GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

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AussieAssCancer
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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby AussieAssCancer » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:27 pm

Fucking BOOM! Great news!!!
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
April '16: Clear CT (NED)
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Dec '16: Clear CT (NED)
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
Aug '17: Clear CT (NED)

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:57 pm

Robino1 wrote:Oh my!! Thank YOU so much for posting.

Tears of joy are starting to spring leaks in my eyes. Wonderful that Larry was dead and is now evicted!!!!!!


I've been so anxious and checking very often throughout every day. Wonderful news!!!!!!!!

Edit to add: continued prayers for a complete and 'cured' recovery!


I know what you mean - I had gotten so nervous that when I finally saw my messenger icon lit up, I was actually afraid to read it. I was so relieved to hear she was past surgery. I know she's not completely out of the woods yet, and I'll feel even better once the fever is gone and they can bring her out of sedation, but I was glad to hear the doctors told them this was to be expected, and that she's doing good. I'll pass along any additional news as soon as I get it. :)
--Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Left Hemi
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
3/6/17 CT clear
NED at 1 year
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:02 pm

CRguy wrote:Hellyeah BM !!
kickass and take names my friend
Harmony and MEGA +++++ POSI VIBES and CHEERS coming your way

thanx tracy
please send all our well wishes and prayers back to her thru the family connection

CRguy on the Journey


I will definitely do that. :)
And you're very welcome. I was really glad to get to pass on some good news about how she's doing. Still guarded, of course, but overall they are feeling very positive, which is great. Hopefully this will mean the cure she has fought for.
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Left Hemi
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
3/6/17 CT clear
NED at 1 year
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:07 pm

AussieAssCancer wrote:Fucking BOOM! Great news!!!


Yes! What you said. :mrgreen:
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Left Hemi
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
3/6/17 CT clear
NED at 1 year
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby thubler » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:31 pm

This is awesome news!!!
III b CC diagnosed at 35 years old.
two primary tumors on ascending/transverse stage 1 and stage 3.
Lynch Positive
Colon resection May 2016.
2/41 lymph nodes positive.
Started Chemo June 2016 Folfox
Finished Chemo November 20, 2016
Clear Endoscopy and Colonoscopy 12/6/16
CT scan 02/07/17 enlarged mesenteric lymph node.
PET scan 02/15/17 Showed minimal uptake in two nodes, little to no metabolic activity. Too small to biopsy.
Stable CT scan 06/05/17
Stable CT scan 10/16/17
Port removed 11/03/17

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby jhocno197 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:34 pm

WOOT!!!

Thanks for letting us know!
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
Colostomy
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby AppleTree » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:56 pm

Thank you for the update. Beans continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. We are all pulling for her!
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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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby ChiMama » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:03 am

So

Thank you for the update! So happy she's doing so well! Will continue to send happy healing vibes & expectation of full recovery & NED!
4/21/16 First Colonoscopy @59
DX "inflammatory changes" biopsy: high grade dysplasia
CT & PET fibroid uterus, suspicious area near sigmoid/ovary, liver cysts, lung nodule
6/17/16 Open surgery: hysterectomy, remove 12.5cm sigmoid, 29 LN
T2N0M0 Stage 1 Mod diff adenocarcinoma 5.2cm x 4.1. Clear margins & LN, Gyne benign
Lynch neg
CT 7/27/16 spiculated lung nodule, thyroid nodules, watching.
8/19/16 Scope: 3 polyps
CT 7/17 lung unchanged Scope 8/17 all clear
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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby plastikos » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:11 am

Good to hear. Especially the part about the tumors being dead. Anything is possible!
Diagnosed St. IV Colon CA @ 37, male, Kras wild type, MSI-high (2014)
11/2014 Right Hemicolectomy + Liver Resection
12/2014 - 6/2015 FOLFOX + Cetuximab
10/2015 - Recurrence liver
Liver resection 10/2015
FOLFIRI 11/2015 - 5/2016
Recurrence liver, nodes 11/2016
Pembrolizumab 12/2016 -> pseudoprogression (?), biliary obstruction -> biliary stenting
Chemo 4x: most mets inactive and smaller on PET-CT
March 2017 - Back on Pembrolizumab
Sept 2017 - SIRT

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:56 am

Thank you for the update!*hugs* Sending healing and love!
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

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Beckster » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:19 am

It's a great day for our forum! Continuing to pray for Beansmama's recovery!
57/Female
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Tumor grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
Positive lymph nodes: 0/24
Lymphovascular invasion
Surgical margins: clear
Lynch- Negative
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17- CT scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.812/17-2.8
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17 :D

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:16 am

***UPDATE ON BEANSMAMA - Monday 10/9/17 at 12:15PM Eastern Time***

They've removed the breathing tube, and our BeansMama woke up feisty. :) This is good. She's fighting. I'm told she woke up "swearing up a storm and asking for A&W Root Beer." :D

The doctors are saying she's not out of the woods yet. They want to see her liver normalize over this next week. If she can get over that hurdle, things will be looking really good. So let's keep those prayers and love going in her direction that her body will continue to heal as she needs.

I've passed on all of the love and well-wishes that you all have sent, and her sister has thanked us profusely for all of the support and love. She notes that she will forward the thread to her mom, who will read it to beansmama so she knows we're all thinking of her and routing for her.

As always, I'll provide more updates as I receive them.

Hugs,
Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Left Hemi
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
3/6/17 CT clear
NED at 1 year
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Robino1 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:21 am

Continued good news!! :D

Still praying and rooting for her recovery!!!
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detected.
Colon resect right ascending
margins clear. No chemo Stage II
2017
Distended abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan shows seeding
Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217
CEA 219
PET cancer on the omentum, susp activ right abdomen
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
Not genetic
8/29/17 CT scan showed excellent melting of the tumor. Chemo is working!
Ascites is gone
CEA: 9/30/17 -109; 10/12/17 - 99.1; 11/4/17 - 90.7; 11/30/17 - 70.7
BRAF V600e mutation :(

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby fumaros » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:29 pm

wow, just wow. this is the best news. Will keep praying for a quick and wonderful recovery
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
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
FOLFOX began 6/24/16 - 11/25/16
10 round FOLFOX, 2 round 5-FU & Leucovorin
MRI & CT 8/16 - NED, CT 12/16 - 10/17 - NED

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby LPL » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:07 pm

Thank You So Much Tracy for giving us news! I have thought about BeansMama constantly these days, been worried , almost afraid to check in and look :| (maybe worried because I had some bad news yesterday about a friend son in law just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer :cry: )
This good news about BeansMama makes me so Happy!!! I have so much faith in her fighting spirit :) - she has a track record of fighting!!! - but I did not know the fighting spirit of her surgeons... I just wishes they were The Best :!:
Please give her all my love and ask her to take deep breaths and sleep a lot and be kind to herself.
My very best wishes to her & Bean ❤️❤️
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED for now :D
:!: Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemo .. hospitalized, insulin -> Metformin
Surgeries (open):
3/18 Emergency colostomy 5/23 Primary+gallbl+colostomy reversal (+port) 9/01 Liver mets


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