OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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mpbser
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OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby mpbser » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:50 am

Just popping in to say that I hope everyone has as great a weekend as possible!

My husband and I married on Columbus Day weekend 2015 and went to a cabin in the mountains for our honeymoon. Every anniversary, we return. This weekend will be a well-earned couple days of relaxation after a very arduous year. I hope you all have a respite as well!
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4, 2.1, 1.5, 1.9, 1.9, 2.1, 2.1, 2.4, 1.7, 2.0
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
Liver left hepatectomy seg 4 1/31/18
5/18 NED

Beckster
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Location: New Jersey

Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby Beckster » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:43 pm

I remember your initial posts, which showed your frustration and advocating for the correct treatment. Getting second opinions, third opinions, and arguing with oncologists. Yes, you indeed had a tumultuous year! Well deserved a couple of days of relaxation... Happy Anniversary. I wish you both many more years of health and happiness!
57/Female
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
LN: 0/24
LVI present
Surgical margins: clear
MSS
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17, 12/12/17, 6/18/18 CT Scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.8 12/17-2.8, 3/18-3.1, 6/18-3.0, 9/18 2.8, 12/18 2.5
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17 :D

mpbser
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Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby mpbser » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:49 pm

Thank you, Beckster!
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4, 2.1, 1.5, 1.9, 1.9, 2.1, 2.1, 2.4, 1.7, 2.0
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
Liver left hepatectomy seg 4 1/31/18
5/18 NED

teacher2017
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Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:18 pm
Facebook Username: Lydia Clark

Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby teacher2017 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:46 pm

Enjoy the weekend! You deserve it!
48 year old female- mom of 2 (12,15)
DX stage 3c - 12/17 LN. T3
8" sigmoid resection Sept 22 2017
6.1cm tumor size
chemo -folfox 11/8/17-4/18
CEA level- 1.4 11/8/17
Colonoscopy- 5/30/18 - CLEAR!
Cea level- 1.8 6/1/18
Cea level- 2.1. 8/4/18
Sh$t has hit the fan- 8/10/18 Stage 4
1cm met in seg.8 liver
Liver resection- 9/12/18
Cea level- 1.5 10/1/18
Cea level- 1.2 12/1/18
Clear scan- 12/5/18

DarknessEmbraced
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Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:32 am

Hope you have a Happy Anniversary! :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17

mpbser
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Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:52 am

Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby mpbser » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks for the well wishes. It was nice to have a moment of peace and quiet. Got back yesterday to a terrible day. It was back to the grind with lots of stress from his company. We need a vacation to rest from our mini (two nights) vacation!
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4, 2.1, 1.5, 1.9, 1.9, 2.1, 2.1, 2.4, 1.7, 2.0
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
Liver left hepatectomy seg 4 1/31/18
5/18 NED

NHMike
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Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:43 am

Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby NHMike » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:31 pm

I'm glad that you had a break. I've gotten into the cardiac/stress/sleep/heartrate analysis to try to improve my body over the long run. I can see stress building up from work and life in the graphs and am trying to figure out how to improve my numbers. Vacation is one way but the work doesn't vanish when you come back.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal

mpbser
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Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby mpbser » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 am

Work builds up while he is gone because he is the backbone of his company. Tuesday was awful because he returned to learn that a number of people dropped the ball when he was away - and it was only for one day!

My husband's heart rate is averaging 69 at rest. I guess that's ok? He's still on a bunch of heart & blood pressure meds. It didn't help that his local oncologist gave him a scare about the lung nodules. She insisted on having him in for an appointment before scheduling the Chest CT so he saw her yesterday. She spoke about "restaging" etc. when his fears have been largely ameliorated. Nice job there, doc!
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4, 2.1, 1.5, 1.9, 1.9, 2.1, 2.1, 2.4, 1.7, 2.0
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
Liver left hepatectomy seg 4 1/31/18
5/18 NED

NHMike
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Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:43 am

Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Postby NHMike » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:57 pm

mpbser wrote:Work builds up while he is gone because he is the backbone of his company. Tuesday was awful because he returned to learn that a number of people dropped the ball when he was away - and it was only for one day!

My husband's heart rate is averaging 69 at rest. I guess that's ok? He's still on a bunch of heart & blood pressure meds. It didn't help that his local oncologist gave him a scare about the lung nodules. She insisted on having him in for an appointment before scheduling the Chest CT so he saw her yesterday. She spoke about "restaging" etc. when his fears have been largely ameliorated. Nice job there, doc!


69 is fine. 72 was considered normal when I worked in a hospital back in the 1970s.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal


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