CURED!

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Bev G
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Re: CURED!

Postby Bev G » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:51 pm

Diane,

The "cure day" has finally come! I'm so thankful for your wonderful, wonderful news. Now, lots of deep breaths!

Love,

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

TXLiz
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Re: CURED!

Postby TXLiz » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:15 pm

Victory! So glad for you. Now relax and enjoy life! You deserve to be happy.
Vomiting and blockage 9/19/16 46 y F
R hemi colectomy 9/20/16
Stage 3 B CRC, located in cecum
3 out of 16 lymph nodes positive
perineural invasion/lymphovascular invasion
infiltrating, mod differentiated adenocarcinoma with a mucinous component
separate tumor nodules present in pericolonic adipose tissue
Baseline PET scan clear 9/16 CEA 0.5
FOLFOX 10/16- 3/17
April 16th, CT scan clear. CEA 1.1

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Re: CURED!

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:27 pm

dianetavegia wrote:It feels like I've been a 'cancer' patient for most of my life and I don't think I'll ever get over this experience, but hearing him say 'You're cured' was awesome.

CHRISTIAN REMARK FOLLOWING:

I am so thankful to my LORD and Savoir for sparing my life and I hope He is pleased with how I use the time I have been given.

"I will not die, but live, and I will proclaim what the LORD has done." Psalm 118:17

Diane


That is SO wonderful, Diane. I just knew that you would find out the lung stuff was infection - not that infection is a good thing, but by comparison to cancer... :) Congratulations, and I love the verse you quoted. God bless you, my friend, and you enjoy your CURED status!
--Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Left Hemi
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
3/6/17 CT clear
NED at 1 year
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: CURED!

Postby Ron50 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:23 am

G'day Dianne,
My sincere congratulations but they come with a warning. Twelve years ago I was 7 years out from stage 3c into six nodes. My surgeon told me I was cured "of that tumour". He then added you are in the zone , stay vigilant for new primaries. Yesterday I had a scope . I was very nervous. Why? because my GI put me out to 3 yearly scopes because my previous two were clear. Yesterday a new GI removed four polyps. Due to a long waiting list I did not have my scope till three years and six months. The polyps were all larger than 4 mm , the biggest was 11 mm. I am now waiting for pathology. I have had two 2mm polyps in the past with displaysia. I hate to think how bad an 11mm one may be. There is nothing I can do about it now but wait and hope.Please stay vigilant and try to maintain your scopes at two years. we can never be normal, we are survivors,we will always be at risk, Hugs Ron.
dx 1/98
st 3 c 6 nodes
48 sessions 5Fu/levamisole
no recurrence cea <.5
numerous l/t side effects of chemo

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Re: CURED!

Postby michelle c » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:37 am

Woohoo!!! :D Great news Diane....I'm so happy for you! Now, just you believe it! :D I know how nervous scans make you feel, please relax now and enjoy!! :D xx
25 May 09 Dx with CC (sigmoid colon) 2 days after my 44th b'day
CEA prior to surgery 4.7
3 Jun 09 LAR - Stage III 3/10 lymph nodes
6 Jul - 10 Dec 09 12 cycles FOLFIRI
Genetic testing - inconclusive for Lynch
Jul 12 port removed & hernia repair

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Re: CURED!

Postby BUD2016 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:46 am

Congratulations, Diane! I have been following your posts and am very happy for you.
Sept.2016: Mom dx/rectal cancer (sigmoid rectal junction). MRI shows no mets
Oct. 2016: Open surgery. T3N0. Grade 2
Nov. 2016: Pre-chemo CT - 10 mm liver spot right lobe
Nov. 2016: PET/CT scan shows 4 liver mets (4-12 mm) in right lobe and one met 8 mm in left lobe
Nov. 2016: FOLFOX + Avastin started on her 71st birthday
KRAS gen 2 G13D mutant, BRAF Negative, MSS
March 2017: Oxi stopped after 9th tx. CT scans w/ contract every 2 months - small shrinkage/stable
April 2017: Evaluation for liver ablation(s)

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Re: CURED!

Postby Deb m » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:28 am

Diane,

God gave you a wonderful early Easter Present. Our oncologist told us those words last March when my husband made the 5 year mark being Ned. It is a wonderful feeling, but at the same time , when I read this board I feel guilty. Also like you, the fear in me never goes away. Every little ache or pain, what ever he may have freaks me out.

I continue to pray for everybody on this board and of course like mad for my husband's continued good health.

Have a very holy, happy Easter!

God bless,

Deb

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Re: CURED!

Postby Deb m » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:29 am

Diane,

God gave you a wonderful early Easter Present. Our oncologist told us those words last March when my husband made the 5 year mark being Ned. It is a wonderful feeling, but at the same time , when I read this board I feel guilty. Also like you, the fear in me never goes away. Every little ache or pain, what ever he may have freaks me out.

I continue to pray for everybody on this board and of course like mad for my husband's continued good health.

Have a very holy, happy Easter!

God bless,

Deb

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Re: CURED!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:27 pm

Congratulations! That's wonderful!
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 01/21/2016
NED 11/10/16

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Re: CURED!

Postby CRguy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:43 pm

Congrats Diane
continued success on the Journey

we take the wins where we find them ...
and stay vigilant !

In Harmony
CRguy
Caregiver twice
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing NONrandomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Re: CURED!

Postby waw4 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:42 pm

"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."—Proverbs 25:25

by "far country" I take it they meant Villa Rica!

Congrats Diane!

-Bill
Bill, 66 yr. old male, m. w/2 grown daughters
Colonoscopy 6/29/10; Dx Stage I or II
Colon Resection 7/15/10; Dx Stage III
CT/PET clear 9/7/10
FOLFOX4 start 9/14/10; end 1/20/11 (9 tx)
CT clear 8/9/15 Blood labs clear 8/9/15

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Re: CURED!

Postby tarheelmom » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:14 pm

Diane,

What great news. Thanks for sharing and congrats!
52 y at dx, mom to 4
DX: RC on 2/22/2016
Stage I, T2N0M0, 0/32 LN
23 mm x 7 mm moderately differentiated invasive adenocarcinoma
3 cm from anal verge
4/12/16: ULAR, TME, & temp ileostomy
6/14/16: ileo reversal

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Re: CURED!

Postby Lee » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:01 pm

Diane,

Totally AWESOME :D .

So very happy for you, major milestone.

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 - 10 years and counting!

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Re: CURED!

Postby dianetavegia » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:13 am

Thank you all so much! I already have my 6 month appointment for my CEA and a visit with the NP. The onc said 'I won't dump you'. He said I could come there for the rest of my life, even after we stop scans and just have CEA done if I'd like, that's that a few years from now.

@Ron,
I've had yearly scopes up to and including this past August. I've never had another polyp (just the one that was cancerous) so we've moved to every 5 years now that I've gone 66 years with only 1 polyp. LOL
Not to worry my friend! I don't skip mammograms, colonoscopies, nada. I learned my lesson by refusing to have a colonoscopy until I had cancer!

11mm is 1.1 cm so smaller than a dime. Hope they all come back fine.
Diane
Stage IIIB cc surgery 1/7/09. 5/17 nodes. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IVa 2/15/12. CEA 6.4 PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12 No chemo

NED April 2017 Eight yrs, 3 months since original dx. Five yrs. NED post liver resection.
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” Psalms 30:2

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Re: CURED!

Postby zx10guy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:01 pm

Congrats. It's great to see some of us get to this stage. We need more stories like this. And what a great Easter present too!


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