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by Crystald
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ablation Update
Replies: 36
Views: 4962

Re: Ablation Update

Sounds scary as hell. :shock:

Glad all is good & you are home. Rest easy.
by Crystald
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cimetidine and liver surgery
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Cimetidine and liver surgery

So glad your surgery went well! Feel better soon & gentle healing!
by Crystald
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Here
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: New Here

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The activity on this board is great! Ton's of information, always something to learn or share.
by Crystald
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How good is this good news?
Replies: 20
Views: 4078

Re: How good is this good news?

Thanks for letting us know how your treatment is going. You seem to be able to handle the side effects extremely well. I wish I was as lucky!

You also have a positive attitude, a huge plus in dealing with treatment.

Keep chuggin on!
by Crystald
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oncologist says "CURED" Stage 4 PARTY IN BALTIMORE!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3083

Re: Oncologist says "CURED" Stage 4 PARTY IN BALTIMORE!!

Wonderful news! Thanks for posting. It means so much to hear someone has kicked cancer butt!
by Crystald
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Rare Personal Post from DK37 - Treatment Plan Update
Replies: 26
Views: 3434

Re: A Rare Personal Post from DK37 - Treatment Plan Update

Thanks for the update, I was concerned when you "went dark" about your treatment after posting http://adventuresinlivingterminallyoptimistic.com/2015/10/05/a-tale-of-two-scans/

Thanks for all you do to provide info to the community.
by Crystald
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Enlarged spleen
Replies: 15
Views: 1629

Re: Enlarged spleen

WOOT!! on the NED status.

I also had noted on a CT after Folfox enlarged spleen. Subsequent CT's said spleen was "normal".
by Crystald
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery on Wed oct 28
Replies: 54
Views: 5152

Re: Surgery on Wed oct 28

Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers today. Trusting everything will go according to plans and that you have a swift recovery.
by Crystald
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mCRC STAGE IV OR RECURRENT PATIENTS thread - ONGOING
Replies: 2268
Views: 358544

Re: mCRC STAGE IV OR RECURRENT PATIENTS thread - ONGOING

Had 3 month CT scan, learned a new word involuting LIVER: Heterogeneous, masslike confluent areas of low density in the liver. The largest of these measures at least 6cm in maximal dimension with coarse appearing internal density likely calcification predominantly. Lesions are seen in the right and ...
by Crystald
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Update
Replies: 31
Views: 3846

Re: Surgery Update

Touching base to let you know you are in my thoughts & prayers during your surgery today.

Please let us know how you are doing.

Stay strong!
by Crystald
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cancer cluster
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: cancer cluster

Interesting.

Also there is precedent for this, older folks :shock: remember Love Canal in Niagara Falls, NY and then Three Mile Island, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
by Crystald
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 5 years Later
Replies: 21
Views: 3229

Re: Almost 5 years Later

That's great news! 5 years. I wish you only the best on your upcoming scan. Also thank you for stopping to post positive encouragement. Fighting this damn disease day to day is emotionally exhausting. We all share the same frustrations, fear, pain, and worry. When you get good news from someone who ...
by Crystald
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: chemo for lifers - taking a break
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Re: chemo for lifers - taking a break

I have had a few chemo breaks. During folfox cycle, each time it was only for one week with no discernible increase in CEA, actually, checking my "book" CEA went down even with the week break. Different story with Irinotecan. One week break CEA went up from 180 to 289. Then another emergen...
by Crystald
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3 Yr. Cancerversary
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: 3 Yr. Cancerversary

Congrats! It is always good to have folks post positive stories & results.

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