I saw the weirdest thing today...

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I saw the weirdest thing today...

Postby mobrouser » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:37 pm

I saw the weirdest thing today.

This morning on the drive to work, stopped at a stop light a truck passed in front of me. One of those trucks with the tank behind the cab to hold the waste from pumping out septic tanks or portable toilets.

The tank was painted pink and the truck cab had the pink breast cancer ribbons on it. I was flabbergasted. Really? A sh*t wagon is promoting breast cancer awareness? I couldn’t take a picture of it as I was driving and I totally missed the name of the company but you betcha if I had I would have been on the phone asking the owner WTF? You make your living off of sh*t, couldn’t you at least promote colorectal cancer awareness?

So that’s my mini rant for the day…

8) mob
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

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Re: I saw the weirdest thing today...

Postby Koreysue » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Haha love it. Some cancers get all the attention.
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8

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Re: I saw the weirdest thing today...

Postby rtcasper » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:11 pm

Lmao,that's some good awareness there, mob.
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Aug 3, 18-colonoscopy, 5cm mass 12cm from AV rectal cancer
Aug 16-MRI
Aug 17-CT,chest and pelvis
CEA-.99-likely not a good marker
Clinical DX-T2/T3n1 -3cm mass, 13.5 from AV-might be colon? - let surgeon make determination
Sept 10-14 radiation
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Oct 2-path stage pT1N0M0-no chemo recommended
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Re: I saw the weirdest thing today...

Postby SteveNZ » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:45 pm

Haha.... :lol:
I see your point.
Although the vehicle use is closer related to bowel cancer, who knows? The driver or some family-friend of the driver probably suffered through that ordeal.

Interesting - Only now do I notice every 'cancer society' or cancer related item in the community. They are everywhere and for most of us here they are a bit like a '..purple heart..' for the battle and wounds we face. And it all means so much more now.
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
August 27th-November 2018 - Surgery and long, long recovery
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
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Re: I saw the weirdest thing today...

Postby stu » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:56 am

You made me laugh . But what an opportunity they have missed . That would have made people pay attention .
Does this vehicle contain a toxic warning that could serious damage your health ? Your Blood !!!
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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