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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: 2494

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: 828

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: 4225

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: 2942

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: 3888

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: 2433

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

Yay! Congrats on the great news. That’s awesome.
by DBF
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer at 42. Looking for hope and inspiration.
Replies: 31
Views: 10932

Re: Newly diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer at 42. Looking for hope and inspiration.

Hi! I was also diagnosed at 42. That was 5 1/2 years ago. I was treated at both MSKCC and at NYU. I was on ADAPT long-term, but stopped all treatment when I reached the 5 year mark this past May.

You can see there are quite a few stage 4 long-term survivors here. :)
by DBF
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 9 YEARS AGO
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: 9 YEARS AGO

Congratulations! It’s great to see your post. All the best to you.

Donna
by DBF
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Im mentally breaking
Replies: 21
Views: 2268

Re: Im mentally breaking

Sorry that you’re feeling this way. Of course, it’s completely understandable. Back when I felt like that (and I did) I went to therapy and I took an antidepressant. Both of those things helped tremendously. At first, I didn’t understand what an antidepressant could do to help since the fact that I ...
by DBF
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy prep question
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: Colonoscopy prep question

Were you able to get an answer?
I usually request a specific prep from my doctor: Prepopik. I’ve done the Miralax too. I think as long as everything is cleaned out, things should be fine.
Good luck!
by DBF
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ADAPT and Celebrex - What happened?
Replies: 20
Views: 4595

Re: ADAPT and Celebrex - What happened?

I was on the ADAPT protocol for three years. 2000 X/ 400 C. I never got HFS either- I never made the connection with the Celebrex! That’s very interesting.
I went off this past Memorial Day because I’d been NED for some time. I have a scan 11/8.

Best,
Donna
by DBF
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us
Replies: 54
Views: 10021

Re: Stage 4 to NED- Please tell us

Hello, I’m not usually on the board a lot anymore, but I wanted to chime in because I also thought I was stage III, after I was told the spot on my liver was most likely a hemangioma. I remember finding out after the biopsy that it was cancer, and feeling hopeless and looking for long term survivors...
by DBF
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hai pumps?
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: Hai pumps?

I know someone who just got an HAI pump installed at MSK a few weeks ago. He asked his onc about the pumps being discontinued. He was told MSK is continuing to offer them as a surgical option to patients. Good luck!
by DBF
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 51
Views: 21419

Re: Bev G

What?? Oh my gosh- I’m shocked. The last post I see on her FB page is on 8/10 asking for prayers for her. She was the first person to respond to me on the board five years ago. We had similar disease paths. Do you know what happened? I feel awful. My condolences to her family. Bev was an enormous su...
by DBF
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life ins. policy...critical illness rider
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Life ins. policy...critical illness rider

Good for you for finding out! I bought a big term policy in my early 30s back when I was a single mom with my eldest son. Then, I was diagnosed with stage 10 years later. I put the policy up for sale as a viatical sale through a broker, and some hedge funds bid on it. I sold it for 65% of face value...

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