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  • retirednurse111 has replied to a post on the message board

    Are you kidding me?  Get a surgeon and an oncologist specializing in colon cancer.........ASAP!   You need to take control, and save your life..........Love, and God Bless Fran

    December 18 at 1:59 AM view post
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      Hi Trish,  I am a 2 year out colorectal cancer survivor......yeah!!  But I also had Oxalaplatin.  I have permanent neuropathy in my feet and left lower leg.   I have cramps in my hands and feet, enough to drive me crazy! I would NOT let you defer treatments, you have to BEAT THE BEAST..............God Bless you, Fran

      December 18 at 1:55 AM view post
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        Being a colorectal cancer stage 3.....and an R.N.  I think its time for Hospice............God Bless you all.......Fran

        December 18 at 1:48 AM view post
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          Hi and love to all.............its been a longgggggg time since I have been on here!  I hope you are all doing well. My last pet scan and cts are all good as well as my cea levels, but during the last 2 weeks I am having horrible bloating and uncontrollable gas. I was reanastamosed, and for the last year stools were normal, now I go from normal to awful rapid transit. Does anyone here have these same problems...

          December 18 at 1:43 AM view discussion
          • retirednurse111 has replied to a post on the message board

            Thanks so much John.............we both still have hope :)  I will pray for you........Fran

            August 29 at 1:40 AM view post
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              I was dx with stage 3 colorectal cancer 18 mo ago with NO lymph node involvement. All CT's were negative. After radiation, Chemo, and surgery, I have been doing well. Today I found out my cea level has jumped from 3.6 in April to 4.6. I am a smoker if that gives you insight. Please no lecturers. Does anyone here have any insight into rising CEA levels with no symptoms?

              August 26 at 6:54 PM view discussion
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                I was dx with stage 3 colorectal cancer 18 mo ago with NO lymph node involvement. All CT's were negative. After radiation, Chemo, and surgery, I have been doing well. Today I found out my cea level has jumped from 3.6 in April to 4.6. I am a smoker if that gives you insight. Please no lecturers. Does anyone here have any insight into rising CEA levels with no symptoms? Thanks everyone, Fran

                August 26 at 6:49 PM view discussion
                • retirednurse111 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Sorry I thought this was going to Lisa................but my advice as an R.N. is good for all of us.................Bless You!

                  May 23, 2013 view post
                  • retirednurse111 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Dear Lisa, I am sure you are scared to death.....I would be too.  My CEA level jumped from 2.8 to 4.8 and my oncologist, had me repeat it in 6 weeks.  It is now running around 3.  I am a smoker (bad me) but wanted to tell you that that in itself can make a CEA a little higher. I am GLAD you are having that PET scan...do it ASAP!  This is the nurse talking in me! When were your last CAT scans......

                    May 23, 2013 view post
                    • retirednurse111 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Judy, the inserting of the port is just being sedated for a short time.  Its a piece of cake  :) Carry on sweetie, You can beat this beast...Pray to the Lord Jesus Christ, The Blessed Mother and Saint Peregrine the patron saint of Cancer................ Sending my love, Fran Callahan Kaminski You can find me at that name on Facebood!

                      April 21, 2013 view post
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                      About retirednurse111

                      Nurse, Patient
                      Rectal Cancer
                      Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Diet, Emotional Support, Spiritual Support, Surgery

                      I am 64 a retired R.N., and newly dx with rectal cancer. I have seen a colorectal surgeon, an oncologist at KU Medical Center, and tomorrow I am seeing a Radiation Oncologist. I know just enough to be dangerous, lol! God Bless You All, and We Can Beat This!!

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