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by Koreysue
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question- how do you count years of survival?
Replies: 22
Views: 1609

Re: Question- how do you count years of survival?

My oncologist from MDA is using the surgery date as the beginning of my 5 year countdown. Surgery was November 2016. Even though I finished chemo in June of 2017, he has me at the end of 3 years NED as November 2019. Ok yea.. this makes sense to me. Not sure why my doc said end of chemo. I’d just l...
by Koreysue
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question- how do you count years of survival?
Replies: 22
Views: 1609

Re: Question- how do you count years of survival?

Thanks Deb,
Yes I suppose I do mean remission.
I’d like to start the count at surgery, so maybe I will just ignore my onc who always goes by last day of chemo. I like my way better :lol:
by Koreysue
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question- how do you count years of survival?
Replies: 22
Views: 1609

Re: Question- how do you count years of survival?

Thanks for your reply, Claudine. True- we start fighting on diagnosis day, for sure.
by Koreysue
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Book recommendation...
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Book recommendation...

Interesting,
Thanks
by Koreysue
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question- how do you count years of survival?
Replies: 22
Views: 1609

Question- how do you count years of survival?

I’ve been wondering... How do you guys (or your doctors) count survival years? My surgery was July of 2017, and was supposedly curative. I then had 6 months of chemo (“to be sure”). I would think the count starts the day of surgery, but my onc said he counts from the last day of chemo. Wouldn’t that...
by Koreysue
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s that time again - CEA check
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Re: It’s that time again - CEA check

Beckster, that is interesting. My onc always says nothing else affects cea besides cancer and smoking, but it seems like others have experienced things that would prove otherwise. It will be interesting to see what your December test brings. I have pretty severe gastritis, and the beginnings of pept...
by Koreysue
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s that time again - CEA check
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Re: It’s that time again - CEA check

Thank you punky,
I’ll be thinking of your mom and you as well
<3
by Koreysue
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s that time again - CEA check
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

It’s that time again - CEA check

For me this never gets easier. CEA check on Monday. I’ve put it off, now it’s been 4 months instead of 3. I had a terrible bout of bronchitis for a whole month and am worried that will increase the number. I’ve also had major family health issues coming in hot from every direction. I have been so st...
by Koreysue
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My 2157 day journey ended today
Replies: 14
Views: 2055

Re: My 2157 day journey ended today

Awesome! Congratulations.
by Koreysue
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What to expect when chemo is finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: What to expect when chemo is finished

In January it will be 2 years since I completed chemo. I have slight neuropathy in the very tip of my fingers, and the tips of my toes. It effects more parts of my foot when I have to wear shoes a long time. This is a major improvement from what it was. It doesn’t really effect my normal activities....
by Koreysue
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My wife, 10 years NED - stage IV
Replies: 15
Views: 2226

Re: My wife, 10 years NED - stage IV

I really appreciate you posting this!
So awesome to hear :D
by Koreysue
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver has been chopped!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3982

Re: Liver has been chopped!!

Awesome to hear you are on the road to recovery, and it is smooth so far. :D
Ksue
by Koreysue
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm 10 years out!
Replies: 18
Views: 2202

Re: I'm 10 years out!

That is the most wonderful news that I really appreciate hearing! Thank you-
And congrats !!
Ksue

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