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by KarMel
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No more pain for Esteban
Replies: 54
Views: 9226

Re: No more pain for Esteban

You have my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. I hope beautiful memories of your life to gather will sustain you during nextvfew difficult days and weeks.
by KarMel
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Request for chickens UPDATE 2/18
Replies: 39
Views: 3403

Re: Request for chickens UPDATE 2/18

Bev... You asked for them, you got them.
Share them with DH, too, thinking of you often.
by KarMel
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mutation/Drug Resistance--Please explain
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Mutation/Drug Resistance--Please explain

It's more complex than this, but in simple terms.... Think of a cell as a an object covered with puzzle pieces. A drug like chemo or antibiotics works by matching up to a puzzle piece, attaching itself to the cell, then kills it. All cells are totally covered by these puzzle pieces. But, thru a muta...
by KarMel
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does everybody go to big cancer centers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1375

Re: Does everybody go to big cancer centers?

After I was first diagnosed, my local oncologist strongly encouraged to go to a Big University Medical Center for a second opinion. It was , I think, mainly for me to be reassured that my local onc was doing everything that the "big boys" do. I live in a town of 12,000. I really do feel th...
by KarMel
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood in Stool 10 Days After Resection
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Blood in Stool 10 Days After Resection

Maybe, maybe not. Call your surgeon.
by KarMel
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Belly tap...6 liters gone
Replies: 20
Views: 2032

Belly tap...6 liters gone

And ten lbs, too.

I feel loads better. The only question now is how long till it reaccumulates.

In the meantime, , I have stopped chemo. It's not working, so no reason to continue the misery. I am sending info to the NIH to see if I qualify for an immunotherapy trial. Hope to know in a week or two.
by KarMel
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiologist vs Oncologist
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Radiologist vs Oncologist

I 'd also go with oncologist. I had radiation to a liver spot when my PET showed that was the only spot that lit up. My onc said I could do what I want but he was pretty sure I wouldn't be cured. He was right. Three months later, the spots in lungs are growing and I have new spots in liver. The spot...
by KarMel
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GREAT NEWS ! you probably didn't know....
Replies: 15
Views: 1927

Re: GREAT NEWS ! you probably didn't know....

My favorite is seeing people whom I haven't seen since before my dx that know I was diagnosed with cancer. 9 times out of 10 I get "OH MY GOD , you look SO GOOD !" Like they expected me to look half dead or something and are suprised because I don't. This gets on my nerves because when go...
by KarMel
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: suggestions for second opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: suggestions for second opinion

Very sorry to hear about your friend, but still I wish you a bittersweet welcome to the club. You don't mention where your friend lives. If you are in USA, there are many large centers across the country that can offer second opinions. MD Anderson in Houston, Dana Farber in Boston, Sloan Kettering i...
by KarMel
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOR ALL ON CLINICAL TRIALS (edited name)
Replies: 373
Views: 63418

Re: FOR ALL ON CLINICAL TRIALS (edited name)

karmel, this trial sounds interesting. please post any info you get about this trial, both good and bad. i think it should be noted that I heard that NIH trials pay for all travel expenses. Have you heard this as well? If so that would make this trial more accessible to us. Niki I have heard they p...
by KarMel
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOR ALL ON CLINICAL TRIALS (edited name)
Replies: 373
Views: 63418

Re: FOR ALL ON CLINICAL TRIALS (edited name)

http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/se ... 0000683241


This is an immunotherapy trial at NIH. ANy one know anything about? Or on this trial, looked into it?

I am going to send for more info.


Karin
by KarMel
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chest pain
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Chest pain

Do your anti nausea drugs cause constipation or bad gas. I have serious pain from that. Also, does it start after eating? Worse with fatty foods? Maybe gall bladder?
by KarMel
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Initial CEA Level. Good or Bad?
Replies: 28
Views: 5959

Re: Low Initial CEA Level. Good or Bad?

I had liver, lung. And lymph nodes spread when I was first diagnosed. Stage four. My CEA was 12.
by KarMel
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: One of the most beautiful Women I have ever known...
Replies: 15
Views: 1819

Re: One of the most beautiful Women I have ever known...

A truly remarkable and beautiful post.

I see cancer tearing families apart, but also, like your story, I see sometimes a tremendous out pouring of love,support, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Thank you for sharing this.
by KarMel
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Really Nasty Week
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: Really Nasty Week

I am pretty much in your hubby's situation. Miserable from, chemo, bad cough, can't eat very much at a time. I went into hospital to get IV antibiotics for severe bronchitis. Cough better, but not much else. I skipped last weeks chemo, to see if that was problem. Fatigue a bit improved. But GI issue...

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