O/T A new life!

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Bev G
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O/T A new life!

Postby Bev G » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:50 am

Hi All,

This is truly an amazing day for us. In 2010 my son Daniel (who was my primary caretaker when I was so sick, and an all-around awesome man) married our wonderful daughter-in-law Chelsie. They moved up their marriage by 2 years so I could be there. I was not expected to live at that point. Their wedding day was the first time I'd been out of the house (and pretty much out of bed) other than doctor appointments, hospital stays and chemo for a year. I am eternally grateful I was able to be at their wedding. Today (probably right now as I type this) they are bringing a new life into the world. Baby Louise is being born by Cesarean because she's breech. I am awestruck by the reality of my "baby" becoming a father today. He's most certainly the best thing that ever happened to me, and I am overjoyed. Just wanted to share. it was SO unlikely I would be here today.

Best wishes to all,

Bev
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

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CRguy
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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby CRguy » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:54 am

AND we are all glad you are here too Bev !

Best wishes to the parents and new grandchild.

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

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby Lydia666 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:59 am

Congratulations on becoming a grandma! Enjoy for many years to come!
Oct 2012- thyroid cancer
June 19, 2015 Dx@39 yrs- CRC-T3N1M0
No vascular, no perineural invasion
Aug-Sept 2015- 28 rad/5FU
Oct 28, 2015- LAR- temp ileo, neg. nodes- 0/11
March 2016- 6 rounds Xeloda/positive CHEK2 mutation
August 2016- DCIS and decided post prophylactic double mastectomy
May 2018 - clean CT
Sept 2018-clean scope
Devastation, total shock- oct 2018, invasion of peri mets
Dec 20 - 2 round of folfox
Mom to 4 & 7 yrs kids - at least i brought them to this level of independence.

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:21 am

Congratulations! :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby teacher49 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:00 am

Congrats Bev! It is a milestone when your last child has their first child. :D I had that experience in Feb 2015 when my last child (arriving 11 years after his siblings) had his first child, a baby boy.

To many more years of watching grandchildren grow.
F, 62,CRC, Adenoca, mod diff
cT3N0M0 Stage IIA May 2011
chemorad
APR on 9/27/11 Margins & Nodes Neg
comp.after surg/2 pelvic abscesses/Sepsis/Hosp 40 days
10th FOLFOX 6/6/2012 feet went numb
5FU to finish
NED 12/21/2020

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby Crystald » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:20 am

Congrats! What a wonderful gift to share with everyone, a blessing.
Age 58
DX Jul 2014 Stage IVb CRC metastatic, unknown primary, CEA 1826
Inoperable, Chemo for life
KRASwt
MSI: not tested
29 Jul 14 Port
30 Jul - 19 Jan 2015 Folfox (12 cycles) CEA 164.5
9 Feb 15 - 20 May Flofiri failed (6 cycles) CEA 417.0
17 Jul 15 - Initiated Vectibix CEA 555.5
17 Jul 2015 - 14 Jan 2016 Vectibix
8 Feb 2016 - 11 Apr 2016 Xeloda
26 Apr 2016 Hospice

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby curious56 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:06 pm

What amazingly wonderful news! You will be an awesome granny!!!

(((HUGS)))
dx 12/12 with CC Stage IIIB - T3N2aMO
6/18 nodes +
Resection sigmoid 12/12
Xelox 2/13 -- stopped, BAD side effects
Vegan and supplements
Clear scan 11/13
Met to abdomen - surgery 7/14
Philippians 4:6-7

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby steveincolorado » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:31 pm

Congratulations, Bev

Great deal, I hope to be able to do so one day too.

Steve
DX Stage IIIC 6 Aug 2012 at age 58
Resection 27 Aug 2012
PET scan 25 Sep 2012 no further cancer detected
Chemo started 15 Oct 2012
--Oxaliplatin
--Fluorouracil
--Leucovorin
Chemo completed 20 March 2013
CT scan 25 April 2013 No sign of cancer

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby ams5796 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:33 pm

That's beautiful, Bev! Congratulations.





Ann
Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
2/10 lung mets
3/11 VATS
6/11 VATS
7/13 lung met
2/14 SBRT
NED 8/14
5/17 scan and MRI found treated spine met

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby BrownBagger » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:49 pm

It's a wonderful new chapter in your amazing life, Bev. Congratulations to the new parents (and Grandma of course).
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.

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby orcasres » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:16 pm

Congratulations to you and your son and DIL. A wonderful day indeed. 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

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby JDinNC » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:29 pm

Bev,

Congratulation on becoming a grandmother and being here for this blessed day....
61 y/o female @ DX...........
T3N0M1
6/13 DX- stage 4
Sigmoid colon cancer.
One met to lung
7/13 colon resection
8/13 lung resection
7/17 four years....NED
8/18 five years....NED
MELANOMA
63 y/o @ DX
6/15 stage 2a
7/15 surgery on arm
7/15 NED
4/16 recurrance
5/16 remove metastasis from back
5/16. Started immunotherapy
8/16 discontinue treatment
7/18...PET scan...NED

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby jean60 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:00 pm

Bev,

Wonderful news! I am so very happy for you all.

Jean
Dx Rectal Cncr 5/12
Stage III
5 weeks Chemo (5FU) & Radiation completed
LAR with temporary ileostomy 9/12, complete response
Began FOLFOX 10/12. oxil reduced after tx 1, eliminated after tx 2. Now 5FU.
Finished 1/13
Ileostomy reversal 5/13

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby SugarBubbie » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:34 pm

I wish we had a "like" button on here......I'd hit it a million times for you. Enjoy your new grandbaby!!
DX Stage II anal cancer 2007 age 57
Radiation 6 weeks, Xeloda/oxilaplatin
DX Breast cancer Jun 2011 Stage3 one lymph nodes
Taxol 12 weeks FAC 4 tx, 31 radiations
5 year survivor certificate from MDA 2012 for anal cancer
DX triple neg bc oct 2015 4 rounds adriamyicyn, 20 radiations
"Positivity has no downside"

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Re: O/T A new life!

Postby teachpdx » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:05 pm

Bev, I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your new granbaby!!!! :) Kristi
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!


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