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by Joy
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Doctors giving patients cancer diagnosis
Replies: 16
Views: 2884

Re: Doctors giving patients cancer diagnosis

During my colonoscopy (I was awake) I saw a small "bleeding" polyp in the sigmoid. The colon-rectal surgeon took a biopsy and it came back as benign!! However, because it was bleeding he decided that he better go in and "take a better look, and get rid of the supposed pre-cancerous po...
by Joy
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Well, NOW's a fine time to tell us....
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Well, NOW's a fine time to tell us....

I pushed my kids to go for a colonoscopy. My son finally made an appointment with a colon rectal "specialist" because he was having bleeding. The specialist blushed him off and said "come back when your are fifty" and I will do a colonoscopy then. I'm so mad I'm spitting bullets ...
by Joy
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Well, NOW's a fine time to tell us....
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Well, NOW's a fine time to tell us....

My mother swore up and down that there was NO cancer in our family......Grandfather died of lung cancer, cousin died of Bowel cancer (colon cancer) my sister died of esophogeal cancer and my other sister died of ALS. I have now been diagnosed with CLL (chronic lymphotic leukemia) and I remember bein...
by Joy
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: colonoscopy prep....advice needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: colonoscopy prep....advice needed!

After Folfox my creatinine level went to 118 which is considered mild kidney disease, and I was told not to take contrast for CT scan. My last blood work showed that my creatinine has gone up considerably and is now at 188. I am waiting for a consult with a kidney specialist, unfortunately in Canada...
by Joy
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: colonoscopy prep....advice needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 834

colonoscopy prep....advice needed!

I'm coming up for a colonoscopy in the Fall. I have been diagnosed with CKD (c hronic Kidney disease) and I am very concerned with the "prep" for the colonoscopy doing a number on my kidneys and causing further damage. What is the protocol in this type of situation? It will be 3 years sinc...
by Joy
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: serrated hyperplastic polyp
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: serrated hyperplastic polyp

I have colonoscopy every 3 years.....
by Joy
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bought an airplane!
Replies: 47
Views: 4647

Re: Bought an airplane!

woohoo.....way to go. That is some sweet looking plane.
Have fun, enjoy...
by Joy
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: tumeric against colorectal cancer link
Replies: 11
Views: 1688

Re: tumeric against colorectal cancer link

Pam: good luck with the tumeric. I tried it but it made me really sick to my stomach. This was a very strange reaction because I love curry and have no problems with eating it. It just seems to be the pill/capsule form that does the number on my digestive system. Give it a go.....hope it works for y...
by Joy
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation or not post surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: Radiation or not post surgery

I forgot to say.....would I do it again? YES!! Radiation has shown to Up the odds of recurrence and that was all I needed to hear!!!
by Joy
Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation or not post surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: Radiation or not post surgery

I had radiation àfter` surgery. My case was ùnusual..during my colonoscopy a `polyp`was bleeding and the biopsy came back as benign. Colon rectal surgeon decided that he didn`t want to take a risk and performed a LAR. Thank god he did because it turned out that I had a T3N1MO. Surgeon was surprised ...
by Joy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT scans are good
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: CT scans are good

Karin: NO Oncologists are not Hemotologists. The doctor who is supposed to be looking after my CLL is an Hemotology+Oncologist specialist. Let me explain about CLL...it can be a very slow growing form of Leukemia (sometimes it can even be indolent). However some cases take on a form which is fast mo...
by Joy
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT scans are good
Replies: 3
Views: 755

CT scans are good

Oncologist says that the " very small lesions" on lungs have not grown since the last CT scan so she is "confident" that it is not Cancer.whhoo hoo!! :D However, she is very concerned with my blood work. Anemia is at the "danger level" (whatever that means) and she is t...
by Joy
Mon May 31, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety Time - Update with GOOD NEWS!!
Replies: 58
Views: 5324

Re: Scanxiety Time

I'm going "nuts" waiting, waiting, waiting. I had a CT scan end of October 2009.Phone call from Oncologist' nurse saying there is a " very small lesion on lungs" come back in 6 months for CT scan. CT scan on 8th May, appointment scheduled with my Oncologist for 14 May. On 7th May...
by Joy
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Here-Dumb things docs, nurses, etc say
Replies: 25
Views: 2517

Re: New Here-Dumb things docs, nurses, etc say

On being given the diagnosis of Chronic lymphocritic leukemia. 'DON'T WORRY THIS IS A GOOD CANCER. I was shocked and fumbled for words and said "I'm a Colon Cancer survivor.....................WHY ARE YOU WORRYING ABOUT THAT YOU ARE CURED :shock: This is from my general practitioner aka "D...

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