Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

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WriterGirl1969
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Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:22 pm

Well, it's official.

The book I wrote last year about my personal journey through diagnosis, surgery and chemo is now up for sale on Amazon.
A special and heartfelt thank you to cptmac, lee, missmolly and beansmama for their contributions. As promised, I'll be sending you each private mail with info on how to get a free copy. It's only kindle edition right now, but as soon as I have print copy I'll be sure to touch base again so I can send you a signed print copy also.

To everyone here, thank you for giving me my power back when it was at its lowest, for keeping me going when I was lost, and for being truly amazing people. You are all my heroes.

https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Cancer ... ing+cancer

With Hugs and Prayers,
--Tracy
aka T.E. Bradford
aka Writergirl1969
;-)
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:33 pm

That's wonderful Tracy! Look forward to reading your story!*hugs*
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: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:03 pm

Thanks Riann.
I want to offer it for free to folks here if they want it, so if you'd like wait a bit and I'll post the info when I have the free promo going. :)

Hugs back,
Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby Lee » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:50 pm

AWESOME :D

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby Nelbel » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:49 pm

Wow, congratulations Tracy! Good for you, we need more stories out there. I know when I first got diagnosed w CRC I was so disappointed by the lack of books.

I can't wait to read it!
DX Dec 2015 at age 41
Stage 3 RC
Radiation and xeloda
May 2016 LAR and temp ileo
8 rounds chemo
Nov 2016 ileo reversed!

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby HopeForJesse » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:13 pm

Congratulations Tracy! Can't wait to read it. :D
DH DX 01/16 49 YO inop RC stage IV liver mets
MSS TP53 APC,BRCA2
12/15 CEA 241, FOLFOX to 11/16
LAR/ileo 5/16 Clear margins 1/29 nodes
HAI, reversal, liver resections7/16
FUDR 8/16 -NED 3 mos
Rising CEA 3/17 Xeloda, 5/17 -12/17 Erbitux & Iri stable but lung/lymph mets CEA 2.7
5/18 5 days SBRT radiation to sternum 10/22/18 surgery to remove zyphoid process met
6/11/19 5FU added to cetuximab and irinotecan CEA 16
Ephesians 3:20 Our God is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine!

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:21 pm

Thanks everyone. :)

If you want a *.mobi or *.epub version of the book (able to be downloaded to kindle-type devices), please private message me with an email address and I will send you a free one rather than making you pay. :D

After all, if it weren't for all of you, I would have had a much different journey through all of this. You are free readers for life. ;-)

--Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:24 pm

Quick update to let ya'all know the paperback option is now live on Amazon, so if you're not someone who reads on a tablet or phone, you can still grab a copy.

Those of you who I am sending complimentary copies to, I will be waiting to do a quick promotion and then pick up the copies for you all. :)

--Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby Lee » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:31 pm

Sounds good, thank you.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby Marylandmaniac » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:23 pm

Wow Tracey that is so awesome! Congrats on getting it published!
DX 6/29/16 7 cm tumor, 10 cm fr av
CT scan ab,MRI abdomen - 9mm spot on liver,CT scan of chest lungs clear
Special staging MRI - clinical staging stage 3b - T3N2M0 (unless spot proves to be met)
8/11 PET scan - spot lit up not nodes
8/16 Port in, 8/17 liver microwave abltn - spot gone
8/23 6 rds FOLFOX started
PET scan 10-13 43% red of tumor and no mets shown
Exam tumor greatly reduced. Surgery 12-14-16.
Clear margins, 7 out of 13 nodes positive. Tumor 2.1 cm
Kras wild, MMS, not MSI. 6 more rds FOLFOX

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:09 pm

Thanks! :)
I was excited to get to share it with everyone.
--Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby CRguy » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:01 pm

Hey sista'
that is a very nice offer to share here with homies.
I for one, will send you a PM for the download *.epub version of the book

Cheers and Mega Harmony my friend
CR on the Journey with you
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: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby Utwo » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:17 pm

WriterGirl1969 wrote:The book I wrote last year about my personal journey through diagnosis, surgery and chemo is now up for sale on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Cancer ... 01N6X0ERO/
--Tracy
aka T.E. Bradford
It looks like everybody is writing a book.
My friend has also described her endometrial cancer story:
https://www.amazon.ca/Reincarnation-Aft ... 08FQBTKKN/
58 yo male at diagnosis: T1bN0M0, 0/15 nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy - bleeding, leak, infection
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6
A lot of funny stuff discovered by CT scans in liver, kidney, lungs, arteries, gallbladder, lymph node, pancreas

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Re: Surviving Cancer: A Story of Hope

Postby DBF » Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:27 pm

Oh, that’s awesome!! Congratulations!

Can’t wait to read it.

Edit: just realized this was an old post. Will still read the book, though. :)

Best,
Donna
6/13 Dx @ 29 Wks pregnant, 42 yo
Adenocarcinoma, mucinous
7/13 C-sec/col resec/part. hysterectomy
8/13 Pulm embolism
8/13 Spread to liver
9/13 Liver resection
FOLFOX
CEA UP
ADAPT: Xeloda/Celebrex
2/14 oopherectomy
10/15 obstruction surg
10/17 Scar tissue removal/vsg surg
2019: NED :D
2020: NED
Mom to 3 boys: 22, 11 & 7


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