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by Deb m
Thu May 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

Can;t really tell the stage till after surgery. My husbands tumor was also in his cecum. Make sure you get a board certified surgeon.
by Deb m
Mon May 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: A Question for Caregivers

I was the caregiver for my husband during his colon cancer fight. I can totally relate. I was terrified from the beginning, but never really broke down and cried till we got home from his first infusion. I pulled a you and went out in the garage, got in the car and cried my eyes out. I was on overdr...
by Deb m
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure how to feel right now
Replies: 26
Views: 2749

Re: Not sure how to feel right now

Were 7/1/2 years out of treatment. Still after all this time being NED, we freak out at every little cold, stomach ache,back ache etc. I don't think the fear every goes away, but it does get a bit better. When we were getting our scans every three months, and then every 6 months, I was a nervous wre...
by Deb m
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cecal mass
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: cecal mass

Husbands tumor was in the cecum as well. 71/2 years later doing good. NED since surgery!
by Deb m
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1966

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

Hello, My husband is a stage IIt4a survivor. His cancer was in his cecum. He had surgery to remove his cecum, 15 inches of his ascending colon, his terminal ilium, a couple inches of his small intestine, his appendix, which the tumor penetrated the orifice of and 24 lymph nodes. He did 6 months of f...
by Deb m
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0
Replies: 31
Views: 3355

Re: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0

Your outlook on everything is great! In some ways, I think that's the most lethal weapon in the fight.

Keep us updated,

Many rosaries will be said for you along with everybody fighting this disease.
by Deb m
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0
Replies: 31
Views: 3355

Re: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0

My husbands cancer was in his ascending colon, so I can't relate exactly to your treatments because they are different than those for colon cancer. I can however unite my prayers with yours. Prayer was they only thing that kept me sane through out the whole ordeal. It's just our cross in life that O...
by Deb m
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?
Replies: 60
Views: 5246

Re: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?

Don't have any tests or scans coming up, but remember the horrible anxiety I would have with each follow up blood work and scan. It was almost to much to handle. You can't understand it until you've gone thru it! I will be praying for everybody to receive good news and wishing you all a Holy, Happy ...
by Deb m
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member seeking support
Replies: 19
Views: 2164

Re: New member seeking support

We were in the same position 7 years ago. My husband was diagnosed with a tumor in his cecum, which is the junction where the small intestine meats the large. Pretty much where yours is. He had his cecum along with 15 inches of his colon removed and 24 lymph nodes. We also had two relatively small b...
by Deb m
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

My husband experienced all of what you are. It all resolved except very mild tingling on the bottom of his feet. He's 7years out now. Hang in there.
by Deb m
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Why no statistics on stage two and Xeloda
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: Why no statistics on stage two and Xeloda

Our oncologist told us that it's true there is a higher risk of occurrence if your MSS, but responses to treatments is much better. So I guess it's a trade off. Our oncologist and genetic counselor at MDA told us that it was good the he was MSS. Pros and cons to everything. I think the most importan...
by Deb m
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection

So happy for your good news. As far as the scans go, I would push for an earlier scan. My husband was a stage IIb and he had scans every 3 months for the first year and a half, then every six months for the next two years, then once a year till 5 and a half years passed and was pronounced cured. He ...
by Deb m
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MD Anderson costs estimate?
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: MD Anderson costs estimate?

We also went to MDA for treatment. Our oncologist always told us that they never turn anybody away for financial reasons. I believe they will see you. My husband lost his job in the middle of all this and they simply set up a payment plan for us, they never stated that they wouldn't see us and our o...
by Deb m
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Resection week 4
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Colon Resection week 4

My husband was feeling pretty good after 4 weeks and was back to his normal diet and exercise with really no major problems to speak of., but he had his ascending colon removed, I'm not sure if the different location location in the colon heals differently. Are you currently doing chemo? If so perha...

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