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by sjring
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer treatment center of America
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: Cancer treatment center of America

pft, at this point all I want is a stable wifi connection in the cancer center. anything more would be a bonus.
by sjring
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone have weight loss surgery after cancer??
Replies: 30
Views: 3294

Re: Anyone have weight loss surgery after cancer??

You can in fact out eat any weight loss surgery and stretch out stomach pouches etc. It happens in everyone to some degree. Its only a tool - it still takes a lot of hard work to be successful with it and it really IS rude to dismiss what it does for people as "just eat less. Simple". :ro...
by sjring
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help us raise awareness of bowel cancer in young women
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Help us raise awareness of bowel cancer in young women

Wonderful video which I have shared on FaceBook. Instances of diagnosis, at least in the US are on the rise for the under 50 population with dx tending to be at a later stage, so it's important to get the word out. Thanks for putting the video together.
by sjring
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone have weight loss surgery after cancer??
Replies: 30
Views: 3294

Re: Anyone have weight loss surgery after cancer??

Not after cancer, but I had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery about 7 years before the cancer dx.
by sjring
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: chemo for life no surgery !
Replies: 21
Views: 2661

Re: chemo for life no surgery !

Hi ieowi, I can only express what I was told when I was diagnosed as inoperable. In my case I had extensive mets in both lobes of the liver and was told they couldn't "melon ball" them out. In further discussion, I was told they prefer not to do surgery unless it is curative, or in emergen...
by sjring
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: question chemo for lifers
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: question chemo for lifers

Hi Jillbugs, Similar to GrouseMan's wife, I did 15 rounds of FOLFOX 14 of them with Avastin. From there went to every other week maintenance of Avastin and 5-FU, continued to see liver met shrinkage on the maintenance. When the liver was clear, we went to every three weeks and then started to see so...
by sjring
Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: maintenance chemo..what treatment types do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: maintenance chemo..what treatment types do you use?

For me, maintenance was Avastin and 5-FU. Initially on the every-other week schedule then to every third week, which is when the recurrence happened. Again it's different for everyone.
by sjring
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: questions from a newer stage 4 to survivors..
Replies: 19
Views: 3142

Re: questions from a newer stage 4 to survivors..

So anyways,friends, just a couple little things.. So I have been dx stage 4, and just finished my 2nd round of folfiri. 44 yrs old. Not doing too bad as far as side effects go. Pump off Saturday night and its Tuesday morning and getting kids off to school...and wishing I was at work, because I feel...
by sjring
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Strange things people say
Replies: 60
Views: 7255

Re: Strange things people say

So what is safe to say? From an outsiders perspective, saying that you look great is a compliment. I know my dad was so upset when someone bought them supper on Valentines, he figured it was because he had cancer. My response to him was that no one would know he has cancer as he looks so darn good....
by sjring
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Losing life insurance when going on disability?
Replies: 17
Views: 2354

Re: Losing life insurance when going on disability?

Another thing to research with HR, if your husband has not started to use FMLA, that MAY buy you an additional 12 weeks of life insurance coverage at the employee payroll deduction rate. FMLA can run concurrently with STD/LTD but you are limited to 12 weeks in a rolling 12-month period. If they assi...
by sjring
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dang! Landed in e.r. With bowel obstruction
Replies: 36
Views: 4071

Re: Dang! Landed in e.r. With bowel obstruction

Sorry to hear this. Hoping for a speedy unblockage.
by sjring
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T Cardinals/Pirates & Voxx:(
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: O/T Cardinals/Pirates & Voxx:(

Rob in PA wrote:
sjring wrote:I'd be happy to talk smack about Pirates/Phillies but givin the Phillies performance this year, I just wouldn't stand a phightin' chance of winning.


Yes, maybe get back to me when the Pens and Flyers start playing :shock:


Wait, there's a sport other than baseball??!!
by sjring
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T Cardinals/Pirates & Voxx:(
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: O/T Cardinals/Pirates & Voxx:(

I'd be happy to talk smack about Pirates/Phillies but givin the Phillies performance this year, I just wouldn't stand a phightin' chance of winning.
by sjring
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to forum, rectal cancer, must make surgery choice -- help!
Replies: 46
Views: 6680

Re: New to forum, rectal cancer, must make surgery choice -- help!

Let me throw my hat into the ring here and add my welcome to the club. My primary is in the ascending colon, no where near the rectum and I was never a surgical candidate anyway, so I really can't offer an opinion for you on that, and you seem to be getting a good response from people who have been ...
by sjring
Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mixed feelings about this update...
Replies: 45
Views: 4621

Re: mixed feelings about this update...

Congrats Rob! Its encouraging to hear of more ports being put out of service for this reason :)

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