Holy Cow - Really?

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Holy Cow - Really?

Postby blakeswife » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:12 am

I'm playing catch-up on the board ........ I read daily but haven't had a chance to log in and participate much. I can't believe how many loved ones we've lost lately; so many DH's. Unbelievable and very scary.

Blake will celebrate 5-years on Oct. 24th which makes me realize how lucky we've been to have the time together. While not a walk in the park, it hasn't been too bad either; for which I am very grateful. Blake continues to work full time which I believe has substantially contributed to his survival. He loves going to work - in a "non-cancer" world.

His chemo break ended a little over 6 weeks ago & his CEA dropped from 9.3 to 7.3 after 2 Folfiri treatments. While that is really encouraging, pain has been a problem lately so he's now wearing the Fentanyl patch but he continues to fight with all he has.

Take care, everyone!

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DH Stage IV 10/07
Colectomy, Liver resection & RFA, 1/13 LN
12/07-5/08 Folfox/Avastin
7/09 recurrence-Peritoneum
9/09-12/09 Folfiri/Avastin
1/10-5/10 Xeloda/Avastin
9/10-current w/built in breaks

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Re: Holy Cow - Really?

Postby BrownBagger » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:28 am

Thanks for the inspiration, Kathy. I'm looking forward to hitting 5 years--and hopefully still kicking it like Blake.
Eric, 58
Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux & Irinotecan biweekly
Current Cocktail; On the Wagon (mostly)
Bicycle miles post-dx 10,477
Motto: Live your life like it's going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you'll be glad you did.

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Re: Holy Cow - Really?

Postby Canadianmom » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:51 am

Glad to hear that Blake is doing so well Kathy. It has been very sad on the board lately which is why we need to hear stories like Blake's: working full-time, living and loving life despite the diagnosis.
30/09/10 Dx mCRC/ 39 yrs old
08/11/10 liver met; Stage IV
23/11/10 PET 2 lit LNs
25/11/10 RFA to liver met
13/12/10 Folfox 6 plus Avastin.
15/03/11 After 7 rounds. NED. No further tx. 2014 still NED
Praying for patience and strength.

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