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by plastikos
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3140

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

Dress In Blue Girl wrote:I haven't been on this site in a while. But wanted to reach out. please read my signature. I have been ned for 9 1/2 yrs.
I have a few friends clean for 5 plus yrs, stage 4 ,that have never done online. I hope that gives you some hope, good luck.

It does. Thanks.
by plastikos
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3140

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

Thanks for all the replies. As you all know there are good days and bad days. I'm currently in the hospital for a round of chemo now.
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3140

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

I understand the anxiety. I don't Exactly Fit in with your group because I became a Stage IVa 3 years after my original dx which makes me Oligo-recurrent and I only had one small liver met at that time, so a quick hepatic resection and NO CHEMO after the resection. NED again since April 11th, 2012....
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3140

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

Hi, My diagnosis seems similar to yours. I had a right hemi and liver resection (gall bladder, appendix, illeocal valve gone too) 3 weeks after diagnosis. Then I had 12 cycles of FOLFOX plus Avastin. Additionally, I participated in a 4 month Phase 1 vaccine trial. I've been NED since surgery in Aug...
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3140

Re: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

I was diagnosed on July 22, 2004. Easy to remember that day, it was my 43rd birthday. I was given six months to live but told I could die at any minute. While I was driving around to get my medical records to go to a top notch hospital, a car tried to pass me on the shoulder in heavy traffic and hi...
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Was seen by two oncologists and their treatment plans
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Was seen by two oncologists and their treatment plans

Consult a surgeon and go for an outright resection if possible. That'll give you better odds.
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NewHere - Starting Chemo Soon
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: NewHere - Starting Chemo Soon

Hi. Welcome to the club but sorry to hear about your diagnosis. The good thing is you've had surgery. Just go through the chemo to mop up anything that's left. Hoping for the best outcome for you.
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed
Replies: 20
Views: 3140

Anxiety attack. Stage 4 survivor stories needed

Noticed a few nice NED posts recently on the forum. I know there are old threads on stage 4 survivors. Been feeling some anxiety lately, over the future and the uncertainty of it, etc. I'm sure most of you here know what I mean. Just thought a fresh thread for long term stage 4 survivors would be a ...
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For those still taking oxaliplatin (FOLFOX, XELOX, etc)...
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: For those still taking oxaliplatin (FOLFOX, XELOX, etc).

Just wondering, does your onc agree with you taking L-glutamine?
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some good news...
Replies: 21
Views: 1599

Re: Some good news...

Great news! Thanks for sharing.
by plastikos
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4.5 Years out - Stage 4 - NED
Replies: 27
Views: 1921

Re: 4.5 Years out - Stage 4 - NED

Good news is ALWAYS welcome. Congrats on being NED.
by plastikos
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ANY long term stage 4/peritoneal mets survivors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2853

Re: ANY long term stage 4/peritoneal mets survivors?

Sorry to hear this. Just wondering why HIPEC isn't an option. Maybe you should get a second opinion. Don't ever give up.
by plastikos
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still NED
Replies: 18
Views: 1796

Re: Still NED

Awesome and inspiring news.
by plastikos
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OK, Kids. Come out of the closet. What do you guys do?
Replies: 104
Views: 13957

Re: OK, Kids. Come out of the closet. What do you guys do?

Hi all. I'm a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Also a dad to 2 wonderful boys.
by plastikos
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curing cancer with carrots
Replies: 64
Views: 8576

Re: Curing cancer with carrots

I dont have anything against alternative treatments. But my personal stand would be to do all of them as maintenance AFTER traditional, evidence-based therapy. Yes that means surgery and chemo.

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