Stewsbetty wrote:I have been attending an exercise class for cancer patients and survivors. It has been so awesome! There is no pressure to keep up with super athletes and we can all relate and encourage each other. Our instructor (a survivor herself) modifies the exercises for any of us that have limitations.
Not quite ready to go vegetarian or vegan but am working to add in more fruits and veggies and less processed foods.
I am sure looking forward to 6 month scans and hope they show as much progress as yours!
How are things at your end?
Hope all good.
Thanks for checking in. I had a bit of a rough go for a couple of weeks last month with a partial obstruction. It brought back all the memories and worries of diagnosis. But thankfully one of the CRC community mentioned my symptoms seemed like a blockage. This brought me a lot of mental/emotional relief and then 2 weeks of a liquid/soft foods diet helped things to clear.
Back to feeling pretty good now. I thought I was supposed to get a CT at the beginning of May but the dr hasn’t set it up yet. She wants to just stay the course of Keytruda until September when my generous gift from Merck is up.
I do believe that I have healed now though I continue to have one small stable node that is slightly above average.
How have you been doing? I think you were just reaching your 2 year mark. Have you stayed on or are you taking some time away from treatment?
42yo At diagnosis. Female in BC, Canada
Dx: CC ascending
Right Hemi colectomy 06/16 clear margins
Adenocarcinoma 6cm High Grade
pT3 pN2a Stage 3
10 out of 16 lymph involved
MSI-h, Kras mut, Braf wild
Finished chemo Feb. 2017
PET scan showing active area April 2017
July 2017 CT showing LN mass and spread to other LN
Aug 2017 failed Fofiri
Sept 2017 keytruda scans every 3 months showing shrinkage and stability to present
November 2018 CT shows only 1 small tumour left