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by muskokamike
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Marking time from first diagnosed or??
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Marking time from first diagnosed or??

I just had my 5th cancerversary. I go by surgery date February 26 2014. Surgery is when the cancer is removed. Many still go by dx.
by muskokamike
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 35067

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Yes, it is 18 months since he passed, but I'll never forget him Ride In Peace Brownbagger, ride with those hawks and know the world was a better place for you having been here. We all have regrets in our journey. I remember Eric was debating getting his teeth fixed but it came at a hefty cost. He h...
by muskokamike
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant Chemo
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Adjuvant Chemo

You are new. If you were here for a few years like myself and read the stories of those who skipped the chemo and now wished they didn't, you would do the chemo. This is a no brainer Stage III's do the adj chemo.

You need to put every nail in the cancer coffin.
by muskokamike
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !

Congrats Michael

At first when I came here you were a regular poster with a quirky wit.

I also thought you had the coolest name on here just in case you cared.

Mike
by muskokamike
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 2210

Re: Almost 6 years

Hey Kiwi

Back in March 2014 I made my first post and you were the third reply with encouraging words. Congrats on your house and your 6 years NED. I am positive that many will gravitate to your post for encouragement and hope like we both did in the early days.

Mike
by muskokamike
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years from dx today
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

5 years from dx today

It was five years ago today when today seemed a lifetime away. For those new to the journey, take a deep breath, listen to your doctors, ask questions and never hesitate to get a second opinion. Butt!! Most importantly stay away from Dr. Google, I had myself dead and buried at least five times. Stil...
by muskokamike
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - My cautionary tale
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Re: New here - My cautionary tale

Maggie Nell wrote:Geez, gobsmacked, I won't even DATE anyone off the internet and you picked an oncologist!! :shock: :D


Seriously that was your first mistake. Sounds like you are on the right course now.
by muskokamike
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 51
Views: 20258

Re: Bev G

So many names who were regular posters when I got dx are now gone. Bev was a insightful person who imparted her knowledge in regular post that would always give me hope when I needed it most.

Thank you

RIP Bev
by muskokamike
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nik Colon - ritz75
Replies: 15
Views: 6184

Re: Nik Colon - ritz75

Nik seemed to be a very pleasant person, she was always wanting to help others get through their journey. I remember reading threads that had multiple pages and most of the posts were Nik's. She was just thanking everyone who would reply to her post with a simple Thank You. What was very clever was ...
by muskokamike
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port removed
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Port removed

Hey Snoop 5 years this Halloween since dx and not a week goes by without thinking about recurrence. The slightest tweak or ache always triggers the thought. The slight raises in my CEA triggers the thoughts. I will say that I am way better than I was in the early stages of my journey when recurrence...
by muskokamike
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to board: Rectal Cancer 2a
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: New to board: Rectal Cancer 2a

You're new. If you've been here as long as I have (four years) you would've read many post from members who did not do the mop up chemo and regretted it. I was in the same stage as you were (see my sig) and you said you had a few high risk factors. Seriously this is a NO BRAINER!!! Put the final nai...
by muskokamike
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it possible for a rectal polyp to grow to 10cm aggressive T4 advanced tumour in 3 years?
Replies: 16
Views: 4404

Re: Is it possible for a rectal polyp to grow to 10cm aggressive T4 advanced tumour in 3 years?

He highlighted signs of diverticulitis but did not require treatment. He also mentioned a small cluster of [I'm sure he said polyps] about a cm or so in size but there was nothing to be concerned about but it would be advised to check again in 10>15 years. Hope that dr has a great malpractice insur...
by muskokamike
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better news, Neuropathy & questions
Replies: 31
Views: 6767

Re: Better news, Neuropathy & questions

May I ask, did you ever have neuropathy in your hands or was it only in your feet? Did you take anything for it--prescribed or OTC? May your good reports continue I had very minor tingling in my hands while on treatment and maybe a couple months afterward but nothing major. I never took anything fo...
by muskokamike
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better news, Neuropathy & questions
Replies: 31
Views: 6767

Re: Better news, Neuropathy & questions

On July 4th it will mark four years since I had my last FOLFOX treatment which was #8. I still have lingering neuropathy that I most likely will have for the rest of my life. I have never experienced pain just a clumsy numbness in my feet. Hands are good and the feet get worse at night. Neuropathy h...

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