Stage IV husband now NED!

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Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby Ruthie37 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:16 pm

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was such a happy day for my husband and me. After two surgeries, six months of chemo, countless prayers, cards, casseroles, friend visits, nights crying and feeling so very alone, days when we both felt numb, and times when hope was sometimes an elusive creature - yesterday's CT scans found my sweet husband with no evidence of disease.

There are no words to thank everyone on this board for the words of encouragement and the stories of hope - you helped get us this far. We know this disease is not a sprint but a long, hard marathon, and we know the woods are not clear yet. But for now, my husband does not have to be sick anymore - and I am so thankful for that.

Again, thanks to all of you. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all the heroes who fight this fight. Blessing to you all.

Husband diagnosed w/colon cancer 12/23/08 - age 35
Hemicolectomy 1/8/09.
Stage IV
liver resection 2/23/09
13 cycles FOLFIRI completed 9/17/09 - then NED!
10/26/10 - 6mm met in lung
11/12/10 - lung resection
starting 12 cycles of FOLFOX w/Avastin - 12/10

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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby thood1458 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:19 pm

That is just awesome. Congratulations and I wish you both continued health.

"whether you have one day or 20 years, live each day to it's fullest. Do what makes you happy"

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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby fourT's » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:21 pm

Great news Holly! Glad Bart responded so well to everything and pray for livelong membership to club NED!

Husband dx 4/08 @ 38
Stage IV
colon resect 4/08/liver resect 10/08
11/09 NED-3/10 colo-pleural fistula/ileo
6/10 ileo rev
3/13 mets to peritoneum/HIPEC
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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby Cured » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:33 pm

Holly - praise God. You & Bart have been through a lot in a short time.
May he regain his strength after all that chemo.
5-08:Stg 3 Rectal: 6/14 Nodes
Ace Surgeon Remvd 90%Rectum,lots of Colon-Full Incision
Ileo Rev'd 6 Mos.
Radiatn+5fu Pre-Surgery
FOLFOX 8 CyclDone 1-09
Clear Scope 8-17; CEA 2-18
Glory to God! Healed by prayers of many: for 10 years
7-18: tumor pressing against brain Removed
Metastatic to lung. CEA 6.9
CEA to 4.5 after 1 chemo
After 8rds CEA 3
CEA 1.8, 2.3,1.7,2.2
12 rds Folfiri
Avastin evy 3 wks
Had Seizure Anti-seizure meds work-no driving for 6 months
Neuro allows me to drive again 0 meds

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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby sallya » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:52 pm

Yay! That's awesome Holly! Congratulations!
Wife of "Dom;" dx 7/3/09
Stage IV with 4 mets to the liver and ~25 affected nodes
Colon resection 7/6/09
Ileo 7/6/09
Starting Folfox + Avastin 8/13

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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby carolyn5 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:19 pm

Wonderful news!!!
age 38
dx sept. 08 stage111 T3N1M0 poorly differentiated signet ring cell
6 weeks chemoradation
2/10/09 abdominoperineal resection/ perm colostomy
chemo start 4/1/09
finished chemo 11/09
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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby Staci's team » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:23 pm

Great news! Thanks for sharing such encouragement!
Husband to Staci, diagnosed at age 32
Clinical dx Stage II/III rectal cancer, 7/2009
APR surgery 11/09 leading to...
Pathological dx Stage IIIB, ypT3N1M0, 11/2009
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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby Kathryn in MN » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:33 pm

HOORAY! Thanks for sharing your great news!
CRC AUG09 Age 47
Sig Res T4a N2a Mx, KRAS mut codon13
Mets bones & nodes
FOLFOX, FOLFIRI, Avastin, Radiation
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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby papajedi » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:18 am

Yeah baby, NED !!!!
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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby girlnextdoor » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:17 am

So happy for you. Enjoy this time.

Husband, age 52, DX RC 8/2007
Stage III
Surgery (APR) 12/2007
2 lung nodules 5/2008
HNPCC postive (MSH2 mutation)
Mets to lung 5/2009,lymph nodes
FOLFIRI, Avastin 7/2009
Xeloda 1/2010
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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby Lifes2short » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:41 am

That's so cool. Nice post. Thank you for your well wishes.
Age 45; Stage IV, mets to liver, nodes and bones.
Dx 12/05; Chemoradiation, surgery, Folfox, Folfiri, Folfiri, Folfiri, Folfiri
Intrathecal pain pump 3/09 (works great!)
Irinotecan / Erbitux 5/09 - ?
Two wonderful kids ages 7 and 5

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Re: Stage IV husband now NED!

Postby mpeters6 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:20 am

Ruthie, I hope you aren't planning on leaving us! Keep us updated!
Stage III Colon Cancer; dx 8/8/07, at the age of 36; sigmoid colectomy 8/13/07; Finished 11 Rounds of Folfox 2/08; currently NED

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