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by Deb m
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Coming to the end of the journey....
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Coming to the end of the journey....

I'm very sorry it has come to this. I pray that you and your wife/family receive the comfort needed during this most difficult time. She and yourself will be in my rosary.

deb
by Deb m
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 10 Yr cancerversary and Diabetes update
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: 10 Yr cancerversary and Diabetes update

Very happy for you. Yes you are cured! That's great that you eat healthy and lost weight. I'm trying to get my husband to do the same. He was real good the first two years after diagnosis, but is now falling back into his sugar and eating late at night habits and has gained about 20 pounds. Oh well,...
by Deb m
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone having mucinous carcinoma of colon?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Anyone having mucinous carcinoma of colon?

My husbands cea doubled at one point right in the middle of his 12 hits of folfox. A pet scan was done immediately. The scan came back completely clear and when he finished chemo, his numbers slowly returned to normal. He's been clear since. Hang in there. I know it's extremely nerve racking to say ...
by Deb m
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So many questions
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: So many questions

Just chiming in about MDA. My husband sought all his treatments and surveillance there and we were extremely pleased. Nothing negative to say about them, it was a great experience overall! If you want any details, feel free to contact me with an e-mail. We live in Kansas and it was a 14 hour drive f...
by Deb m
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will my BM's ever return to normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Will my BM's ever return to normal?

My husband had 15 inches of his right colon along with his cecum and appendix removed in 2011. His BM's are for the most part normal as along as he takes 2 Imodiums every day.

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by Deb m
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA increasing trend
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: CEA increasing trend

My husbands also jumped around a lot. It was very nerve racking to say the least! Our oncologist told us that the numbers will usually double withing a couple of months if it is cancer. Your increases in numbers are very slight so I wouldn't worry to much at this point. Continue to watch I guess, deb
by Deb m
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 1 folow up CT scan
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Stage 1 folow up CT scan

My husband was a high risk stage two, so it was from chin to thigh ct scan every three months. I think even for stage I it's chin to thigh, just not as frequent though.

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by Deb m
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: first Folfox - delayed reaction?
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: first Folfox - delayed reaction?

With each of my husbands folfox treatments, he was fine till about the 3,4th day after, then he would have a bit of all the symptoms. He was always fine on the day of treatment and a couple days after.
by Deb m
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rang the bell today!
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Rang the bell today!

What a long road it's been for you. So happy that the end of the road was a happy one. Wishing NED on you forever.

God bless,

deb
by Deb m
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blockage
Replies: 88
Views: 6339

Re: Blockage

I'm at a loss for words. The repose of her soul along with yourself will be in my daily rosary. You have my deepest sympathy.

deb
by Deb m
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver Cyst After Chemo - Question
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: Liver Cyst After Chemo - Question

My husband also had a cyst in his liver and also his pancreas and neither changed and just remained cysts. Our oncologist told us that cysts take on a different appearance then tumors and told us from the beginning not to worry. Of course I worried anyway, but five years of surveillance with ct scan...
by Deb m
Wed May 31, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good scan results 2.5 years out
Replies: 10
Views: 667

Re: Good scan results 2.5 years out

So happy that you got good news. Now go celebrate some!
by Deb m
Fri May 26, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage3 Mom of 4; driving from AL to MDA for treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Stage3 Mom of 4; driving from AL to MDA for treatment

Welcome to the board. We also had all out treatments/scans at MDA. We live in Kansas and went back and forth to Texas for a little over five years till he was finally cut loose and declared cured. I can't say enough great things about our doctors and medical staff there. I really don't know if my hu...
by Deb m
Mon May 22, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member : Stage 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: New Member : Stage 2

All of those high risk features should be on the pathology report. Get a copy of it and have them explain it to you! If it's not written on the report, then you need to ask if any of those risk features were present. They should know and need to know. It's important information to have while making ...
by Deb m
Mon May 22, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT scan- MDA said ok; local onc has issue
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: CT scan- MDA said ok; local onc has issue

We also had all of our follow ups at MDA. I would be shocked if this amounts to anything. If there was even the littlest doubt about anything, they, MDA would of ordered a Pet immediately. I remember on one occasion, my husbands ct scan was completely clear, but his cea jumped up just a little, and ...

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