Getting Closer to the Big Party.

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jens22
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Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby jens22 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:33 pm

5 years since I started Chemo and It was time to go to MSk for the 6 month CEA blood work. I had signed up for the Relay for Life to have a Team...but so much has been on my plate that I wasn't being a very good captain. As I sat in the waiting room...I saw the Fear...Young People. Older people, Spouse, Teenagers and that first fear started to come back. I got my blood drawn asked the Usual Question..." ANything new in treatment or Survailence...and I was told ...no... Saw my chemo nurses and when on my way.


Checked the CEA at Night...still 1.5!! Cheered, Cried and started to send emails for the Relay for Life..
Colonoscopy 3/10 for ? hemmorrhoid.
Diag Colon Cancer 3 days later
Colon Ressection 3/30/10
Stage 3B 5/14 Nodes positive.
Power Port and 7 months of Chemo
Port removed 11/11
8 negative Cat Scans..... 10 years cancer free and Discharged from Sloane Kett!!
Diag age 47 , now 57 Mom of 3 boys.

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Re: Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby skypup » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:31 pm

Holy cow, as one of the unlucky, I read "the Big Party" as something completely different! :roll:
So glad that's not what you meant. Congrats on your results and have a great time!

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Re: Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby mstults » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:40 pm

Great news. I read the "Big Party" as something else too. Enjoy your run.
Male Age 53. Dx CC with numerous liver mets 6/23/12. Colon res 6/24/12. Started folfox 7/24/12. Added avastin 8/27/12. CT 12/27/12 still showing shrink. Took 17 rounds of FOLFOX. Then 5-FU + Avastin. Switched to Irinotecan for 1 yr. CEA rose to >400. Switched to Vectibix 2/18/15. CEA decreasing. Scans show some growth in liver mets. Lung Mets stable to shrinking.

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Re: Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby orcasres » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:11 pm

I read it that way also. I was so glad to read your message. Good luck on the relay. Lois
63 yo F
Colon resection Sept. 2010
pT3N0M0 Stage 2A
Medullary Tumor 6.5cm long
Lymphovascular invasion
Lynch negative
12 FOLFOX 11/2010 to 5/2011 8 w/Oxi
NED so far

canadiandaughter
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Re: Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby canadiandaughter » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:05 pm

Congrats! Enjoy the relay for life! My family has done it a few times, actually it was prior to my dad being diagnosed. It is such a rewarding event to participate in. There is NO one who has not been touched by cancer. I can tell you that you being there wearing that survivor tshirt (if that is what they do there) will be such an inspiration to everyone else!
DD to 81 year old father
dx 24/07/14 iv cc mets liver/lung
folifiri started 19/07/14
shrinkage of all mets
growth in the liver,started folfox/avastin 80% 13/01/16
reduced to 70% due to side effects 27/01/16
First scan on folfox shows shrinkage in lungs, but liver just stable
6 rounds of vectibix-fail. 3cm growth and new spots showing Waiting for panel recommendations
At peace January 8, 2017

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Re: Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby Val*pal » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:38 pm

I'm very happy for you! It's good to hear.
DH dx'ed May '11, age 62
Jul '11: resection Stage IV
10/11: 6 mo Folfox
8/12:thyr canc, surg/tx
2/13: peri mets
2/13: Firi/Avas
6/13: Ok
8/13: break
10/13: Lung, peri, mets
10/13: Firi/Erb
1/14: Erb Fail; spread
5/14: Tx stopped
6/20/14: At rest

KWT
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Re: Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby KWT » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:45 pm

I'm glad it's not the "big party" we were all thinking. Party on!

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Re: Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby weisssoccermom » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:40 am

I thought I was the only one who interpreted the "Big Party" as something totally different. Congrats on the good news. Have fun at Relay. I will be attending the one in Tacoma (where it all started) this Saturday. Walking the Survivor's Lap and then having lunch, courtesy of Olive Garden for Survivors and their caregivers. This year will be different as I have lost two friends in February to cancer....one, Belle, to rectal cancer and another, Mariye to pancreatic cancer.
Dx 6/22/2006 IIA rectal cancer
6 wks rad/Xeloda -finished 9/06
1st attempt transanal excision 11/06
11/17/06 XELOX 1 cycle
5 months Xeloda only Dec '06 - April '07
10+ blood clots, 1 DVT 1/07
transanal excision 4/20/07 path-NO CANCER CELLS!
NED now and forever!
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jens22
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Re: Getting Closer to the Big Party.

Postby jens22 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:18 pm

No....I really want to have a Big Party...Not a " Big Party".....Oh Dear.....I guess I'm pretty Literal. Raised $200 for my Team and cried all the way on the Survivors walk.
Colonoscopy 3/10 for ? hemmorrhoid.
Diag Colon Cancer 3 days later
Colon Ressection 3/30/10
Stage 3B 5/14 Nodes positive.
Power Port and 7 months of Chemo
Port removed 11/11
8 negative Cat Scans..... 10 years cancer free and Discharged from Sloane Kett!!
Diag age 47 , now 57 Mom of 3 boys.


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