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by kiwiinoz
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 9 year stage IV cancerversary
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: 9 year stage IV cancerversary

Keep on keeping on Dave, you gave me hope when I first joined too.
by kiwiinoz
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 in Australia.
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Stage 4 in Australia.

Hi Mark Another Aussie here. I am based in Sydney in the Eastern Suburbs so had a fair amount of choices in terms of hospital care. I was diagnosed with 2 rectal tumours and one lung tumour so fell into that exclusive Stage IV club that I bet you don't want to be in! I went via the public system and...
by kiwiinoz
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Polyps after CRC
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Polyps after CRC

I am now in my 8th year since diagnosis (or very close to it) and I was put on 3 year colonoscopies. Last one I had 3, 2 benign and one pre cancerous so I'm back on yearly.
Definitely got to keep getting them done!
by kiwiinoz
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 8 years update
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Almost 8 years update

Hi Ho All, Hope that you are well in this COVID world. Interesting that we have all had the thin veneer of "certainty and stability" ripped from us when we all had the luck of being diagnosed with cancer, and now the rest of the planet is finding it hard that the certainty that they all ha...
by kiwiinoz
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just got diagnosed - advice appreciated
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

Re: Just got diagnosed - advice appreciated

I think you make your decisions based on your mental state and your personality. I love to be in control of my life (hard in the COVID-19 world) and with cancer that, for me was not possible. I found that I could control my diet and my exercise. I felt at the very least I could give myself a better ...
by kiwiinoz
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello, I'm new here
Replies: 22
Views: 2786

Re: Hello, I'm new here

Hey Burnt Out Zen Sounds like you have a pretty good attitude to it all. I kind of looked at chemo a necessary evil I had to go through and for me, it made the down times a little easier. I got smashed about round 6 / 7 and ended up vomitting for 2 days, and had to have fluids, but I found that afte...
by kiwiinoz
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My CRC with liver mets journey
Replies: 375
Views: 92913

Re: My CRC with liver mets journey

I also had an autoimmune condition going into my cancer diagnosis. As I was trying to understand how this cancer could have possibly happened since I don't have the typical risk factors (I'm under 50 years old, active/not overweight or anything and in general, have good habits as it relates to nutr...
by kiwiinoz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I will always be grateful I found Colon Talk
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Re: I will always be grateful I found Colon Talk

Hi Mike I think we all agree that Colon Talk provides a safe haven for a great variety of different folk. What we all want from this environment is different for us all, and it differs as we pass through different stages. I too have a great recollection of Eric and his passing really shocked me. I k...
by kiwiinoz
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 196
Views: 75894

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

Hi Claudia, Running has taken a bit of a back seat over the last 12 months. It was 6 years since diagnosis so about time for my personal life to be a bit more of a focus. I had trips planned to Japan in May and Italy in June, which I have cancelled though. I still run about 4 x a week about 40-50 km...
by kiwiinoz
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 74
Views: 14136

Re: Scary times . . .

Lee, death toll in Italy from the Coronavirus was 427 yesterday (18MAR) so this is not some little virus. Granted it seems to prey more on the immune compromised or those with other health issues but we tend to love in societies that value and try to look after those people. In Italy funerals are ba...
by kiwiinoz
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 196
Views: 75894

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

Loved the news, and loved the photos. Are you starting to think of cancer less now?
Do you run around those fields when it is not snowing? You live in a very beautiful place.
by kiwiinoz
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost made 5 years and now have a recurrence
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: Almost made 5 years and now have a recurrence

Hi Dionca, Sorry to hear of the recurrence. What you have is a metachronous lung recurrence, meaning it has happened some time after the initial diagnosis, as compared to what I had being a synchronous lung tumour. That is good for you as the outcomes of metachronous are much better :D Ok, I'm tryin...
by kiwiinoz
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 for 4 years, looking for advice
Replies: 17
Views: 3079

Re: Stage 4 for 4 years, looking for advice

Hi Michelle, When I was diagnosed I already had a lung lesion but I read as much as I could and came to the conclusion that there was no evidence to suggest that chemo improved the outcomes post VATS. After my LAR I got some more scans and was a suitable candidate for VATS and talked to my oncologis...
by kiwiinoz
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another clear CT!
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Another clear CT!

Congrats Amy
by kiwiinoz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Way Way Way off topic but
Replies: 0
Views: 3297

Way Way Way off topic but

Hi Guys As some of you may recall I moved house to an old terrace in NOV 2018 (130 year old long & narrow old brick house where the walls on the sides are connected to the neighbours house). I found some flying ants as I called them in DEC 2018 and got the pest control guys out to look at the pl...

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