I just saw my oncologist and as I'm five years from completing my chemo treatments he said that he no longer needs to see me. He made a point of saying that he would be happy to see me somewhere else though
My onc is amazing, he gave me a hug and said that my GP can follow up 6 monthly CEA and CA19-9 tests. He said that there is no need for me to see him and keep paying him money
No need for any more CT scans. Bit nervous about that but I won't miss the scanxuety. I am still having tumour marker testing, at least or a while.
I am posting because I remember when I was a newly diagnosed stage III and how much I longed to read stories like this. I was so anxious and scared...especially as I had three young children. Hopefully, someone will read this and gain some encouragement and hope from this.
Although I am not going anywhere, I am so grateful for this wonderful website and all you wonderful people....people who I have not met personally but know through here. I consider you my friends, friends help each other and are there for each other, offer support, a shoulder to cry on, listen, understand, and offer advice. Unfortunately, I did not find this website until my treatment finished - I'm surprised how I didn't find it earlier, all the googling that I was doing
Big mistake! I wouldn't advise anyone to do this. I guess I felt that the more I knew, the more it would help me....wrong. It only heightened my anxiety.
I remember posting on this site and the help and advice that I received was readily forthcoming and it helped me very much. I remember no longer feeling so alone. I felt a connection. I knew that if I needed advice about anything relating to my cancer, to post here, there was always someone who had experienced the same or knew how to help.
I am taking part in a study which is aimed at people who are diagnosed with colon cancer before the age of 50. They are trying to find out if there is a common link/gene. I have signed the consent form and given a blood DNA sample so far. I am happy to help with anything to help find a cause/cure.
My heart goes out to each and everyone of you, thank you from the bottom of my heart....I am willing and wish to help anyone if I can.
Love Michelle xx