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- Stg IIIb
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

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 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
11 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

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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- Stg IIIb
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

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
45 year old, mother of 2
Dx rectal cancer October 2017
At least T3N2aMX (suspect metastasis to one lung 8 mm)
Lynch negative
CEA 1.8
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle biopsy of lung, updated to stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung metastasis 11 mm
04.06.18 ileostomy reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS surgery
24.08.18 CAT scan, clear
12.09.18 scope, ok. CEA 1.6

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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, mod dif adenocarcinoma, high grade dysplasia, 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
4/18 CEA 87 :( 5/18 5 days SBRT radiation to sternum CEA declining again 6/13/18 21.1
Ephesians 3:20 Our God is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine!

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
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
msi-h Lynch
4/17 regro fail
5/17 cea 28800
5/17 CT inc in size of mes nodes , new 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 normal
1/18 3.6
2/18 2.3
4/18 2.0
opdivo continue
Aspirin start
6/18 1.5 CT clear
8/18 1.3
NED
Vegan yoga juicing apricot

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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 7 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

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
CT 10/3/17 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
NED

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 LAR, Hysterectomy & External Nodes Removed W/ileostomy
CEA 1.5 12/17, 2.1 2/18, 2.3 6/18, 1.1 9/18
Clear CT and MRI on 2/5/2018
Reversal Surgery 6/26/18

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 at diagnosis, Sept. 2017
Adenocarcinoma 6.3 - 7 cm tumor (PET)
Initial path, MSS, G2,
Stage est. T3N0M0 PET only
2500 Cap/RT Oct/Nov18; 25 treatments
"Near complete metabolic response" PET Jan 2018
CEA 0.5 Oct. 2017, Jan. 2018
MRI Feb. 2018 for Presurgical staging yT2 N0 12 cm from AV 3 cm in size
LAR Feb 20 yT1N0M0 0/21 G1 0.3 cm in size
CAPEOX starting March 2018, oxi and cap reduced to 80% at cycle 3
Completed 4 cycles CAPEOX; stopped due to gut issues.

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)
9/17 rectal bleeding
12/17 colonoscopy sigmoid tumor; CT & MRI chest, abd,& pelvis clear; CEA normal
1/18 Robotic resection, Path: adenocarcinoma, Stg. IIIA T3 N1 MX, mod. differentiated, margins clear
2/18 Port placed; 2/26/18 Begins FOLFOX
6/18 On Early surveillance CT 2 liver hemangiomas, PET scan-nothing "lit up"
Neuropathy has started.
7/30/18 Completed 12 cycles of FOLFOX.


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