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by stu
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Good news is always welcome .
Enjoy .
Stu
by stu
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Feb/2018
Replies: 176
Views: 38809

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Feb/2018

Great having you around . You were a great support to me which strengthened me to support my mum . This forum owes you so much and I know all that you do comes from the heart .

Keep up the good work ,
Stu
by stu
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Why Am I Still Here???
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Why Am I Still Here???

Hi ,
I have missed you . Glad you popped by to say hello .
Sorry your having it rough . Still hoping it picks up for you .
Stu
by stu
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 years from diagnosis, 1 year on Keytruda
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: 3 years from diagnosis, 1 year on Keytruda

You just made my day . I have been quietly willing you on . Very happy for you and your family .
Stu
by stu
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Enlarged lymph node seen after surgery on CT scan. Not sure what this means. Anyone have any experience with this?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Enlarged lymph node seen after surgery on CT scan. Not sure what this means. Anyone have any experience with this?

Hi , I would be asking for a PET scan to see if there is any uptake before classifying it as anything . It could well be reactionary . Just to encourage you after chemo my mum has no cancer found in her lymph nodes . She had stage 4 bowel with liver mets and her nodes were reactionary on the scan pr...
by stu
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Train wreck!
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Train wreck!

Hi , One of my mum’s consultants suggested even patients with the best of emotional resources get physically and emotionally weary around the two year mark . I certainly noticed it in my mum . However she also caught a break in treatment around then and she was able to regain her strength in all asp...
by stu
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news...and I'm at my lowest
Replies: 18
Views: 1254

Re: Good news...and I'm at my lowest

Sounds totally reasonable to me . You are only getting time now to process the full impact of the sheer trauma of this derailment . I have seen this a lot with other conditions .
Thinking of you ,
Stu
by stu
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What's In a Name
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: What's In a Name

I really want that for you . That’s a beautiful name .

I think I will just call my mum “Mighty Maggie” as she survives everything to date that cancer has forced her to endure.
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mother stage IV, terrified
Replies: 17
Views: 1728

Re: Mother stage IV, terrified

Sounds very good news for your mum . To be honest I have never heard of spread that way . My mum had fast growing tumours in her liver the rate of cell division and her chemo responsiveness were a good combination . Her oncologist said he had actually never had such a good responder . That made him ...
by stu
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Numbers creeping up
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: CEA Numbers creeping up

Hi , I think one reading could honestly be a one off given the change in your chemo . I have been watching my mum’s CEA for eight years and it can pop up a bit then go back down . Her highest is always on chemo . Cell death or chemo itself but she always had a great response so we learnt not to let ...
by stu
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beansmama is gone.
Replies: 37
Views: 2358

Re: Beansmama is gone.

Oh how sad . I was wondering how she was and thought it was heading in a good direction . I am really taken aback by this .
Love to her daughter ,
Stu
by stu
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mother stage IV, terrified
Replies: 17
Views: 1728

Re: Mother stage IV, terrified

Hi , Sorry to hear about your mum . The Dr has a duty of care to tell your mum what she is up against so she can be prepared in all aspect however No one can say how she will respond to treatment and that becomes the bigger question . They will want her to respond but work in an environment where th...
by stu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rough end to 2017, 2018 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Rough end to 2017, 2018 ?

Hi , Sorry to hear your news . It’s very frightening to hear it’s spread . My mum is heading round to her ninth year of a stage 4 diagnosis. We consulted with surgeons at every stage to see if it was operable . She had 73% of her liver removed when she was 69 and it’s remained clear ever since . Her...
by stu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Should my father do chemo after RFA treatment of single lung met?
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Should my father do chemo after RFA treatment of single lung met?

Hi , My mum’s was a lot slower than that and a bit smaller . Chemo might be effective as I think it’s to do with the rate of cell division that makes it work well . I could understand why my mum’s oncologist did not think it would achieve much for her . Plus chemo is hard on her . On the plus side m...
by stu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Should my father do chemo after RFA treatment of single lung met?
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Should my father do chemo after RFA treatment of single lung met?

Hi , My mum had surgery for hers . It was slow growing so chemo was not deemed to be a useful tool . To be honest she is 75 and I want her to have the best of days with the good health that she is currently enjoying . So there was no push from our end to change the oncologists mind . She was 73 when...

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