DaisyMae's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 42, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

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    • DaisyMae
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had to have half of one lung removed due to metasticization....a lobectomy.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Sometimes pressure against the port makes me feel short of breath or like my heart skips a beat or something...

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Nausea n fatigue for the 2 1/2 day treatments, nausea couple days after, inability to sleep every other day. I feel so weak n start shaking after very minimal exercise or household duties. Been getting some migraines....

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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    over 3 years ago
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    Milestones

    Just a personal note to all... It is possible to be a survivor of colorectal cancer stage IV. My chemo treatment, after surgery, was aggressive and lasted 6 months. I finished treatments I July and have recently revisited the oncologist who says my labs look great, and there is no new evidence of cancer! Hurray for that! I do know the statistics on this cancer put me at a high risk for active cancer again, and that it metasticized so far from its original location puts me at an even higher risk.... However, I want to say, stay positive, keep pushing through, recognize when you are feeling down or need help and don't be afraid to ask for it for fear of burdening someone else. If they care about you they will be honored to help in any way possible for them and their life situation. For now, I shall live for today as best as possible and cherish every moment I have alone, with family and friends, etc! And prepare for my summer wedding which crafts for this have kept me occupied! God bless and good luck!

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    over 2 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

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    • DaisyMae
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    over 1 year ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Despite the effects that have been left to me from the chemo, I am happy to report I have been in remission two years now.

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