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by JDMNYC
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Close Call in the OR
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Close Call in the OR

I've become pretty self-sufficient on my bi-monthly trips to Manhattan, but I do get my pre-consult scans done at Basking Ridge. If you're near there, let's get together for lunch or a cup of coffee, at least. Oh, I understand completely. Right now all I'm doing is Xeloda and I still fall on and of...
by JDMNYC
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Close Call in the OR
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Close Call in the OR

I don't know if you saw my note, but next time you're in there, especially if you're around for a few days, and you need some errands run or what have you, let me know. I'm only an hour away, and at MSK every two weeks at least anyway. "I'm going to give you a mild dose of Ativan so that we don...
by JDMNYC
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Close Call in the OR
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Close Call in the OR

Still glad to see you back :)
by JDMNYC
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ron died
Replies: 39
Views: 7085

Re: Ron died

ronswife wrote:
But it seems now it was all for NAUGHT!

:( :cry:


I hope you don't think this presumptuous of me, but from the perspective of the cared for (and not the caregiver), however it may now seem, please believe me when I tell you that none of it was for naught.

Jim
by JDMNYC
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ron died
Replies: 39
Views: 7085

Re: Ron died

I'm very sorry to hear this; I will keep you in my prayers.

Jim
by JDMNYC
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some good news
Replies: 15
Views: 1570

Re: Some good news

My local oncologist told me I would never be a candidate for surgery and would be on chemo for life. We fought over it and I got a second opinion from another cancer center. A few surgeries later and I was cancer free. Go with your gut instincts on this. Find a board-certified thoracic surgeon or a...
by JDMNYC
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: H is for Hawk
Replies: 31
Views: 3072

Re: H is for Hawk

I'm more sorry to hear this than I can say. When my lung mets were found in September, Barry was enormously helpful to me - frequently messaging me with information, suggestions, and ideas. We were meant to meet for coffee at MSK one of these days, but our schedules hadn't yet overlapped. He was a k...
by JDMNYC
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 hope
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Stage 4 hope

Mom just had her results and she is still clean. 14 months remission. She has had remissions before but this is the longest. Diagnosed at stage 4 May 2011. Happy holidays to all and I think of you all daily. Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us - fantastic news for you and your mother...
by JDMNYC
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: terminal or not??
Replies: 13
Views: 2503

Re: terminal or not??

Rob in PA wrote:Not


That's what I'm talking about.
by JDMNYC
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any recommendations on prevention diet?
Replies: 21
Views: 2926

Re: Any recommendations on prevention diet?

crazylife wrote:He also takes several supplements recommended by the doc at MSK. He has been NED since surgery for stage IV.


Hi - who is the doc at MSK? I'm there too, and would be interested in speaking with someone about what they recommend.

Thanks.

Jim
by JDMNYC
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Insurance Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Life Insurance Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

Thanks Bev -

That's a pretty good way to have it work out, I'd say :)

Jim
by JDMNYC
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NED Again!
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: NED Again!

That's really fantastic! Congratulations!
by JDMNYC
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Insurance Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Life Insurance Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

I agree, I don't think I'm there (I don't even like writing "yet") either, but having reviewed the language, it appears to require a certification w/r/t to life expectancy, rather than an analysis of the individual case. I'd just be curious to find the expectancy numbers for metastatic rec...
by JDMNYC
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Insurance Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Life Insurance Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

You have chanelled into the EXACT reason " Critical Illness Insurance " was born. Back in the day (my day :shock: ) when HIV /AIDS was considered a death sentence ... the MegaInsuros figured out that it was easier and cheaper to pay out 50% up front on a life insurance policy, than 100% o...

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