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