Traveling on chemo?

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jep
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Re: Traveling on chemo?

Postby jep » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:09 pm

Maybe a little weekend getaway road trip would be better.....save the big trip until post chemo....my hubby is 7 rounds into Folfox and he just disconnected today....we hopped into the car and headed to VT! It's so good for his mind and spirits to get out of dodge for a few nights and just enjoy some time away from "reality," whatever that is....
Husband DX Stage IV CC on May 16, 2017
47 years old
Tumor Location: recto-sigmoid
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 7.4 cm
Tumor grade: G3
TNM code: T3N2M1
Positive lymph nodes: 8 out of 20
Baseline CEA value: .9
LVI: present
Perineural invasion: present
Surgical margins: clear (w/in microns)
Primary surgery type: LAR
Folfox (August 2017-January 2018)
Scope June '18 - CLEAR! - 2 polyps removed

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ocstacy
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Re: Traveling on chemo?

Postby ocstacy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:00 pm

Maybe a little weekend getaway road trip would be better.....save the big trip until post chemo...


That sounds like a good plan to me :-) My mom is still recovering and hasn't even been to the grocery store just yet. Lots and lots of healing to do still.
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 78, dx 5/09/17 because of me!! :wink:
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuvant start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 hospitalized abscess/hernia - back home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY! :shock:
Took her last chemo med 05/10/18! Ileostomy reversal 07/24/18
First BM after reversal 07/25/18
Me: 1st Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.

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horizon
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Re: Traveling on chemo?

Postby horizon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:53 am

jep wrote:Maybe a little weekend getaway road trip would be better.....save the big trip until post chemo....my hubby is 7 rounds into Folfox and he just disconnected today....we hopped into the car and headed to VT! It's so good for his mind and spirits to get out of dodge for a few nights and just enjoy some time away from "reality," whatever that is....


Sounds like a good plan! Hope you enjoy yourselves.
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 7 years NED). Is this real life?


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