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!00 days post stem cell transplant is the most critical time point in the whole procedure. Steve reached that milestone this week and had his follow-up PET/CT yesterday. We just returned from his doc appointment at Dartmouth. The PET/CT was all clear for cancer. the next scan will be in 6 months, but in the meantime most of the immunosuppressed restrictions have been lifted. He is back to about 50% functional. The doc expects to release him to return to work (where??!??) in October! He has a 40-60% recurrence risk over the next 2 years, but our doc (in Pittsburgh) "certified" that he would pass in 6-12 months last September, so wow! Just WOW!
My scan is tomorrow. My cancer marker has been up for 6 months, so fervently hoping the bastard isn't back this close to my five year mark. It is what it is though, huh? I had a 6% chance of making it to 5 years (this December) when I was diagnosed, so whatever it is, I've gotten a lot of unexpected time.
Thank you, my friends here, for your wonderful and unwavering support as I have slogged with Steve through his lymphoma diagnosis and treatment.
Love you all,
Last edited by Bev G
on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
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