dhall's Journey:

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 54

  1. 1
    • dhall
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Hopefully finished cycle 12 (My birthday present) yesterday 7/25 awaiting PET /CT scan to understand the status of 1cm tumor hiding by artery? This should drive the next unknown course of treatment - surgery to reverse my colonostomy

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • dhall
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Ileostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    well what can one say - is what it is had to call the company up that supplies my bags & other supplies after I gained wait back - finished chemo. New ones have worked well since.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    after CT & PET scans biopsy was not able to confirm area of liver in questions

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • dhall
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The date has been scheduled to look @ a spot on my liver - confirm if it's cancer & remove if so (Hopefully) also check another area while in there and report back to oncology.... hi ho hi ho it's off for a hospital visit I go!!

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • dhall
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Was told it was a tuff area to be poking around but the surgeon found the spot and I will know the results tomorrow....

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • dhall
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Biopsy done 10/10 - a little confusion upon arrival on specific area to be biopsied after clarification my Henry Ford West Bloomfield Doctor did a great job what we were attempting to do and why and then successfully completed the task! 8 days later met with my oncologist to discuss the results (Brought my oldest daughter with me) "Major Bummer"!! No cure for me!! Only medical treatment / chemo for the rest of my life!! Their hoping to squeak 7 years out of me & "I'm" hoping for 14yrs more...... Obviously eldest daughter knows - told my youngest son (13) and a couple of nieces this weekend. i have called my Dentist this morning and have a 12:00PM appt. this Wed - for a possible root canal before "I" begin my life time regiment of chemo therapy.... numb - very numb!! I'ts all just kinda sinking in!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;(

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    • dhall
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    3 & 1/2 hours more or less to be hooked up to my favorite Chemo pump for 48 hours then drop off - lots of blood test - urine - oh yee ha!

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • dhall
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    it's like trading 2 weeks of being beat down for 2 weeks of recovery to just start to feel better and then repeat the cycle!

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    • dhall
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Bleeding

    Side Effects

    nose still bleeds a bit but DHS came through and almost one week to the day received my prescriptions $ 1.00 each much better then the $16.00 "I" paid for the one last week because jerk face DHS's had a hold on my prescription coverage !

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