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by rickker20
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 36
Views: 6246

Re: Hello please help.

The biggest decision you made in your life? If you don't get cancer out you will not have a life to make decisions.
by rickker20
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 413
Views: 129583

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

You guys are crazy. Playing Russian Roulette with your lives. I understand if you are Stage 1 and Maybe Stage 2 to see and wait but now we are getting people with Stage 3 and some with lymph node involvement really? Whats next stage 4 watch and wait?
by rickker20
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 37895

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Brown bagger and I join almost at the same time in 2009. He was a real nice guy. I was sad for him when he found out that he stage 4 instead of stage 2. Rest In Peace.
by rickker20
Sat May 20, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T3N0M0 Rectal Cancer- refuse surgery?
Replies: 53
Views: 13008

Re: T3N0M0 Rectal Cancer- refuse surgery?

I have never met any one that has pass 5 years with the watch and wait method. Surgery is the only way to cut out the cancer from your body.
by rickker20
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T3N0M0 Rectal Cancer- refuse surgery?
Replies: 53
Views: 13008

Re: T3N0M0 Rectal Cancer- refuse surgery?

Why do people start this threads? Do you want to hear that is fine to avoid surgery from us? My doctor told me "it will kill you" that's all I needed to hear. Going on to 8 years NED.
by rickker20
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum, rectal cancer, must make surgery choice -- help!
Replies: 46
Views: 5963

Re: New to forum, rectal cancer, must make surgery choice -- help!

Bowel surgery is not something to be played around with. Once they perform surgery on you, I guarantee that you will not want to live very long because of the deleterious effects of that kind of surgery on your quality of life. Find a third option. I don't often get angry when I see a post, but Tra...
by rickker20
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum, rectal cancer, must make surgery choice -- help!
Replies: 46
Views: 5963

Re: New to forum, rectal cancer, must make surgery choice -- help!

It's not fair to say that because you chose TEM and had a recurrence that it is necessarily a bad option. I also chose that option in 2007 and have been cancer free ever since. The only person who can make the choice is the patient him/herself. What was right/wrong for any one patient isn't necessa...
by rickker20
Fri May 15, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 1 to 4
Replies: 17
Views: 3067

Re: Stage 1 to 4

Sorry to hear that it came back. Your doctors should have have giving you chemo in the beginning and then after but there is no use in looking back now you must get ready to fight again. Good luck.
by rickker20
Sun May 03, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can someone answer this.
Replies: 37
Views: 4136

Re: Can someone answer this.

The 1% privileges over the 99%
by rickker20
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years ago today I had my surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 643

5 years ago today I had my surgery

5 years ago today I had my surgery to remove my cancer and a second chance at life. I want to thank my wife for helping me during my darkest time in my life by taking me to all my doctor appointments and encourage me to fight on. I want to thank my surgeon Dr. Theodoros Voloyiannis who performed the...
by rickker20
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: October Blog - "Pretty in Pink"
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Re: October Blog - "Pretty in Pink"

Just make pink for all cancers and have October the month of cancer awareness. It should be about all the cancers not just a few.
by rickker20
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Stage Two Decision: What tests should I ask for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: The Stage Two Decision: What tests should I ask for?

I was stage 1 and I got Chemo. I might the only person in here that got Avastin for stage 1 I think my Onc did a trial on me? I was suppost to get more avastin after the surgery but I was to sick so avasting was taken out.
by rickker20
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: illiostomy, the bag and gas
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: illiostomy, the bag and gas

Lets not forget the Goodyear Blimp or The Hindenburg. That's when you go to sleep and your bag is full of gas and it's about to exploded when you wake up in the morning.
by rickker20
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: complete cure response and no surgery
Replies: 17
Views: 2518

Re: complete cure response and no surgery

Stage 3 and T4 and you decide not to have surgery? That's insane!!! and your doctor agree?

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