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by cptmac
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 10 years since diagnosed
Replies: 19
Views: 4672

Re: 10 years since diagnosed

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations!!!
by cptmac
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I stand up to use the word cure(d)....
Replies: 51
Views: 11377

Re: I stand up to use the word cure(d)....

Thank you so much for the compliment about writing :-). I always thought I might write a book one day. But first I had to survive. But, I like just posting it to a dedicated audience, for free. As to your other questions. To get cured - I followed doctors orders, and what worked for me may not work ...
by cptmac
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Personal question ... how do YOU do it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1728

Re: Personal question ... how do YOU do it?

I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Although I was not in the same boat, I had health insurance, but my insurance company initially refused to pay for my treatment. The hospital had a grant program for people like me. At first, I didn't want to sign up for it, because it should go for the more...
by cptmac
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy 16 year birthday/cancerversary to me.
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Happy 16 year birthday/cancerversary to me.

My 43rd birthday..... and today I turn 59 - far exceeding most anyone's expectations. I was lying in bed, tired from a busy day and I remembered this promise I made oh so long ago...... And here it is. Please wish me a happy birthday AND a happy cancerversary!!!! Here is my story. Every year, I come...
by cptmac
Wed May 06, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for outpatient in NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Looking for outpatient in NJ

Hi everyone, Through having cancer, I'm on the board for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Wow right!. Anyhoo, an MD doing research is looking for an outpatient patient. Please call if interested. Thank you. I spoke to my small group that’s launching grassroots effort for HR 377...
by cptmac
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes
Replies: 164
Views: 29223

Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Looking to update my itunes and thought I'd come here to see if anyone would like to update this list.
by cptmac
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I stand up to use the word cure(d)....
Replies: 51
Views: 11377

Re: I stand up to use the word cure(d)....

Woo Hoo!!! Even by the 90's standards I can say I am officially cured!!! So I'm bumping this up - because someone pointed it out to me, reminding me the grief I used to take by some people on this forum. And that by their standards, I can say I'm cured!!! And I coulda said it by their standards - 6 ...
by cptmac
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAI PUMP REMOVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: HAI PUMP REMOVED

I’m a 15+ year survivor so I no longer remember exactly when I had mine removed, but it was about a decade ago. It was non eventful AND I kept my pump. I have it displayed in a case for hockey pucks. I was the second person to sign up for the trial I was on. I heard a lot of negative comments from p...
by cptmac
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It was 15 years ago today
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

Re: It was 15 years ago today

Thank you so much everyone!!! And Mariane, you made my day!!! I come on here, granted a lot less often now, but I come on once a year, because I was looking for someone like me, a Stage IV long term survivor. And hoping my story my help someone... And here you are..... a long term survivor.... and h...
by cptmac
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4, over 4 years since diagnosis, still NED
Replies: 24
Views: 3846

Re: Stage 4, over 4 years since diagnosis, still NED

Congratulations Mariane!!! I'm thrilled!!!

Thank you for sharing your great news with everyone!!! It gives so many people so much hope.

I wish you continued survivorship!!!
by cptmac
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 13 years ago today!
Replies: 16
Views: 3008

Re: 13 years ago today!

Congratulations!!! And it's so wonderful to see us longtime clubbers on here. I look forward to seeing your name when I come on!!!

Yippee!!!
by cptmac
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It was 15 years ago today
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

It was 15 years ago today

My 43rd birthday..... and today I turn 58 - far exceeding most anyone's expectations. Here is my story. Every year, I come on, because when I was first dx'd I was looking for a long term Stage IV survivor. I would have loved to have seen this post and I made that promise, that every year on my birth...

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