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Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby Seriously, WTF? » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:22 am

Mike had his most recent scan this past Tuesday, August 7th. On Friday, he met with his doctor and she was all smiles! His blood work was good and his weight is steady between 144-146lbs. The chemo cocktail  he is currently on is kicking some serious "C" monster's butt!!  All areas of concern have decreased in size!. These areas being the liver, abdominal cavity, both lungs and thoracic area!!!  This is very positive news and makes all the "CRAPPY" chemo days Mike has to endure worth it!  Well, I wouldn't say worth it but it definitely makes him/us realize the importance of why such an awful thing... in reality is what makes better days ahead for him and our family. 
 Mike also had his 29th chemo treatment on Friday!  August 24th  marks 2 years since Mike's diagnosis (8/10)   He hasn't slowed down or stopped kicking butt since!!  Many people often tell me what an inspiration Mike is to them and how in one way or another he has inspired them or changed their way of how they look at things in life. To this I say "WOW"!   I often find myself looking (okay stalking)  him  thinking "Is there really all that bad stuff  going on inside such a wonderful person"? Seriously?? Sometimes I  get angry for a little while and think "WTF"???!!!Really??Sometimes I have a few sad days and cry BUT I stay focused on all the progress he has made  and I move forward.  Honestly,  how he handles  his situation in what life has thrown his way probably doesn't affect me  the same way  it does to our many <3 friends and <3 family. I believe I feel this way because of the many years Mike and I have  been together (30 years  to be exact) and the fact that I live with him on a daily basis. He has always been  a man on the move. Someone that can't sit still if his life depended
on it! He has been this way since I met him. Because of this drive and determination within him, I don't know Mike any
differently than to keep moving forward, continue kicking butt, and never slowing down!  Our very own Superman to say the least!
Although the results were positive, he will continue with chemo treatments for  at least 2 more months. His next treatment is scheduled  for Friday, August 31st.

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby danomal » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:03 am

Great news! Good job Mike, keep fighting and keep kicking butt!
DX Stage IV CC 12/07
Colon resect, liver RFA 2/08
FOLFOX, Avastin, Erbitux 4/08-9/08
Liver resect 12/08
FOLFIRI, Avastin 4/09-7/09
SBRT 12/10-1/11
Recurrence: liver, lung mets 8/11
Irinotecan, Erbitux 9/11-5/12
Lymph node: neck 7/12
Seeking clinical trial

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby elise » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:14 am

I can tell your that your support means the world to him. On days where he's not 100% in the mood to fight, you help him get there. You're both doing awesome work!
Feb - Stage 2 (T3 N0 M0) CC @ 30
Mar - R hemicolectomy, 18 LN
May-Nov 6 - Chemo (8 Xeloda)
Feb - NED
Feb - NED
May - Stage 4 - 1 liver met @ 32
Jun - Liver resection
Aug-Jan - FOLFOX 5 rounds, 5FU X 6
Ap, Oct - NED
Mar - NED

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby Baseballmum » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:28 am

So happy to hear this news!! Keep on fighting the good fight.

DH Dx 6/10 w/mets to liver
Chemo 6/10, Avastin/Oxi/Xel
Emer. Surg. 8/10, 1 LN +, Oxi 10/10
Surg. 2/11 0 LN
Oxi/Xel ->Irinotecan/Avastin/Xel 9/11
SIRT procedure Jan/Feb 12
Colostomy Rev/Hernias Repaired 7/12
Ileo Rev 10/12
12/12 Lung Mets - Chemo again

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby edgellc » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:36 am

WOOOO HOOO! Great News!

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby RixInPhx » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:06 am

That's so good to hear, you guys deserve a break!

Peace and love, Rick
M 61, Dx 6/10 CRC st 4, unknown primary CEA 843
2 kg peritoneal mass, met to skull; no surgery
Various regimens of all CRC chemo drugs
Mets to lung 8/11 CEA 135
Folfiri/Erb/Ava 12/11 CEA 320
No progression 5/12 CEA 192

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby Deirdre » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:29 am

Great news and well on getting through everything thus far
Daughter of loving dad, dx Stage IIIC Mar 10
Resect Apr 10. 1 lymph nodes positive
Heart history has ruled out treatments
NED to date!

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby CheeseHead » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:11 am

Great news. Hope this tumors keep going WTF and disappearing..Glad you are there for him and vice versa.

    10 Stg 4 colon srgry
    12 Xelox/Avast
    05 Liver srgry
    -12 Xelox
    05 Xelox
    08 Iri/Vect
    11 Liver srgry
    01-05 Iri,Vect,Xeloda
    09 CyberKnife
    03-07 Ph I trial
    08-11 Regorafenib

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby Mona » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:15 pm

That is a very good news Kathy. Chemo is working this is what we all want. Mike is doing good job.
As to friends and family, I sometimes get upset when I heard “you look so good”. OK, but none of you knows what price I am paying for it. I think that they try to push away the idea that something bad can happen to us. Or some do not know what to say, and there are others who excusing their self’s because they are not supporting you because their life is so busy. I hate what cancer do to our lives.
Much love,
At age 46 DX 7/21/10 Stage 4 colon cancer with mets to the liver.
8/10 Folfox 6 tx
11/10 Colon/liver resection 1/29 nodes
12/10 Folfox 6 tx, NED
3/11 chemo done
11/11 recurance liver
12/11 liver resection/Hai pump
01/12-07/12 Fudor/Folfiri

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby Icesk8tr » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:21 pm

Awesome news Kathy. Way to go Mike :D

Stage IV CC 2010

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby pmterra » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:51 pm

So great to hear from you, Kathy and with such amazing news - so, so happy for you and your family! Celebrate :)
lots of hugs
caregiver to survivor husband
Stage 3C - Colon
surgery June, 2008
6 mo. chemo/FOLFOX & Avastin
June 2015 - 7 year survivor :)

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby juliej » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:10 pm

Great news, Kathy! You are such a special couple. Tell Mike to keep kicking cancer's butt!

Stage IVb, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/2011
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/2011
Adjuvant Irinotecan + FUDR
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/2012
Adjuvant FUDR + Xeloda
VATS rt. lung 12/2012 - benign granuloma!
VATS left lung 11/2013
NED 11/22/13 to 9/23/2019, CEA<1

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby cecioboe » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:14 pm

That's such great news! Keep that butt kicking up!!
Wife to Jim Stage IV RC w/liver mets
DX 9/16/11
Oct - Dec 2011 chemo/rad
1/04/12 ileo
1/16/12 LAR, liver resection
2/29/12 blockage, emer surg, ileo rev
4/16/12- 9/16/12 chemo
10/22/12 - 10/3/18 NED
De-ported 6/24/16

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby las » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:58 pm

That is wonderful news. Mike has been thru a lot and I am so happy that all areas are shrinking.

Fiance DX 6/27/11 CC IV w/liver mets,adrenal glnd,pet.
7/25/11 folfox
8/2/11 surg.colon wall removal of tumor
8/24/11 folfox ,3/12 5FU, 5/12 irinitecan failed, 7/12 didn't qualify regronfenib
8/13/12 Hospice, 8/18/12 married, died 9/10/2012

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Re: Latest update on "MY MAN"

Postby Kathleen808 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:02 pm

So glad to hear the good news! Mike is an amazing guy and you have been there every step of the way. You two are a great team. Praying things keep moving in the good direction.

DH 1/09 3c 51yr rsct
Folfx 3/09
1 l nd 9/09 Flfri Avstn
PET clr 6/10
Folfri Avstn 7/10
ND 10/10
1/11 lng mets Flfri Avastn
ND 2/12
9/12 Flfri Avastn
10/12 grwth lng mts Erbtx Avstn Irintcn
1/13 stabl
9/13 grwth
8/16/14 passed into eternal peace

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