I'm nearly 8 months post Chemo.
Mostly post treatment you should relish the rebirth of your physical being, because it's nothing short of rebirth in my mind.
From strength zapping, energy crushing, mental straining, neuropathy inducing, taste bud altering chemo beat down to a gradual incline into a physical sensation of well being.
Enjoy this transition.
CT Scan was done prior to last chemo treatment - (showed NED - YAYE!)
Port flush - 6 weeks post chemo.
Blood draw / Onc followup visit - 6 weeks from Port Flush (full CBC and CEA).
The port flush and blood draw cycle has been ongoing so blood tests/cea every 3 months
4.5 months post chemo I had a colonoscopy. Showing all clean and good - still little inflammation.
July 24th next CT scan (so 8 months from last scan). - will receive 3 month blood test and ONC followup post CT scan.
If it is still clean (I can't imagine it not given how much energy I've got now) I will be moving to the next wave of followup which consists of:
Removal of port (YES! - so looking forward to that. Quite difficult to start dating new people with a port in, let alone the diagnosis revelation. UGGh.)
Move to 4 month Blood / CEA level and ONC visits. Colonoscopy moved to 2 year cycle.
Keep on keep'n on!
3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, CEA 4.6
8/30 CEA 2.6
10/5 CEA 1.5
11/8 PORT OUT!