Stage III - pregnant again!

Please feel free to read, share your thoughts, your stories and connect with others!
Aventyr
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:03 pm
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Contact:

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby Aventyr » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:18 pm

Thank you all for sharing our happiness!!!

Here is a picture of big brother Vilhelm seeing his little brother Olof, only a few hours old, for the very first time: www.lyx.bloggagratis.se

I wasnt told anything else than to wait 6 months after Folfox, I guess the important thing is that we were two about the decision.

Any other post colon cancer babies out there?
Dx 31 years old Aug 2007, son born May 2006
Stage IIIa colon cancer diagnosed aug 2007, had grown on my urine bladder
Surgery colon and urine bladder sept 2007
Folfox 12 rounds started oct 2007, finished April 2008
NED Sep 23, 2008
Pregnant, baby Aug2009

User avatar
Jimswife
Posts: 904
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:53 am

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby Jimswife » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:13 pm

Brilliant !!!!!!!! Congrats . Not quite the same situation but im hoping I can fall pregnant , it's not me that had the cancer but my husband , he's was stage 3 with 2 nodes , we were told to wait 3 months after chemo to start having sex again without contraception , stories like your give me hope that A , colon cancer is beatable and B , there is life and babies after colon cancer, did it take you a while to fall pregnant each time ?
Victoria , Wife to Jim age 43 dx oct 2011
Stage 3 cc with 2 out of 21 positive lymph nodes
Folfox starts nov 11-may 12
All scans and bloods since surgery confirm no evidence of disease
Hoping to stay ned forever .... Fingers crossed !!!!!!!

Aventyr
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:03 pm
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Contact:

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby Aventyr » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:27 pm

Hi,
I was lucky to get pregnant just 6 months after chemo with the second child. Its a little bit more than three years between 1 and 2 and its perfect, I think. :)

And yes, I realised Sweden is a good country to live in after being sick and having children. My husband was home for one year with kid nr 2 and I was home one year with most of the salary. Someone from the US who came to Sweden saw all the daddies in the playgrounds with their children and said: Why are there so many gay nannies here? Made me laugh:)
Dx 31 years old Aug 2007, son born May 2006
Stage IIIa colon cancer diagnosed aug 2007, had grown on my urine bladder
Surgery colon and urine bladder sept 2007
Folfox 12 rounds started oct 2007, finished April 2008
NED Sep 23, 2008
Pregnant, baby Aug2009

Peabody5422
Posts: 334
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:21 am
Facebook Username: debbie.whitaker

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby Peabody5422 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:09 pm

I think that is great! You sound like a terrific mom.

In my prayers.
DX: RC 11/11 T1 N1c MX
Surgery: LAR 12/23/11
Rad & Xeloda: 1/12 - 4/12
Clean CT: 4/12
Reoccur: Lymp 4/14 4 new locations. 2 Aortic, 2 locations Rectum
Chemo to start: 6/14, OXI, Advastin, 5FU
10/14: One tumor left - on Avastin only
Surgeries: 4/15, 7/15 and 8/15 :last tumor w/Illeostomy then Ostomy
NED by 7/15 Surgery

Aventyr
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:03 pm
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Contact:

.Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä Ä . .

Postby Aventyr » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:26 am

A little update for those of you who could need a sunshine story.

My 3rd pregnancy is just going fine, Im in week 32 now, baby is expected in January. I have two sons, and we dont know if no 3 is a boy or a girl. Im working full time with the kids in school and kindergarten and we´re doing just fine.

I could never have dreamt about this when my first son had just turned one and I came to the emergency unit in desperate need of blood tranfusions. (Red blood cell count 56). 2 weeks later I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer, a total chock. I looked at the screen together with the doc so she did not have the possibilty to tell me the news in an organised way.

Im just so very happy:) /Maria
Dx 31 years old Aug 2007, son born May 2006
Stage IIIa colon cancer diagnosed aug 2007, had grown on my urine bladder
Surgery colon and urine bladder sept 2007
Folfox 12 rounds started oct 2007, finished April 2008
NED Sep 23, 2008
Pregnant, baby Aug2009

jean60
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:47 pm

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby jean60 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:41 am

What a wonderful way to begin my day! Such a wonderful story and I am so very happy for you. My own children are grown and when I read the stories on this forum about young people whose hopes and dreams of having a family are being threatened and ended in some cases, something inside me breaks.
I would also like to thank you for coming back to this forum to share. I bet you have no idea how many lives you will touch with this post.
Best of luck to you and enjoy #3!!!

Jean
Dx Rectal Cncr 5/12
Stage III
5 weeks Chemo (5FU) & Radiation completed
LAR with temporary ileostomy 9/12, complete response
Began FOLFOX 10/12. oxil reduced after tx 1, eliminated after tx 2. Now 5FU.
Finished 1/13
Ileostomy reversal 5/13

User avatar
Jimswife
Posts: 904
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:53 am

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby Jimswife » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:59 am

Excellent news thanks for sharing x
Victoria , Wife to Jim age 43 dx oct 2011
Stage 3 cc with 2 out of 21 positive lymph nodes
Folfox starts nov 11-may 12
All scans and bloods since surgery confirm no evidence of disease
Hoping to stay ned forever .... Fingers crossed !!!!!!!

User avatar
Maia
Posts: 2443
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:00 am

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby Maia » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:14 am

This is so wonderful and hopeful!!
Congrats to you and thank you for coming back here and share!! :D

User avatar
PGLGreg
Posts: 1427
Joined: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:38 am
Location: Waimanalo, HI

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby PGLGreg » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:43 am

Great news. I always knew you were going to be okay.
Greg
stage 2a rectal cancer 11/05 at age 63
LAR 12/05 with adjuvant radiation+5FU,leucovorin 1-2/06
NED for 12 years, cured

User avatar
very worried husband
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:20 am

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby very worried husband » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:36 am

wow...Thanks for the update, and best of luck... :D
Caregiver to Wife age25
Diagnosed Colon IIIB Jan2011
7/29 Nodes +
5FU+Oxi in china. Feb-Aug 2011
CEA@Diagnose:0.79
Immunological chemistry: Ki-67 (+), MSH2(+), MLH1(++), ERCC1 (-)
NED Supplements: Aspirin,Vit D,Calcium, Genoderma Lucidium
Baby born June 2015 :D :D :)

User avatar
very worried husband
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:20 am

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby very worried husband » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:36 am

wow...Thanks for the update, and best of luck... :D
Caregiver to Wife age25
Diagnosed Colon IIIB Jan2011
7/29 Nodes +
5FU+Oxi in china. Feb-Aug 2011
CEA@Diagnose:0.79
Immunological chemistry: Ki-67 (+), MSH2(+), MLH1(++), ERCC1 (-)
NED Supplements: Aspirin,Vit D,Calcium, Genoderma Lucidium
Baby born June 2015 :D :D :)

Jen-32
Posts: 69
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:06 pm
Location: England

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby Jen-32 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:44 pm

Thank you so much for sharing. I was in desperate need of some happiness today. Looking forward to seeing a picture of your latest addition! Xx
Diagnosed Feb 2012, Age 32, Stage 3a colon cancer, pT2 N1 LV0 M0
Laparoscopic sub-total colectomy, March 2012
Fertility preservation (egg collection) May 2012
12 rounds FOLFOX (5 with oxaliplatin) May- Nov 2012

SammyJ
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:03 pm
Facebook Username: Samantha.douglas

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby SammyJ » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:53 pm

LOVE this post. Big congrats on all fronts. :D
Diagnosed Stage 3A Rectal Cancer March 12, age 39
ULAR and temp ileostomy March 12
Folfox started April 12 , completed Oct 12.
NED 16/10/12
Ileostomy reversal 23 Nov 12....

User avatar
GreenLakeGirl
Posts: 774
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:55 am
Location: Pacific NW

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby GreenLakeGirl » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:13 pm

Congrats! So happy to see an update from you.
2009, age 37 with a 2yo: CC, IIIB (T4N1M0). IBD history
2010-11: FOLFOX, 12 rounds. 5 surgeries (3-step Ileal j-pouch, infection, VATS)
Currently NED.
Mom, you can go the hard way if you want, but the easy way is much easier. ~my 3yo

User avatar
Kathryn in MN
Posts: 2970
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:25 am
Facebook Username: Kathryn Finn-Blume
Location: Minnesota & Mexico
Contact:

Re: Stage III - pregnant again!

Postby Kathryn in MN » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:54 pm

So glad your pregnancy (and life) are going so well! Thanks for updating us with the good news!
CRC AUG09 Age 47
Sig Res T4a N2a Mx, KRAS mut codon13
Mets bones & nodes
FOLFOX, FOLFIRI, Avastin, Radiation
Irinotecan, Zaltrap & STAR RFA
APR13 pleurisy & ascites - more chemo & draining
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kathrynblume


Return to “Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: krs029, NHMike and 5 guests