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by hoodornament
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 yr survival rate
Replies: 27
Views: 4568

Re: 5 yr survival rate

Diagnosed with Stage-4 cc w/met to liver in Sept 2014. Went to American Cancer Society website (and others). Read & learned all I could. The HISTORICAL 5-yr survival rate for what I have is 6%. As a CPA who had several (not just the required one) statistics related courses in college, let me rem...
by hoodornament
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2014 member update -- for all of us--please post!
Replies: 64
Views: 7792

Re: 2014 member update -- for all of us--please post!

Total newbe to this group. I'm 62 yrs old. Have not mastered the summary signatures that are common to Colon Talk. Thus I'll just tell that part in a narrative... Began experiencing pretty bad intestinal discomfort and pain in Aug 2014. Continued to get worse. Finally went to emergency Sep 14. CT sc...
by hoodornament
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update... Just had my Colon Resection.
Replies: 28
Views: 2076

Re: Update... Just had my Colon Resection.

Hand my Colon Resection September 17, 2014. Oh yeah, I remember the pain! Woke up in recovery in so much pain I couldn't even move! Mind you, I was in quite a bit of pain before surgery - I had a cancerous tumor removed from my colon the size of a man's fist. FYI, recovery time from that surgery is ...
by hoodornament
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New diagnosis. I'm terrified
Replies: 38
Views: 2691

Re: New diagnosis. I'm terrified

I'm 62. Diagnosed September 14, 2014. (Went to emergency with severe lower intestinal distress.) I knew something was wrong, just didn't know it was cancer. I have actually been at peace through the whole ordeal so far. (NOT making fun of you.) But rather wishing that I could somehow impart the peac...
by hoodornament
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terminology and abbreviations
Replies: 53
Views: 125233

Re: Terminology and abbreviations

Thanks for this. I'm new to the board & this will help. Was diagnosed with stage 4b mid September of this year. At peace emotionally, but dealing with side effects of chemo. (As are we all, I suspect.) I'll add other descriptive things about me to my signature after I read the list of acronyms I...

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