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by WriterGirl1969
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 weeks post-op Liver Resection surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: 5 weeks post-op Liver Resection surgery

I can't offer you any info on this type of surgery, but I did want to congratulate you on what I hope turns out to be all clear margins and a good recuperation. Sounds like you had a fun day out. Cheesecake factory is awesome. ;-)

Best,
Tracy
by WriterGirl1969
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure how to feel right now
Replies: 26
Views: 3078

Re: Not sure how to feel right now

Thank you everyone for your kind words. Sigh! It doesn’t help that my anxiety has gotten worst. I wish I didn’t have this bad anxiety disorder. I have more what if’s now and sends me to panic mode. Today I had to leave the gym early because I thought something was wrong , I was a little dizzy got s...
by WriterGirl1969
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tattoo during scope?
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Tattoo during scope?

I see everyone has already provided you with great info. All I wanted to add was that my surgeon also did a sigmoidoscopy after my initial colonoscopy both to mark and recheck location. She said it was standard for surgeons to do this to ensure that the location noted during the colonoscopy was comp...
by WriterGirl1969
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 730
Views: 178050

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

2 years NED for me as of today's results.
Onward! :)
--Tracy
by WriterGirl1969
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here needs support !
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: New Member here needs support !

I am new member, confused, feasted, feeling sad. I had a colonscopy on Friday. Dr. came in and said he had bad news, i have cancer. I am scheduled to have lab work and catscan on tomorrow. I have 4cm mass 7cm, don't know what is what, my mind in a fog. So sorry that you had to find us, but so very ...
by WriterGirl1969
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?
Replies: 60
Views: 5702

Re: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?

Thinking of you today! I just got home from doctor's, and I'm all clear. Now officially 2 years NED. Although my blood-pressure in the doctor's office before he came in was 185 / 110. Yeeks. Thanks Robino and everyone for your thoughts and prayers. They are always appreciated. I know I haven't been...
by WriterGirl1969
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?
Replies: 60
Views: 5702

Re: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?

Cancer won't break me and keep me from enjoying life. Dammit! :twisted: Sorry to hear you have to deal with more. Hopefully things will settle down for you soon. I haven't been to Yellowstone, but I've been to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and it was A-MA-ZING! You're going to love Yellowst...
by WriterGirl1969
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?
Replies: 60
Views: 5702

Re: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?

Long overdue hello, Diana. :) Glad to hear that your numbers went back to normal. I'm due for my CT tomorrow, results next Tuesday, so I'm in full scanxiety mode. I try to deny it, but I know it's true. After all, here I be. <:- ) I'll keep praying for you, you keep praying for me. Smiles, hugs and ...
by WriterGirl1969
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Took my last dose of Xeloda last night
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Took my last dose of Xeloda last night

Just finished chemo last night. Took those pills and thought to myself, ok, this is done. Now starts the watching and waiting. On the outside, I am happy for this milestone. On the inside, I wonder if I am deluding myself. I really just want to enjoy this... does one ever feel free after cancer? I ...
by WriterGirl1969
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama
Replies: 39
Views: 4340

Re: Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me -- not in her. And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is...
by WriterGirl1969
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama
Replies: 39
Views: 4340

Re: Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama

I am so very sorry to hear this news. I haven't been on the forum for a while, and so this is shocking. My love and prayers go to beansmama's family and friends, as well as to all of us here in Colon Club who feel this loss so deeply. It cuts. It doesn't make sense. And it's so unfair. Although I d...
by WriterGirl1969
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama
Replies: 39
Views: 4340

Re: Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama

TXLiz wrote:It’s so wonderful to hear that Beansmama was surrounded by love.
She is a beautiful spirit, and deserved so much better in life.


I agree with both statements. I'm glad to have known her.
by WriterGirl1969
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Keytruda for stage 4 colorectal cancer with low mutation ma1-L
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Keytruda for stage 4 colorectal cancer with low mutation ma1-L

My wife has stage 4 colorectal cancer and has started using Keytruda with chemo tablet Her readings are low mutation ms1-L Has anyone had success and how do you know it’s working besides a scan only done 3 sessions Darryl Our dear friend Beansmama (whose posts you can find here if you search on her...
by WriterGirl1969
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: another anniversary
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: another anniversary

Another year ,still cancer free. My cancer was removed on this day in 1998. I have survived cancer free for twenty years. I have been very fortunate to get this far and there has been a lot of collateral damage along the way. I spent the second day of this year in hospital after collapsing at home ...
by WriterGirl1969
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama
Replies: 39
Views: 4340

Re: Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama

Thanks CRGuy and Lee. Yes, it felt powerful to get to meet them IRL. Finding this group changed my life, and Anne was a huge part of that. I wanted them to know that, and felt really blessed to get to do that. I'll be sure to let the group know if I end up touching base with any of them in the futur...

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