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by Claudine
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Unusual To Go From Zero To Nine Lung Nodules In 6 Months?
Replies: 59
Views: 5417

Re: Unusual To Go From Zero To Nine Lung Nodules In 6 Months?

An untreated met or a chemo failure might see that explosive growth. Yep that was the case for my husband; he finished adjuvant chemo in October, and in December had a large adrenal met and the small nodules. Either all those developed really fast after he finished Xelox, or (I suspect) they starte...
by Claudine
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Well here we go again it's back...
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: Well here we go again it's back...

So sorry to read this. Like Stu posted, hopefully just a bump in the road! Keep us posted... This makes me glad my husband’s onc finally requested a PET. Just like you, he’s gotten a series of clear scans, but his CEA is so high. With cancer, there’s no burying one’s head in the sand. Knowledge is p...
by Claudine
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A series of unfortunate events
Replies: 16
Views: 2276

Re: A series of unfortunate events

I wouldn’t rush with port removal, unless it causes you discomfort. My husband had his taken out after adjuvant chemo and because he had a recurrence soon after, had to get it back in (although that was a blessing in disguise because he could feel the first one, not painfully but it was not very ple...
by Claudine
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: UPDATE: Rising CEA
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: UPDATE: Rising CEA

That's great news! I always feel that it's better when things can be physically taken out. I hope you recover swiftly and can enjoy a worry-free summer :)
by Claudine
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA went down!
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: CEA went down!

Great news :D :D :D
by Claudine
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost two years war strategy learning curves
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Almost two years war strategy learning curves

Way to go!! Here's to many more years - hopefully with fewer and fewer treatments/additives/etc, as for rp1954.
by Claudine
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next steps after chemotherapy
Replies: 38
Views: 5998

Re: Next steps after chemotherapy

so the surgery will be laparoscopic


Oh that's great news! Yes recovery from laparoscopic surgery (regardless of what it's for) is so much easier and faster. Very happy for you :D
by Claudine
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 222
Views: 85945

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Fantastic! Here's to a fun summer full of jogging and other good times!
by Claudine
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A series of unfortunate events
Replies: 16
Views: 2276

Re: A series of unfortunate events

Welcome to the forum, Norseman. Although of course I'm sorry about the circumstances that brought you here... But may I suggest another song for you - for example, Pearl Jam "Alive"? Because you are! Regardless of what brought you to that point. Sunnycd makes an excellent point; sure, ther...
by Claudine
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lukewarm to positive?
Replies: 45
Views: 15981

Re: Lukewarm to positive?

Merci Sunnycd :D
by Claudine
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still Hunting
Replies: 26
Views: 2845

Re: Still Hunting

Just got off the phone with onc. He's asking our insurance to approve a PET scan for next visit (September). I'm happy with that; regular CT may be missing something, it will be good to know.
by Claudine
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still Hunting
Replies: 26
Views: 2845

Re: Still Hunting

I hope you all are living it up in France. Taking off next week - hopefully they let us enter, now that we're fully vaccinated! I've no idea what CT scan machine is used at our local hospital. I don't think the onc will move the scan up; from what I can see on DH's chart, the next appointment is 3 ...
by Claudine
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still Hunting
Replies: 26
Views: 2845

Re: Still Hunting

Well, DH got a new CEA reading yesterday - he's at 81.1 now. He met with his onc before the result was in, and the doc said that if it kept rising a lot (it went from 4 to 25 to 50 to 75 the past 3 visits), he'd order a PET for the Fall, but I'm not sure what will happen since it "only" we...
by Claudine
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Unusual To Go From Zero To Nine Lung Nodules In 6 Months?
Replies: 59
Views: 5417

Re: Unusual To Go From Zero To Nine Lung Nodules In 6 Months?

Apologies for asking this if you posted it previously, paryingforccr, but I am wondering if there’s a specific reason for waiting until August for the next scan? Was it suggested by the oncologist because lung mets are typically slow growing? Was it insurance based? Or to give time for the Tippens p...
by Claudine
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lukewarm to positive?
Replies: 45
Views: 15981

Re: Lukewarm to positive?

Thanks Stu! We celebrated with a 30 mile bike ride yesterday. DH is well on his way to reach his goal of 600 miles for this month :D :D :D

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