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by jens22
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1685
Views: 411985

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I know it's a lot to digest and you just want to get going. I have a friend in the same boat and apparently xeloda does take a week or more to come in via mail order. My friend just went through the same thing. Once it comes in you willbe ready to roll....then Radiation will be set up. If you have a...
by jens22
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 1 colon Cancer, CEA levels, CT scans
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Re: Stage 1 colon Cancer, CEA levels, CT scans

Don't forget the Colds, Different fluid intake Weel hydrated one day and not so much the next, and also we don't know how long it takes for the blood to be analysed in the lab will also show some differentiation.
by jens22
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking into HIPEC
Replies: 32
Views: 7552

Re: Looking into HIPEC

Found it....Dr kane at Roswell park Buffalo. Skifletch is a major success story.
by jens22
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking into HIPEC
Replies: 32
Views: 7552

Re: Looking into HIPEC

I remember him well and I know he did well and was cancer free at 6 years or more. It was Rosewell Park in Buffalo if I remember correctly. I know MKS ( Sloane) doesn't do it for colon ca.
by jens22
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beansmama is gone.
Replies: 38
Views: 11993

Re: Beansmama is gone.

She was an incredible fighter and took what ever came her way. She was a bright and shining star on this sight who made so many of us smile. Prayers as I look to the sky.
by jens22
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diagnosed 9 years ago TODAY! 1/2/2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6512

Re: Diagnosed 9 years ago TODAY! 1/2/2009

So many have left us.....I'm so glad to read that you are still living life to the Fullest. I will be NED 3/2018 for 8 years!!
by jens22
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 56 went for a colonoscopy they found 5 cm tumor
Replies: 28
Views: 5009

Re: 56 went for a colonoscopy they found 5 cm tumor

Welcome to the Club. Please Please Please don't put the Cart before the Horse. You will need to have the CAT Scan Results but most of all have the Tumour Removed. Robotic by a Colon rectal surgeon sounds great. You won't know if there is lymph node effected or how far the cancer is in the layer of t...
by jens22
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update Pete
Replies: 13
Views: 2685

Re: Update Pete

That;s Amazing. THis team is incredible! You are right...worth traveling for their opinions.
by jens22
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 7120

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

This is amazing!! Get this Sucker out of Here..!! Where are you having your Surgery?
by jens22
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: received port
Replies: 28
Views: 4835

Re: received port

I had a Port and decided that everything abut them is jut Weird? I always slept with a pillow under my arm. It took me about 4 weeks to get over the fear of bumping it. I did feel the Tubing in my neck which was also weird. Ask for EMLA cream. I always used it 2 hours before anyone used my port and ...
by jens22
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 125
Views: 41358

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

I haven't been on in a few weeks...and I just ha this strange feeling....My friend Brown Bagger has Pasted. Yes he was full of life and though I never met him I felt like I had. He was an upstate new york guy who biked his way through life . His garden made me smile every year. WHen his lung nodules...
by jens22
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 48
Views: 9970

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

Dan this just blew me away. You can get Vats Surgery or Get it zapped out. The end isn't near. You life has just taken another detour. Don't cancel your trip! It scares me because I was discharged by my oncologist at 5 years with a few 2mm nodules in my lungs. Prayers for some answers for you
by jens22
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie...just started Folfox
Replies: 30
Views: 4987

Re: Newbie...just started Folfox

Let your chemo nurses and doctor know that you were very nauseasted. They can order you pre chemo meds and Give you something that you can use if you get nauseasted at home. Not being bale to take fluids makes chemo very scary and dangerous....Those drugs are avaiable for a reason. Also I found that...
by jens22
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Now in year 10 after Stage IIIb diagnosis
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Now in year 10 after Stage IIIb diagnosis

It's great to hear from you...10 years out...that gives us all hope. Times they are a changing and success stories are becoming more often.
by jens22
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Freaking out about reoccurrence!
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

Re: Freaking out about reoccurrence!

I am the queen of Freak out so I know how you feel...have you b een having yearly Cat scans? When SOmething is that small they usually watch it and look at previous scans. I had a 4mm spot that the next scan said multiple small nodules and i freaked...Turned out they were there for 4 years and never...

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