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by manders
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 785
Views: 316207

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Wow, it has been 5 years since my surgery and my oncologist has set me loose. I finally feel ready to post on this thread. Details are in the signature.
by manders
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pregnancy after colon cancer
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: Pregnancy after colon cancer

I know this is an old thread but for others searching this topic I thought I would add an update.

Almost five years after diagnosis, I had a baby boy this past June.
by manders
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Checking In; BrownBagger Update (w/photos & drone video)
Replies: 39
Views: 5164

Re: Checking In; BrownBagger Update

I don't post much but I still keep my eye out for updates. I bought a bike recently and thought about all those miles you have logged post diagnosis. I even thought about buying an odometer! Your strength inspires. Take care.
by manders
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two years NED stage 4
Replies: 15
Views: 1882

Re: Two years NED stage 4

I am very pleased to see that you are celebrating 2 years NED. When I first started to visit colon club your story stood out to me since our initial colon surgeries were not that far apart and we were both mothers of young children. Congratulations and enjoy your day!
by manders
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Swollen lymph nodes **updated**
Replies: 11
Views: 4021

Re: Do swollen lymph nodes from colectomy=cancerous lymph no

My surgeon did not comment on the appearance of my lymph nodes after my surgery. My CT scan before hand just made note that a small lymph node was visible. So I think most of my nodes were not enlarged. It was a shock for me and I think perhaps even my surgeon that cancer was found in four of my lym...
by manders
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bone Island on a bone
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Bone Island on a bone

At the time of dx my 1st ct scan noted some bone islands. On my 2nd ct scan last May it stated, "Small stable sclerotic densities are noted in the proximal femurs and pelvis consistent with incidental bone islands, of no clinical significance." Mine were mentioned in both reports so my sit...
by manders
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Different; Better Life
Replies: 26
Views: 2164

Re: A Different; Better Life

Thank you for posting your story.
by manders
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: WHY did you pick your NAME here???
Replies: 55
Views: 4975

Re: WHY did you pick your NAME here???

When I was in college I had a friend who gave me the nickname manders. My real name is Amanda and I have never cared for nicknames but thought manders made a decent screen name.
by manders
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What age should you have a colonoscopy if CC in the family?
Replies: 28
Views: 2676

Re: What age should you have a colonoscopy if CC in the fami

I have also heard the 10 years prior to my age at diagnosis. I was 34 when I was diagnosed, so that would mean my son would be screened at 24. But I have already told my husband that I think my son should be screened when he finishes high school - even if we have to pay for it out of pocket. I guess...
by manders
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - ALL CC WITH JULY BIRTHDAYS
Replies: 13
Views: 1987

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY - ALL CC WITH JULY BIRTHDAYS

My birthday is July 17 and I am turning 36. Last year on my birthday I drove an hour north to meet the surgeon who would perform my colon resection surgery the next week. My spouse and I really liked the surgeon and left feeling very confident in her abilities - best present I could have asked for g...
by manders
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Standard of care after treatment/NED - Stage III or others?
Replies: 16
Views: 1788

Re: Standard of care after treatment/NED - Stage III or othe

I finished chemo in Feb and had a follow up CT scan in May and blood work. I am getting a colonoscopy in a few weeks at about the 1 year mark. Not sure about when they will rec. follow up colonoscopies after that. I am getting blood work every three months. I thought I would be getting yearly scans ...

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