GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

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Shana
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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Shana » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:22 pm

Awesome Awesome news! Get that brave woman a case of root beer!

Thanks for the update and wonderful news. She's an inspiration and so strong, she deserves the very best outcome! :D
DX - 12/16
MSS - KRAS wild
Stage IV colon cancer with liver mets
5FU - Failed twice - 1/17 and 3/17
Irinotecan + Cetuximab: 8/17 - 2 wks on, 1 wk off to lessen side effects
CEA 12/17 - 37.8! Finally a measurable number down from the thousands!
CT-Scan 9/1/17. Shrinkage of liver mets (4 measurable) and no bowel blockage
CT=Scan 12/1/17 Shrinkage of liver mets continue, no blockage
Removal of primary tumor and resection to be discussed next Spring 2018 based on continued positive progress

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Lee » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:08 pm

Tracy,

THANK YOU so much for the update. Glad to hear she woke up fighting. You go BeansMama!!!

BM keep up the AWESOME recovery, you are such a fighter, it's just a matter of time before you will be walking those halls.

Love, prayers and gentle hug,

Lee

Remember "Failure Is Not an Option"
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!

Stanfordmom
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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Stanfordmom » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:33 pm

Thank you for the wonderful news!

Now may she has a speedy and smooth recovery!

Sha
DX 4/2/2014 at 44, stage 4, mets liver and ovaries
Mom to 2 boys
Three surgeries, HAI pump and lots of chemo
fighting!

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby benben » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:42 pm

WriterGirl1969 wrote: I'm told she woke up "swearing up a storm and asking for A&W Root Beer." :D

Tracy


Now that is hilarious :lol: .
but also very good news she's a fiesty one:)
I usually awake telling the surgeon that I love them :). So grateful to still be - you know - conscious.

Continued Metta to BeansMama.
best wishes.
----------------------
3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
Granix given, Now Zarxio treatments every session.
Treatment 7 reduced to 75% OXI
Treatment 8-12 - NO OXI, just Luke and 5FU
Current - 12 treatments done, CBC good, CEA decreasing.
10/20/17 CT-SCAN - CLEAR! - NED

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Lee » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:41 pm

Thinking of you, hope you are kicking ass!

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!

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby kandj » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:49 am

Wonderful news! I am so happy Larry is gone and Bean is kicking ass.
wife to DH, Diagnosed at 36yo with stage 4 CRC August 2015 mom to 3 boys
numerous mets throughout liver, unresectable currently
Folfox +avastin aug 15-Nov 15
Lynch and MAP negative
Folfiri starting Jan 2016
Primary resection and HAI pump placed Dec 2015 at MSKCC, FUDR started Dec 2015
Liver resection 5/19/2016 15-20 mets removed (surgeon lost count, but it hopeful he got it all!)
Recurrence 7/2017 3 Liver mets and one possible lung met. Focusing on Liver mets for now. Back on FOLFOX to get them shrunk!

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby mypinkheaven » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:34 am

Keep the good news coming! 8)
MSS, KRAS Wild
9/2012 Colon Cancer IIB Lft Colectomy 0 lymph nodes 0 Chemo
10/2013 CT clear
11/15 CEA 2.7 to 4.6
11/15 Metastasis to uterus. Hysterectomy
2/16 Pelvic radiation - 25, brachytherapy - 3.
4/16 - 6/16 Xeloda
6/16 CT Several lung nodules less than 5 mm.
8/16 CT Nodules still present. Most stable. Some growth
10/16 CT Same ^. Onc recommends no tx :evil:
11/16 Transfer to UCSD Moores Cancer Center
12/16 Folfox + Avastin failed
2/17 Folfiri + Erbitux
8/17 5FU+Erbitux No 5FU bolus

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby LPL » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:07 pm

Thinking about you Dear BeansMama!
Sending good vibrations & healing hugs❤️
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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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Lee » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Thinking of you, Hope your recovery is gentle and fast.

Gentle hugs,

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!

mariane
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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby mariane » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:19 pm

I am so happy!!!!

Hopefully Beans will be able to write a few words herself soon. Beans we- your faithful cheerleaders are waiting :)

Prayers!
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mom of 8 years old twins, dx @ 40 with upper rectal cancer, 10+ liver mets in 6/2015, CEA 140
chemo: 8/2015 - 10/2016 - 4xFOLFIRINOX, 2xFOLFOX, 8xFOLFIRI, 10x5FU, HAI pump -12xFUDR
4 surgeries, complete pathological response
CEA<2 since 10/2015
NED since May 2016

I praise God for every day with my family!

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby jortego128 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:12 pm

Thinking about you Beans, stay strong and recover soon-- Im hoping and praying you now have a long cancer-free life ahead of you!! :D
DM 57 yrs old dx 6/8/15 T:4a N:1b M:1
KRAS G12D and TP53 C242fs mutations
Poorly Differentiated, Prominent Signet Ring Component(~50%)
Microsatellite Stable, 3 of (13)lymph nodes positive
15 Liver mets, largest 3.2 cm
Prim. Resection, Right Hemicolectomy 6/21/15
Start Chemo 7/20/15
2 rounds FOLFOX, 1 round FOLFOX +Avastin
CT 8/28/15, met growth, largest 4.5cm
4 rounds FOLFOX+Avastin
CT 11/06/15 mets stable, lungs clear
Begin FOLFIRI+Avastin 11/17/15, Stop chemo 1/26/16
Entered Paradise 3/11/2016

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Lee » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:55 pm

I too continue my thoughts and prayers to you BeansMama. Write us when you can.

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!

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby Cowgirl918 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:12 pm

This is the best news I have heard in some time!!!!!! :D :D :D
Beans is the strongest and most compassionate person I have known in many years. I will pray for her recovery and and end to her illness.
Beth
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

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Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:48 am

***NEW UPDATE - 10/16/17***

Morning everyone. I got an update late last night on how our BeansMama is doing. Here's the info from the text: "She's had a fever and some trouble with pneumonia. They had to put the breathing tube back in for a bit, but her liver functions continue to improve and they had her sitting up a bit yesterday. It's touchy, but she's a trooper. They are giving her a lot of antibiotics. I'll let you know more as I know."

I'm hoping to get another update soon, and will let you know. Pneumonia is never fun, especially in the hospital, but I think the fact that her liver functions are improving is a great thing. I was going to start a new thread, but was determined to keep the updates under this "GOOD NEWS" umbrella. My way of adding some positivity to her status. So keep sending your love, prayers and good thoughts. Hopefully our fighting mama will feel them from afar and know we are there with her in spirit, fighting along with her, lending our support.

Love to you all,
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 16, 2017 6:50 am

Continued well wishes and prayers on 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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