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Lee
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O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Lee » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:03 pm

I'm putting this out there, one of my walking partner DH is going under the knife tomorrow morning. It is cancer. I'm not totally sure what type of cancer, he had a PET scan last week, guess he will get results tomorrow before going under. To say that he scared is putting it mildly.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery tomorrow morning. His name is Tom.

I believe in the power of prayers, would appreciate if the good people on this forum can keep him your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you, will keep you updated as I get more info.

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: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:52 pm

sent
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby susie0915 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:26 pm

Prayers for Tom.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/only scar tissue left
8/15 PET scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 C 4mm lung nod
10/17 pel/abd CT NED
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, CT pel/abd/lung NED
11/18 CEA .6
5/19 CT NED, CEA <.5
10/19 Clear colonscopy
11/19 CEA <.5

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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby orlar » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:34 pm

Tom's in my prayers.
56yo male DX 5/17, Right Hemi colectomy 6/17
Stage 3c 12 of 21 LN
7/17-12/17 Folfox(no Oxi round 9-12)
12/17 liver/lung mets-Stage 4 MSS KRAS G13D
2/18 liver doubled to 8.5cm+new met, lung mets to 1.4cm, multi peri/omen
2/18-7/18 Folfiri+Avastin(no 5FU after C2)
4/18 mets shrinking
7/18 liver/lung mets growing, Folfiri stopped
10/18 In Clinical Trial
CEA 5/17-16.2, 12/17-16.1, 02/18-43.0, 3/18-16.9, 4/18-9.0, 5/18-5.5, 6/18-6.9, 7/18-7.8, 9/18-56

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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Lee » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:55 pm

Thank you all, will keep you updated,

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: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:49 pm

Lee wrote:I believe in the power of prayers, would appreciate if the good people on this forum can keep him your thoughts and prayers.


I believe with you, Lee. I will be praying for Tom and for you too. Sending hugs and thoughts your way.

Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Robino1 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:29 pm

Adde to my prayer list.
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; 219
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
8/29/17 CT melting of tumor.
Latest CT scan shows 2 new tumors and return of ascites.
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; 89.2; 89.8; 88.5; 81.8: 93.5; 107; 119
BRAF V600e

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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Beckster » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:03 pm

Sending prayers and positive vibes....
57/F
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size:3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Grade: G3 (path) G2 (pre-op)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
LN: 0/24
LVI present
Surgical margins: clear
MSS
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/17,12/17,6/18,12/18, 6/19, 12/19 CT Scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.8 12/17-2.8, 3/18-3.1, 6/18-3.0, 9/18 2.8, 12/18 2.5 3/19 3.1 6/19 3.1 9/19 2.6 12/19 2.8
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17, 11/19 :D

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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Rikimaroo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:15 pm

Prayers to Tom, Lee!!

Lucky person to have a friend like you in this battle.
RC T3N1M0 12/16
MSS - NRAS Mutation
Chemo Rad, CCR - W&W 5/2017
Recurrence 11/2017
CT Scan 11/2017 Liver Met 5.5cm Stable, Stage IV
Port Scheduled for 12/2017, folfox - avastin 12/2017
LAR/Liver Resect 4/2018
Chemo Finish 8/2018
Reversal 10/18
CEA highest 500, lowest .8 throughout process, waiting for latest
Recurrence left vesical/pelvic sidewall - 10/7/2019 resect perm bag,
FolFiri 11/6 - 5 rounds
CEA rise Feb/May 3.7, 8.8, 30, Recurrence in Pelvic
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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby CRguy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:15 pm

Anyone on the cancer Journey gets my prayers and best wishes for a successful surgery and gentle recovery.
Harmony and MEGA ++++ vibes

CRguy
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Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
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Lee
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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Lee » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:43 pm

Just got an update from my friend. The tumor is in Tom's neck. Unfortunately they could not remove it. Too messy and dangerous. He will need radiation first. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Deb m » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:22 pm

I'm a praying person who prays the rosary everyday. I will keep him in my rosary today. This being in his neck, sounds like some sort of lymphoma? My sister had Hodgkins disease. If it is, it's usually treatable and curable. We'll pray for that!

Deb

Lee
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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Lee » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Thank you Deb

He has squamous cell carcinoma of the neck. The PET scan showed no other lesions so that is good. They will keep him overnight, he will be coming home tomorrow.

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: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby SweetC80 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:17 pm

You got it.

Glad there is no other lesions and hope he responds well to treatment.
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

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Re: O/T Need prayers for friend going under the knife.

Postby Lee » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:20 pm

SweetC80 wrote:Glad there is no other lesions and hope he responds well to treatment.


Thank you, me too.

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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