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by stu
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tailgate Party @ BS's!!...Menu=SUPREP, Juice & CANDY!
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Tailgate Party @ BS's!!...Menu=SUPREP, Juice & CANDY!

Hi , Hope everything turns out ok for you . I read your thread with interest but we don’t get colonoscopies so I have nothing to bring to the table . :D . Did pass my Bowel screen though . It came through the post ten years to the day my mum was diagnosed as a stage 4 patient . It was a bit weird . ...
by stu
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer households should not have to deal with lice
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Cancer households should not have to deal with lice

Hated dealing with lice . I was half way through transferring a patient once when I noticed considerable movement on her hair . Nearly dropped her. I got a solution for the heat Amy !! Scotland :D You could come and join us for a bit . A little wet but not to warm, not too cold yet . Have a good day...
by stu
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA jump from 2.8 to 33 in 6 weeks -- what to make?
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: CEA jump from 2.8 to 33 in 6 weeks -- what to make?

My mum had a significant spread to her liver and CEA of 7.2 , if I remember right , at diagnosis. On chemo she went right down to 2 . Yippee we thought . Two months into chemo it did a complete U- turn and popped up to past 11 . Higher than she had ever been . After surgery it went back down . Her s...
by stu
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA jump from 2.8 to 33 in 6 weeks -- what to make?
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: CEA jump from 2.8 to 33 in 6 weeks -- what to make?

I would be inclined to hold onto your very recent scan results . Both times my mum has had chemo her markers showed a drop before suddenly rising . Her scans were significant shrinkage both times . Given your scan was very recent I would not jump to a conclusion just yet . However I totally understa...
by stu
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver has been chopped!!
Replies: 44
Views: 2836

Re: Liver has been chopped!!

I maybe should not say this but I think the surgeon did a fab job with your tattoo. It’s in perfect shape ! :D
by stu
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver has been chopped!!
Replies: 44
Views: 2836

Re: Liver has been chopped!!

Big welcome to NED . Yippee . Onwards to recovery and a very full life .
Stu xx
by stu
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I don't have much longer.
Replies: 11
Views: 1406

Re: I don't have much longer.

Hi Joe ,

I am so sorry to hear that . I wish you much peace and surrounded by the love of your family as you process this news and find a way forward .

I also send my love to your wife . Such a difficult time for you both .

Take special care,

Stu
by stu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did anyone ever decide to go back to ileostomy after reversal
Replies: 34
Views: 4815

Re: Did anyone ever decide to go back to ileostomy after reversal

Hi , I don’t think it’s a ploy or he would have tried to influence you to go to his facility. Given he does not care where you get it done more burdened that you do ! My mum has always gone with the option that had the best chance of cure . You have lots of years ahead of you and giving yourself the...
by stu
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you want prayer stop in here!
Replies: 621
Views: 89113

Re: If you want prayer stop in here!

Hi Pryo , You remind me of someone from my youth . He always seemed talented , musically, intellectually but his sense of humour was what set him apart . He became a thoracic surgeon and to broaden his training he left our shores for a bit and went to one of your finest hospitals . It was there that...
by stu
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Different treatment in Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: Different treatment in Germany

We used to have a member here who spent a fortune , and I mean a fortune on German clinics . He did do some chemo in the mix as well if I remember right so it would be hard to separate which was making the impact . However what he did or did not gain physically he seemed to gain something from the p...
by stu
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery did not happen
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Surgery did not happen

My heart sank for you both but holding out that a better plan is coming together for his overall good .
Stu
by stu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone done oxiplatin twice?
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Anyone done oxiplatin twice?

My mum got the same shrinkage the second time round as she achieved the first . It was during one of the worst winters we have had . We had her well wrapped up . You could only see her eyes . Kept the house nice and warm and all was well . She had a reduced dose the second time by 20% and it still w...
by stu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you want prayer stop in here!
Replies: 621
Views: 89113

Re: If you want prayer stop in here!

All the best Jep ! Looking forward to hearing he is safely through .
Stu
by stu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed

My mum had a few, but only one turned out to be a met . It was surgically removed in 2016 I think ! No chemo .
It was by far the easiest surgery . Vats I think .
Her lung function is good .
Wishing your husband every success ,
Stu
by stu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worrying symptoms
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Worrying symptoms

Coming from the UK I know how hard it can be getting heard by some GP’s but thankfully most are great . Saying I doubt it’s cancer and backing that up with medical statistics would possibly have been more helpful . Maybe intensified your feelings of not being heard . If you go onto Beating Bowel ca...

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