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by alphagam
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to reconcile fight for life with suicide attempt?
Replies: 25
Views: 3341

Re: How to reconcile fight for life with suicide attempt?

I've waited awhile to post this. Before my relatively simple cancer diagnosis, I had made a suicide attempt. I was deeply depressed and just wanted to be done with pain. I'm better now, thanks to counseling and drugs, but... I need those drugs. My mind is always figuring out ways to die without hurt...
by alphagam
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: obamacare?
Replies: 97
Views: 9518

Re: obamacare?

In no way, shape, or form, are we tied to my Husband's[url][/url] employer insurance. We wish we had been given that option. We have Government insurance, retired Air Force, and we were told that's cancelled as of 1 October 2013. Too late to opt in for employer insurance, deadline was 31 Oct, so no...
by alphagam
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Video explaining CC
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Video explaining CC

Thanks, Ashlee! What a great report.
by alphagam
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: obamacare?
Replies: 97
Views: 9518

Re: obamacare?

In no way, shape, or form, are we tied to my Husband's[url][/url] employer insurance. We wish we had been given that option. We have Government insurance, retired Air Force, and we were told that's cancelled as of 1 October 2013. Too late to opt in for employer insurance, deadline was 31 Oct, so not...
by alphagam
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: obamacare?
Replies: 97
Views: 9518

Re: obamacare?

One correction... FMLA was signed into affect in the Clinton administration. No connection to Obama Care. How will the new laws affect me? Not really sure, but I can tell you this, my GI and CR surgeon both believe that PET/CT is the best. Have not had an issue with my TriCare Prime approving. My hu...
by alphagam
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lauren's journey is over
Replies: 109
Views: 15713

Re: Lauren's journey is over

So sorry for your loss. I have kept you in my prayers. A good friend once told me that cancer never wins. Lauren "won" and is pain, and cancer free. I have 4 adult daughters, one in fashion, Lauren has left a great legacy.
by alphagam
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Angry Giraffe - Decision Made
Replies: 43
Views: 4209

Re: Angry Giraffe - Decision Made

Ashlee, I can only say that I admire you so much for your decision. I have not gone through anything like you have, but have made all my plans. Will admit that my plans changed dramatically as I read Gaelen's posts. Always assumed that there would be hospice in the hospital. I don't want to die at h...
by alphagam
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: In patient hospice
Replies: 38
Views: 3232

Re: In patient hospice

I can only admire your strength as a family and continue to pray for all of you. A very good friend's husband told me once, just after she had passed from breast cancer, that cancer never wins. If we defeat it in this life, it's defeated, but once one has passed, the cancer is dead, one is alive for...
by alphagam
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone on this board in the Dallas/ft Worth area?
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Anyone on this board in the Dallas/ft Worth area?

I'd love to meet, although I don't know if I qualify as a miraculous Stage 0

Kathy
Rockwall, Tx
by alphagam
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: physician assisted suicide
Replies: 25
Views: 3399

Re: physician assisted suicide

So many, including my family, think comfort care includes feeding, etc. I have done everything that the State of Texas allows to make sure that my wishes are followed. Doesn't mean that those wishes will be followed, though. I just truly believe that there should be the same option for me as there w...
by alphagam
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm discovered by mibba!
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: I'm discovered by mibba!

Wonderful interview!!!
by alphagam
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: physician assisted suicide
Replies: 25
Views: 3399

Re: physician assisted suicide

This is something I truly struggle with. I was blessed with only a Stage 0 diagnosis, but even that scare was enough to get my mind going. My FIL had a massive heart attack 18 mos ago, was kept on life support until my husband's brother finally understood that letting FIL "go" was the best...
by alphagam
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terrible news - please pray!
Replies: 75
Views: 6144

Re: Terrible news - please pray!

Praying. I live just east of Dallas. Let me know if so etching is needed!
by alphagam
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Random Thoughts on Christians and Cancer
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

Re: Random Thoughts on Christians and Cancer

I am a Christian and I will always believe that God answered our prayer. After a rectal ultrasound, I was told I had a T3 tumor. We went withe second opinion, and were told that the transanal surgery was for true pathology. When the surgeon "got in there" he realized that the tumor (5 cm) ...
by alphagam
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RixinPhx
Replies: 18
Views: 3222

Re: RixinPhx

Just, I miss Rick

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