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Oct 24, 2017 · Living with colorectal cancer - Meet others & come say hi in Colorectal Cancer

I’m done with radiation and chemo. I’ve been done six weeks today. I am just starting to feel okay. I have a lot of small issues but at least I can eat sleep and do daily functions. Haven’t been able to go back to work yet. I’m still very weak and tired all the time. I’ve been still crying about things. It’s hard to wait to find out if the treatment worked or not. I won’t find out that until December!

Jul 26, 2017 · Living with colorectal cancer - Meet others & come say hi in Colorectal Cancer

The first surgery was to get a better biopsy because they wanted to make sure what kind of cancer it was since what I have is more rare. That was in the first week. Which it is categorized as anal cancer. The second surgery was to put in the double port. That was this past Friday. Does anyone else have a port? Mine is getting better but this is way more painful than I expected! The tube that goes in my neck is what’s bothering me the most. It feels so tight and pulling all the time. Makes my throat and ear hurt. The doctors have told me this wouldn’t be an easy road with the radiation. They said I was going to be in everyday m-f for the next six weeks and if I had any problems they would help. I read that it will feel like third degree burns on the inside of your rectum by the fourth week. That makes me nervous. But I’m more scared of the chemo right now. Everyone keeps saying to me “be strong” “you can do this”. Well I want to smack them sometimes. I’m scared to death and I have no choice but to go through this! I have kids that still need me and that is what I’m fighting for. But of course I’m still thinking about the what if treatment doesn’t work.

Jul 25, 2017 · Living with colorectal cancer - Meet others & come say hi in Colorectal Cancer

My treatment starts Monday. Im upset to have to wait so long to get treatment going but I’m terrified to start it. I’m stage 3b and scared it will be stage 4 by the time treatment gets going. I have squamous cell carcinoma. Just wondering if anyone else has this type of cancer? I will be having six weeks of radiation. The first week I will also get one treatment of Mitomycin-C chemo and I will be on a four day pump of 5-FU chemo. Then the fourth week of radiation I will be on another four days of 5-FU chemo. I have been told to be more nervous of the radiation because that will get really rough around week four. But I’m way more nervous about the chemo!!! I don’t take medications. I don’t like to because I’m the poster child for the side effects. I rarely take Tylenol. I had three kids with no meds. I would love to talk with someone who went thru the same treatment so I could ask questions.

Jul 25, 2017 · What's your colorectal cancer screening story? in Colorectal Cancer

I was having constapation issues. Didn’t think much of it. I’m 46yrs old and no history of colon cancer (so I thought). Went in for a colonoscopy and the very next day the doctor called and said I had a large bloody mass that was cancer. That was a little over three weeks ago. Since then I have had appointments everyday for tests, doctor appointments and two surgeries. I start chemo and radiation next week. Terrified doesn’t even describe how I feel.