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by stu
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Remission!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Re: Remission!?!

Delighted to hear it is a good scan result .

Hope the other aspects of your health pick up soon .
Take care ,

Stu
by stu
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had Seizure- in Hospital 4 days
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Had Seizure- in Hospital 4 days

Hope your son is pulling through ok . Lot of stress on your wife too . Hope she is finding some time to take care of herself .

You take special care ,

Stu
by stu
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clear colonoscopy...I go every 3 years now!
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Clear colonoscopy...I go every 3 years now!

Brilliant news . Could not be happier for you .
Stu
by stu
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had Seizure- in Hospital 4 days
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Had Seizure- in Hospital 4 days

Sorry to hear that . Hope things have settled for you . I take it you feel the additional supplements have had an impact.

Hope it’s all improved going forward.
Take care ,
Stu
by stu
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, my Dad has no oncologist possible bile duct blockage?
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Please help, my Dad has no oncologist possible bile duct blockage?

Hi , Sorry your dad is having such a rough time . I am not sure if I am reading this correctly but has this decision been made in the absence of a scan . Is it made in the strength of his CEA rise . Did it initially descend . All the side effects you have described my mum had on that particular trea...
by stu
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: total pelvic exenteration
Replies: 40
Views: 11230

Re: total pelvic exenteration

To be honest I have just lost a friend to cancer and another doing her very best with stage 4 treatment and a young family . I am sure my attempts at helping have been rotten at times but they have covered the inadequate attempts in the full knowledge that I am bound by my own humanity too! I have s...
by stu
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I have just been diagnosed with colon cancer
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: I have just been diagnosed with colon cancer

Hi ,

Just to give you a little encouragement my mum responded to standard chemo which lead to surgery . Different country but the standard approach without the backup of private medicine. Still doing well 11 years later .
Wishing you every success.
Stu
by stu
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: One Year
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: One Year

Hi , Big welcome from me too. Sounds a good time to get more informed . We found it very helpful to get surgical opinions directly not just from the oncologist to see if there was more than one approach to containing the disease. You can read my signature to see the clinical pathway my mum went alon...
by stu
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy 16 year birthday/cancerversary to me.
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Happy 16 year birthday/cancerversary to me.

You were a light in the darkness 11 years ago to my family . A fantastic outcome and delight to be able to share it with you .
Enjoy ,
Stu
by stu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid and the non-believers
Replies: 18
Views: 1891

Re: Covid and the non-believers

Ours has just become mandatory. Only a few are not doing it . It’s not seen as a “rights” thing , just a health thing so no hostility towards anyone . One or two don’t comply . My 18 year old son said it was no hardship and all young people are doing it . However I would say I would draw a different...
by stu
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pension Plan, take a lump sum or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Pension Plan, take a lump sum or not?

My dad took his but got hammered with tax . Someone later suggested that he should have asked for it to be settled over two financial years . I have no idea what difference that would have made and we are in the UK ! But might be worthwhile looking into how and when they release it to you . She work...
by stu
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First bad scan
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: First bad scan

Just a wee something to encourage you . It’s horrible to hear something may have travelled to another organ . My mum had one solitary met removed back in 2016. Doing just great . Take the time you need to get to grips with this and then you can move forward to removing it whilst it is small and mana...
by stu
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Well, its been a minute
Replies: 15
Views: 2037

Re: Well, its been a minute

Hi ,
That’s really rough . I feel for you both and just wish you could pop by , get the kettle on and share the strain for just five minutes. Hope you are both surrounded by love and support .
Stu xx
by stu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA rising
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: CEA rising

Hi , Tumour death can release CEA cells into the blood stream which can cause a rise during chemo or I think just chemo itself can do it . My mum’s tumour markers don’t rise much even with a spread but got up to 11 each year she was on chemo . I notice your markers are quite low too ! Given your goo...
by stu
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dad diagnosed last week, stage iv with innumerable mets
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Dad diagnosed last week, stage iv with innumerable mets

Hi Brandon , Welcome and I am glad you reached out . Can I just say it’s ok to have negative thoughts as this is a horrible situation to navigate , the good news is the success of the treatment is determined by his response to chemo and not our thought patterns and I found that helpful when enduring...

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