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by stu
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm new here
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: I'm new here

Hi, I am in the UK and there is normally a way of highlighting urgent referrals suspicious of cancer. My sister presented with one episode of bleeding and got a colonoscopy. If the pain intensifies you could present at A and E , especially with a lump you can feel. Maybe have another chat with your ...
by stu
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and in need of help please
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: New and in need of help please

Hi, When I read your post my initial reaction was that your brother is caught between two good options. That's a great place for a stage 4 patient to be. Sometimes it's a case of making a reasonable decision. There are no specific treatment protocols in a stage 4 setting , just judgement calls. I li...
by stu
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

Hi, Please remember that people here have had lung nodules removed that have been a cm and they have not been cancer. They grow too . In oncology terms they described my mum's nodule as slow growing and that was over two years. Are you having a PET scan? My mum had uptake at 7mm . They followed my m...
by stu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still here tchan8888
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Still here tchan8888

Good to see you posting . I am sorry it's stopped working and hope you have a different treatment option other than chemo. You have done so well enduring all that treatment and totally understand it's hard when people pass you have connected to. We are still here to support you though.
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA ELEVATED
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: CEA ELEVATED

Hi, My mum's CEA went up towards the end of chemo . Higher than it had ever been. What a fright it was. However the scans were significant shrinkage to the point it was no longer visible. It happened again the next year when she was back on chemo and we dealt with it better. Took a while to settle. ...
by stu
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Blood Counts and Spleen
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Low Blood Counts and Spleen

Hi, Very interesting and I wish you well . My mum's platelets have sat around 55 since her liver resection six years ago. Some people have reported similar but I guess the chemo could have had a hand in it as well. She has had one surgery since then but no treatment. It must have become her new norm...
by stu
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: VATS surgery complete
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: VATS surgery complete

Excellent news. Next time you will have the pain meds all sorted too.
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rather bad news
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Rather bad news

Hi ,

I can help with your questions but I am very sorry to hear about your mum . I hope bumping this back up will help get the answers you need.
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pete-lost-at-sea, Peter Trayhurn
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: Pete-lost-at-sea, Peter Trayhurn

Bit sad to see Pete's latest blog update. He looks very defeated.
Much love to him and his wee family at such a difficult time.
Stu
by stu
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sigmoid tumor & Para Aorta spread - Please help our little family -
Replies: 13
Views: 843

Re: Sigmoid tumor & Para Aorta spread - Please help our little family -

Hi Sarah,
I posted on AT thread also.
Regards
Stu

(( Moved your original post above, into this topic also - CRguy ))
by stu
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sigmoid tumor & Para Aorta spread - Please help our little family -
Replies: 13
Views: 843

MOVED FROM : Stg 4 para aortic and Iliac Lymph Nodes

Hi, I am in the UK too. Quite a bit north from you right enough . I had posted earlier but it never came up. As you can see from my signature my mum has been navigating the NHS for nearly eight years as a stage 4 patient. This forum is wonderful and has helped significantly. However you have to reme...
by stu
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT scan today
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: CT scan today

Woohoo. Enjoy!
Stu
by stu
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT- Severe Sinus Infection
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: OT- Severe Sinus Infection

Me too. I am in the middle of a rotten infection , just finished my antibiotics and it's still here.
Hope your have success soon. I have lost my sense of taste so I am hoping this is up side :D
Stu
by stu
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan tomorrow
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Scan tomorrow

Hi, This is purely an onlookers view but my mum has had a combined liver and bowel resection, the following year 73% of her liver respected. Last year she had a lung resection when she was 73. She is made of strong stuff but it was by far the easiest to date. She was home two days later and was in g...
by stu
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cluster in lungs?
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: New cluster in lungs?

Hi,
I hope you can find peace whilst you wait. Two little nodules popped up straight after my mum's last lung resection. They are still 2 mm and doing nothing. They are not classed as disease. We are trusting this analysis until told otherwise . I hope you get good news soon.
Stu

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