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I have been diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer.  As this isn't something that I want to affect the rest of my website or YouTube channel, I've decided to put it in its own section.

27 - This Chicken has Teeth

posted Sep 10, 2016, 10:52 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 10:52 PM ]

27 - This Chicken has Teeth

I saw the radiation doctor this week.  She agrees with the surgeon that the anal tumors are a good candidate for surgery while they are small, not inflamed, and not causing a problem.  It would also be a good time to hit them with more radiation.  On the other hand, since they are currently small, not inflamed, and not causing a problem, why do anything at all just now?  She agreed that a "wait and see" approach was acceptable, and I'll be seeing her again in about 3 months.  In other news, I lost a tooth to a mouthful of chicken nuggets, so now I have to track down a dentist.  This is probably completely unrelated to my cancer, though there was a time in the middle of the chemotherapy when I was convinced that all my teethe were about to fall out.

I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. It didn't want this to affect my regular videos, so I'm putting everything involving this into a new playlist called The "C" Word.

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26 - No Surgery Just Yet

posted Aug 18, 2016, 1:58 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 1:59 PM ]

The "C" Word 26 - No Surgery Just Yet

I checked with a surgeon today who thinks that the external tumor is a good candidate for surgery.  In fact, I think he was ready to cut me right there in the office.  But I have another appointment with the radiation doctor in a couple of weeks, so I'm going to see what she has to say before pulling the trigger on the surgery.

I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. It didn't want this to affect my regular videos, so I'm putting everything involving this into a new playlist called The "C" Word.

It seems that YouTube has been randomly unsubscribing people. If you're seeing this, you may want to bookmark the channel page or follow me on Google Plus below to be alerted to new videos.

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25 - Radiation Done For Now

posted Aug 2, 2016, 1:17 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Aug 2, 2016, 1:18 PM ]

The "C" Word 25 - Radiation Done For Now

I finally finished all 20 of my 10 radiation treatments, which took 6 of the 4 weeks they told me it would.  The radiation doctor is quite happy with the results.  I'm just happy that it no longer hurts when I poop.  I will see the surgeon in a couple of weeks to see what he says, then follow up with the radiation doctor in a month.  Once again, this didn't cure me by any means but it might just make my remaining days more enjoyable.

24 - Quick Update

posted Jun 27, 2016, 7:29 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 7:29 PM ]

24 - Quick Update

I have undergone about 15 radiation treatments so far with about 5 more to go.  My tumors have gotten noticeably smaller and less painful.  I talk to the doctor again next week to decide where to go from here.

I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. It didn't want this to affect my regular videos, so I'm putting everything involving this into a new playlist called The "C" Word.

It seems that YouTube has been randomly unsubscribing people. If you're seeing this, you may want to bookmark the channel page or follow me on Google Plus below to be alerted to new videos.

Uncle Troy's website: http://www.troycheek.org/
Uncle Troy Presents: http://www.youtube.com/user/troyhcheek
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Stalk Uncle Troy: http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/troyhcheek
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Email Uncle Troy: troycheek@gmail.com

23 - Diabetus Radiationus

posted Jun 16, 2016, 2:53 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 2:54 PM ]

23 - Diabetus Radiationus

Radiation therapy was temporarily halted due to a diabetic emergency, which wasn't really an emergency but try telling a doctor that when they've got lab results they don't like.  I knew it was a mistake to let them draw blood.  Other good news: more chemo?

22 - Radiation Therapy

posted Jun 13, 2016, 5:03 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jun 13, 2016, 5:03 AM ]

22 - Radiation Therapy

What I thought was another infected anal abscess has actually turned out to be some new cancerous growths in that area.  I am currently trying radiation therapy to see if that helps.

21 - A Stay in Bed Day

posted Oct 18, 2015, 10:14 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Oct 18, 2015, 10:18 PM ]

The "C" Word 21 - A Stay in Bed Day

After losing insurance coverage, I stopped the chemotherapy and focused on just trying to feel better.  Now that I've succeeded to some small degree, I find that I'll have insurance again starting next month.

I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. It didn't want this to affect my regular videos, so I'm putting everything involving this into a new playlist called The "C" Word.

It seems that YouTube has been randomly unsubscribing people. If you're seeing this, you may want to bookmark the channel page or follow me on Google Plus below to be alerted to new videos.

Uncle Troy's website: http://www.troycheek.org/
Uncle Troy Presents: http://www.youtube.com/user/troyhcheek
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Email Uncle Troy: troycheek@gmail.com

20 - Back and Forth

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:45 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 12:46 PM ]

The "C" Word 20 - Back and Forth

As the current run of chemotherapy seems to be losing its effectiveness, I was sent to Nashville to discuss treatment options.  After a three hour drive each way, the specialist there decided that while I might benefit from the drugs available in his clinical trial, I'd definitely benefit from following more traditional treatment plans, at least for now.

I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer.  It didn't want this to affect my regular videos, so I'm putting everything involving this into a new playlist called The "C" Word.

It seems that YouTube has been randomly unsubscribing people.  If you're seeing this, you may want to bookmark the channel page or follow me on Google Plus below to be alerted to new videos.

Uncle Troy's website: http://www.troycheek.org/
Uncle Troy Presents: http://www.youtube.com/user/troyhcheek
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/troy.cheek.921
Stalk Uncle Troy: http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/troyhcheek
Google Plus: http://gplus.to/troyhcheek
Email Uncle Troy: troycheek@gmail.com

19 - Stupid Abscess

posted Jun 30, 2014, 1:55 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 1:55 PM ]

The "C" Word 19 - Stupid Abscess

For a year now I've been suffering the effects of anal abscesses, pockets of fluid in my butt which have made it painful to sit and sometimes just plain painful.  A recent visit to my surgeon's office may have fixed that problem, at least for now.

I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer.  It didn't want this to affect my regular videos, so I'm putting everything involving this into a new playlist called The "C" Word.

It seems that YouTube has been randomly unsubscribing people.  If you're seeing this, you may want to bookmark the channel page or follow me on Google Plus below to be alerted to new videos.

Uncle Troy's website: http://www.troycheek.org/
Uncle Troy Presents: http://www.youtube.com/user/troyhcheek
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/troy.cheek.921
Stalk Uncle Troy: http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/troyhcheek
Google Plus: http://gplus.to/troyhcheek
Email Uncle Troy: troycheek@gmail.com

18 - "Stable"

posted May 15, 2014, 8:51 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated May 15, 2014, 8:51 PM ]

18 - "Stable"

The latest word from my doctor is "stable."  The CT scan showed that my metastatic lesions are about the same size as they were last time.  Previous scans had shown them getting slowly smaller, so this isn't the best news in the world, but it beats hearing that they're getting bigger.

I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer.  It didn't want this to affect my regular videos, so I'm putting everything involving this into a new playlist called The "C" Word.

It seems that YouTube has been randomly unsubscribing people.  If you're seeing this, you may want to bookmark the channel page or follow me on Google Plus below to be alerted to new videos.

Uncle Troy's website: http://www.troycheek.org/
Uncle Troy Presents: http://www.youtube.com/user/troyhcheek
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/troy.cheek.921
Stalk Uncle Troy: http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/troyhcheek
Google Plus: http://gplus.to/troyhcheek
Email Uncle Troy: troycheek@gmail.com

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