Colonoscopy tomorrow

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thubler
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Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby thubler » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 pm

Well I delayed the inevitable long enough. Tomorrow I go in for my colonoscopy and endoscopy. I was due in December but my onco suggested I wait until after the holidays and since it had only been a year from my last scope, I wasn’t complaining. I had to wait until December because I always request the same gastro doc and he wasn’t available until now. So here I sit, in the living room for now, 4 dulcolax down as well as half of the first gatorade magic potion. While I was mixing it, my 5 yo little girl asked what it was. I just honestly said “honey it makes Dad poop”. She may never drink gatorade again....

Im starving and decided to run before I started prepping. This caused me to get “the look” from the Mrs. My kids love a meal my wife and I have coined “Hobo spaghetti” which is just noodles and sauce with no meat. I absolutely hate this meal so they had it tonight to help out.

I check the forum everyday, usually multiple times, and think of you all often. I pray everyone is doing well.
III b CC diagnosed at 35 years old.
two primary tumors on ascending/transverse stage 1 and stage 3.
Lynch Positive
Colon resection May 2016.
2/41 lymph nodes positive.
Started Chemo June 2016 Folfox
Finished Chemo November 20, 2016
Clear Endoscopy and Colonoscopy 12/6/16, 02/13/18
CT scan 02/07/17 enlarged mesenteric lymph node.
Clear PET 02/15/17
Stable CT 06/05/17
Stable CT 10/16/17
Port gone 11/03/17

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horizon
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Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby horizon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:55 pm

Good luck tomorrow. I would totally be down for some of that hobo spaghetti!
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 6 years NED). Is this real life?

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CRguy
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Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby CRguy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:22 pm

thubler wrote: My kids love a meal my wife and I have coined “Hobo spaghetti” which is just noodles and sauce with no meat. I absolutely hate this meal so they had it tonight to help out.

TFF ... I am not Italian BUTT wifey is and my son's inlaws are all 110% and they do "tomato sauce"
My grandson comes to MY house (me = Scottish/Icelandic) and REQUESTS my pasta with MEAT SAUCE !!!!! = grandpa WIN !
(( slight confession : took my wife's nonna's recipe and "made it better" :shock: ))

PASTA WITH MEAT SAUCE RULES !!!!!
Hobo spaghetti ..... ummmm ... yeah ok woteva'

thubler wrote:I check the forum everyday, usually multiple times, and think of you all often. I pray everyone is doing well.

YOU betta get your scoped BUTT back here to tell US how YOU are doing homie = WORD !
good scoping vibes coming your way

Cheers and Harmony
CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Robino1
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Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby Robino1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:58 am

Thinking about you today and sending good thoughts for a good...erm .... outcome. ;)
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
2017
Distend abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan seeding & Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217 CEA 219
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202 Not genetic
8/29/17 CT excellent melting of tumor.
12/8/17 Markedly decr ant peritoneal nodularity since 8/29/17 compat w/ marked posi respns to therapy
CEA: (2017)9/30 -109; 10/12 -99.1; 11/4 -90.7; 11/30 -70.7; 12/14 -83.4; (2018)1/4 -73.3; 2/1-84.2 Damnit
BRAF V600e

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susie0915
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Location: Michigan

Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby susie0915 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:04 am

Good Luck today.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc feels scar tissue
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule or scarring/inflammation

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby O Stoma Mia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:02 am

Good luck on your colonoscopy today.

Be sure to ask for a complete written report of the procedure. You need to have it for future reference.

If there are any biopsies done, ask if they can test the specimen for MSi-status.

thubler
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Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby thubler » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:48 pm

Thanks everyone. Everything went well. Doc found one “possible” polyp and removed it so very happy with the results. I can take 12 hours of inconvenience a year for that news! God is good!
III b CC diagnosed at 35 years old.
two primary tumors on ascending/transverse stage 1 and stage 3.
Lynch Positive
Colon resection May 2016.
2/41 lymph nodes positive.
Started Chemo June 2016 Folfox
Finished Chemo November 20, 2016
Clear Endoscopy and Colonoscopy 12/6/16, 02/13/18
CT scan 02/07/17 enlarged mesenteric lymph node.
Clear PET 02/15/17
Stable CT 06/05/17
Stable CT 10/16/17
Port gone 11/03/17

retiredteacher
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Re: Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby retiredteacher » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:13 am

Congratulations!
63 yo female
DX: RC Sept. 13, 2017 Adenocarcinoma
First measured 6 cm, later 8 - 10 cm fr AV
Size: 6.3 - 7 cm
G2: Moderately differentiated (Path rprt), MSS
TNM unk, cancer unstaged, est 3 by radiologist
Mets: none obvious on PET before, after CRT
2500 Capecitabine/radiation October, November 2018 25 treatments
"Near complete metabolic response" on PET Jan 2018
CEA 0.5 Oct. 2017, Jan. 2018
MRI Feb. 2018 for Presurgical staging T2 N0 12 cm from AV 3 cm in size
LAR, Feb 20 2018
Poss Ileostomy,temp


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