice picture of you and your dad, so sorry to hear of your loss. My dad died 2 years ago and it takes a while to get over the fact that they are gone, but time does help to heal your sorrow. I don't know what else to say to you except that I hope you can continue to have faith and I will pray f...
by dezysmith
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How do docs say it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: How do docs say it?

Thanks again for your words of encouragement .... yes I truly believe in the power of prayer and in God's word. I apologize for sounding so negative. I must have really been ignorant as I thought this was all going to be just a distant memory .... CANCER ... I didn't think it would come back. I gues...
by dezysmith
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How do docs say it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: How do docs say it?

Wow thank you so much for your words of encouragement. Both of you. Sorry for sounding like such the pitiful victim here. Your daughter must be quite an amazing young woman with having a mom like you .... I just feel this doom and gloom, it comes and goes. I am just so concerned as to "where&qu...

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