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by DanInMN
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung met treatment experience
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Lung met treatment experience

Do they know these were cancer and not just benign nodules?
by DanInMN
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Things Not to Say and the Responses I want to Make (Rant)
Replies: 59
Views: 1554

Re: Things Not to Say and the Responses I want to Make (Rant)

I was just talking to a friend, and the subject of how rough chemo can be came up. He went on and on, almost longingly, about how many people come to the realization that getting a few extra months of miserable life through chemo is so much worse than just going and being happy until the end. I just...
by DanInMN
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Things Not to Say and the Responses I want to Make (Rant)
Replies: 59
Views: 1554

Re: Things Not to Say and the Responses I want to Make (Rant)

Inorganic:

Your post is funny, true, and validates my feelings of rage about these same issues. :lol:
by DanInMN
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule

Sunwaterandsky, Can I ask where the nodule is located in your lung? Based on my limited experience, I find it strange they are saying you can't fly for a while after a biopsy. Maybe it was because mine nodule was close to the rib cage, but the biopsy was quick and simple. I was partially knocked out...
by DanInMN
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule

Well, I spoke with my oncologist. As expected, she reiterated that the data is thin for what the best approach is for someone in my position. She is recommending CT's every 3 months for a while, then every 6 months. She has also offered a couple chemo options if we feel the peace of mind is worth th...
by DanInMN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule
Replies: 10
Views: 552

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 Good...
by DanInMN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What do you drink during cold sensitivity?
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: What do you drink during cold sensitivity?

I kept a pitcher of water with a fruit holder thing in the middle in the fridge, and a glass of the water on the counter to warm up a bit. The little bit of fruit flavor made a big difference for me. The pitcher was something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0023UL86A/ref=asc_df_B0023UL86A50300...
by DanInMN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 cured
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Stage 4 cured

Fantastic news. Thank you so much for sharing! :D :!: :D :!:
by DanInMN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Bad Scan but no rush? Lung nodule

I was recently in a similar situation. Five years out and a growing nodule in my lung. I personally pushed to have the biopsy done quickly. I can't say this mattered medically. The nodule was very slow growing. It was something I personally wanted, as I hate sitting with uncertainty. We have enough ...
by DanInMN
Mon May 15, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 48
Views: 3626

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

Thinking of you. Figured you've had surgery recently, or about ready to. All the best for a NEDville outcome. Post when you can. Lee Hey, I had my surgery on Friday the 12th. Everything went as best as could be hoped for. They didn't have to take very much lung (less than 5% of total lung capacity)...
by DanInMN
Thu May 04, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 48
Views: 3626

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

Thanks maria. ADAPT is certainly on the table. FWIW, I've been here 5 years longer than that thread. :D
by DanInMN
Thu May 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diet after colorectal surgery
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: Diet after colorectal surgery

I'm 5 years out from my surgery, and I still have problems. My best results come from having a consistent diet (more than avoiding any specific foods), taking an ibuprofen/day and some fiber pills in the morning. But, as everyone here says, take it slow and start with low fiber.
by DanInMN
Thu May 04, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 48
Views: 3626

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

If I were to sum up the posts here as "Sorry to hear that Dan, but shut up with the whining because things are not nearly as bad as you are making them out to be"... my oncologist agrees with you all. She feels the long term prognosis is still good, and is still uncertain about whether we ...
by DanInMN
Tue May 02, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 48
Views: 3626

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

Quite honestly, surgery doesn't bother me. A couple days in the hospital and a couple weeks recovery is nothing. Plus, they take good care of you at the hospital.

It is the chemo I'm not looking forward to! Still, you do what you got to do.
by DanInMN
Tue May 02, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 48
Views: 3626

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

PET showed no other activity aside from the one nodule. Well, mostly. There was activity along the joining where they put my colon back together that did not show up in the non-attenuated results, indicating it is likely and artifact of attenuation process where the titanium staples are. We are sett...

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