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Joy
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Good news.

Postby Joy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:10 pm

I thought that I would share my good news. 7 year since diagnosis of Colonrectal stage 3

Went to my colonrectal oncologist to-day......she doesn't want to see me again for 1 YEAR :D

Sooooooooooo I am happy that I am NED for colonrectal!!


However, my visits to the cancer clinic will continue. I was diagnosed 3 years ago
with Chronic Lymphocitic leukemia and MDS (bone marrow failure).
I'm on Watch and Wait. Chronic lymphocitic leukemia and MDS comes in many forms
slow, medium or fast progression.....I just live in hope that I am on the slooooooooooooow train.
Joy
Stage III rectal cancer 2 nodes out of 19
LAR January 4th 2006
2 rounds of FOLFOX
28 continuous radiation with continuous 5FU
6 rounds of FOLFOX
NED

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katsheba
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Re: Good news.

Postby katsheba » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:36 pm

That's great news about not needing to see your colorectal oncologist for another year!! My Dad had CLL, and though he has passed away, it was NOT from his CLL, but from other problems. My aunt has had CLL for 14 years and is doing amazing. She does treatment periodically and has always responded really well. I visited with her the other night and she had a ton of energy even though she is doing chemo for her CLL right now. LIke you say, it comes in different forms, but I am rooting for you to have the SLOOOOOOOW version!!!!
Age: 39
Stage: IIIC
DX: 3-15-2013 (Beware the Ides of March!)
Colon Resection and Anastomosis: 4-9-2013
Starting Chemo--May-14-2013
Finished Chemo--November-21-2013
NED

La vida te da sorpresas...

Joy
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Re: Good news.

Postby Joy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:48 pm

Thank you, I am so happy to hear of folks that have managed CLL long term.
I'm 68 making plans for my 90th birthday :D

I always remember the words of my oncologist when I was diagnosed
with stage III colonrectal and I was so scared.

"It is between you and the cancer and I am betting on you".

Katsheba ......I wish you the very best and I AM BETTING ON YOU :D
Joy
Stage III rectal cancer 2 nodes out of 19
LAR January 4th 2006
2 rounds of FOLFOX
28 continuous radiation with continuous 5FU
6 rounds of FOLFOX
NED

Badass
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Re: Good news.

Postby Badass » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:24 pm

Joy,

Many congratulations! An inspiration to us all! :D
R.C. 12/23/11 at age 52 T3N0M0
3/1/12 completed Xeloda and radiation
5/4/12 LAR & Ileostomy
6/7/12-10/4/12 6 rounds Xelox
11/27/12 Reversal
7/13/13 1 liver met
8/13 Met resection /hai pump
4/14 Chemo completed (Irinotecan/5fu/fudr in pump)

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katsheba
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Re: Good news.

Postby katsheba » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:34 pm

Joy wrote:Thank you, I am so happy to hear of folks that have managed CLL long term.
I'm 68 making plans for my 90th birthday :D

I always remember the words of my oncologist when I was diagnosed
with stage III colonrectal and I was so scared.

"It is between you and the cancer and I am betting on you".

Katsheba ......I wish you the very best and I AM BETTING ON YOU :D


Thank you and likewise!
Age: 39
Stage: IIIC
DX: 3-15-2013 (Beware the Ides of March!)
Colon Resection and Anastomosis: 4-9-2013
Starting Chemo--May-14-2013
Finished Chemo--November-21-2013
NED

La vida te da sorpresas...

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Re: Good news.

Postby Peabody5422 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:48 pm

Great News! Know how you feel - Stage III - Onoc gave me the all clear sign - so far - after a year and a half this past week too
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

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horizon
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Re: Good news.

Postby horizon » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:57 pm

Joy wrote:I always remember the words of my oncologist when I was diagnosed
with stage III colonrectal and I was so scared.

"It is between you and the cancer and I am betting on you".


I really like that quote!
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 8 years NED). Is this real life?

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Re: Good news.

Postby Guinevere » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:01 pm

What a great day for you!! Woohoo! Congrats and I hope you find a way to celebrate. Thank you for sharing. We need these stories.

God bless ~
Guinevere
Hrt atk - Feb 11
CRC4 DX - Apr 11
APR liver rsct, procto - Jul 11
Folfox/Avastin - Sep 11
Xeliri - Nov 11
Iritux - Jun 12
Break - Jan - Mar 13
Iritux - Mar 13
Stivarga - Aug 13
Folfiri - Oct 13
Exhausted treatment options - May 14

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Re: Good news.

Postby pollo65 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:04 am

It is not just good news it is GREAT news!!!
pollo 65
CC 1/6/09
r. hemi-colectomy 1/7/09
32Ln biopsied, 28 positive
met to aorta
chemo 12 rounds
done 9/09 3 scans clear
1/11 1 met to aorta
micro cluster to peritoneum
4/11 / 9/11 scan clear
4/12 scan clear
10/12 scan clear
Iri+avastin
chemo break

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Re: Good news.

Postby James65 » Wed May 01, 2013 10:16 am

Congratulations. That is wonderful and I echo everyone else's wish for the slooooowwwww form.
Diagnosed with stage III rectal tumor (though probably late stage II) January 2006.
Chemo/Radiation
Full APR Surgery
Folfox Chemo
So far NED.
Oops. Liver tumor diagnosed 10/13 after elevated CEA. Liver resection for 5cm tumor 12/6/13. So far so good.
Oops again, one tumor in each lung diagnosed 8/8/16. One too small to deal with and the other resected in late September. Wait and watch for now.
Oops, another lung Met in upper left lobe on edge of previous resection scar 11/11/19.

Joy
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Re: Good news.

Postby Joy » Fri May 17, 2013 8:17 pm

Good news......not!

I could cry....I received a phone call to-day from my oncologist. My last blood work showed that my CEA is "slightly" elevated. I guess she looked
at my CT scan and it looked good so she didn't look at my blood work too closely. I have to go and get blood work done again at the end of July.
She was most encouraging on the phone and said that there are lots of things that will elevate CEA and the fact that I was recovering from a
winter filled with pneumonia, and bronchitis could be the cause.

So here I sit, I was so happy and excited looking forward to the long week-end holiday, and now I am so scared crying :cry:

I am so depressed... I am almost at the point of saying "screw it" I'm not going for anymore tests....I'll just take my chances.
Joy
Stage III rectal cancer 2 nodes out of 19
LAR January 4th 2006
2 rounds of FOLFOX
28 continuous radiation with continuous 5FU
6 rounds of FOLFOX
NED

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Re: Good news.

Postby James65 » Sat May 18, 2013 8:11 am

Joy
I'm so sorry that aboout this. You shouldn't have to go through anymore, but it does seem that there is reason to be hopeful and I will be hopeful for you and wish you well.

Take care,
James
Diagnosed with stage III rectal tumor (though probably late stage II) January 2006.
Chemo/Radiation
Full APR Surgery
Folfox Chemo
So far NED.
Oops. Liver tumor diagnosed 10/13 after elevated CEA. Liver resection for 5cm tumor 12/6/13. So far so good.
Oops again, one tumor in each lung diagnosed 8/8/16. One too small to deal with and the other resected in late September. Wait and watch for now.
Oops, another lung Met in upper left lobe on edge of previous resection scar 11/11/19.

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Re: Good news.

Postby Hapa » Mon May 20, 2013 12:30 pm

I wish oncologist realized how upsetting their calls can be. Why cant they wait for Monday (probably to busy on Monday). I didn't see how much the CEA went up, but I hope it's because of pneumonia, and bronchitis !
DH Stage 3 RC


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