CSN Login
Members Online: 15

Back from Mayo

kitten0385's picture
kitten0385
Posts: 278
Joined: Apr 2009

I had appointments at Mayo today, and all went well. I get to start my chemo again in two weeks after I have healed a bit more from surgery. Also, the colon blockage was NOT caused by a tumor. The blockage was caused by the cancer cells floating around, they were basically trying to attack the colon and made it stop working. So, all in all, good news....continue with chemo to kill those darn cancer cells that are floating around!!

Cathy

MOE58's picture
MOE58
Posts: 649
Joined: May 2009

I am so glad thats all it was and no tumor keep up the work and remember,

life isn't about waiting for a storm to pass its about learning how to dance in the rain.

K_ann1015's picture
K_ann1015
Posts: 555
Joined: Aug 2009

Cathy---actually great news that it wasn't a tumor!....what patience you have--God won't give you more than you can bear---but sometimes--we just wonder, don't we..?? You are in my prayers and thoughts...keep up your brave and awesome fight!
Kim

JaneE2366's picture
JaneE2366
Posts: 332
Joined: Jul 2009

Cathy,
So happy to hear NO tumor. The chemo will certainly do it's job....we all just know it! Continuing to pray for both you and your husband. Stay strong.
Jane

Donna70's picture
Donna70
Posts: 920
Joined: Aug 2009

Hi Kitten,
Glad to hear no tumor and hope the chemo does a number on those cancer cells. Prayers and hugs,
Donna70

mumphy's picture
mumphy
Posts: 486
Joined: Jun 2009

Hi Cathy,

So glad to here that there is no tumor, so rest up for 2 weeks and get down to the business
of killing those little buggers so that you can get better.

Lots of Hugs & Prayers
Kath

kitten0385's picture
kitten0385
Posts: 278
Joined: Apr 2009

William,

We shaved my head already, so no more shedding problems. ha. My wig works wonderfully, and is quite comfortable, I also have some great hats that are comfy as well. As for the colostomy, it is reversible, but it all depends on how the chemo works and such as to when they'd be able to do that. I'm getting used to using it now, just had to make some wardrobe adjustments to accommodate for the bag, needed a few baggier shirts. Other than that, not a huge hinderance. Thanks for all your encouragement!

Cathy

szaboe
Posts: 31
Joined: Jul 2009

Hello Cathy!!
Glad that you are back from the Mayo and that the pathology was good!!! Great news. I just returned home from the Mayo, My brother was flown home, but has a minor set back with C-diff toxin and dehydration, which is unfortunately from the chemo. Let me know who your GI oncologist is and what chemo you are getting,... if you dont mind.
I am so glad that you are healing so well and that you are at home with your family....
your friend
Eileen:>

kitten0385's picture
kitten0385
Posts: 278
Joined: Apr 2009

Glad you're back home, and glad your brother is out of the hospital as well. My oncologist is Axel Grothey, and I am on Taxotere and Irinotecan.

Cathy

szaboe
Posts: 31
Joined: Jul 2009

Nice to see that you are enjoying being at home
continued healing and strength..\
yours
Eileen:>

emg09
Posts: 252
Joined: Mar 2009

I'm so happy to hear not tumor in the colon!!! AND, that this is reversible!! Hang in there girl, you are doing fantastic!! Get lots of rest so you can start your fight again!!

Hugs!!
Erika

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network