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by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update on hubby
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Update on hubby

Stay positive. Sounds like things are going in the right direction. Hope the colonoscopy is a good one. One day at a time !
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the forum ...
Replies: 19
Views: 5589

Re: New to the forum ...

So glad you got a second opinion. You have a plan. Now, go conquer ! All the best..... Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care
Replies: 13
Views: 1835

Re: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care

I just want to say that I admire all three of you. Each of you has a story and has taken charge. I do believe that a positive attitude, no matter what one's prognosis, is a key to enjoying life. I have learned a lot reading this thread, and I wish nothing but the best for all of you. Andre
by ANDRETEXAS
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about biopsy result
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Question about biopsy result

I'm not sure they meant there was no need for a colonoscopy for the rest of your life...or am I reading that incorrectly?
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 3049

Re: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.

My deepest sympathies to her friends and family. She was always so supportive of everyone. She will be missed on this forum.
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about necessity of CEA labwork
Replies: 31
Views: 2526

Re: Question about necessity of CEA labwork

I've never had to do it before.....but if one of my doctors refused my request for a CEA, PSA. A1c, etc., I would immediately go to my primary care physician, and he would run it for me, no doubt.
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about necessity of CEA labwork
Replies: 31
Views: 2526

Re: Question about necessity of CEA labwork

I have blood work done every three months....every six weeks until two years ago....and while CEA is not a particularly good marker for me.....my oncologist runs it nonetheless. Why not do the CEA since your giving blood anyway?
by ANDRETEXAS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: colon cancer - 19 F (help?)
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: colon cancer - 19 F (help?)

Yes. Follow through with your present doctor or another one. We feel your anxiety. Please know that the worry of the unknown will not go away until you get a definitive prognosis. Once you have that, whether complicated or not, you will feel better, believe it or not. The unknown is scarier than the...
by ANDRETEXAS
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New diagnosis and scared
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Re: New diagnosis and scared

Hoping the PET scan does come back clean. I started chemo a month after I had surgery. There are different opinions (after surgery healing) as to when you can start chemo for the best effects. I think as soon as possible, but a six to eight-week time frame after surgery would still be adequate, IMO,...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New diagnosis and scared
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Re: New diagnosis and scared

I believe I had 8+ positive nodes. While I did call M D Anderson in Houston, after review, I knew I could get the same care at Texas Oncology (who have some great doctors) here in Austin. Depending on your treatment(s), it is certainly feasible to get your care closer to where you live without affec...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am so worried.
Replies: 39
Views: 4309

Re: I am so worried.

Agree. Spend your time and energy far away from google, but glad you found this forum You will find nothing there that will be equivalent to your Mother's individual experience and diagnosis. Wait until you have listened to the doctors, before you decide what's going on. This initial time is the wor...
by ANDRETEXAS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New diagnosis and scared
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Re: New diagnosis and scared

I was first diagnosed as Stage 3c....then it was changed to 3b. I know I had about the same percentage as you of positive lymph nodes, but after they told me, I tried to and did forget the number. I knew I was going to fight it as well as I could no matter what the percentage. With the help of my on...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New stomach primary
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: New stomach primary

I don't mean this as a pat on my back...but a desire for you to fight on. My LAD artery was 100% clogged when I showed up in the ER in July 2007. I recovered, and my cardiologist says my heart is better than ever. In 2008, I was diagnosed with Gleason 7 prostate cancer.....had surgery....My PSA is n...
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Next Week
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: Surgery Next Week

Glad you're at home.....getting better...and hopefully getting to rest or sleep anytime you want or need to.
by ANDRETEXAS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Update

I had prostate cancer (several Gleason 7's) before colon cancer. Had brachytherapy. My PSA has been <0.01 the last few years (knock on wood). My five-year colon cancer anniversary is coming up the first part of next year. So far, everything has been good. Hang in there. You will get through it. One ...

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