Gradumacation Day

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starbuck30
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Re: Gradumacation Day

Postby starbuck30 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:24 am

Ah Fletch this is fantastic. And again you bring tears to my eyes. :lol: Happy birthday to Kelly and congratulations to you both! What a wonderful, wonderful day for you guys. :D

Much love to you both!
Starbuck
2/26/10 Dx'd colon cancer
3/12 complete colerectomy, temporary ileostomy
3/19 pathology came back Stage IIIC CC
4/2 started FOLFOX
Chemo "precautionary", last CT showed NED PLEASE God let's keep it that way
9/16/10 FOLFOX finished! Woo hah!

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HollyID
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Location: Rigby, Idaho

Re: Gradumacation Day

Postby HollyID » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:41 pm

BrownBagger wrote:
HollyID wrote:next week I'll be done as well with #12. YAY!! :P

I can't believe I went for six months, but so glad I stuck it out, too. Next weeks side effects will be nothing but a bad memory. LOL


We're proud of you too, Holly.

And no, I'm not lying about the memory quickly fading. Too much joy bouncing around in your brain pan; no room for memories of misery.


Thanks, Eric. Actually, the six months went by rather quickly. But I really am glad it's going to be over soon. :) Looking forward to family coming for 4th of July and no fanny pack! LOL
Holly, 47
11/17/09 colonoscopy;
11/23/09 dx with adenocarcinoma;
12/03/09 LAR
Stage IIIB T3N1M0 1/11 LN
1/12/09 CT NED
1/19/09 Start Folfox
6/24/10 Done with chemo!!!
7/7/10 CT scan. I'm in NED'sville.
9/11/12 colonoscopy for bleeding (staple from anastomotic site)
7/31/15 New tumor discovered near rectum. Biopsied. Adenocarcinoma. CEA 3.5 Lynch negative
8-10/2015 Radiation
12/14/2015 Revision of LAR with new permanent colostomy

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HollyID
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Re: Gradumacation Day

Postby HollyID » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:45 pm

Fletch, so glad you found her bracelet. I'm sure she was "over the top" with happiness because of the tender memories associated with it.

Enjoy the summer. It's not quite summer or even spring here. Froze last night. Snowed 8 miles away the night before. I'm so ready for some warm weather. :)

Love to you both!! Happy Birthday to Kelly!!

Holly
Holly, 47
11/17/09 colonoscopy;
11/23/09 dx with adenocarcinoma;
12/03/09 LAR
Stage IIIB T3N1M0 1/11 LN
1/12/09 CT NED
1/19/09 Start Folfox
6/24/10 Done with chemo!!!
7/7/10 CT scan. I'm in NED'sville.
9/11/12 colonoscopy for bleeding (staple from anastomotic site)
7/31/15 New tumor discovered near rectum. Biopsied. Adenocarcinoma. CEA 3.5 Lynch negative
8-10/2015 Radiation
12/14/2015 Revision of LAR with new permanent colostomy

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Phuong
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Re: Gradumacation Day

Postby Phuong » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:55 pm

So happy for you. Congratulations!!!
Phuong
http://sonofamotherlessgoat.net/
dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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turtlemama77
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Re: Gradumacation Day

Postby turtlemama77 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:51 am

Way to go!!!! It feels soooo good to be done, doesn't it?
Sheri Age 35 :)
ddx Sept 09 Stage III Rectal ca
28 radiation/5FU done 11/6/09
Surgery 1/06/10
8 rounds of chemo 2/4/10 done 5/15/10
more chemo, Folfuri/Erbitux 3/11
chemo switch, FOLFOX/Avastin
http://imsorryforcursing.blogspot.com/

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mike_co
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Re: Gradumacation Day

Postby mike_co » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:46 pm

Congrats! It really helps me to see others with Stage 4 getting positive results and moving past some pretty nasty milestones. I just had my right hepectomy and I'll be starting adjuvant chemo for about 3 months. Hopefully I'll be doing the happy dance too then. Kind of feels good right now just to have the surgery over and seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Anyway, you have been a big inspiration and I'm really happy for you :D
Colon resection 11/09 (15/31 ln)
Stage IV CC w/Met to liver dx at age 46
Xelox failed. FOLFIRI w/ Avastin 6 cycles
6/2/10 - Right hepatectomy
6 more cycles
NED 7/2010 - 4/2011
Dad to three boys age 4,5 & 6 and lucky husband of Shanna

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catta
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Re: Gradumacation Day

Postby catta » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:18 am

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY.. well done..
I think it was about week 4 or 5 after my dad finished folfox that his tastebuds suddenly returned to normal.. he was eating an icecream he was so excited like a child.. it only took that long for most things to return back to normal( month or so).. blood levels, nice color in his face, good weight gain, etc..so...
ENJOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
DD of CC Patient
3C dx04/98
NED 11Yrs
R/U lbe 15cm met 02/09
folfox X6 04/09,lobectmy/6 XFolfox 12/09
2cm met lobe 02/10 Vats 04/10
folfiri 6 rounds
10/10 Clean scan and Pet
6mm lung met 1/11
Brain met 2/11
Liver mets 4/11
Eternal peace 23rd December


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