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by DebZ
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

I had one taken out with just a local and it didn't bother me at all. Just a little tugging, but no pain. You will do great I'm sure!
by DebZ
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3b with ovarian met recurrence and healthy now
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: Stage 3b with ovarian met recurrence and healthy now

You're not alone! After a colon resection and six months Folfox, I thought I was done. At three-month checkup my CEA was up and I had mets on ovary and liver. More chemo, big operation, and waited another couple months. Another CEA jump and it was in both lungs. I've been stable for a while with lot...
by DebZ
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm a mystery ... CEA rising, good scans
Replies: 3
Views: 657

I'm a mystery ... CEA rising, good scans

Due to continuous low platelets (hanging on at 60), I've been off oxalyplatin and have only had 5FU and avastin for last few infusions. My CEA has been creeping upward for last few months, from 18 to now 26, but both a CT and a PET showed nothing new and lung mets stable. So, anyone want to guess wh...
by DebZ
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mr Ziggy has passed away
Replies: 17
Views: 2240

Re: Mr Ziggy has passed away

I'm so very sorry for your loss. We all mourn with you as yet another member is taken from us. Please know you're in my thoughts.
by DebZ
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI
Replies: 589
Views: 102147

Re: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI

I'm so happy to hear of your continued good health! You're very inspiring to those of us still in the trenches. It's been a pretty rough year with all our losses on this board, so good news and celebrations are a bright light!
by DebZ
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tom marsilje
Replies: 40
Views: 3643

Re: Tom marsilje

I'm just heartbroken over hearing this. It's been an incredibly bad year as we lose yet another beautiful soul. Rest In Peace, Tom, you were an inspiration to us all.
by DebZ
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA
Replies: 122
Views: 13961

Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

One day at a time is right! Don't do too much and let your body heal. So excited you're home and doing well.
by DebZ
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ovarian Cyst Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Ovarian Cyst Question

My colon cancer went to my ovary so please just make sure you follow up until you know for sure if a cyst or not. When I complained to oncologist about pain in that area, he said rare for cancer to spread there and kinda blew it off. MRI showed large mass. He's not my oncologist any more.
by DebZ
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Chemo Lifers? Incurable Stage 4
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

Re: Any Chemo Lifers? Incurable Stage 4

Hi! I'm supposedly incurable with multiple, scattered lung mets. Folfiri was starting to fail so now I'm back to Folfox, which I had after original colon resection. To date I've had 40+ chemo treatments. You are amazing at 70+. It's as emotionally draining as it is physically, but every day I'm with...
by DebZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom's journey is over
Replies: 31
Views: 3692

Re: My mom's journey is over

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I lost my mom a year ago and though I know it was a blessing, it's still hard every day without her. My thoughts are with you.
by DebZ
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BeansMama - I'm still kicking (butt that is)
Replies: 20
Views: 3398

Re: BeansMama - I'm still kicking (butt that is)

Thanks for checking in! We worry when we don't hear from you in a while! Go have a great vacation and forget all the other stuff. I just got back today from a week away. Leaving it all behind is absolutely necessary for you and Bean.
by DebZ
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5-fu pump disconnect question
Replies: 13
Views: 1402

Re: 5-fu pump disconnect question

I have a visiting nurse service that disconnects me at home. Seems like standard protocol at my cancer center. Is that an option for you?
by DebZ
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member.
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Re: New member.

Wow. Look at my signature ... our journey so far very similar. I'm sorry you're going through an emotional tough patch right now. I don't work so don't need to manage that part. I'm a little unusual (weird?) in that I've really rolled with the punches through the last three years. I'm a chemo-for-li...
by DebZ
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!
Replies: 1922
Views: 184937

Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Diane,
I truly believe in signs from loved ones, even if they show in very subtle ways. My sisters and I see bluebirds as our parents checking in. And since their deaths, within 6 months of each other, we see them all the time.

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