Five Years Later

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Surroundedbylove
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Five Years Later

Postby Surroundedbylove » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:22 pm

Just a quick note to encourage - it is five years now since my diagnosis - actually kind of crept up on me this year. I've been off the board as a way for me to focus on life after cancer. :-) See my signature for the details and see my thousands of posts for information on side effects, treatment, and in particular my experiences with my takedown and colonic j-pouch.

Good luck to all.

SBL
Surroundedbylove

Rectal Cancer @ 43, '08
Clinical: T3,N2a,MX (IIIB)
6 wks XELOX & radiation
LAR, colonic j-pouch, & temp ileo '09
Surgical: ypT3,ypN0,ypMX (0 of 20 nodes)
FOLFOX; XELOX
Ileo Takedown '09
SIL Dx 2014 - Rectal T3

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juliej
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Re: Five Years Later

Postby juliej » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:07 pm

Congratulations, SBL! And, also, a big thanks for all the wisdom you've brought to this forum over the years. You rock!
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
NED 3/17/12 to 5/11/2018, CEA<1

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BrownBagger
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Location: Central NYS

Re: Five Years Later

Postby BrownBagger » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:45 pm

Thanks for checking back in & congratulations. We missed you!
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.

kiwiinoz
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Re: Five Years Later

Postby kiwiinoz » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:04 pm

Hey SBL
Five years huh, big mark for you and appreciate your post.
Kiwi
Stage IV Rectal Cancer (39 Year old male at dx)
pT3N0M1 (wish that was M0)
Diagnosed 05 Dec 2012
LAR 05 Jan 2013
VATS 27 Feb 2013
FOLOFX April 2013 - Sep 2013
Clear Scan 03 Dec 2013 - 27 Feb 2018
Port Out 26 March 2015

stevieb
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Re: Five Years Later

Postby stevieb » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:56 pm

Congrats and thanks for the update!
Dx age 33
12/19/12 Stage IV liver/lung
1/14-2/28/13 Folfox
3/27/13 rectal/lung rst; temp ileo
7/11/13 liver res/ileo rev
9/30/13 - Folfox
11/13,2/21 NED
3/14 lung recur;6/16-VATS
7/14 5 bi lung mets
10&11/15 laser lung surg
2015 Colondar Model
12/15 5 lung met-folfiri
5/15 NED
11/15 2 lung mets; cryoablation
1/4/17 2 lung mets; cryoablation
NED as of 1/23/17

jacekica
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Re: Five Years Later

Postby jacekica » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:05 pm

Congratučations! Spmething for what we all hope for, I know I wish i am here on my 5th canciverssary.
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

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Rob in PA
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Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Five Years Later

Postby Rob in PA » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:47 am

Congrats sbl! That is definitely something to celebrate!
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED


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