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by cathy123
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oncologist visit
Replies: 20
Views: 3547

Re: Oncologist visit

Judy, So glad to see your great cea number. Since it seems to be a strong marker for you I would not consider chemo. As far as the bloodwork, I had mine done a few weeks ago and platelets (and white cells I think) are still bad and my last chemo was early August. Onc said the radiation really affect...
by cathy123
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Reversal Questions

I was tender when moving for awhile but don't remember any sharp pain. And I did not have a drain after my reversal. Sonic is probably fine but wouldn't hurt to check with your surgeon. On the bright side that is great that you have control. I did not at all in the hospital. I think your reversal wi...
by cathy123
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure why this happened
Replies: 23
Views: 4196

Re: Not sure why this happened

Oh Judy - I am so sorry that you can not catch a break during any step of this awful disease. I remember that the radiologist also had not read my surgeons instructions and didn't quite believe what I told him the dr wanted. But I definitely did not have that much pain. Thanks, Cathy. I've missed t...
by cathy123
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure why this happened
Replies: 23
Views: 4196

Re: Not sure why this happened

Oh Judy - I am so sorry that you can not catch a break during any step of this awful disease. I remember that the radiologist also had not read my surgeons instructions and didn't quite believe what I told him the dr wanted. But I definitely did not have that much pain.
by cathy123
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal is scheduled
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Reversal is scheduled

Judy - So glad you are moving forward! Post reversal life definitely has issues, but I think it is better than having the ostomy most days. (And by the end, unlike you, I had little to no issues dealing with the bag). I agree that having another surgery stinks but hopefully it is your last! As far a...
by cathy123
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to board
Replies: 58
Views: 7687

Re: New to board

Mike, I can definitely relate to your situation. My cancer was a little more advanced than yours but still stage 1. I was all set to have lar surgery, went for a second opinion just to be sure and they said oh no, you need chemoradiation first because your tumor is so low that you would otherwise ne...
by cathy123
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEWLY DIAGNOSED STAGE 3-C COLON CANCER
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: NEWLY DIAGNOSED STAGE 3-C COLON CANCER

Not sure but I am guessing that the antiviral drugs are some sort of immunotherapy which would be a available to you if the cancer were to come back and spread. Hopefully you won't need that, but good to know you would have options. It sounds like a second opinion would be good as you need to be com...
by cathy123
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Moonshot to cure cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 1771

Re: Moonshot to cure cancer

I am all for more funding and improving communication between different groups working on cancer initiatives. I was reading recently about the blood tests they are developing to screen for cancer initially and for recurrence. Those sound great! However the "joe Biden is going to lead the wY to ...
by cathy123
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's
Replies: 436
Views: 92500

Re: Reversal Log: Experience,Problems, Q & A's

Cat hair and TracieLynn. So glad you are doing well. Sounds like really good progress!
by cathy123
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What to ask the surgeon re: post reversal issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

Re: What to ask the surgeon re: post reversal issues

Saw the surgeon. Most importantly no sign of recurrence, so that is good. He was shocked when I told him I am usually in the bathroom over 10 times a day (and sometimes much more) and am having accidents. He gave me a prescription for something stronger than immodium (I think he said lotomil, haven'...
by cathy123
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cavitary?
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: Cavitary?

So glad you had a good scan!

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