Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

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crikklekay
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Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby crikklekay » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 am

I've seen others post similar threads when they need a little support for testing anxiety, so here we go! My husband is finally getting a complete colonoscopy this Friday. When he was in the hospital they were only able to do a lower colonoscopy because the tumor was blocking the sigmoid section of his colon and there was no room for them to continue. Our Oncologist wanted him to get a complete colonoscopy from the start, but since it would have to go through the stoma first we had to wait for the surgeon to be OK with it then we had so many complications... So even though this all started late December/early January we're just getting to it now. Our Oncologist hasn't been super concerned because if anything is in there we wouldn't really change the current treatment, as long as he has no blood in his stool she didn't feel the need to rush it. But now that it's right around the corner my anxiety is getting the better of me. If I sit and think about it too long my stomach starts to clench, and I'm not sure how I'm going to keep my mind off of it while it's being done. Rationally I know if they do find anything that's a good thing so we can address it, and freaking out over the possible outcome of the procedure isn't helpful, but the thought of more cancer hiding in there makes me sick to my stomach and I can't stop worrying they'll find something horrible. I can't forget the last time, when I saw the doctor with a worried look on his face talking to a nurse, then turning to me to try and gently tell me they found a mass and he's certain it's cancer.

So please, any good vides/good luck/prayers/etc you can send John's way for his colonoscopy on Friday would be greatly appreciated. The more positive energy thrown his way the better!
Caring for DH John, 41
DX: Colon Cancer, Sigmoid colon
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor grade: G2, Moderately differentiated w/invasion of visceral peritoneum
Stage IIIC
Positive lymph nodes: 6/22
Chemotherapy: FOLFOX (6)
12/17 ER and emergency surgery
02/18 Hospital w/ MSSA infected port, PICC line inserted, abdominal CT scan clear chest CT scan showed septic emboli & blood clots
03/18 Hospital w/ CDIFF
04/18 Chest CT scan clear
06/18 Colonoscopy Clear
08/18 CT Scan Clear, NEMD

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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby stu » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:18 pm

Well do . I hope everything goes smoothly for him and you get great reassuring news.
You are only human and sometimes it’s just plain hard. But it’s amazing how you pop out on the other side .
Take special care,
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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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby SteveNZ » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:01 pm

As you know we all care here.
I am praying for you both. Bless you heaps.... :D :D
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
June 2018 - Sitting it out before operation. ....Pretty Miserable- emotions gone weird....?!
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
Am a Salvation Army chap so I complete 'knee drill' (prayer) to the Commander in Chief often. For myself personally this helps me through.

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juliej
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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby juliej » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:51 pm

I will be sending him (and you!) positive thoughts, energy, and strength all throughout the day on Friday!

I know this is a rough and uncertain time for you both. Lean on us - we're here for you!

Hugs to you,
Juliej
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
NED 3/17/12 to 7/13/2018, CEA<1

crikklekay
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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby crikklekay » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:38 am

I’m happy to say we have a clear, normal colon! When I heard the news I wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump for joy or melt in relief. Thank you everyone for your encouragement! <3
Caring for DH John, 41
DX: Colon Cancer, Sigmoid colon
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor grade: G2, Moderately differentiated w/invasion of visceral peritoneum
Stage IIIC
Positive lymph nodes: 6/22
Chemotherapy: FOLFOX (6)
12/17 ER and emergency surgery
02/18 Hospital w/ MSSA infected port, PICC line inserted, abdominal CT scan clear chest CT scan showed septic emboli & blood clots
03/18 Hospital w/ CDIFF
04/18 Chest CT scan clear
06/18 Colonoscopy Clear
08/18 CT Scan Clear, NEMD

SteveNZ
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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby SteveNZ » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:34 pm

crikklekay wrote:I’m happy to say we have a clear, normal colon! When I heard the news I wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump for joy or melt in relief. Thank you everyone for your encouragement! <3

Hurray!?!?! :D
So where is the party to celebrate....??? Only kidding but do feel free to rejoice. It is good news.
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
June 2018 - Sitting it out before operation. ....Pretty Miserable- emotions gone weird....?!
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
Am a Salvation Army chap so I complete 'knee drill' (prayer) to the Commander in Chief often. For myself personally this helps me through.

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:32 am

That's wonderful news! :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17

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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby mypinkheaven » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:31 pm

It's so nice to hear some good news. I'm happy for you and your hubby!
Sally
MSS, KRAS Wild NRAS Mutated
9/2012 CRC IIB Lft Colectomy 0 lymph nodes 0 Chemo
10/2013 CT clear
11/15 CEA 2.7 to 4.6
11/15 Spread to uterus. Hysterectomy
2/16 Pelvic radiation 25, brachytherapy 3
4/16 - 6/16 Xeloda
6/16 CT Several lung nodules 5 mm
8/16 CT Nodules still present. Most stable. Some growth
11/16 Transfer to UCSD Moores
12/16 Folfox + Avastin failed
2/17 Folfiri + Erbitux
8/17 5FU+Erbitux No 5FU bolus
7/18 Spread to vagina
6/18 Folfiri + Avastin + Trametinib
6/18 CEA dropping

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juliej
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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby juliej » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:35 pm

crikklekay wrote:I’m happy to say we have a clear, normal colon! When I heard the news I wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump for joy or melt in relief. Thank you everyone for your encouragement! <3

"Clear" and "normal" is excellent! Very happy for you both. Now go celebrate!!! :D

Juliej
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
NED 3/17/12 to 7/13/2018, CEA<1

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Re: Please Send Good Vibes for Friday

Postby SpringerSpanielMommy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:42 pm

Yay!!!! I am so happy for your family, nothing better than hearing that great news.
DX: 2/21/2018 Rectal Cancer: T3c N2 M0, Intramucosal Adenocarcinoma
3/20/2018 Radiation 45gy in 25 fractions, while taking 3000mg Xeloda only radiation days starts 3/28/2018
5/8/2018 Completed Chemoradiation with 5 additional Boosts
6/29/2018 Started 4000mg Xeloda 14 days on and 7 days off. Oxaliplatin Infusion with Power Port.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.


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