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by LeonW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried Wife-Please Help Me
Replies: 21
Views: 1048

Re: Worried Wife-Please Help Me

Congrats with the results so far.
by LeonW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver question
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Liver question

. . . Occasionally i worry that something is wrong, wherever i happen to feel something different . . . Welcome to the club! It'll take quite a while, if ever, to regain the level of trust that you were used to. My advice: take any opportunity to celebrate successes and find a single expert that yo...
by LeonW
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver question
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Liver question

Hi Lydia

I had no symptoms whatsoever, when a some blood drops in stool set of colonoscopy.
For the rest see my signature - it all landed well.

Why do you ask? Are you worried there's something in you liver?
L
by LeonW
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick question about colonoscopy
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Quick question about colonoscopy

zx10guy wrote:As someone who has gone through the last 2 colonoscopies awake.


Did you arrange this, or did it just happen?
I woke up during my last scopy (no fuzz - found it a learning) and have one coming up in June or so. Am thinking of being conscious again, if possible and not too uncomfortable)
by LeonW
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possibly unnecessary open liver surgery
Replies: 54
Views: 2170

Re: Possibly unnecessary open liver surgery

. . . considering diminished liver capacity, it probably still makes sense to adjust his diet . . . No need to worry about liver capacity. Mine lost some 75% and we've seen it grow back to original size and capacity within weeks. Most of the work done within the first month. My docs said that they ...
by LeonW
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ct scan vs colonoscopy
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Ct scan vs colonoscopy

Colonoscopy vs. virtual colonoscopy (link) Where the pros and cons are discussed the linked article says: If you’re leaning toward a virtual colonoscopy so you can avoid the colon-cleansing prep, think again. Both tests require a clean colon. That means you can only have clear liquids the day befor...
by LeonW
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Sorry to hear your bad news.
My condolences, Leon
by LeonW
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mother stage IV, terrified
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Mother stage IV, terrified

How old is your mom? Is she frail, may be? I ask for reason that I was in somewhat similar circumstance in 2012 (I was 65 then), but had with a very different plan of attack. Docs, in consultation with the review board, suggested to go for aggressive treatment despite inoperable liver mets. Had a te...
by LeonW
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diagnosed 9 years ago TODAY! 1/2/2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Diagnosed 9 years ago TODAY! 1/2/2009

Wonderful, well done. What a great way to kick off a New Year!
Best wishes, L
by LeonW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MSS and Nivolumab (Opdivo)
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: MSS and Nivolumab (Opdivo)

Hi Steph,

Tom Marsilje, no longer with us now, often shared his expert knowledge on MSS treatments, incl Opdivo. See today's post by Henry123.

Henry's signature says that he started Opdivo in June 2016.
We'll miss Tom
Leon
by LeonW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaked out.
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Freaked out.

My guess is its in the area of the spleen. I had colon removed @ splenix junction. If this is any help: my 'lump' also varied between soft (hardly palpable) to fairly solid - walnut size. But at the front (not deep/at the back, as yours) Started to feel it Q1 2015 . Had an extra colonoscopy immedia...
by LeonW
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaked out.
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Freaked out.

. . . lump on my left side just under the rib cage at the back. It comes and goes but it's just noticeable . . . I have/had something similar a early 2016. Felt a hardened spot, left under rib cage. Walnut size. It came and went. Not really hard, but not soft either. Had it at the front. Docs had a...
by LeonW
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: 5 years ago

Congrats. Best wishes for Feb
L
by LeonW
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling “NED”
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Feeling “NED”

Wow, Basil, congrats on the results so far.
And pathology concluding that you have Complete Response is exceptional - very promising. With pCR you're in a very different branch of the probability tree that overall survival statistics are based on.
Leon
by LeonW
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT Scan Just came in Liver Met (one)
Replies: 62
Views: 2452

Re: CT Scan Just came in Liver Met (one)

Don't panic about things that you cannot influence << I agree - easier said than done >>. As Basil said, there are many options these days. Keep in mind that you're in the hands of docs who have spent half their lives understanding cancer. One good thing is that you already know is that your CEA may...

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