Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

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

Postby NHMike » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:08 am

Five inches of heavy, wet snow this morning. It was quite refreshing clearing off the cars, shoveling and clearing the roof. It was about 37 degrees, sunny, no wind. I'm going to try to run this afternoon as it is supposed to get into the low 50s. The ground will be wet with melting snow but all of my gyms are closed.
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

Jannine
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Location: Maryland, USA

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

Postby Jannine » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:12 pm

In Maryland we are not technically being told to shelter in place, but all nonessential businesses are now closed and we cannot gather in groups larger than 10. We have 349 cases in our state, mostly in the DC suburbs; 24 in my county and 41 in Baltimore City proper.

Mike, I have a friend who just recommended the beachbody site for home workouts. They have a 2-week free trial, so I may check that out. It sounds like they have a lot of variety available, despite the site not really selling it very well. I did some strength exercises with an exercise band this morning for the first time, and that was fine but will get boring fast, I think.

My 3-month bloodwork that would have been in April has already been moved back to May. Everything looked good the last time I was in, so I am not too worried about the delay. I'd rather stay away from the hospital right now.
DX: sigmoid colon cancer 5/2018. 48 F
laparoscopic sigmoid resection (24 cm removed); no stoma.
7.5cm adenocarcinoma -- mod. diff.
1 noncontiguous tumor deposit removed; 0/31 lymph nodes
T3 pN1c M0
5/18 before surgery, CEA 11.2
6/18 began FOLFOX
7/18: CEA 1.9; added neulasta post infusion
9/18: CEA 2.8
10/18: 25% chemo reduction
11/18: CEA 1.8
7/19 CT scan clear

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

Postby NHMike » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:35 pm

Jannine wrote:In Maryland we are not technically being told to shelter in place, but all nonessential businesses are now closed and we cannot gather in groups larger than 10. We have 349 cases in our state, mostly in the DC suburbs; 24 in my county and 41 in Baltimore City proper.

Mike, I have a friend who just recommended the beachbody site for home workouts. They have a 2-week free trial, so I may check that out. It sounds like they have a lot of variety available, despite the site not really selling it very well. I did some strength exercises with an exercise band this morning for the first time, and that was fine but will get boring fast, I think.

My 3-month bloodwork that would have been in April has already been moved back to May. Everything looked good the last time I was in, so I am not too worried about the delay. I'd rather stay away from the hospital right now.


Everyone's in wait and see mode. Maybe things are better in April or May. Hopefully this doesn't go on for too long.

Here's my state and New England:

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MA is taking off - most of their cases are due to the Biogen conference I think. I hope that MA can get things under control soon.
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

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

Postby NHMike » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:18 am

I've been working from home for the past two weeks and I've noticed less clustering than before.

It's possible that it's due to less coffee as I haven't had any in two weeks. I normally get it at the office and I'm not comfortable with buying it at coffee stores 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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