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by chrissyrice
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm a mystery ... CEA rising, good scans
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: I'm a mystery ... CEA rising, good scans

I have heard of this before from other survivors. Usually they know that CEA is a great marker for them so the blood work is picking up the circulating cancer cells. Same as you the scans are clean... but later down the road, the rise in CEA appears in a new tumor site. Usually their oncologist will...
by chrissyrice
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking into HIPEC
Replies: 32
Views: 7469

Re: Looking into HIPEC

Emory Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta GA does HIPEC
The surgeon is Dr. Charles Staley ... excellent doctor and hospital does over 100+ of these operations per year.
by chrissyrice
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Jan 15/2020
Replies: 276
Views: 124493

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Feb/2018

I am just 2 years and a couple of surgeries behind you!
Love you CR Guy :D

Chrissy
by chrissyrice
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What's an acceptable delay for lymph node resection?
Replies: 15
Views: 5375

Re: What's an acceptable delay for lymph node resection?

That's an acceptable amount of time ... I had the same recurrence in 2015 and successful surgery. There is a normal wait time between surgery and chemo and 2 to 3 weeks is not too long. My lymph nodes grew slow so it had been there for a while before it was even seen on a ct scan. Best of luck Chrissy
by chrissyrice
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Female Pains AFTER radiation, No Doc will Listen...
Replies: 53
Views: 16151

Re: Female Pains AFTER radiation, No Doc will Listen...

Have you seen a urologist? It is possible that your bladder and or pelvis has been damaged by the radiation. Seek a specialist in these type of complications. Ask your radiologist for a referral too.
by chrissyrice
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New on site, Husband of 33 year old Fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: New on site, Husband of 33 year old Fighter

If you are considering Dr Staley at Emory Winship in Atlanta, then I highly recommend his skills and medical team. I have not had HIPEC but my last 2 surgeries and one more coming up in late November or December.

MD Anderson is great too.
by chrissyrice
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Proton Therapy for Liver Metastasis from Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Replies: 45
Views: 23864

Re: Proton Therapy for Liver Metastasis from Stage 4 Colon Cancer

What would be the process I should do in order to be referred from Emory in Atlanta to MD Anderson for proton therapy? Emory Winship will not have their new machine in operation until late 2018. I have been dx with another recurrence to my para aortic verge involves 50% of the iliac artery again. Al...
by chrissyrice
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T ... please indulge me for a sec !
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: O/T ... please indulge me for a sec !

CRguy, Perhaps we are not meant to let go. When someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. It is our responsibility to hold on to their spirit and thoughts. It is our duty to allow their essence and beauty into our own journey! I completely agree with Judy. It is of utmost imp...
by chrissyrice
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 40906

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

BB was a long timer in the survival of CRC... as I start my 3dx with the beast today this amazing man who made such a difference to everyone of us living with long term stage4 CRC has left our world. There are some very special people on this forum and as I read all the names of the people who have ...
by chrissyrice
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prepopik - colonoscopy prep
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Prepopik - colonoscopy prep

I have used Prepopik 2 to 3 times and it works great and you won't get sick or crampy ... at least I didn't and I won't use anything else.

It is really important to start the week before with miralax in your coffee or tea and low residue diet. Makes it much easier.

Chrissy
by chrissyrice
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Direction??
Replies: 10
Views: 3344

Re: New Direction??

I highly recommend Colontown on FB ... join the group for the Clinic and trial finding ... I could not agree with you more about how doctors give cancer dx and not the whole down and dirty and then lift you up with the possibles and outcomes. I was very lucky on my recurrence in August 2015 to Stage...
by chrissyrice
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 11 birthday today
Replies: 13
Views: 2510

Re: 11 birthday today

Hi Helen ... know you have been here a long time ... but this is awesome news!
:D
Chrissy
by chrissyrice
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Message of hope from a wiley crc veteran
Replies: 32
Views: 5920

Re: Message of hope from a wiley crc veteran

Good to hear HOPE from a CRC Veteran.

So glad your children are doing so well along with you :D :D

Chrissy
by chrissyrice
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ascites. Peritoneal mets confirmed.
Replies: 34
Views: 10207

Re: Ascites. Peritoneal mets confirmed.

I will keep praying for your mom... yes she is a *Trail Blazer* and let her know that she is truly blessed to have you and a good doctor too.

Chrissy

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