Four years clean

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ANDRETEXAS
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Four years clean

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Just completed my four-year post surgery CT scan and colonoscopy. All clear. I know I am not out of the woods, but getting past each milestone has been an accomplishment. I want to thank BrownBagger, cw2sage, tdsamal, tammylayne, Vox66, justin case and pmterra who welcomed me on Valentine's Day 2/14/14. Some are still here and some are not, but each of them and many more gave me hope that I could reach my goal. To them and others, I wanted to post a thank you for their support and prayers. I hope I can continue to give newly diagnosed members the determination others gave me.
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2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
6 of 18 lymph nodes cancerous
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT
2018
3/21 - clean CT
4/11 - clean colonoscopy
2019
3/11 - clean CT
9/23 - Five-year release - Annual visits now !
Next colonoscopy - 2023

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

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CRguy
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Re: Four years clean

Postby CRguy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:48 pm

Congratulations and keep racking up those milestones !

Thank you for being here and sharing with all of us.

Harmony on the Journey
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
13 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Robino1
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Re: Four years clean

Postby Robino1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:49 pm

Thank you for giving us hope. :)

A SUPER Congratulations on another fantastic milestone!
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

Ksiemonsma
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Re: Four years clean

Postby Ksiemonsma » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:49 am

Awesome and congratulations
Colon cancer 7/17 age 49
Colectomy 8/17
Stage 3C T4B N2B MO
16/27 lymph nodes
First round of FOLFOX on 9/13/17
3/7/18. 12th round and hopefully last of FOLFOX (9 with oxi)
Clear scans 6/7/18
Clear scans 10/3/18

stu
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Re: Four years clean

Postby stu » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:55 pm

Fantastic news , enjoy every minute .
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
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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ANDRETEXAS
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Re: Four years clean

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:27 pm

Thank you everyone. I tell friends the words "normal" and "stable" are great words to me. I have a few friends with cancer still trying to get to that point. Another thing I've learned - Don't sweat the small stuff. The many problems we face before diagnosis become inconsequential afterwards.
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2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
6 of 18 lymph nodes cancerous
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT
2018
3/21 - clean CT
4/11 - clean colonoscopy
2019
3/11 - clean CT
9/23 - Five-year release - Annual visits now !
Next colonoscopy - 2023

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

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Atoq
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Re: Four years clean

Postby Atoq » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:28 pm

Congratulations and thanks for sharing! :D

Claudia
1972, 2 kids
Dx rectal cancer 10.2017
T3N2aMX (suspect met left lung 8 mm)
Lynch neg
CEA 1.8
Neoadjuvant chemoradio Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle lung biopsy , stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung met 11 mm
04.06.18 ileo reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS
24.08.18, 31.02.19 CAT scan
12.09.18, 06.02.19 scope, CEA 1.6
19.11.18 colonscopy
20.08.19 CAT, eco
13.09.19 scope, CEA 1.2
18.03.20 CAT, eco, scope, NED

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HopeForJesse
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Re: Four years clean

Postby HopeForJesse » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:34 pm

Congrats and wishing you continued normal stability :D
DH DX 01/16 49 YO inop RC stage IV liver mets
MSS TP53 APC,BRCA2
12/15 CEA 241, FOLFOX to 11/16
LAR/ileo 5/16 Clear margins 1/29 nodes
HAI, reversal, liver resections7/16
FUDR 8/16 -NED 3 mos
Rising CEA 3/17 Xeloda, 5/17 -12/17 Erbitux & Iri stable but lung/lymph mets CEA 2.7
5/18 5 days SBRT radiation to sternum 10/22/18 surgery to remove zyphoid process met
6/11/19 5FU added to cetuximab and irinotecan CEA 16
Ephesians 3:20 Our God is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine!

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henry123
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Re: Four years clean

Postby henry123 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:56 pm

Congratulations. These posts are so motivating.

My wife used to pray to God for a single normal day when we could eat, walk, squabble like a regular family.
46yo M msi-high Lynch +ve
5/16 lap AR 14/21 L nodes +ve
T4N2M1
7/16 Capox 9 cyc
9/16 cea 2
1/17 550
PET CT mets in lung & peri
iri+ avast fail
3/17 10577
4/17 regro fail
5/17 cea 28800
5/17 CT inc in size of mes nodes ,onset of multi nodules in liver
6/17 Opdivo start
7/17 26754
8/17 5623
9/17 497
10/17 52
11/17 12
CT all clear exc a nodule in Lung. liver norm
1/18 3.6
4/18 2
Aspirin start
6/18 1.5 CT clear
12/18 1.1 NED
6/19 .9 CT clear
1/20 NED Opdivo stop

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horizon
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Re: Four years clean

Postby horizon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:15 am

Congrats good sir!
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 8 years NED). Is this real life?

Caat55
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Re: Four years clean

Postby Caat55 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Yahoo, great news.
55 y.o. Female
Dx 9/26/17 RC Stage 3
Completed 33 rad. tx, xeolda 12/8/17
MRI and PET 1/18 sign. regression
Surgery 1/31/18 Ileostomy, clean margins, no lymph node involved
Port 3/1/2018
Oxaliplatin and Xeloda start 3/22/18
Last Oxaliplatin 7/5/18, 5 rounds
CT NED 9/2018
PET NED 12/18
Clear Colonoscopy 2/19

margiej
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Re: Four years clean

Postby margiej » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:37 pm

Thank you for sharing this wonderful news!
Dx CC 12/2015, age 57 at Dx
Stage IIIb: T3N1b
Adenocarcinoma, sigmoid colon, 2.5 cm - low grade, moderately differentiated
3/6 positive lymph nodes
laparoscopic colectomy 1/20/2016
Capox started 3/4/16 - Six rounds
CT-suspicious lymph 2/22/16
PET scan 2/24/16 clear
CT 6/8/16 clear
Clear Colonoscopy 3/17
CT 10/3/17 clear
CT 10/17/18 clear
CEA 12/17 1.7
5/16 3.8
7/16 1.9
3/17 1.3
10/17 1.2
4/18 1.6
11/18 1.2

tater
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Re: Four years clean

Postby tater » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:26 am

thank you for sharing I needed to read this one today.
DH to 38 wife w/kids
Stage 3C DX 3/3/17 CEA 29
5-fu and radiation ended May 17, 2017
Stage 4 External iliac node July 17, 2017
FOLFOX + Avistan July 18 2017 CEA 2.3
Nov 9, 2017 Coloanal Anastomosis, Hysterectomy & External Nodes Removed W/ileostomy
Clear Margins NED
CEA 1.5 12/17, 2.1 2/18, 2.3 6/18, 1.1 9/18, 1.3 12/18, 1.8 3/19, 2.5 6/19
Clear CT and MRI on 2/5/2018, 9/18 Clear Scans
Reversal Surgery 6/26/18
Small Spot on right ureter surgery 10/30/19 adhered to artery
Dec. 2 start 12 rounds FOLFIRI

retiredteacher
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Re: Four years clean

Postby retiredteacher » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:40 am

Congrats! Hope you are celebrating!
Terri
RC F 63 9/17
Adeno 7 cm MSS G2 PET
T3N0M0
2.5K Cap/RT x 25
"Near complete response" PET 1/18
CEA 0.5 10/17, 0.6 10/18
MRI 2/18 yT2N0 12 cm fr AV 3 cm
LAR 2/18 yT1N0M0 0/21 G1 0.3 cm
CAPEOX 3/18, reduced to 80% at cycle 3
Completed 4 cycles; stopped, gut issues, liver enzymes
CT/ colonoscopy 11/18 NED
4/19 NED Sacral fractures/osteoporosis
"Caregiver" to the Iron Man
Hubby CRC Stage 3 2004 NED, Small Cell Lung Cancer Limited 2011 NED, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer 2019 NED October 2019

Capri
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Re: Four years clean

Postby Capri » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:24 am

Congratulations, that is wonderful news and may it continue. I'm very happy for you. Reading posts like yours gives me renewed hope for my son.
Mom to son 46 yo at Dx (2017)
11/17 sigmoid tumor found on colonoscopy
1/18 Robotic resection, Adenocarcinoma, Stg. IIIA T3 N1 MX, mod. differentiated, margins clear
2/18 - 7/30/18 Port placed; completed 12 cycles of FOLFOX
6/18 Put on Early surveillance CT,PET scan-normal. Neuropathy has started.
10/18 Port removed
11/2/18 Clean colonoscopy; 11/20 CT normal.
3/2019 Abdominal CT normal
9/2019 Chest, abdomen, pelvis CTs "unremarkable".


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