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by DBF
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Keytruda
Replies: 21
Views: 2085

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: 27
Views: 1871

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: 2183

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: 7190

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: 717

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: 1676

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: 897

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: 4073

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: 46
Views: 5853

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: 1127

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: 19932

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: 832

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...
by DBF
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage 4 long term survivors/cured ?
Replies: 26
Views: 7897

Re: Any Stage 4 long term survivors/cured ?

Hello,

I reached five years this past May, currently NED.

Wishing the same for you!

Donna
by DBF
Fri May 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Video and other stuff :)
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Video and other stuff :)

Hi everyone, I’m not on here too much anymore. I recently gave a speech at a fundraiser for Camp Kesem at Stony Brook University where I mentioned this wonderful forum (and Belle in particular). Have look if you’d like. Camp Kesem is a free camp for kids ages 6-16 who have a parent affected by cance...

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