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  1. Yazman, How did the colonoscopy go? I think...

    Yazman,

    How did the colonoscopy go? I think you posted it was to be the 22nd. You should have some sort of feed back by now. I hope all is well for you. Let us know.

    doug
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    DEB, how is it going? I know you've been at the...

    DEB, how is it going? I know you've been at the oncologist routine for awhile.... where are you in treatment and how you handling the heat?

    good luck to you,

    doug
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    I don't know what to say... since I firmly...

    I don't know what to say... since I firmly believe that each person is so different and the reactions to drugs so different. I can describe the best I can my experience. I had chemo and radiation...
  4. Thread: What is normal?

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    Wow... I think I was weeks or months before...

    Wow... I think I was weeks or months before anything approximating a "normal" was happening. Too, it was very unpredictable. I think it would help to know a bit more about your husband. How old is...
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    Deb, as I try to recall the events of chemo, the...

    Deb, as I try to recall the events of chemo, the first two or three infusions weren't too bad for me. I lost appetite, and everything has a metalic taste to it, and I was a bit disoriented, things...
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    Good news Anne... keep moving, that's the ticket...

    Good news Anne... keep moving, that's the ticket to regaining your health.

    Just keep on keepin' on!

    doug
  7. Thread: Cea

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    I agree with Nick, my oncologist seems to think...

    I agree with Nick, my oncologist seems to think it isn't a great marker, especially in treatment. I don't know what mine was at diagnosis. It has been comparative measure following treatment. It...
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    WW69, I think Nick said it well. Time, and...

    WW69,

    I think Nick said it well. Time, and that can be a very slow process. Too, anxiety can add to the symptoms he's feeling. We talk a lot in my colorectal support group about our "new...
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    Great news, Anne. Thanks for keeping us...

    Great news, Anne. Thanks for keeping us informed. I am sure your posts offer strength to others. Get out there and get on with your living your life!!

    doug
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    Deb, you have really had a hit! You'll bounce...

    Deb, you have really had a hit! You'll bounce back I am sure, you just have that attitude.

    Don't be afraid to give yourself a bit of slack as you progress... you don't want to set yourself...
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    SW, I think what Nick has written conforms to my...

    SW, I think what Nick has written conforms to my experience as well. In my case the gastro doc said, I had a 5cm tumor, 7 cm from the anal verge, he also said, "I've seen lots of tumors, Doug, and...
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    Anne, thanks for providing the update. Good to...

    Anne, thanks for providing the update. Good to know you've come through the surgery so well. Sounds like your daughter is a super supporter! You are so fortunate to have her. Hang in there, it...
  13. Thread: Fear....

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    I think you are accurate in your post, "all we...

    I think you are accurate in your post, "all we can do it wait for the biopsy..." encouraging your mom to try to get herself in as good a physical condition as possible is the best advice I can...
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    Go to the colonoscopy and listen to the...

    Go to the colonoscopy and listen to the gastrointerologist's conclusions carefully. It will take a couple of days to get the results read by an oncologist. Come back and let us know what you learn....
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    Sticky: Great news, Deb. Thanks for posting and get out...

    Great news, Deb. Thanks for posting and get out there and enjoy living!

    doug
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    Thanks for posting along the way. I appreciate...

    Thanks for posting along the way. I appreciate the complexity of the situation! Please when you feel up to it, let us know how you are doing following the treatments. Wishing you the best of the...
  17. Thread: Some Questions

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    I wish your friend well, seems to me he needs to...

    I wish your friend well, seems to me he needs to consult with his Primary Care Physician, in consultation they can decide what is the best procedure to take. The GOLD standard in CRC us the...
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    Samuel, Barry is right on with the procedure...

    Samuel,
    Barry is right on with the procedure and your prep. I too have had several and the prep is the most annoying. As for the procedure it is THE gold standard for detecting colon cancer. The...
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    JustGottaMake Thanks for posting about you and...

    JustGottaMake
    Thanks for posting about you and your dad. And yes, "Life sure is funny." Hope the good news continues. Wishing you the best.

    doug
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    Deb, so sorry to hear of this change of events. ...

    Deb, so sorry to hear of this change of events. All of what Barry has said seems correct to me. As of this time, I cannot offer much except for you to continue to visit and update. You never know...
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    Anne, good to hear that things are moving along. ...

    Anne, good to hear that things are moving along. As for the surgery, think positively and be prepared to get up and going as soon as they give you a green light. We have several people in our...
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    Anne, I am just checking in again. You had...

    Anne,

    I am just checking in again. You had last posted that May 6 was a preop appointment... so, where are things now?

    I just want you to know there are folks here who do care and are...
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    Steele, I too, missed your post. I thought...

    Steele,

    I too, missed your post. I thought there would be others posting here when I first read it. My diagnosis was stage 2, into the wall of the rectum, not through, and post surgery, no lymph...
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    Thanks for posting and letting people know what...

    Thanks for posting and letting people know what has happened. Good to know that things have improved for you. Amazing what our bodies will do when subjected to the stress of our minds....

    Hard...
  25. Thread: SIRT procedure

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    Mike, So good of you to post!! And what great...

    Mike, So good of you to post!! And what great news. I think everyone wants to hear of these good news stories. I know when I heard people in a support group who had been attending for years, it...
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