- Ridgway, PA
- Member Since Jul 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Caregiver: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
- Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 30, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IIIB
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kalen wrote on mfoley629's wall
Welcome mfoley629! You and my little sister share similar diagnosis (she is Stage 3 Colorectal at 26). She has been able to use Whatnext to answer all kinds of questions and I hope you find similar success! It sounds like you have a good attitude based on your posts, so I wish you all the luck in fighting the fight!
kalen wrote on mommy's wall
Hi and welcome to Whatnext. No one's fight is the same, but I have a little sister (26) with a 3B Colorectal Dx. She has an account on here, but doesn't get on much. She had surgery first because she has FAP, but is currently undergoing chemo treatments. I know you are worried about the future, but I encourage you to not forget about today. Since the two are similar, I encourage you to take a look at her blog http://mfitch86.blogspot.com/.
My sister is a couple states away for treatment, I do my best to keep a daily email dialogue going with her. I am her unofficial "cheerleader" and do my best to anticipate her bad days and drop her a inspiring quote. For me, you won't find anyone more inspiring than some of the cancer fighters out there. Take a look at CarolLHRN's wall here and CancerHAWKs blog (love this one http://cancerhawk.com/2012/09/16/advice-on-how-to-live-life-3/). Keep in mind she'll have down days, but you have to keep her focused on the positives (such as how well FOLFOX is tolerated vs. some other chemo treatments).
kalen started followingabout 4 years ago