Larry has an eviction date!!!

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Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby BeansMama » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:37 pm

Well, we have an eviction date for Larry! On October 5th I will go in and have the entire left side of my liver removed (from Larry over). Surgeon is still not sure how the surgery will be done, she may have to do the crazy complex one that involves heart lung bypass. It all depends on how attached to my arteries he is and whether they will have to resect and rebuild the vascular system. I do know I will have three surgeons in the room. My surgeon, her partner who used to do liver transplants, and a liver transplant surgeon. She is going as far as making sure that I have a specific anesthesiologist that she has worked with before that knows how the operations go and will automatically control any issues I am having on that end.

I also have a chance of going into liver failure after surgery, if they cannot turn it around medically there will be nothing else they can do. Because my cancer was not liver primary I do not qualify for a transplant.

Will need all the prayers and thoughts I can get. As always they are appreciated.

I am strong and have come this far in the battle. After being told the tumor was inoperable and all they could do was keep the cancer controlled to now having that operation and a chance to finally be cancer free. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and I am reaching for it with both hands.

I have fought long and hard for this, endured treatments that made me so sick I thought they were going to kill me. Chemo failure after chemo failure. I am so thankful for the immunotherapy that has gotten me to this point.

Hoping this is the beginning of finally feeling better. No more pain so I can get off the high amount of pain meds. No more fatigue so I can function and be there for Bean without having to take meds to keep me awake. A better happier time where my life isn't ruled by my illness.
41 yrs old
Tumor found 9/2015
Surgery 1 - 11/2015 LAR and colostomy
Surgery 2 - 11/2015 wound vac
Surgery 3 - 12/2015 revise resection, move colostomy
Mets to liver - tumor inoperable - one add'l met destroyed
Stage IVa (T3 N2a M1a)
Primary tumor 9 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 cm
Beginning Folfox 1/2016 - Failed
Beginning Folfiri and vectibix 8/2016 — Failed
Beginning Folfirinox + Avastin 11/2016 - Failed
Beginning Keytruda 1/2017
CEA drop from 345 to 7.3 after starting immunotherapy
Lynch positive 3/2016

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby mpbser » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:00 pm

Wow! I had no idea a left side resection could be that complicated. My husband might need the entire left side removed, as well. His surgeon tends to be very equivocating. Is your surgeon sure the tumor is attached to an artery? What would determine whether she needs to do the crazy rebuild procedure? I wish you all the best!
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 LAR
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
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
4/1/19 Folfiri & FUDR
5/13/19 HAI pump catheter dislodge, nearly bled to death
6-7 '19 5FU 4 cycles

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby Joannerogers » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:07 pm

Fantastic news! I'll be praying nightly for you!
53yo married 27 years, 2 children, 24 and 25
Diagnosed april 23,2015 rectosigmoid
Starting CEA 1845
Port placement and liver bx April 27
Folfox started april 29
Avastin added on May 6
Stage IV crc with mets to 50% of liver

10/13/15 dc'd transfusion #12...toxic
Pet/ct scan on 11/3/15
20% liver resected all margins clear 11/30/15
8/18/15 cea 21.
9/15/15 cea 13.9
10/13/15 cea 14.4
1/22/2016 cea 2.5
LAR 02/15/16 all clear

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby Robino1 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:11 pm

My prayers are added to those that will fill these pages.

I'm so happy you kept fighting and are finally getting results that you so want. My your surgery go smoothly. Sounds like you have a good team working for you. :)
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
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: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby stu » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:49 pm

Hi ,
All the very best for your surgery . My mum had 73% of her liver removed . She was told the same information as you . She pressed forward . I said goodbye to her the day before her operation as though it was any other day . I gave her a little wave . She left a little folded guest towel on her bed and advised us she would be back to use it . Just a little symbol but it meant so much .
The only post surgery complication was an enormous amount of fluid gain, 42 pounds worth . She came home in maternity clothes and used her wee towel . Medication took care of the fluid .
We will be thinking if you as you set your face like flint and move forward to full recovery and NED !!!
Take care,
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:18 pm

I hope your liver surgery goes well!*hugs* Wishing you all the best! It's time or Larry to leave! :)
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 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby fumaros » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:00 pm

That is wonderful news. You have been so strong for so long, I am really glad to hear that it has not all being in vain. Good luck with the upcoming surgery. I will be praying for you as always.
Diagnosed 4/8/16, age 29
Colectomy 4/20/16
Stage III, T4bN1 Tumor 7x6.5x2. Muscinous Adenocarcinoma with SRC features
2/16 lymph nodes
Stage IV, Peri mets 5/2019
CEA 4/14/16 - 16.8
CEA 6/2/16 - 1.9
CEA 6/17/16 - 0.87, 7/16 - 1.33, 12/16 - 1.14, 4/17 - 0.6, 7/17 - 0.5, 10/17 - 0.9, 3/19 -5.8, 4/19 -10
FOLFOX began 6/24/16 - 11/25/16, FOLFIRI - 5/10/19
10 round FOLFOX, 2 round 5-FU & Leucovorin, 1 round FOLFIRI
MRI & CT 8/16 - NED, CT 12/16 - 10/17 - NED

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby BIG ROB 69 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:37 am

FUKEN AWESOME!!! God bless you!
3/18/2015 DX CC Stage3/4 49YO MALE IN NEW YORK
Inoperable...hepatic artery
11/15 oper to rem block...colon bypass
4/16 oper to remove scar tissue
5/16 Lynch pos.
10/16 Two bile tubes installed to relieve jaundice
So far I have done the three main chemo drug rounds and on 12/19/16 start Keytruda.
No chemo after 8/3/16 CEA: 10/14/16-409 12/19/16- 887 Mostly my CEA was in the 140-180 range.
CEA: 1/9/17-415 1/30/17-156.2 2/20/17-120.8 3/13/17-98 4/21/17-83.6 5/12/17-64.7 6/1/17-32.1

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby lovelife789 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:58 am

Wow! this is great news!!! Congrats!
F/38 - Dx 8 Mar 17, CEA 189.5
Stage IV Sig. Colon, Liver mets, T3N0M1a, KRAS NRAS Wild
3/17- 6/17 - 6 x FOLFOX + Erbitux
7/17 - 1st & 2nd Liver resec
9-12/17' - 13 x FOLFOX
1-6/18 - NED
6/18 - PET SCAN showed a 0.8mm lung nodule, VATs
8/18 - 4/19 - NED
5/19 - recurrence 1 x PALN, 1x common iliac
FOLFIRI + Avastin x 12 - complete response, SBRT
12/19-5/20 - NED
5/20 - recurrence in LNs, tiny liver spots x 2, W n W due to COVID
8/20 - LNs very slightly increased, liver stable, one new liver spot

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby CRguy » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:00 am

Love Peace and Harmony

always on the Journey ... WITH YOU sista'
so call on me anytime, anyhow


Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
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my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby AussieAssCancer » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:01 am


Fantastic news! Can't wait to hear that Larry is gone once and for all :D
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC/ CEA 8
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Clear CT scans in April ‘16 (NED), Dec ‘16, Aug ‘17, Feb ‘18, March ‘19, Feb ‘20
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
CEA Post Surgery: ALWAYS 2

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby veckon » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:22 am

This news made my day. Good luck. :D
27 yo male
Metastatic rectal cancer diagnosed 12/16
Liver metastases and peritoneal carcinomatosis
Lynch syndrome, MSI-H
Failed liver resection 3/17
FOLFOX6 12/16 - 05/17
Keytruda 5/17 - present
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby mypinkheaven » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:57 am

Such good news! I remember way back when you moved and got new doctors. You've been through a lot, but it was all worth it. I'll be thinking of you and waiting for your update in October. Love to you and Bean.
MSS, KRAS Wild NRAS Mutated
9/2012 CRC IIB Lft Colectomy 0 lymph nodes 0 Chemo
10/2013 CT clear
11/15 CEA 2.7 to 4.6
11/15 Spread to uterus. Hysterectomy
2/16 Pelvic radiation 25, brachytherapy 3
4/16 - 6/16 Xeloda
6/16 CT Several lung nodules 5 mm
8/16 CT Nodules still present. Most stable. Some growth
11/16 Transfer to UCSD Moores
12/16 Folfox + Avastin failed
2/17 Folfiri + Erbitux
8/17 5FU+Erbitux No 5FU bolus
7/18 Spread to vagina
6/18 Folfiri + Avastin + Trametinib
6/18 CEA dropping

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby jens22 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:20 pm

This is amazing!! Get this Sucker out of Here..!! Where are you having your Surgery?
Colonoscopy 3/10 for ? hemmorrhoid.
Diag Colon Cancer 3 days later
Colon Ressection 3/30/10
Stage 3B 5/14 Nodes positive.
Power Port and 7 months of Chemo
Port removed 11/11
8 negative Cat Scans..... 10 years cancer free and Discharged from Sloane Kett!!
Diag age 47 , now 57 Mom of 3 boys.

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby Lee » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:21 pm


So glad to hear of Larry's eviction notice. You will be in my thoughts and prayers for sometime to come. How is Bean taking all of this? I hope your ex is being helpful at this time.

All the best to you and your daughter.

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 - 16 years and counting!

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