Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby susie0915 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:23 pm

I had sensitivity to cold even before the cancer. I have raynauds in my hands, so I wear gloves until it hits 50 degrees. The cold sensitivity from the chemo only did last a couple days though in other parts of my body. Same with the neuropathy until after I finished completely then set in for good. I did chemo during winter in Michigan so I always had a scarf and hat to wear home from chemo along with my gloves. Good Luck Mike I'm sure you will be prepared. I also took my warm blanket with me to chemo to cover up if I needed. Always packed a bag with bathroom supplies, water (make sure room temp), computer, blanket, change of clothes if I needed (since I didn't have my ileo anymore could have diarrhea, but never really needed it). You'll be there probably 3-4 hours. Even though there are tvs to watch, I would do stuff on my computer as well, sometimes could get a little nap in. Usually they provide snacks and water but I always brought some too.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/only scar tissue left
8/15 PET scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 C 4mm lung nod
10/17 pel/abd CT NED
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, CT pel/abd/lung NED
11/18 CEA .6
5/19 CT NED, CEA <.5
10/19 Clear colonscopy
11/19 CEA <.5

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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby NHMike » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:10 pm

I only learned about Raynaud's recently from a co-worker. He was wearing a light jacket on a cold day and he said that he does it as wearing heavy stuff doesn't help as the body adjusts.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby susie0915 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:04 pm

I've had Raynaud's for about 7-8 years. When it's cold my finger tips turn blue then white. It's like frost bite. I've come home and run hot water over them. That's why I wear gloves until it hits 50. I also always have my heated steering wheel on. So the cold sensitivity from oxi really didn't make my hands worse but I did notice it would take my breath away in the cold why I would put a scarf over my face. Only lasted a couple days though. Same with the cold drinks feeling weird going down your throat. I've always drank my water at room temp, but a couple times I would forget and take a cold soft drink. Hopefully it won't be too bad for you.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/only scar tissue left
8/15 PET scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 C 4mm lung nod
10/17 pel/abd CT NED
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, CT pel/abd/lung NED
11/18 CEA .6
5/19 CT NED, CEA <.5
10/19 Clear colonscopy
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Hand Foot Syndrome Prevention

Postby O Stoma Mia » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:29 am

There are a couple of things related to HFS prevention that should be mentioned before the start of therapy. One of these is the recommendation to have a good pedicure/manicure before starting chemo. Other suggestions for minimizing the impact of HFS are given in the quote below. This might include minimizing use of gym machines that require pressing the hands against a hard surface, (Check with your doctor if you have any doubts.)

    PREVENTION [HAND FOOT SYNDROME]
    According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), patients at risk for HFS and HFSR should be instructed on the following preventive measures:
      * Limiting exposure of hands and feet to hot water when washing dishes or bathing
      * Taking cool showers or baths
      * Avoiding exposure to sources of heat, including saunas, sitting in the sun, or sitting in front of a sunny window
      * Avoiding activities that cause unnecessary force or friction on the feet, such as jogging, aerobics, and long walks
      * Avoiding contact with harsh chemicals used in laundry detergents or household cleaning products
      * Avoiding the use of rubber gloves to clean with hot water, as rubber traps heat against the skin
      * Avoiding the use of tools or household items that require pressing the hand against a hard surface, such as garden tools, knives, and screwdrivers.7,11

      A "3C" approach to TKI-associated HFSR outlines the following guidelines for prevention:

      * Controlling for calluses: before and during treatment, prophylactic removal of hyperkeratotic areas with a manicure or pedicure
      * Comfort with cushions: protection of tender areas, pressure points, and pressure-sensitive areas of the hands and feet through the wearing of well-padded, well-fitted, soft shoes; foam-type absorbing soles, and shock absorbers to relieve painful pressure points
      * Cover with creams: use of an emollient or keratolytic agent on callused areas of the palms and soles to moisturize and aid in natural exfoliation.10
    Ref. http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/ce-courses/prevention-and-management-of-hand-foot-syndromes/article/174390/
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Re: Hand Foot Syndrome Prevention

Postby NHMike » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:41 am

O Stoma Mia wrote:There are a couple of things related to HFS prevention that should be mentioned before the start of therapy. One of these is the recommendation to have a good pedicure/manicure before starting chemo. Other suggestions for minimizing the impact of HFS are given in the quote below. This might include minimizing use of gym machines that require pressing the hands against a hard surface, (Check with your doctor if you have any doubts.)

    PREVENTION [HAND FOOT SYNDROME]
    According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), patients at risk for HFS and HFSR should be instructed on the following preventive measures:
      * Limiting exposure of hands and feet to hot water when washing dishes or bathing
      * Taking cool showers or baths
      * Avoiding exposure to sources of heat, including saunas, sitting in the sun, or sitting in front of a sunny window
      * Avoiding activities that cause unnecessary force or friction on the feet, such as jogging, aerobics, and long walks
      * Avoiding contact with harsh chemicals used in laundry detergents or household cleaning products
      * Avoiding the use of rubber gloves to clean with hot water, as rubber traps heat against the skin
      * Avoiding the use of tools or household items that require pressing the hand against a hard surface, such as garden tools, knives, and screwdrivers.7,11

      A "3C" approach to TKI-associated HFSR outlines the following guidelines for prevention:

      * Controlling for calluses: before and during treatment, prophylactic removal of hyperkeratotic areas with a manicure or pedicure
      * Comfort with cushions: protection of tender areas, pressure points, and pressure-sensitive areas of the hands and feet through the wearing of well-padded, well-fitted, soft shoes; foam-type absorbing soles, and shock absorbers to relieve painful pressure points
      * Cover with creams: use of an emollient or keratolytic agent on callused areas of the palms and soles to moisturize and aid in natural exfoliation.10
    Ref. http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/ce-courses/prevention-and-management-of-hand-foot-syndromes/article/174390/


My feet and hands weren't in the best of shape prior to neo-adjuvant chemo as I'm a runner and a tennis player and your toes, toenails are often a real mess from these activitites. I think that four of my toes had blisters and black areas and I was wearing toe separators and cushions to help prevent more damage. Things did heal up over time though. I don't think that I restricted my activities at all with respect to the list above.

This time, though, the dosage is 20% higher and the schedule is different so I'll take it easy for a cycle or two. The Xeloda is supposed to arrive today and it's on a delivery truck right now.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT

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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby NHMike » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:45 am

I finally took a shower this morning (you're not supposed to get the chest port area wet for 72 hours after surgery) and taped a piece of Saran Wrap over my chest. It might actually have been easier just to wrap it around my body but that would have used more material. Much less pain though I can feel some pulling and pressure doing some things. Walking up stairs with a heavy backpack can strain things - not sure if it's the neck incision or the port itself. But things are getting a little better every day.

I changed the bag this morning and it took me 16 minutes. I'm looking forward to using the Convatec Convex Natura type as that means that I won't have to do the cutting of the wafer which should save a little time.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT

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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby Aqx99 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:46 pm

I found that Press N Seal works a lot better for covering my port than regular plastic wrap. No tape is required and it sticks really well. I used it every time I put my lidocaine cream on for infusions.
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Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
2/21/17 Dx, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Dx w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1
11/27/17 CEA 2.6
12/5/17 CT NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6
1/23/18 Reversal
3/21/18 CT enlarged thymus
4/6/18 PET NED
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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby NHMike » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:55 pm

Aqx99 wrote:I found that Press N Seal works a lot better for covering my port than regular plastic wrap. No tape is required and it sticks really well. I used it every time I put my lidocaine cream on for infusions.


Do you have to cover your port after every infusion? I thought that this was a one-time-only thing with the Saran Wrap after the installation.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT

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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby Robino1 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:46 pm

No. You don't have to cover it after each infusion.

To put it in a way that is more understandable. It is just like your skin. In fact your skin covers the whole port. It's like getting a needle in your arm. After they draw the blood or give the shot, the skin closes back up over the needle hole.

The plastic is just to protect the area until it heals. For those of us that have 5FU pumps, they put the plastic over the site protecting it and holding the needle in place for the 48 hours that we have the pump on. After the pump comes off, so does the plastic covering. I can shower the same day the pump comes off.

When you get your infusion, they will probably not cover the area back up with the plastic sheet. Unless you get the 48 hour pump.

Trust me, that plastic sheet saved me a few times the first 48 hours I had the pump. A couple of times I forgot that I was attached and if that plastic hadn't been holding the whole thing in place, I would have definitely pulled it out. Yeah, it hurt too LOL Now that I've gone through so many pump treatments, I don't forget that I have it. Wellllllllll sometimes I do but just a gentle tug reminds me. ;)
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Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
2017
Distend abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan seeding & Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217; 219
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
8/29/17 CT melting of tumor.
Latest CT scan shows 2 new tumors and return of ascites.
CEA: (2017)9/30 -109; 10/12 -99.1; 11/4 -90.7; 11/30 -70.7; 12/14 -83.4; (2018)1/4 -73.3; 2/1-84.2; 89.2; 89.8; 88.5; 81.8: 93.5; 107; 119
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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby Robino1 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:48 pm

Aqx99 wrote:I found that Press N Seal works a lot better for covering my port than regular plastic wrap. No tape is required and it sticks really well. I used it every time I put my lidocaine cream on for infusions.


A small piece of plastic wrap attaches well too, to the cream.

Mike: What he is talking about is putting Lidocaine cream on the port site to numb it so you do not feel ANYTHING when they stick the needle in for infusions. It is to protect the clothing and to keep the lidocaine on the area.
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
2017
Distend abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan seeding & Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217; 219
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
8/29/17 CT melting of tumor.
Latest CT scan shows 2 new tumors and return of ascites.
CEA: (2017)9/30 -109; 10/12 -99.1; 11/4 -90.7; 11/30 -70.7; 12/14 -83.4; (2018)1/4 -73.3; 2/1-84.2; 89.2; 89.8; 88.5; 81.8: 93.5; 107; 119
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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby Aqx99 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:57 am

NHMike wrote:
Aqx99 wrote:I found that Press N Seal works a lot better for covering my port than regular plastic wrap. No tape is required and it sticks really well. I used it every time I put my lidocaine cream on for infusions.


Do you have to cover your port after every infusion? I thought that this was a one-time-only thing with the Saran Wrap after the installation.


No. Once the incision is healed, you are good to go. I used the Press N Seal to keep the lidocaine cream in place before each infusion. They will put a bandage on your port after your infusion, though, because they had to break the skin.
Anne, 40
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
2/21/17 Dx, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Dx w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1
11/27/17 CEA 2.6
12/5/17 CT NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6
1/23/18 Reversal
3/21/18 CT enlarged thymus
4/6/18 PET NED
7/10/18 CT NED
7/11/18 CEA 2.6
9/18 Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby mpbser » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:46 am

I skimmed the last few pages of this thread and see that you had a port previously (this summer?) which was taken out and recently (yesterday?) put back in. I think I have that right. May I ask why you had it removed? I ask because I have read that many people keep theirs in for 6 months to a year or more after their "last" infusion in case they need more chemo infusions. My husband will likely have another couple/few rounds of "mop up" chemo after his liver procedure takes place at the end of January or beginning of February, so his is staying in for the meantime. After this spring, though, he might opt to have it taken out.
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 LAR
Adenocarcinoma
low grade
1st primary T3 N2b M1a
Stage IVA
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd primary 5.5 cm T1 N0
9 of 96 nodes
CEA: < 2.9
MSS
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry Normal
Fall 2017 FOLFOX shrank the 1 met in liver
1/18 Liver left hepatectomy seg 4
5/18 CT clear
12/18 MRI 1 liver met
3/7/19 Resection & HAI
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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby rockhound » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:27 am

mpbser wrote:I skimmed the last few pages of this thread and see that you had a port previously (this summer?) which was taken out and recently (yesterday?) put back in. I think I have that right. May I ask why you had it removed? I ask because I have read that many people keep theirs in for 6 months to a year or more after their "last" infusion in case they need more chemo infusions. My husband will likely have another couple/few rounds of "mop up" chemo after his liver procedure takes place at the end of January or beginning of February, so his is staying in for the meantime. After this spring, though, he might opt to have it taken out.


This was not directed to me, but I had mine put in during May for 6 rounds of folfox and then taken out by my surgeon when I had the ileostomy reversal in Sept. Both my oncologists (local who was overseeing weekly chemo and primary oncologist at NCI cancer center 2 hrs away- basically who I see now only and was directing it all) told me to consider getting it out; they both though there was no reason to keep it any more, given my circumstances. I thought about keeping it longer, but since all seemed allright, I had no problems going with their suggestion. Hopefully that was a good call but if I need one installed again, I'm ok with that.

Once the wound from the initial port surgery healed, it was fine- could feel it pulling for sure when I moved certain ways (no extra fat on my chest) and it definitely stuck out under the skin, but it was cool how it was just like "normal" skin ala what Robino1 discussed above. I used the sheet over the whole setup when I had my pump in for 48 hrs and that was about it. Used lidocaine sometimes, a few times I did not and did not notice any difference.
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Diagnosed December 2016, age 41
Stage 1/IIA rectal cancer - T2/3N0M0 via MRI (MRI indicates stage 1; onc/surgeon = stage 2a)
Lynch syndrome, MSH6 mutation, MSI
2 to 3/2017 Xeloda + Radiation
5/10/17 - Robotic LAR with temp. loop illeostomy, 0/20 lymph nodes
6 to 7/2017 - Six cycles Folfox @ full strength
9/20/17 - Ileostomy takedown
10/17 - CT, NED
1/18 - 5mm polyp removed during colonoscopy
5/18 - CT, NED
11/18 - CT, NED
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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby NHMike » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:14 am

Robino1 wrote:
Aqx99 wrote:I found that Press N Seal works a lot better for covering my port than regular plastic wrap. No tape is required and it sticks really well. I used it every time I put my lidocaine cream on for infusions.


A small piece of plastic wrap attaches well too, to the cream.

Mike: What he is talking about is putting Lidocaine cream on the port site to numb it so you do not feel ANYTHING when they stick the needle in for infusions. It is to protect the clothing and to keep the lidocaine on the area.


They only put on some alcohol and I did feel the prick but it was short and minor pain.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT

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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby NHMike » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:18 am

mpbser wrote:I skimmed the last few pages of this thread and see that you had a port previously (this summer?) which was taken out and recently (yesterday?) put back in. I think I have that right. May I ask why you had it removed? I ask because I have read that many people keep theirs in for 6 months to a year or more after their "last" infusion in case they need more chemo infusions. My husband will likely have another couple/few rounds of "mop up" chemo after his liver procedure takes place at the end of January or beginning of February, so his is staying in for the meantime. After this spring, though, he might opt to have it taken out.


This is my first port. The normal routine for Rectal at my stage is 5FU/Xeloda + Radiation, then surgery, then 5FU/Xeloda + Oxaliplatin and/or other drugs. I had Xeloda and Radiation for Neo-Adjuvant so I didn't need a port back then. I'm doing Xeloda and Oxaliplatin for Adjuvant and need the port for only the Oxaliplatin. It was started 9 minutes ago and it's dripping in, drop by drop. They brought me coffee and a muffin (they had other offerings as well). My fingertips are like prunes but that may be due to hunger or dryness.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT


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