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cecioboe
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Happy news

Postby cecioboe » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:42 pm

Hi all,

It's been a while since I last visited or posted, but I wanted to share today's happy news. Jim's yearly colonoscopy not only showed no recurrence, but there wasn't even a polyp to remove. His Dr has now moved him to the 2 year plan for scopes.

He did have a heart attack in October that involved implanting 2 stents which delayed the annual colonoscopy for 6 months. But he has now fully recovered from that. Dodged another bullet....

Sending healing thoughts and prayers and still swinging those chickens for all.

Ceci and Jim
Wife to Jim Stage IV RC w/liver mets
DX 9/16/11
T3N1M1
Oct - Dec 2011 chemo/rad
1/04/12 ileo
1/16/12 LAR, liver resection
2/29/12 blockage, emer surg, ileo rev
4/16/12- 9/16/12 chemo
10/22/12 - 10/3/18 NED
De-ported 6/24/16

stu
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Re: Happy news

Postby stu » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:49 pm

Fantastic news . He is doing so well .
Hope he is fully recovered from his heart attack . Must have given you both quite a scare .
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 .

Spazzyjanet
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Re: Happy news

Postby Spazzyjanet » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:14 pm

Great news! Thank you for sharing it.
40 yr old, 3 kids. Dx 9/2018, Stage IV
KRAS G12V (resistant to Cetuximab)
CEA levels normal at diagnosis
4.2 cm Tumor, PT3, PN2B
11 of 18 with adenocarcinoma
+ removal of one cancerous node in Peritoneum.
9/2018, Colon resection and Ostomy-- Margins Negative
10/2018, PET shows 6 liver mets
10/2108, begin FOLFOX (Oxi+5 FU)
11/2018, MRI updates potential liver metastasis to 11 mets, both lobes.

hiker
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Re: Happy news

Postby hiker » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:55 pm

Congratulations!

I love reading posts on success stories. I'm hoping to be one.

hiker
Colonoscopy 2/17, 5cm tumor descending
Diagnosed stage iv, liver mets 3/17
Colon resection 3/17
Told surgery not an option, get my affairs in order
Meet w/MSK team 5/01/17
Folfox(3rds) 5/17-6/17
Liver resection/implant HAI pump 7/17
HAI pump chemo(5rds) 8/17-2/18
Folfiri+Vectibix(11rds) 8/17-2/18
Spot on chest CT 10/17
Lung biopsy (that was fun) 11/17
Nocardia bacterial infection w/spread to brain (this is serious) 11/17
IV antibiotics 12/17-2/18
Oral antibiotics 3/18-present
Clear of cancer since surgery

Cmac1275
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Re: Happy news

Postby Cmac1275 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:08 pm

Post like these keep me coming back. So happy to hear this news. May you continue to live happily in NEDville for many more years.
42 yr, male, husband and father of 3
01/24/2018 — Dx with Stage IV Colon Cancer and liver mets
01/26/2018 — Partial colectomy. Two thirds colon removed
02/21/2018 — CEA @ 60
03/21/2018 — Began 6 rounds of FOLFOX / Avastin
06/21/2018 — CEA @ 4.7
07/02/2018 — Right hepatic lobectomy
08/28/2018 — MRI shows new spots on remaining ("old") liver)
09/04/2018 — PET scan shows new spots on both lobes
09/05/2018 — CEA @ 2.7

DarknessEmbraced
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Happy news

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:41 am

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

NedPlease
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Re: Happy news

Postby NedPlease » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:09 pm

Great news!
N
F-54- St 4- Ascend Colon, 2 Liver mets, Poorly dif, Mutant
6/10- Folfox
9/10- R Liver Resect/Colon/Gall/Appendix
11/10-3/11- Folfox
11/11- R Lung, 1 met, VATS
3/12- 9/12- Xeloda
2/12- 6/18 Clear Scans
Today- NED

teresajj1
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Location: Florida

Re: Happy news

Postby teresajj1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:37 pm

Thats great!!!! Oh happy day!!! :D
Dx 3/16 @ 36yrs Stage IIIB-6/18 Stage IV
RT Hemi-colectomy
T3N1M0. 2/37 lymph nodes
4/2016 Started 12 rounds of 5 FU & Oxi Chemo
7/2016 Stopped chemo after 5 rounds due to chest pain
8/2017 MUYTH Gene
10/2017 Clear CT Scan; CEA 1.9
5/2018 CEA 447 & CA-125 144
6/2018 Stage IV w/drop metastases to peritoneal cavity
7/2018 Cytoreductive surgery & Hipec (3 tumors, 2 nodules on bladder, and ovaries removed)
10/2018 Clear CT

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cecioboe
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Re: Happy news

Postby cecioboe » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:25 am

stu wrote:Fantastic news . He is doing so well .
Hope he is fully recovered from his heart attack . Must have given you both quite a scare .
Stu


Yes indeed, it was scary! Life throws us curve balls, we just keep dodging them!

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and good wishes.
Ceci and Jim
Wife to Jim Stage IV RC w/liver mets
DX 9/16/11
T3N1M1
Oct - Dec 2011 chemo/rad
1/04/12 ileo
1/16/12 LAR, liver resection
2/29/12 blockage, emer surg, ileo rev
4/16/12- 9/16/12 chemo
10/22/12 - 10/3/18 NED
De-ported 6/24/16

retiredteacher
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Re: Happy news

Postby retiredteacher » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:37 pm

Fantastic news! Congratulations!
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.


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