Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

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

Postby JJH » Sun May 17, 2020 11:15 am

NHMike wrote:... I still have the todo list item to write a book on this stuff but I'm buried with other stuff to do.

So, how is your book coming along? Do you have the main outline sketched out by now? Any chapters already written? (Just curious...)

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

Postby NHMike » Sun May 17, 2020 11:28 am

I just have some stuff in a LaTeX file. I started a new job in February and it's 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM. It's on my long todo list.
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 May 27, 2020 3:39 pm

A coworker died yesterday of lung cancer. He was diagnosed a few months before I was and we talked about the kind of cancer stuff that people with cancer talk about (stuff that's discussed here). His was inoperable but he was kept alive with targeted therapies. He wasn't able to go to the hospital for treatment in April because of COVID and it looks like his cancer progressed to where it took his life. It's something that I'm sure that many of us worried about or still worry about.

We've been sending our thoughts around to each other via email. His family plans a ceremony in August when things will be more open for people to get together.
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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Atoq
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Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Postby Atoq » Thu May 28, 2020 4:28 am

I am really sorry for your loss. These things make also feel us more vulnerable and lonely.

A big hug

Claudia
1972, 2 kids
Dx rectal cancer 10.2017
T3N2aMX (suspect met left lung 8 mm)
Lynch neg
CEA 1.8
Neoadjuvant chemoradio Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle lung biopsy , stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung met 11 mm
04.06.18 ileo reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS
24.08.18, 31.02.19 CAT scan
12.09.18, 06.02.19 scope, CEA 1.6
19.11.18 colonscopy
20.08.19 CAT, eco
13.09.19 scope, CEA 1.2
18.03.20 CAT, eco, scope, NED


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