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by lpas
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA and thyroid
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: CEA and thyroid

Yay!!! So happy for you!
by lpas
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T The 4 Kinds Of Health Chatroom Users (Article)
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: O/T The 4 Kinds Of Health Chatroom Users (Article)

Interesting--thanks for posting. I didn't participate in any surveys but it sounds like they've definitely got me pegged as the Adventurer I am :).
by lpas
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update: It's just a matter of time
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Update: It's just a matter of time

I'm so sorry to hear this. :( I know how incredibly hard you've worked to help your wife these last three years.
by lpas
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA and thyroid
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: CEA and thyroid

While searching for a reason for my CEA to have risen to 5.8, I found an article about hypothyroid and false elevations in CEA. I asked my onc for thyroid testing and the results came back that I do have an under active thyroid. I can't get in to see a doctor for over a month so have asked my oncol...
by lpas
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tom marsilje
Replies: 40
Views: 2102

Re: Tom marsilje

Truly heartbroken to hear this. Some combination of denial and Tom's unrelenting positivity had convinced me that his recent challenges were a temporary setback. What a terrible loss for the CRC community and especially for his young family. :(
by lpas
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA and thyroid
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: CEA and thyroid

Thinking of you, Diane. Keeping fingers, toes and everything else crossed that this turns out to be nothing!
by lpas
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain near belly button -- umbilical hernia?
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Pain near belly button -- umbilical hernia?

Thanks all--really appreciate all the responses. Just wanted to provide a brief update. I ended up seeing my GI a few weeks ago and he decided to order an endoscopy, since I was also having some burning pain at the base of my sternum and ribcage. He said I definitely don't have a hernia but the endo...
by lpas
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA
Replies: 113
Views: 8338

Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Thinking of you, Beansmama! Lots of healing thoughts coming your way...
by lpas
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: From cancer and a blog to a book
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: From cancer and a blog to a book

Such wonderful news, Julie. Honestly, I'm not surprised. You have a wonderful way with words. Congratulations!!
by lpas
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain near belly button -- umbilical hernia?
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Pain near belly button -- umbilical hernia?

Over the past few weeks I've been having some mild pain around and to the right of my belly button. I've had 2 laparoscopic surgeries with belly-button incisions and my husband thinks it could be a hernia (although I haven't noticed any lumps). The pain moves around a bit and seems to come and go. O...
by lpas
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Three Year CT Scan Results
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Awesome, awesome, news. Congrats!!!
by lpas
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: immuno chemotherapy
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: immuno chemotherapy

Just wanted to chime in here as someone who's attempted a modified (minus the ongoing 5FU and IV-vitamin C) version of what rp suggests above. I do very strongly believe in the methods he describes and credit my targeted supplement regime with the fact that I've remained NED since completing my surg...
by lpas
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right side pain --mets?
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: Right side pain --mets?

Thank you all for your answers and support. My doctor ordered CT scan yesterday and today I got the call to see my oncologist this Thursday to discuss scan results. They would not release the results to me :(. I asked them 3 times... This must be bad news and I am very scared and nervous. Thursday ...
by lpas
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver spot seen on CT...Should I be concerned??
Replies: 30
Views: 1858

Re: Liver spot seen on CT...Should I be concerned??

Liver mets tend to impact CEA to a much greater extent than mets in places like the lungs or lymph nodes. Time and again I've seen posters for whom CEA was never a good marker (I'm in the same boat) get sudden big jumps with liver involvement. An increase from .9 to 1.0 is not in any way significant...
by lpas
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone with Stage IVa just do Xelolda or 5-fu?
Replies: 77
Views: 3747

Re: Anyone with Stage IVa just do Xelolda or 5-fu?

The only person I am aware of who has not done Oxi as a stage IV is rp1954's wife.

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