Search found 364 matches

Go to advanced search

by Valorie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T … non CRC ER visit… again ! NEW UPDATE
Replies: 43
Views: 4903

Re: O/T … non CRC ER visit… again ! UPDATED

Oh boy -Recently I was walking my dogs and tripped over a rock and took a header on a hard packed dirt road. I never let my dogs lick me on the face but it was like She's Down! Get her! I hobbled the last half mile left to get home. A few hours later I decided to get my throbbing wrist X-rayed and e...
by Valorie
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET Scan
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: PET Scan

I had a CT scan first and a spot on my liver was diagnosed as a hemangioma. I requested a PET to verify as treatment would be different for Stage 2a vs Stage 4 if it turned out that way. Fortunately it was just a hemangioma.
by Valorie
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rest in Peace Carmen
Replies: 41
Views: 7033

Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Another beautiful young woman, wife, mom, daughter, friend taken by this monster called cancer. It breaks my heart. Carmen - you will be missed by many sweet lady.
by Valorie
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My favorite time of year
Replies: 16
Views: 2052

Re: My favorite time of year

My hubby's company just switched TO United Healthcare. We wont pay anymore per month for the policy but pay a lot more out of pocket and higher deductible. Ugh. It is a PPO but I have to find out if my docs are all in network. Poor Santa will get quite svelte as fewer people can afford to be as gene...
by Valorie
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HIPEC
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: HIPEC

Meatie- I don't have any particular surgeons names but I would contact UCSF.
by Valorie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hernia Repair Surgery - I want the Good, the Bad and the Ugly please
Replies: 17
Views: 5288

Re: Hernia Repair Surgery - I want the Good, the Bad and the Ugly please

I have to say that between the colon resection and hernia repair - the hernia repair was by far the hardest. I was back to normal very quickly after the resection. Not so much with the hernia repair. I was in the hospital for 5 days (hernia) vs 3 (resection). Pain was considerably more for the herni...
by Valorie
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TAS-102 FDA Approved!
Replies: 15
Views: 6541

Re: TAS-102 FDA Approved!

This is both wonderful news and at the same time, a little heartbreaking. Voxx was waiting for this to get approved. Damn.
by Valorie
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How did u choose your username?
Replies: 57
Views: 4898

Re: How did u choose your username?

Took me freakin' forever to come up with my own name. :roll:
by Valorie
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Survey (well kinda) Were you a health nut or not b4 dx?
Replies: 32
Views: 3748

Re: Survey, well kinda, we're you a health nut or not b4 dx?

Non-smoker, no alcohol or soda, diet fairly decent with lots of home grown fruits, nuts and vegetables, a lot of physical activity, and was very rarely sick. My only risk factors were I had a lot of beef in my diet and not at optimal weight.
by Valorie
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here, pathology results today how tell kid (10)?
Replies: 17
Views: 3173

Re: New here, pathology results today how tell kid (10)?

OneFoot: First I'm sorry that you are in the position of even have to think of telling your child you have cancer. My son was 23 when I had to tell him - and even then that was tough. i can tell you that when I had to tell him hard things when he was younger - it was best to have a frank discussion....
by Valorie
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Extreme fatigue
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: Extreme fatigue

I was on Xelioda only. I never got fatigued per se but toward the end of a two week cycle, I'd have to go to bed an hour earlier than I normally would. Brown Bagger gave the best advise - keep hydrated! I drank water, water, water and then some more! I also tried to keep active - there were a few to...
by Valorie
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I removed my post, please ignore this thread
Replies: 49
Views: 5747

Re: I am SO angry with this religious debate!

Boy do I miss Voxx when topics like this come up. He was always the voice of reason. I am a person of deep faith, but as soon as I saw the original thread of Divine Healing - I skipped it completely because I knew what it would turn into. Faith or non-belief is a personal issue. To demean someone el...
by Valorie
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please tell me this isn't true?! Voxx passed away?!
Replies: 62
Views: 9093

Re: Please tell me this isn't true?! Voxx passed away?!

Voxx/Michael was an intelligent, unique, compassionate man that I am blessed to have come to know. I am so very much going to miss him.
by Valorie
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET result
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: PET result

I just asked my Onc about this as I recently passed the one year mark. He said scans every six months until two years then once a year. I neglected to ask if stage at fx dictates the frequency of scans - but seems likely.

Congrats on your two years NED!
by Valorie
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectosigmoid
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Rectosigmoid

My tumor was in the sigmoid - it was classified as colon cancer and had no radiation.

Go to advanced search