I know all of you have been anxiously waiting for an update on Beans (as have I), and now I'm glad to give one. Below is the information as it was given to me by a family member.
"She had two surgeries. 9 hours the first, 5 the next. Apparently they needed to go back in and repair her bile ducts. She is sedated and on a respirator in icu, running a temp and a bit jaundiced, but she made it through the surgeries and the docs say this is to be expected. They are thinking of bringing her out of sedation once the fever breaks. They removed the right side of her liver and biopsies showed the tumor was dead, and they are cautiously saying cure if she makes it through recovery. We're hopeful she's going to be just fine."
I will continue to post any new info as I receive it.
Smiles, hugs and prayers, Tracy (aka WriterGirl)
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.”
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!
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II 2017 Distend abd, pain in intestines. CT scan seeding & Ascites Lap diag - cancer on the omentum CEA 217 CEA 219 FOLFOX started 6/17 CEA 202 Not genetic 8/29/17 CT excellent melting of tumor. 12/8/17 Markedly decr ant peritoneal nodularity since 8/29/17 compat w/ marked posi respns to therapy 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 Damnit BRAF V600e
Spouse of wife 47 years old 10/2014, Stage IV Metastatic CC Lymph node involvement 12/15, w/ positive PET on para-aortic lymph nodes. 5 cm sigmoid tumor resection as well as positive Virchow lymph node. KRAS mut, Highly Differentiated, Lynch Negative Folfox and Avastin 1 YR (Oxi for 5 months) NED 05/2015 Zeloda and Avastin since 01/2016 Chemo break 03/2017, back on Zeloda and Avastin 04/2017.
"...Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other." -Walter Elliot
Prayers and healing thoughts to Beansmama. I so hope she recovers as expected, and this does not darken her doorway again.
Vomiting and blockage 9/19/16 46 y F R hemi colectomy 9/20/16 Stage 3 B CRC, located in cecum 3 out of 16 lymph nodes positive perineural invasion/lymphovascular invasion infiltrating, mod differentiated adenocarcinoma with a mucinous component separate tumor nodules present in pericolonic adipose tissue MSI-high Baseline PET scan clear 9/16 CEA 0.5 FOLFOX 10/16- 3/17 April 16th, CT scan clear. CEA 1.1 Lynch "inconclusive" Colonoscopy 10/5/2017 clear
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 7/25/17-32.6
Thanks so much for the up-date I like Robino, tears of joy. So glad to hear Larry is dead and has been given the boot. Praying for Beansmama and a speedy recovery
53 yrs old 4/30/15 colonoscopy Mass found 5/21/15 staged 3 C rectal cancer 7/3/15 finished xeloda and radiation 28 rounds 9/30/15 LAR 10/29/15 picc line installed 11/2/15 start chemo 5 fu Oxaliplatin 3/7/16 Finish Chemo 4/29/16 Ileostomy Reversal. 7/13/16 colonoscopy clear. CRC survivors know there Sh%t
Wow, glad she's on her road to recovery. Such a trooper. Many continued healing thoughts.
My Mom 12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Ca CEA 1.2 1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4 5/17 Entire Colon, Rectum & Anus removed Perm Ileostomy Bag 7/17 FOLFOX 9/17 Stage IVb 9cm Liver Met & 7mm Lung Nodule CEA 197 9/17 FOLFIRI CEA 160 10/17 Confirmed KRAS Pos CEA 210 11/17 Met growths Liver 10cm & Lung 8mm CEA 425 12/17 FOLFOX again Met growths Liver 13cm & Lung 1cm CEA 405 12/17 Xifaxan due to Hepatic Encephalopathy 12/17 New 2cm liver Met 1/18 CEA 992 2/8/18 Passed Peacefully
Sounds like a rough road with 14 hours of combined surgery. Hoping everything goes as planned and she is taken out of sedation, happy to know she's still here and receives a "NED" diagnosis. And Metta towards Bean as well. Lord knows what sort of thoughts may transpire while her MAMA goes through this process.
---------------------- 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
What an ordeal she's been through already! Prayers for a speedy recovery for Beansmama and may she soon be NED!
DX - 12/16 MSS - KRAS wild Stage IV CC 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 - 38.7! 1/18 - 33! 2/18-36.5 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 still on back burner. Have to be able to be OFF chemo one month prior and one month after surgery and evaluate benefit vs risk.
Thanks, Tracy. I've been thinking of Beansmama daily. I pray she recovers soon.
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 11/16 Transfer to UCSD Moores Cancer Center 12/16 Folfox + Avastin failed 2/17 Folfiri + Erbitux 8/17 5FU+Erbitux No 5FU bolus
Sounds rough . Hoping for a speedy recovery and lots of time relaxing with her daughter . Great to hear she is safely through . Stu
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
Thank you Tracy. So very HAPPY to read BM made it through surgery (2X). So happy to read the possible word "cure". She has worked so hard to get to this point. Keep it up BeansMama.
Love and prayers,
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!