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by Deb m
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better news, Neuropathy & questions
Replies: 24
Views: 657

Re: Better news, Neuropathy & questions

my husbands neuropathy was on his finger tips and bottom of feet. His fingers got so bad that he couldn't button his shirts. Once completing folfox, his fingers completely resolved within a few months. He still has a bit on the bottom of his feet, but nothing that really bothers him or slows him dow...
by Deb m
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2- no follow up care???
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: Stage 2- no follow up care???

You need to see an oncologist and get all the specifics from your pathology report. Many stage two's require treatment with very close surveillance for up to 5 years. You need to fine out if it was poorly differentiated, or highly differentiated, or moderately differentiated. What was the T rating, ...
by Deb m
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is the day that chemo treatment ...
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Is the day that cheno treatment ...

my husbands worst day was day 4, meaning the 4th day after he had his main infusion. Then he would start to feel better each day till he got hit again. Towards the end, his days of feeling poorly increased. It's all accumulative!
by Deb m
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cecal mass
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Cecal mass

my husbands mass was in his cecum. He had it removed along with pretty much of his acceding colon and just a couple inches of his small intestine and his appendix. That was over 7 years ago and he's been fine after finishing 12 rounds of folfox.
by Deb m
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: CEA

My husbands cea fluctuated all the time. Once it went from 3.3 to 5.8 and no cancer was found. He's been ned for 7 years now. It's nerve racking to say the least. My guess is that it's nothing. Hang in there.

Deb m
by Deb m
Thu May 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1894

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

Can;t really tell the stage till after surgery. My husbands tumor was also in his cecum. Make sure you get a board certified surgeon.
by Deb m
Mon May 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: A Question for Caregivers

I was the caregiver for my husband during his colon cancer fight. I can totally relate. I was terrified from the beginning, but never really broke down and cried till we got home from his first infusion. I pulled a you and went out in the garage, got in the car and cried my eyes out. I was on overdr...
by Deb m
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure how to feel right now
Replies: 26
Views: 2958

Re: Not sure how to feel right now

Were 7/1/2 years out of treatment. Still after all this time being NED, we freak out at every little cold, stomach ache,back ache etc. I don't think the fear every goes away, but it does get a bit better. When we were getting our scans every three months, and then every 6 months, I was a nervous wre...
by Deb m
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cecal mass
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: cecal mass

Husbands tumor was in the cecum as well. 71/2 years later doing good. NED since surgery!
by Deb m
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 2102

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

Hello, My husband is a stage IIt4a survivor. His cancer was in his cecum. He had surgery to remove his cecum, 15 inches of his ascending colon, his terminal ilium, a couple inches of his small intestine, his appendix, which the tumor penetrated the orifice of and 24 lymph nodes. He did 6 months of f...
by Deb m
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0
Replies: 44
Views: 4625

Re: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0

Your outlook on everything is great! In some ways, I think that's the most lethal weapon in the fight.

Keep us updated,

Many rosaries will be said for you along with everybody fighting this disease.
by Deb m
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0
Replies: 44
Views: 4625

Re: Life Earthquake: Wednesday Feb 21 Rectal Cancer T3C N2 M0

My husbands cancer was in his ascending colon, so I can't relate exactly to your treatments because they are different than those for colon cancer. I can however unite my prayers with yours. Prayer was they only thing that kept me sane through out the whole ordeal. It's just our cross in life that O...
by Deb m
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?
Replies: 60
Views: 5505

Re: Scanxiety: Anyone else having testing now?

Don't have any tests or scans coming up, but remember the horrible anxiety I would have with each follow up blood work and scan. It was almost to much to handle. You can't understand it until you've gone thru it! I will be praying for everybody to receive good news and wishing you all a Holy, Happy ...
by Deb m
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member seeking support
Replies: 19
Views: 2329

Re: New member seeking support

We were in the same position 7 years ago. My husband was diagnosed with a tumor in his cecum, which is the junction where the small intestine meats the large. Pretty much where yours is. He had his cecum along with 15 inches of his colon removed and 24 lymph nodes. We also had two relatively small b...

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