Michael Carver
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Things got more serious

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark McManus Mar 13. 21 Replies

Dear Fellow Peeps I need some suggestions or soothing. I normally don't bring my problems on the board but this on I am.Some of you know I am close to 9 years since dx. that's the good news.They…Continue

Stage IV is it really the end of the road.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vanessa Chapin Feb 4. 33 Replies

To all my Stage 4 survivors lets say over 7 years do you wonder if the chemo will stop working and the usual line from the medical profession is we ran out of options go home and enjoy the rest of…Continue


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Leany and Michael Carver are now friends
Mar 21
Michael Carver left a comment for Leany
"Hi Leany, I have been going through stage iv colon. Ancer for close to nine years which is a miracle in itself. No I to have to take 25 radiation treatments as I have a soft tissue nodule that is in my rectum. I am tryiny to figure out nowIif I…"
Mar 21
Michael Carver posted a status
"Hi all, ready to embark on 25 rad treatments, prayers always welcomed."
Mar 19
Shuey left a comment for Michael Carver
"Hi MC, I have to say going to see Dr. Nemeh was an extremely powerful expirence. I went with a friend who got the tix and entered the room with extreme doubt. I havnt had either resection yet. I went with an attitude of WTF it cant hurt let me go…"
Mar 18
Michael Carver left a comment for Shuey
"Hi Shuey, its been awhile we have said hello. Are you doing well. I start radiation either this week or next. I have something sitting on my rectum that needs attention. That kind of attention I can do with out. I wa ted to pick your brain if I may.…"
Mar 18
Mark McManus replied to Michael Carver's discussion Things got more serious
"Hey Michael, just read about your latest developments.  Sorry to hear this my friend. I know that you'll be able to come through this - you've been through so much already, but this is just another bump in the road (although it's…"
Mar 13
Michael Carver left a comment for Cheryl M. Daniele
"Hi Cheryl, Thank you for checking on me. Doing ok need radiation. h How rvu Cheryl and your daughter. Take care Cheryl."
Mar 12
RockItQeen replied to Michael Carver's discussion Things got more serious
"I have refused colostomy bag surgery since 2006.  And, can not find another US doctor willing do an LAR, like my original surgeon (who has since left the field).  Nor, can we afford a specialist in Europe, to perform that procedure,…"
Mar 11
Crawford Clay replied to Michael Carver's discussion Things got more serious
"I think if you can't laugh, you've really lost something."
Mar 11
Michael Carver replied to Michael Carver's discussion Things got more serious
"A little levity is good. If we cant laugh and always be serious problems brew."
Mar 11
jo1223 replied to Michael Carver's discussion Things got more serious
"“Life is all about Ass. You're either covering it, laughing it off, kicking it, kissing it, bursting it, or trying to get a piece of it.”  good luck mike. "
Mar 8
Laura C. commented on Michael Carver's status
"You are MY hero, my dear brother Michael. God bless you, Colleen, Mitzie, and Sonny. I love you all lots and lots! "
Mar 7
Michael Carver posted a status
"Just to say my heros are the community moderators and of course this wonderful family of ours on this site. God Bless and smile God loves u."
Mar 7
Michael Carver replied to rluisi's discussion Stage IV survivors
"Here is a good story. As Randy has shared there are I want to say a few handful of us Stage IV that have not conquered the disease but through due diligence of surgeries, chemo, positive thinking, etc have had a nice span of longevity. I dont think…"
Mar 7
Michael Carver replied to Michael Carver's discussion Things got more serious
"Hi Jess,   How is the wonderful State of Florida treating you all. Yesterday if you are still in Florida was a bad day for sun and fun in our area and I would imagine you were rained on and had lots of wind (sorry about that) but this is by far…"
Mar 7
Michael Carver replied to Michael Carver's discussion Things got more serious
"Hi Pat, thanks for your thoughts and the experiences you have shared. Some times as we all know out cancer ramps up and we do have choices I tend to go with the protocal made for me as long as it brings value to my life. It always takes me probably…"
Mar 7

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Pembroke Pines Florida
Race and Ethnicity [select only one]
White (non-Hispanic)
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Type of Cancer [select only one]
Colon Cancer
What stage at diagnosed [select only one]
Stage 4
Chemotherapy Received
Fluoroucil (5-FU), Avastin (Bevacizumab), Camptosar (Irinotecan/CPT-11), Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin), Erbitux (Cetuximab)
If you have metastases, please note where
3 mets located on the liver
About Me
My name is Michael Carver. I also have Stage IV Colon Cancer. We all fear to hear those words "you have cancer" or even worse "it has spread to distant organs". I have found what works for me in a healing way besides operations and chemo is the relationships I have forged with fine people on this special website. Do I get down at times, you betcha. Do I get overwhelmed with joy at times, most certaintly. My friends here pick me up and we share so much. This is a toughh fight but you dont have to fight it alone.

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Dear Friends on My CRC

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 7:00am 1 Comment

Hi All,


I hope each and every one of you are doing well. Colleen and I are fine. I wanted to share this link with you that will be on PBS. I have a few short words in it my never the less its a great documentry.http://video.wpbt2.org/video/2291988821


I have not been on lately as all of you notice. I really have no excuses for lack of being here with the exception of trying to stay more distracted with outer…


Prayers Please (From Mike Carver)

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 4:15am 1 Comment

To all my friends on here please let us say a prayer or two for our friend Laura. Laura is having the RFA procedure done today. Laura is a very dear friend of mine and I pray this rfa burns what ever lesions they are going after. As we have often heard "burn baby burn".


God Bless you all and thanks for taking the time to read this post.


Love, Peace and the Power of God.



Unshakle Us, Unchain Us, from Cancer. Allow Us to Be Healthy once again God - Free US through your love and will.

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 3:33pm 5 Comments

Sometimes more then others I do feel that I am a prisoner to this chronic disease. I also feel a kindship to it as well. It has been for the last seven years in my family. Its like the relative that comes over for only holidays, brings their own libations and drink until they have a stupior and or beer googles. However, the next day that family member has the choice to leave our house - cancer seems to be throwing out its own welcoming mat and thinks he is a permanent fixture in our…


Please say a blessing for Colleen and her Mother Helen

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 4:13pm 8 Comments

I come to all of my friends heavy hearted. Colleens Mom is under the watchful care of Hospice. The pearly gates will be opening for her soon. Please uplift Colleen and her mother Helen in prayer.

These are the times that lived ones and all my friends will rally in prayer and I thank you for that.

Bodily pain and sickness will be released at Gods will. Family and friends carry this tremendous
Pain and grief. Thank you one and all for your prayers

Love Michael

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At 7:24am on March 18, 2014, Shuey said…
Hi MC,

I have to say going to see Dr. Nemeh was an extremely powerful expirence. I went with a friend who got the tix and entered the room with extreme doubt. I havnt had either resection yet. I went with an attitude of WTF it cant hurt let me go support my friend.

I left knowing something happened in that room ..there was so much positive energy. I know it helped me get to my NED status that I have status today.

I enetered a disbeliever and left beliving I can beat this ting.

Anything that can put you in a positive place helps beat this scurge back.

Your Brother

At 10:36am on February 15, 2014, Tony Pace said…

Michael my brother,

     Thanks for the Birthday wish, I was home for my birthday and got some of my testing done. Bloodwork and an Onc visit. My ins. co waited until the night before my pet scan to tell my I was denied. Gota love em. Anyway what can you tell me about you ? How is things going, I heard you may be having some issues. Drop me a line and I will give you a call

Regards my Friend


At 8:28pm on February 4, 2014, Harry said…

how's that pain in the a s s ?  I am thinking of you buddy.  stay well.

At 11:53am on January 31, 2014, Jeanne A said…

Happy Happy Birthday, MIchael!!  I hope you get all good things as you celebrate YOU.  I love you, and I"m thinking of you, and I"ll eat cake and ice cream in your honor!



At 9:25am on January 24, 2014, Crawford Clay said…

I hope you know how much you inspire other patients. I can hear the relief in the voices of people on the helpline when I say I know stage 4 people who've lived 7, 8,9 years and more.  You make a differnce.

At 11:14pm on January 2, 2014, Harry said…

so? new?  Happy new year.  good health to you my friend!

At 8:42am on December 22, 2013, Mark McManus said…

Hi Michael, sending wishes for a happy and blessed Christmas season to you and Colleen. I wish you good health in the coming new year.  Continue to be strong. I hope that you smash all the longevity records for the oncology center!  If anyone can do it, it's you! Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend.

At 8:17pm on November 27, 2013, Harry said…

happy thanksgivukkah!  have some latkes with your turkey!  i hope you are well!

At 1:12pm on November 26, 2013, Jeanne A said…

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Colleen, my friend.  Also Happy Chanukah!



At 8:39pm on November 19, 2013, sue kidera said…

Hi my friend,

I already wrote to you a reply and had my battery run out in the middle and lost it. It is so good to hear from you and to hear you are doing well and the scmEA is on the run. Is it Vectibix you are on? I did 10 rounds of it before I couldn't take it anymore. Are you doing ok with it? I got so severely dehydrated I had to quit it. I'll look for you in the Avastin ad. I just saw your smiling face in an old copy of cure the other day. Can you believe we are still here about to celebrate another year of gratitude and love? Even on my worst days I feel that gratitude somewhere down deep. My family is doing well. Tom is a new man and I couldn't ask for more love and support. I know now my capacity to fogive is deep and what an important part of life it is. My grandchildren are such a joy. I am about to start a regimen of supplements and have really ramped up my diet with lots of anti-cancer foods. I know my docs aren't keen on it but what the heck. I feel like I am so far out of the box at this point I can do whatever the hell I want. Do you do any supplements? Wishing you and Coleen a joyous holiday.


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