2 years ago I woke up to the news that my ass-Cancer was successfully removed and I met my temporary stoma, Steve.
Unfortunately, later that day I would also OD on morphine, requiring Narcan/Naloxone later that day but that’s another story.
A few days later I would get my pathology results that I had had a complete response.
It sure has been one hell of a ride, and I can’t thank you lovely folks for being part of it and all your help.
That magical 5 year date is a little bit closer and far easier to see.
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)
Feb ‘18: Clear CT (NED)