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by DBF
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Life insurance

Wow- an hour after I responded to this post, I got an email advertisement for term life insurance. :shock:

I wonder if I’d qualify. :lol:
by DBF
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Life insurance

You can sell a policy (it’s called a “Viatical Settlement) and pay zero taxes if you get a letter saying it’s “reasonable” that someone with your condition would die within 24 months. I got that letter from my doctor. I sold a term policy back when I was diagnosed stage 4. If I outlive the term, it ...
by DBF
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Seizure - New to Colon Talk
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: Seizure - New to Colon Talk

Hello, I’m sorry you went through that. Seizures can be pretty scary- especially not knowing what caused them and if/when they will happen again. I had seizures caused by oxaliplatin back when I was on FOLFOX. I was put on oxtellar, a seizure medication, which seemed to work, but I had a number of f...
by DBF
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Belated New Year/Stage IV survivor since 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Happy Belated New Year/Stage IV survivor since 2011

Yay!! So happy to see this. Happy new year to you too. :)

Donna
by DBF
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Survivor Update
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Signet Ring Cell Survivor Update

I’m so happy to read this. Sending you all the best wishes!!
Donna
by DBF
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 10 Years and Counting
Replies: 30
Views: 4448

Re: 10 Years and Counting

Hi! So happy to see your post. Congrats on ten years!! I remember being comforted by your signature quote way back when. All the best, Donna
by DBF
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just need to vent because I’m angry
Replies: 16
Views: 1798

Re: Just need to vent because I’m angry

Nobody “wants” to be sick for the duration of chemo, or for any duration for that matter. If I’d looked at things in the short term that way and not in terms of the ultimate end result, I would have stopped oxaliplatin much earlier (and may not have kept getting pregnant, knowing I’d have awful naus...
by DBF
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Yoga for “women’s cancer” (ugh)

Hi everyone! I’ve not posted in a long time, so I thought I’d come here to bitch and complain. Haha A new cancer center opened by me, and they have some great programs. One of them is an exercise series with all kinds of classes, including yoga. I was surprised (and somewhat annoyed) to see the clas...
by DBF
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared of surgery in need of wisdom...
Replies: 24
Views: 3264

Re: Scared of surgery in need of wisdom...

I can relate to where he is coming from. I was terrified before my first surgery. I even posted here about being so scared of the general anesthesia. I did a combo surgery: first a c-section to deliver my baby (for which I was awake), then a combo colon resection and partial hysterectomy. A certain ...
by DBF
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver has been chopped!!
Replies: 44
Views: 4451

Re: Liver has been chopped!!

Amy, I’m so glad your recovery is going well. I’ve been following your posts. I remember lying in bed with my own baby after the liver resection. It will be six years this Saturday since that surgery, and my liver has been cancer-free since then. I hope you are able to relax and take it easy at home...
by DBF
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T : I wish Brownbagger were here
Replies: 12
Views: 1646

Re: O/T : I wish Brownbagger were here

CRguy, thanks for this. I miss reading Eric’s posts here. I miss others too. Sometimes I use the search to go back to read and reflect on posts of the “old timers” and also of those no longer with us. Thank you for all you have done here- all those you have supported in this community over the years...
by DBF
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Intro, and please give your feedback
Replies: 63
Views: 6288

Re: Intro, and please give your feedback

Hi TinaFish- I’m so sorry you have to deal with this as a single mom of young kids. I just wanted to offer my support and say I’m following your threads and sending warm wishes. I don’t post much, but I like to keep up with the news of the many long-term survivors here. You seem to be getting such g...
by DBF
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Keytruda
Replies: 21
Views: 3794

Re: Keytruda

Hi Meatie,

How is your mom doing? I don’t have Keytruda info, but I wanted to send my best wishes.

Donna
by DBF
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Managing erractic mood swings. Is psychologist the answer ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4895

Re: Managing erractic mood swings. Is psychologist the answer ?

I’m sorry you are going through this. I also could have written this post, and did actually write a similar one way back when on this board. Around that time I went on Celexa, and it did wonders to stabilize my mood. I’ve also felt therapy was helpful now and then, but the medication helped the most...
by DBF
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Checking in to say Hello. Stage IV still NED
Replies: 8
Views: 2715

Re: Checking in to say Hello. Stage IV still NED

Yay! Congrats on the great news. That’s awesome.

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