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Routine CT Scan & Unexpected MRI Brain Scan Negative - ALL CLEAR by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer View from dressing room of the CT dept Yesterday was my routine CT Scan. It came back negative as did my blood work. All cle ... Read on »
Following Your Gut by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A few days ago, I received the comment below on my January 27, 2008 blog post entitled, Had I Followed My Gut...(cont'd) Her name is Kelly. I asked her for permission ... Read on »
Keep 'em Comin by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today's scan came back negative. It's now been 32-months all clear. My recurrence happened in 2011, three years after my first diagnosis. Getting to that point again will b ... Read on »
All Clear by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My recent colonoscopy in January as well as my CT scan & bloodwork earlier this week both came back negative. Now CT scans will be every four months instead of every three. ... Read on »
Ninth Quarter - All Clear by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today's quarterly scan came back negative. It feels a bit uneventful to post the same thing I've been posting lately. And then I think about what I just wrote a ... Read on »
Again, No Detectable Sign by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My scan and blood work came back negative today. As of October 28th, I will be two years with no detectable sign of cancer. It was wonderful to hear especially since I ha ... Read on »
Nineteen Months: No Detectable Sign of Cancer by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today's quarterly scan was negative. I have now been clear of any detectable sign of cancer for 19 months. I'm in a bus in New Jersey coming out of the tunnel, looking at t ... Read on »
Next Quarterly Scan June 12th by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Wednesday June 12th is my next quarterly scan. Wow that was fast! I feel like the last time I went wasn't really all that long ago. Perhaps that's a good thing. Nothing to ... Read on »
Good Report From the Doc by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Damn good meeting with Dr. Cagir, my colo-rectal surgeon on Monday March 25th. He said the inflammation observed by my oncologist on my most recent CT scan is caused by the ... Read on »
Clear Scan & Blood by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I went to Sloan Kettering today for a scan and bloodwork. ALl came back negative which was QUITE a relief. I've been passing some red blood and I was a bit concerned. Now t ... Read on »
Surgical Procedure Simple & Complete by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This mornings procedure was relatively simple and successful. Dr. Cagir was able to make the repairs without having to open my abdominal cavity. The likelihood of having to ... Read on »
Out-Patient Procedure Time by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Wednesday January 2nd, I will have the stoma correction surgery I mentioned on November 24th . If things go as planned, it will be an outpatient procedure and I'll be re ... Read on »
Stay the Course by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last week I was in a state of fear about the possibility of an eventual recurrence. Yet the banner at the top of my blog says My commitment is to transform our current ... Read on »
All Clear by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The CT scan came back NEGATIVE. Doctor Kemeny reminded me it has been over a year now that I have been cancer-free. She said once I reach the two year mark, that will be an ... Read on »
Quarterly Scan by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Monday December 17th I head to NYC for my quarterly CT scan & blood work. I haven't been this anxious about a scan since my very first one five and a half years ago. Honest ... Read on »
Post-Poned by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My procedure has been rescheduled for January 2nd. Being on antibiotics for a nasty cold or whatever it is, makes me ineligible. Read on »
FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've scheduled my "stoma correction" procedure for December 5th. I don't think it's called a surgery because no body cavities are being opened and no muscles will be cut in ... Read on »
The Great Life Cook Book by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I want to share with you The Great Life Cook Book , hands down the best macrobiotic cookbook I have ever laid eyes upon. In an earlier time in my life, I used at least ... Read on »
Twenty Weeks Post-Chemo by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've received messages from people currently under treatment for similar diagnoses as mine, so I thought I'd provide an update twenty weeks out from my last FOLFOX chemoth ... Read on »
Perhaps a Litttle Procrastination by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Thursday I had a CT scan of the abdomen in order to determine the source of an issue I've been having with my large intestine. My doctor found that my intestine kind of ... Read on »