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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: 16
Views: 865

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: 575
Views: 86434

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: 2769

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: 11617

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: 1140

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: 2078

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: 3025

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: 2971

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: 1136

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: 1400

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: 1912
Views: 162960

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.
by DebZ
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV for 4.5 years.....NED again!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Stage IV for 4.5 years.....NED again!!

Can I ask, if you had to do it again, would you do the laser lung surgery in Europe, or just do ablations? I'm at crossroads but feel frozen in indecision and fear. Folfiri kept lung mets stable for more than a year but they're growing again. Trying to decide if should try to get into NIH trial, hea...
by DebZ
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Wife Passed Away Today
Replies: 29
Views: 4365

Re: My Wife Passed Away Today

I'm so sorry for your loss. My mom went from fine to gone within half a day. The suddenness was shocking and still is, even though we know it was also a blessing. Hoping you hold onto the good memories.
by DebZ
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI
Replies: 575
Views: 86434

Re: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI

I'm so happy for you, Celine!! What a walking miracle you are. I have bilateral lung mets and just failed Folfiri. At this point I'm going to start looking at the trials. Your blog is so incredible helpful to me. Thank you for taking the time to keep us all up to date.

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