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by muskokamike
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive fecal occult test
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: Positive fecal occult test

I had the fecal test and it came back normal. Within a year I was dx with a tennis ball sized tumour. Dr. said it had been growing for years and he could send 100 colon cancer patients for the fecal test and only 40% would have a positive. Fecal test only detects traces of blood in the stool. Not al...
by muskokamike
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My 2157 day journey ended today
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

Re: My 2157 day journey ended today

Congratulations! I've read your blog a couple of times as I have just started my treatment journey - halfway done with 8 rounds folfox! Your blog entries are really helpful, along with all of the great info here on Colon Talk. It's so good to know that feelings I am experiencing have been experienc...
by muskokamike
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My 2157 day journey ended today
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

Re: My 2157 day journey ended today

I'm enjoying your blog very much, thanks for sharing the link. (If you don't mind me asking is the Shanahan group a car dealership or Brendan? ;) ) And congratulations on the big C - Cured! Cheers, mob 8) Nice, someone knows their hockey. Yes it is the Shanahan Group as in Brendan. It has been a gr...
by muskokamike
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My 2157 day journey ended today
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

My 2157 day journey ended today

It was two thousand one hundred and fifty-seven days ago when I was diagnosed with rectal cancer and my journey began. What a journey it would become, it wasn't easy. My life would now be forever changed. I had no idea what my future would hold let alone if I even had a future. Today, for the last t...
by muskokamike
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T : I wish Brownbagger were here
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: O/T : I wish Brownbagger were here

From my journal Eric’s motto was simply “Live your life like it is going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you’ll be glad you did.” For whatever reason no other member captured my attention like Eric had. His motto had simply stuck in my head since I first read it back when I signed ...
by muskokamike
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pathology results are in
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Pathology results are in

Congrats on the pCR. I think about 20% of us rectal patients get em.
by muskokamike
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I've graduated!
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: I've graduated!

Congrats Jaynee

Lucky 13

So Happy for you.
by muskokamike
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: COLON TALK is part of my journal. Thanx to everybody here
Replies: 2
Views: 624

COLON TALK is part of my journal. Thanx to everybody here

Chapter 32 Over the course of writing this journal I have mentioned a few times regarding how valuable the Colon Talk forum has been to me personally during my journey. I stumbled across the forum by accident a couple months after I was diagnosed. I read every day, literally dozens of posts as my im...
by muskokamike
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 13 years ago today!
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Re: 13 years ago today!

Congrats on 13 years Jaynee,
When I joined this forum GreenMonkey was my first reply to my first post. You were second. I have always found you to be one of the most informative, knowledgeable members here and read most of your post.
Thank you
Mike
by muskokamike
Thu May 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Laid off before Dx
Replies: 21
Views: 1905

Re: Laid off before Dx

As a Canadian I can’t complain about the level of care I’ve had here. Serious illnesses are prioritized. I’ve waited 11 months for a CT scan for something not urgent, I’ve also been squeezed in immediately numerous times over the past 6 months for many procedures. All without giant bills or premium...
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: 1001

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: 38120

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: 1559

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: 1624

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

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