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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: 12
Views: 201

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: 987

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: 707

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: 1301

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: 50
Views: 15899

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: 5502

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: 559

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: 611

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: 3838

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: 5967

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: 5967

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...
by muskokamike
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 15
Views: 4791

Re: A cautionary tale

I have told this story on here before When I was dx four years ago a work colleague that I had dealings with was also dx with the exact same cancer. We saw each other weekly during the summers since he was in the marine business. I had my surgeries and was doing well but he refused surgery due to th...
by muskokamike
Sun May 27, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: newly diagnosed stage 2a @ 38
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: newly diagnosed stage 2a @ 38

For me there was no debating even with a pcr. I did the chemo. It was my choice also and I simply asked my onc what she would do if she was me. Due to the fact I was also a T3 and had one suspicious node which she doubted was cancerous (we will never know) I wanted to be treated as a stage III. I di...
by muskokamike
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW - From New Zealand - Great folk here
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

Re: NEW - From New Zealand - Great folk here

You can't get something for nothing. My GI doctor told me that average Canadian hospitals are better than average US hospitals. At the same time best US hospitals are better than best Canadian hospitals. So people who have access to MD Andersen, MSK, Mayo, Cleveland, Dana-Farber, UCLA etc. are gett...
by muskokamike
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW - From New Zealand - Great folk here
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

Re: NEW - From New Zealand - Great folk here

so you have stumbled upon, dare I say, a common wealth :shock: :mrgreen: of info and good folks now that's good Sounds like NZ folks are treated just as well as us Canucks. Apparently I have been told my journey will be close to a half million bucks once I am done next year. My biggest expense to d...

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