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by teacher2017
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Rest and take one day at a time. The doctor ordered home nursing care for me which I was very helpful. You may want to ask if that is an option. She would come a couple times a week and check my vitals and answer any questions I had. I had a temporary ileostomy and she would help with that as well....
by teacher2017
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Update- hopefully going home tomorrow. Walking and eating today. Not over doing it. Hoping pathology report is good. The wait will be more torture. This resection was no walk in the park. Now low fiber diet...any suggestions?
by teacher2017
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: New

In this boat too. Just had my resection. It's a large tumor but it seemed to be localized. Now worrying about the lymphs. This is a great support group- a lot of helpful people with tons of success stories. We have to keep positive!
by teacher2017
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Spoke to Dr- it was very localized. He took out a large mass with lots of nodes. Pathology will be very specific. He definitely removed the closest ones that were inflamed. He said this was positive news. He was smiling. I don't think I will be ok ever again. Even after that pathology report which c...
by teacher2017
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Was it a malignant polyp? How big part of colon was resected? Normally minimum is 12 lymph nodes. But I was told that in younger people and left side there might not be that many lymph nodes. He took about a foot. I will ask about the lymph nodes. I was in there for six hours. I'm a little groggy. ...
by teacher2017
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

What is adjuvant chemo? There were four flamed lymph nodes. I will ask all this today.
by teacher2017
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Quick update- I'm still here. Surgery went well in some pain. Tumor was the size of an orange. It was contained too that's what the Dr said. It went no where. He took four lymph nodes. Thoughts?
by teacher2017
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Read a horrific stat on one of these threads. Is it true that there is a 99% of colon cancer returning in 5 yrs?! Omg.
by teacher2017
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Big mistake telling some people at work. I left and everyone was hugging me like I was going to die. I know they are really wishing me well but it was too much. I had to leave. Last night I barely slept. Horrible morbid thoughts. Today is prep day. I need this resection to be over. My nerves can't t...
by teacher2017
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Ok I fixed my signature not that I know what any of it means. Thank you all for your help.
by teacher2017
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

So depressed tonight. The waiting for surgery is horrific. I need to stop feeling so hopeless. Your stories help. But I still read all the terrible endings. I feel just lost...
by teacher2017
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

We found that there was such a thing as " immediate first aid" for colon cancer to drastically improve the situation; even with metastatic stage 4b. I read these articles, mostly in the first 24 hrs: Life Extension Foundation's intro to CRC , cancer surgery , Beyond colonscopy , Preventin...
by teacher2017
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

OK surgery set for next Friday. 3-5 hour surgery- 3-5day stay in hospital if everything is ok. Then 3/4 weeks recovery. I'm worried about everything. What if the ctscan was wrong that all looked like it didn't spread? This is laproscopic but of course I'll need staples I'm sure. Then the waiting gam...
by teacher2017
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 581
Views: 148324

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Can someone explain what CEA level
Is?
by teacher2017
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the "Club" - Emotional Process
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: New to the "Club" - Emotional Process

Hi JoJo- I just added you to my friend list. Feel free to pm me. I'm in your same boat. Depressed and sad. I will have surgery on thurs or fri of next week. Supposedly the ctscan says it didn't spread but we all know we can't tell until this is opened up. It's on my left side. Is rip it out myself i...

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