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by BeansMama
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BeansMama, you are not far from my thoughts and prayers.
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Re: BeansMama, you are not far from my thoughts and prayers.

Hi every one , Thank you so much for all of your extra thoughts and prayers. I can admit the last few days have been pretty emotional. The parental units landed Sunday evening, and in true mom form my mother has been stressing me out and taking pot shots at me every time she can. It's pretty bad whe...
by BeansMama
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My husband walked out
Replies: 49
Views: 5083

Re: My husband walked out

Hi Anne, Lee mentioned me in her comment. I am going through something similar to you. My Ex had an affair while I was receiving Folfirinox - or as my oncologist called it "the kitchen sink". To put it bluntly I was dying and had no emotional support because he was putting all that energy...
by BeansMama
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My husband walked out
Replies: 49
Views: 5083

Re: My husband walked out

Hi Anne, Lee mentioned me in her comment. I am going through something similar to you. My Ex had an affair while I was receiving Folfirinox - or as my oncologist called it "the kitchen sink". To put it bluntly I was dying and had no emotional support because he was putting all that energy ...
by BeansMama
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer scared!
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: Colon cancer scared!

I'm glad you got approval for a colonoscopy. While they are not very fun it really is the only way to rule it out. My 9 cm tumor showed as inflammation on my initial CT scan and my liver Mets were said to be lesions. I had a 10 almost 11 cm tumor between the lobes of my liver as well as a few small...
by BeansMama
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried - Your Symptom Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Worried - Your Symptom Experience

I had flat thin stools, there was a noticeable amount of maroon blood in the stool itself as well as bright red blood in the toilet. I had severe pain in my tailbone (tumor was very large and pushing on it). Having a BM took 45 minutes to an hour and was so painful I would end up in tears. I could n...
by BeansMama
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rant - colon vs rectal cancer
Replies: 34
Views: 3951

Re: Rant - colon vs rectal cancer

Ignorance is frustrating, but we only know this so thoroughly because we have experienced it and learned about it. I did not have a clue about the difference between rectal and colon cancer before this. Not every person in the medical field really thinks about the rsmiguvations of terminology, espe...
by BeansMama
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2001

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Beans is hanging in there. I was prepared to press for the surgery if they wanted to delay it again because all of the delays were contributing to her anxiety. She actually is a bit better knowing it is happening. I have been spending every minute I can with her making special memories just in case...
by BeansMama
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2001

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Woo, Hoo! Wow, what a range of emotions as you approach 10/5, and how incredibly exciting that you will finally get to evict Larry. Such a positive, funny woman. . . Love that you take time to write those 'special letters' 'just in case.' I've started mine too. Do you hand write them? I am typing t...
by BeansMama
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2001

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

My dear friend, I read your note to me several times and I am so thrilled that you finally have a surgery date! I am praying for you and will place you in our wider prayer circle as well. I know that you are "cowgirl tough" and can beat Larry and anything he throws at you. I do have a pai...
by BeansMama
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2001

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

mpbser wrote:P.S. I love the naming of your tumor. Maybe we should name my husband's liver tumors Tommy and Timmy :)


Too funny!!! I named my primary colon tumor Timmy!
by BeansMama
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer scared!
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: Colon cancer scared!

I'm glad you got approval for a colonoscopy. While they are not very fun it really is the only way to rule it out. My 9 cm tumor showed as inflammation on my initial CT scan and my liver Mets were said to be lesions. I had a 10 almost 11 cm tumor between the lobes of my liver as well as a few smalle...
by BeansMama
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2001

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

(((BeansMama))) So glad to hear of Larry's eviction notice. You will be in my thoughts and prayers for sometime to come. How is Bean taking all of this? I hope your ex is being helpful at this time. All the best to you and your daughter. Lee Beans is hanging in there. I was prepared to press for th...
by BeansMama
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2001

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

This is amazing!! Get this Sucker out of Here..!! Where are you having your Surgery? I go to Levine Cancer Center in Charlotte NC. The surgery will be at the main hospital they work out of. Thankfully it is one of the higher ranking transplant hospitals so I have access to some amazing surgical tea...
by BeansMama
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2001

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Wow! I had no idea a left side resection could be that complicated. My husband might need the entire left side removed, as well. His surgeon tends to be very equivocating. Is your surgeon sure the tumor is attached to an artery? What would determine whether she needs to do the crazy rebuild procedu...
by BeansMama
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2001

Larry has an eviction date!!!

Well, we have an eviction date for Larry! On October 5th I will go in and have the entire left side of my liver removed (from Larry over). Surgeon is still not sure how the surgery will be done, she may have to do the crazy complex one that involves heart lung bypass. It all depends on how attached ...

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