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by stu
Wed May 23, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: A Question for Caregivers

Hi , Honestly there is no mistaking it when they tell you it’s stage 4 . It’s delivered hard and fast so you fully understand it . He is doing really well and aiming for cure . Hold onto that and keep it foremost in your thoughts . Before you know it he will be putting distance between his diagnosis...
by stu
Mon May 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: A Question for Caregivers

Hi , You might want to read the American Cancer Society ‘s guidelines on staging . It describes the tumour as having grown through the bowel wall and into the visceral peritoneal lining under t4 ( there was another number but I have not transferred that information!) . Stage 4 is under M for spread ...
by stu
Mon May 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: A Question for Caregivers

Hi ,
Oh that’s a shame . Before you start to worry I would speak to the oncologist to make sure the information is correct.
Remember my mum is stage 4 and scanning clear nine years later .
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Sun May 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: A Question for Caregivers

Hi , During the first two years with recurrences and disappointing blows I think I lived off adrenaline . Anxiety kept me pushing forward . My mum had a series of physical changes and lost three stones in weight then gained three stones in fluid over a matter of days after her liver resection . I re...
by stu
Sat May 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr doesn't seem to approach colon removal
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Dr doesn't seem to approach colon removal

Hi , My mum went straight to chemo both times . I think it saved her life. The world health organisation used to recommend it to pull in any further spread . To be honest I have not checked recently . My mum was inoperable before chemo each time . I think it’s also good to see how you respond to tre...
by stu
Fri May 18, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo question-stage 4 colon
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Chemo question-stage 4 colon

Hi , My mum is treated in the UK and have a slightly different relationship with chemo . Here the Drs give chemo for anywhere between 6/12 cycles and if shrinkage occurs to allow surgery they stop and do that but if shrinkage occurs but not enough for surgery they sometimes stop and see how the tumo...
by stu
Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pexa-Vec ... Trial Results
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Pexa-Vec ... Trial Results

Thinking of you Grouseman .
Stu
by stu
Thu May 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer stage IV
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Colon cancer stage IV

Hi , I just want to wish your dad all the very best with his treatment . My mum had a good bit of pain during treatment with her colon tumour . It got irritated by the chemo and pulled quite a bit as it shrank . I guess there would be scar tissue. As you can see in my signature she got a good respon...
by stu
Thu May 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5.5 years stage IV, now one year NED
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: 5.5 years stage IV, now one year NED

Yippee. So happy for you. Enjoy every minute .
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Thu May 17, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How can I help my family watch me die?
Replies: 20
Views: 1441

Re: How can I help my family watch me die?

I would try and find each individual a safe place to land afterwards . Either a counsellor or ask a specific close friend to be the sounding board and the helping hand to help them stand again . Your gift of your child I would imagine will force them forward . You are special and special people leav...
by stu
Mon May 14, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 38 with, single with baby stage 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: 38 with, single with baby stage 4

I am so sorry for your situation but hope my mum’s news encourages you on . She has just been scanned and has no evidence of disease nine years later .
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Sun May 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Seems shebis clean @ mskcc results 5/14
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Seems shebis clean @ mskcc results 5/14

So pleased to hear your mum is doing so well . My mum got a good scan too!! Yippee .
They are made of strong stuff ,
Stu
by stu
Fri May 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member Needs Support/Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: New Member Needs Support/Advice

Hi , Welcome to the forum . You might want to ask for a review from a radiologist. If you look further down the board you will see an update by another member who used laser treatment . It is available in Europe and if that’s an option for you , You might like to find out more about it . Take specia...
by stu
Thu May 10, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member checking in
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: New member checking in

Great news. Well done .
Sometimes it just keeps on working .
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Thu May 10, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still NED, 4.5 years after lung recurrence
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Still NED, 4.5 years after lung recurrence

That’s fantastic news . I think your own story has also encouraged others to pursue aggressively lung mets . I know we did with my mum who also got a great scan this week .
Enjoy every minute ,
Stu

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