BrownBagger Update

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BrownBagger
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BrownBagger Update

Postby BrownBagger » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:48 pm

Got my latest scan results in Manhattan today. Still stable. I unload a whole mess of fresh garden veggies on Dr. Nancy and her staff, as well as Nick at the front desk (resulting in a huge, long hug). All were very appreciative. I said, "Any incentive I can give you to keep me on the planet."
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.

justin case
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby justin case » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:56 pm

BrownBagger wrote:Got my latest scan results in Manhattan today. Still stable. I unload a whole mess of fresh garden veggies on Dr. Nancy and her staff, as well as Nick at the front desk (resulting in a huge, long hug). All were very appreciative. I said, "Any incentive I can give you to keep me on the planet."

You're about the only person I know who can unload in a doctor's office, and still be appreciated. It is good to hear things are stable.
Regards,
Michael
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

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CRguy
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby CRguy » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:57 pm

WORD bro' …..WORD

Cheers'nHarmony
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
13 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

NWgirl
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby NWgirl » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:58 pm

Stable is awesome - great news BB!!!!!
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

KWT
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby KWT » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:03 pm

That's awesome, lucky dog :lol: must be all those veggies!

Stanfordmom
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby Stanfordmom » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:03 pm

Great news! really happy for you.
DX 4/2/2014 at 44, stage 4, mets liver and ovaries
Mom to 2 boys
Three surgeries, HAI pump and lots of chemo
fighting!

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Nester
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby Nester » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:04 pm

Brown bagger you're going to bury all of us. That's for sure ;)
Diag @ 30yo St IV 12/11 Appdx crcnma (mets to peri)
12/11 2x Colectomy (1 HIPEC)
2/12 - 7/12 CAPOX
2/12 - 5/13 NED
5/13 Explorative Surgery (1 small nodule found)
9/13 Start FOLFIRI
10/13 Obstruction - Surgery + Colostomy
1/14-6/14
Life @ sunset

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Cherie
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby Cherie » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:06 pm

Fabulous now how about letting us all in on your gardening secretes.
36Yo F
2000 UC
2013 Stage 4 CC 15/126 LN spread to the omentum
June Collectomy all visible cancer removed
July Folfox + Avastin
2/14 clean scan
8/14 Ileo-anal pouch surgery still NED
1/15 Emergency illeostomy spread to peritoneum and small bowel

teachpdx
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby teachpdx » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:24 pm

Glad to hear the great news! Cukes are doing so well here because of our hot weather that I may have to do the paper bag on the porch trick :lol:
4/24/12 RC T3N1M0 age 53
5/23-7/2 - 26 chemorad - Xeloda
7/16 Lynch- MSH2
8/28 LAR w/ temp ileo, CR, 0/11,M0, hysterectomy
10/13 6 cycles Xeloda - completed only 1 1/2 due to HFS
3/12/13 - reversal
8/13 NED
6/15 - HFS gone!

Nixma
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby Nixma » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:30 pm

I love hearing good news! Good for you!!!
42 F when diagnosed July 13
July 2013 Large tumor removed vie R hemi colectomy
no chemo
January 14 CEA doubles
Pet Lites up
Now Lymph nodes near pancreas cancerous
Stage 4 mcrc
Folfox 3/18/14
Hysterectomy 7/15/14
Resume Folfox 8/27/14

pukalania
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby pukalania » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:31 pm

that is quite a recipe for well being...home made veggies and cycling! :) great news!
wife 34 dx DH stage IV
Feb10 col res
May10 12 x FOLFOX
Aug12 tumor in sig colon,mets in liver
Aug12 Xeliri Ava
Oct12 xel celebrx rad
Feb13 liver/colon res
Sep13 ill reversal, fistula,
Folfiri SBRT,ADAPT ava
Apr 15 continued growth liver and lungs

Delinda
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby Delinda » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:36 pm

Fabulous! Here comes the happy dance again!!! A victory for one of us is a victory for all. Wish I had some of those garden fresh veggies... Hugs, love, light to you my healthy friend. :lol: XXOXO, Delinda
62 yo wife & mom
4/14 dx stage IIIC colon cancer
4.5cm tumor, 9/28 nodes
temp colostomy, take down 6/14
7/14 start FOLFOX, 6 mo

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Voxx66
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby Voxx66 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:46 pm

Great news. And I bet the vegetables were well appreciated.
DX and resect 10/2012 age 46
Stage IIa CRC
liver mets both lobes 8/2013
CEA 28
FOLFOX + Avastin 8/26/13 3 rounds
Folfox only 3 rds + rd 8
platelets low round 7,9,10 5FU only
1/14 CEA 1.0 y90
5fu
10/14 mets lung and peri
1/15 Folfiri

mjkelley
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby mjkelley » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:08 pm

I like "stable" good for you!
DX 1/30/10 @ 49
stage iv with In-numerable mets to Liver
Treatment plan: Chemo for life
40 rounds folfox Feb 2010 to October 2011
Dropped oxi October 2011
REDUCTION OR NO NEW GROWTH
July 2013 Growth
Back on oxi July 2013
More Growth
Folfori October 2013

Badass
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Re: BrownBagger Update

Postby Badass » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:21 pm

Yahoo! So happy for you, Eric! That is wonderful news!

Jane
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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