Larry has an eviction date!!!

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macpudd
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby macpudd » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:10 pm

Hi Beansmama,
So glad to hear this, hope all goes well, sending positive vibes your way.

Regards
Macpudd
Dx 10/13/2014 right hemicolectomy 10/15/2014 pT4b N0 M0
Folfox x12 from Dec 2014 to July 2015
cea pre surgery 1.6 after .6

CatzinDJ
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby CatzinDJ » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:56 pm

WooHoo! Great news. Goodbye Larry!

I am very happy for you. Congratulations!
53 & Female
DX: Rectal Cancer (RC) diagnosed in Thailand
Tumor Location: Rectum
Tumor type: invasive adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 4 mm
Tumor grade: low grade
Baseline CEA value (4.46) 5/2016
CEA 6/2/2016 4.8
Lynch- Negative.
LAR 7/13/2016 in Seatle, Wa
Home 7/18/2016.
CEA 12/9/2016 2.8
CEA 6/8/2017 5.6
Colonoscopy and Cat scan June 2017 NED? A nagging suspension of mine about the CEA rising.

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Rob in PA
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby Rob in PA » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:38 pm

Good riddance Larry!!!!!!

So happy for you Beans! Praying all goes well. You'll be surprised how quick the liver regrows. Mine was 65 percent removed and was grown back to normal in 4 weeks.

Chickens swinging for ya!

Best,
Rob
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Cowgirl918
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby Cowgirl918 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:08 pm

My dear friend,
I read your note to me several times and I am so thrilled that you finally have a surgery date! I am praying for you and will place you in our wider prayer circle as well. I know that you are "cowgirl tough" and can beat Larry and anything he throws at you. I do have a pair of spurs you can wear to surgery if you like. :lol:
HX Colon Polyps Villious and Tubillovillous
12/29/15 Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - Ascending Colon Mass- Hemicolectomy Scheduled
1/17/2016 Right Hemicolectomy Cancelled
1/25/2016 CT No evidence of other disease
2/12/2016 EMR-ascending colon mass 80% removed
5/29/2016 Compressed lumbar spinal fracture (riding accident)
8/12/2016 EMR #2 ascending colon mass curative
8/13/16 NED
10/18/16 Autoimmune Diseases confirmed

mpbser
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby mpbser » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:08 am

P.S. I love the naming of your tumor. Maybe we should name my husband's liver tumors Tommy and Timmy :)
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm width T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53

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BeansMama
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby BeansMama » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:29 am

mpbser wrote:P.S. I love the naming of your tumor. Maybe we should name my husband's liver tumors Tommy and Timmy :)


Too funny!!! I named my primary colon tumor Timmy!
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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BeansMama
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby BeansMama » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:01 am

Cowgirl918 wrote:My dear friend,
I read your note to me several times and I am so thrilled that you finally have a surgery date! I am praying for you and will place you in our wider prayer circle as well. I know that you are "cowgirl tough" and can beat Larry and anything he throws at you. I do have a pair of spurs you can wear to surgery if you like. :lol:


I definitely will go in there fighting. Larry will not win. I am too stubborn, there is no way the outcome can be anything different than what I want dang it.

Spurs sound like a great idea! Do you think they would let me wear them in the OR?
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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BeansMama
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby BeansMama » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:07 am

AlmostAmazing wrote:Woo, Hoo! Wow, what a range of emotions as you approach 10/5, and how incredibly exciting that you will finally get to evict Larry. Such a positive, funny woman. . .

Love that you take time to write those 'special letters' 'just in case.' I've started mine too. Do you hand write them? I am typing them up so I can edit them, and then I am going to use futureme.org to send them via email at selected times. My most important letters will be be written.

Hugs, and here's to you! Love your positive outlook!


I am hand writing them, knowing beans she will change email addresses a billion times lol. I found some plain cards and got a good set of markers so I can also allow the artist side of my creativity flow if the mood strikes.

It has been a challenge with my neuropathy, I am trying very hard not to let my handwriting degenerate into chicken scratches.
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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BeansMama
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby BeansMama » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:17 am

Lee wrote:
BeansMama wrote:
Beans is hanging in there. I was prepared to press for the surgery if they wanted to delay it again because all of the delays were contributing to her anxiety. She actually is a bit better knowing it is happening. I have been spending every minute I can with her making special memories just in case.

That reminds me I need to finish up the letters to her for those special days in the future just in case.

Eh, he is being his usual self. I have a very good friend who has stepped in and has been a huge support to me. Originally he had a trip planned for that week and was still going to go. I don't know who chastised him out of it but now he says he will be here for Bean thankfully.


Yes you can write those special letters to your daughter, butt know that you will give them to her personally as she grows up.

I think of that movie, Apollo 13, when they had to abort the mission and just try and get back to Earth. There is one scene, Gene Krantz, I believe is the character's name. He is talking to a group of people to come up with a solution to get the space craft back to Earth. One of the best scene as he says "Failure Is Not an Option".

You will make it through this surgery. If for no other reason than to give your ex a hard time.

Lee


I love it Lee!!! I'm going to have to bring a dry erase marker with me so I can write my inspirational quote of the day on the board. Failure is NOT an option will be the first one. I also remind myself of Yoda and the quote I have from him on the back of my car. Do or Do Not, There is no Try. I will go in strong and confident. I have got this.
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

Lee
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby Lee » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:15 pm

BeansMama wrote: . . . I will go in strong and confident. I have got this.


Yes, you will!!!

Lee
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 - 10 years and counting!

AlmostAmazing
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby AlmostAmazing » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:47 am

You will indeed slay this dragon!

How old is Bean, may I ask? Love the term of endearment. . .is there a story behind it?

I have a 'Little Bear' who isn't so little anymore, but 'bear' stuck after she was being a 'bear' on a vacation when her sister (identical twin) was getting a wee bit more attention from someone.

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Maggie Nell
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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby Maggie Nell » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:11 am

Four more sleeps!

Holding you in my prayers, Beansmama, that you and your team achieve the optimal
outcome and that your recovery is gentle in strength and you're grin is wider than
a jack o' lantern come end of the month!

Adios, Mr Lawrence.

warm regards.
Maggie
from Down Under
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour found upon emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

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Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Postby AppleTree » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:11 am

It's your big day. I am hoping everything goes smoothly and they can keep you comfy. Gentle hugs!
Diag Feb 5, 2016 Age 45
3 cm tumor 5 cm from verge
Radiation + Xeloda pills - 3000mg 5x week
March 14 - April 16 - 25 sessions
Tumor shrunk just over 50% Lymph nodes 0/13
Operation to remove rectum with temp Ileo June 17
Reversal July 20 due to infection
Acute hepatitis August. Chemo cancelled
June to September 2016 - 58 days in hospital

2017
June 16, MRI shadow in lung
Pet scan - 6.6mm Met in Upper right lobe
July 30 VAT surgery Mass General/Boston
August 24 port installed
August 30 Folfox


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