Kristy728's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 42, KRAS mutation positive: No, BRAF mutation positive: No, Stage IV

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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Had severe leg cramps, did a CBC & found out I was severely anemic. I went for a colonoscopy(my mother died 7 years prior of CC. I found out that I had stage 4. It was in my right colon, lymphs, & two four cm. tumors on liver. I was diagnosed a month after my 34th birthday.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had 73% of my liver resectioned, & all of right colon. My gallbladder & lymph nodes also removed. The surgery was 10 hrs long. I opted to do it all at once & have one recovery versus two( I'm a busy mom, no time to be down :).

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had folfox, rough stuff!

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I had very low platelets, which lead to permanent neuropathy. I still lead a very active lifestyle, so it's tolerable.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Job

    Loss

    I had to give up job that I loved. Neuropathy & drawing blood are not a good combination!

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    • Kristy728
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    over 4 years ago
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    That I would never worry about tomorrow

    Decision Point

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    over 4 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    A home health nurse came to my home to remove my 48 hr pump for folfox

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    • Kristy728
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    about 4 years ago
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    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    Got another clean bill of health on Monday! If my next check up in March is the same, it means I'm NED for 2 years...that's a great milestone for stage 4 CC!!

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    over 3 years ago
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    I had my port removed today!!

    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    almost 3 years ago
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    Celebration

    3 years N.E.D.!!!

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