Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

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sandrichelle
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Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby sandrichelle » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:26 pm

Just letting y'all know I just finished #12 so I am very excited...looking forward to disconnect on Wednesday as I hate this pump. It was an odd day today though I must say, machine to test counts was broke and blood had to be sent out, blood pressure machine didn't work, my 3 peeps that ALWAYS text me good luck, no text. I hope this is a good sign like..."Michelle, you don't belong here" :) One can only hope and pray!!

Just saw on my bloodwork too that my alkaline phosphate count is up to 215, hope that elevation is normal...doc didn't say anything so hope it's all good.

So I have a 4 week break before my pet scan and then on to radiation...the roller coaster ride continues :)

Hope everyone is doing well!! Always in my thoughts!!
Michelle
Dx Stage IV CC 02/12-56.1 CEA
Resection/Bye Bye Uterus 02/12
Folfox 03/12-08/12
05/01/12 3 TX CEA-6.5
07/23/12 10 TX CEA-5.0
09/18/12 PET shows 3 suspicious spots CEA -15.5
09/25/12 CEA- 23.8
10/23/12 CEA-51.8 1st of 6 FOLOFIRI
http://www.yeswecansir.com

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waw4
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby waw4 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:31 pm

Big milestone - Congrats!
Bill, 68 yr. old male, m. w/2 grown daughters
Colonoscopy 6/29/10; Dx Stage I or II
Colon Resection 7/15/10; Dx Stage III
FOLFOX4 start 9/14/10; end 1/20/11 (9 tx)
Grateful for 2nd Chance NED time!

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WorriedWife
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby WorriedWife » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:27 pm

So happy for you :)
Did you have any major side effects?
Just wondered as my hubbie might be getting ready to start folfox6
Thank you.
Hubby
CC Stg. 2b
Dx 6/12
surgery & reconnect
opted out Folfox
Pet Scan Aug NED
abscess/fistula for over a year
ongoing Dec 2013
Praying for each and every one of you

lauragb
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby lauragb » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:34 pm

Congratulations on making it through this stage of the gauntlet!

Laura
RC 3B 7/2011 @ 53
Chemoradiation 5 weeks 8/11
LAR-Hysterect-temp ileo
pCR, 0/23 nodes
Folfox 1/12, Xeloda 2/12 to 5/12
Reversal 5/12
SBO,lysis of adhesions 12/12
NED 11/12, 11/13, 6/16

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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby DaniMags » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:26 pm

That is such a great feeling, isn't it?? Congrats to you and good luck with your next scan and the radiation!!

Dani
DX 12/09 St IIIC
1/10-6/10 FOLFOX
9/11 mets omentum/abd; 10/11 FOLFOX/Erb
1/12 Alimta/Herc
3/12 mets to liver -FOLFOX/Erb
5/12 FOLFIRI/Erb
8/12 FOLFIRI/Avastin, 1/13-Temodar/Avastin
3/13 widespread progr inc. lungs
4/13 - Stivarga (failed)

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sandrichelle
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby sandrichelle » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:42 am

Thanks Guys!

Worried- I did have side effects for sure but managed to work full time (actually 10 hour days treatment week) to make up for the treatment day I had to miss. For the most part I suffered from naseau, fatigue, cold sensitivity, neuropothy just to name a few. I did find for me, when I dropped my "additional" naseua meds like Zofran (not amend, I always took that) but when I dropped the naseau meds, my weezy feeling subsided and actually got better.

I did drop the Oxi after round 7 due to neuropothy and glad I did cause it seems to be getting worse...tingling all of the time now.

All in all what I have learned is that EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT, I can't stress that enough but for me, keep hydrated really helped and actully keeping busy and moving helped with the fatigue. I found that the less I did, laid around, the more tired I was.

Hope that helps and wish nothing but the best for the two of you!! It will go by faster than you think :)
Dx Stage IV CC 02/12-56.1 CEA
Resection/Bye Bye Uterus 02/12
Folfox 03/12-08/12
05/01/12 3 TX CEA-6.5
07/23/12 10 TX CEA-5.0
09/18/12 PET shows 3 suspicious spots CEA -15.5
09/25/12 CEA- 23.8
10/23/12 CEA-51.8 1st of 6 FOLOFIRI
http://www.yeswecansir.com

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elise
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby elise » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:03 am

sandrichelle wrote: I hope this is a good sign like..."Michelle, you don't belong here" :)


I LOVE THIS!!! Good job finishing :D
2012
Feb - Stage 2 (T3 N0 M0) CC @ 30
Mar - R hemicolectomy, 18 LN
May-Nov 6 - Chemo (8 Xeloda)
2013
Feb - NED
2014
Feb - NED
May - Stage 4 - 1 liver met @ 32
Jun - Liver resection
Oct - CLEAN SCAN
Aug-Jan - FOLFOX 5 rounds, 5FU X 6
2015
Ap, Oct - NED
2016
Mar - NED

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Lena
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby Lena » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:07 am

Congrats on your last hook up!
Go celebrate when you can.
Yay!!

Lena
Dx rectal cancer July 30, 2009
Power port placement Aug. 3, 2009
Chemotherapy/Radiation therapy stated August 3, 2009
Chemo/radiation completed October 4th 2009
Proctocolectomy with Ileoanal jpouch November 3, 2009
NED 2014
Stage 2

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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby nbrandt » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:57 am

Michelle
Happy for you. I remember feeling happy,happy,happy to be done. Celebrate.
NBrandt
DXCCT3N2aMx 5/20LN
Folfox10/10-4/11
Scan 10-13-10,4-4-11,7-4-11,9-22-11,4-9-12,9-24-12,10-1-13,4-9-14,9-17-14,9-10-15,9-15-17NED,
CEA 1. Pre .6 7-4-11 .7 9-22-11 .6
1-13-12 .9 4-9-12 .7 9-24-12 .6 1-4-13 .8 10-1-13 .8 4-9-14 .7 9-17-15.8
Courage, Hope, Health

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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby jacekica » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:18 am

Michelle so nice so relieved - you have done one huge step and celebrate it.
Wonderful post about you - how you manage to work all the way and be so strong and positive with all those side effects, wonder wman of real world
Dx 2/11
surgery 5/11, T2N0MX, G2, SRC rectal ca, 22 cm removed
CT- numerous mets in abdomen - LN, 2 big ones on pancreas, one penetrated right urether. Surgery, they just take samples for PHD, 6 roundds 5FU, refuse further chemos

soccermom
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby soccermom » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:53 am

Congratulations on finishing the chemo. It does feel great!! Hoping you never need it again! :D
Stage 2A colon cancer
T3 N0 M0
0/21 lymph nodes
Jan 2012 to June 2012 Folfox
9 rounds of oxi

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sandrichelle
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby sandrichelle » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:41 pm

soccermom,

Looks like you just finished recently...how are your hands from the neruopothy?
Dx Stage IV CC 02/12-56.1 CEA
Resection/Bye Bye Uterus 02/12
Folfox 03/12-08/12
05/01/12 3 TX CEA-6.5
07/23/12 10 TX CEA-5.0
09/18/12 PET shows 3 suspicious spots CEA -15.5
09/25/12 CEA- 23.8
10/23/12 CEA-51.8 1st of 6 FOLOFIRI
http://www.yeswecansir.com

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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby NWgirl » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:13 pm

Yeah!!!! Congrats on getting through 12 rounds - happy dance time!

Enjoy your break!
Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
Chemo for Life
2012 Colondar Model

soccermom
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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby soccermom » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:54 pm

Had my last treatment the end of June and my hands and feet have gotten progressively worse but nothing I can't deal with. The onc told me it will get worse and peak and then hopefully start getting better. I did 9 rounds of oxi and boy was that enough! Other than that I feel great. Hoping you are feeling good.
Stage 2A colon cancer
T3 N0 M0
0/21 lymph nodes
Jan 2012 to June 2012 Folfox
9 rounds of oxi

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Re: Last Chemo Treatment Today!!!!!

Postby Bev G » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:47 pm

Wishing you many, many congratulations on finishing 12 rounds! Did you ever know how courageous and strong you were before all this? Savor your strength, and your freedom! So, so happy for you!

xox,

Bev
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now


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