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by DonutHead
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
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Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I was thinking if you today and how you were getting along. My first scan was a bit nerve wracking, but fortunately I got through it, as you will. One thing is for certain, we are ALIVE! 30 years ago, maybe not so much. I have learned alot from this ordeal... not to worry...nothing I can do until I ...
by DonutHead
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

It took me about 21 days to heal completely once removed. It's been about 7 months since removal and I can still feel the void if you will, in the area where it was initially inserted.
by DonutHead
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

hi, teacher... as you know, i had my report removed after the oxy, hated the thing and always reminded me of the ordeal. i now have a lucky horseshoe tattooed on my chest over the area. All of my bloodwork is drawn from my arms as is the dye inserted for scans. it really helped me get a new perspect...
by DonutHead
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Relieved! Cannot tell you how happy I am for you, actually did a dance when I read the good news. Not getting the pump was a good decision and it sounds like you are on your way ro recovery! keep it up, keep getting stronger, and never quit or look back!
by DonutHead
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

what a nerve wracking experience, more so than actual diagnosis. so i couldn't bear it, the anxiety afterwards. my wife called the dr's office from Riyadh to pester them about the results of my PET/CT scan today....and I am still NED. nothing. it's a wave of euphoria to say the least, but it lasted ...
by DonutHead
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Such good news! I have been bummed over your last posts and stayed away from the site a bit since i have my first 6 month scans next week. Heading back from Saudi Arabia tomorrow and have a PET/CT scan on Wednesday, follow- up with my Oncologist on Thursday, and a one-year follow-up Colonoscopy on F...
by DonutHead
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Teacher, None of this is ever easy. Waking up every day before diagnosis was always easy. I cannot speak for everyone, but my days always come with a reminder even if i forget a little or chose to look elsewhere. I am living your same fears, NED or not. My hopes and prayers are with you and your fam...
by DonutHead
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
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Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

We are all here to help! You have friends you have never known and I am one of them! I suggest lap, less invasive, quicker recovery. You need that to stay focused, healthy, and not succumb to some complication going the more invasive route. As for the pump, I suggest going easy on the liver...3 year...
by DonutHead
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

teacher,

new day! hope you are past the initial shock and allowed yourself to move forward. so, what's the plan? i have been reading up and agree with every recent post, especially the last one by ValZen regarding your outlook. here we are, all survivors. your journey is far from done!
by DonutHead
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

i am devestated though not hopeless. that's certainly not all there is to your fight, don't go throwing in the towel now! you beat it before and will do it again, this time for good. i will be here for through it all, just like we communicated the first time and brought each other through. as winsto...
by DonutHead
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
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teacher, when you are feeling your lowest, look up 'bomberbob' and his posts...poignant to say the least. as for me, today i almost drowned on a dive, almost. i would like to say God gave me a metaphor on my cancer and survivorship. so today, i was diving the Manassir wreck in Muscat, Oman. 100ft do...
by DonutHead
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

teacher, any updates? you are definitely in our prayers. i am in the process of scheduling my first 6 month check up for mid september. had to come to oman for a few days of diving to get my own head straight. you know, all of this had made me realize that i am not as invincible as i always thought....
by DonutHead
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I am in your exact same shoes. Mine is probably cancer and I'll have to have it surgically removed. I know it feels like you can't catch a break, but you don't know for sure if it's cancer yet, and it's better to know now than later. It's frustrating, right, since we just ended treatment recently. ...
by DonutHead
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I have my 6 months set of scan and checkup upcoming in mid September. could be every 3 or 6 months for the first 3 years, but my onc thought it overkill for 3 and went with 6. i am certainly with you on the pains and seeing this or that, but hypersensitivity is what i end up concluding everytime. he...
by DonutHead
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 609
Views: 181162

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Hey guys, Well, made it through treatment and feeling stronger, better. NED following scans in late March. We moved overseas with the blessings of my oncologist and his belief this was all behind me. I am scheuled for my first 1 yr colonscopy and my first 6 month follow up PET/CT in mid-September. H...

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