2 full doses away from a break..

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Mohrfamily
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2 full doses away from a break..

Postby Mohrfamily » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:49 am

I just wanted to say how proud I am of my husband. Today his potassium was low so they added it to his chemo 3.5 is the low normal his was 3.2 so not terrible. His liver numbers are all back to normal only 1 was a few points high. His platelets were a little low and he told me today his body is tired of chemo.

I am proud of his kick ass attitude he's had all summer May 29th to present every 2 weeks for hours of sitting in a chair getting chemo. His second scan showed slight and mild progress but the surgeon in Cleveland said he was doing great and it was reassuring. I am proud because after today he's only got 2 more rounds of regular chemo and his body is just now saying "dude I'm tired of this crap".

We found this cancer by way of a routine biometric screening everything was out of whack. In January he was pushing 290 pounds and now he's leveled off at high 220 low 230s he just retook that screening and I anxiously await the results to compare them.

I am proud of my husband and not that you need a stranger to say so but I'm proud of you for enduring the storm.
DH dx officially stage IV with liver mets
Colonoscopy/endoscopy/port place 5/29
4cm long mass in splenic flexure
1st round FolFox 5/30
08/2018 new CT no new lesions, clear lungs, slight decrease in colon.

Gravelyguy
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Re: 2 full doses away from a break..

Postby Gravelyguy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:54 pm

That is such good news. Chemo is such a grind. I know it was so hard to go through the last rounds. Is he off the Vectibix? What is the plan after the break? Hopefully, things will have shrunk enough for surgery.

It is so wonderful how supportive you are. My wife was the same. I felt worse for her as she was forced to take on many jobs that should have been mine.

Dave
6/17 dx mCRC t3n1m1 very low rectal tumor 2 very small liver Mets

6/17 begin 4 rounds Folfox w/Vectibix
9/17 short course radiation
10/17 rectal and liver resection
11/17-3/18 8 rounds Folfox
6/18 NED!! Takedown
8/28/18 still NED! CEA .8 new low for me
10/18/18 colonoscopy clear

Nohogirl
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Re: 2 full doses away from a break..

Postby Nohogirl » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:14 pm

That's great!. Wonderful progress.
04/18 DH 49 diag.stage 2A T3N0M0 rectal cancer moderately differentiated.
05/18 chemorad. (Xeloda) 28 days
08/18 Surgery- 24 cm including entire rectum out
Stage II T2N0M0 moderate to poorly diff. adenocarcinoma
0 of 15 lymph nodes
No PNI
No LVI
Clear margins
Regression Grade 3
10/29 Started Folfox

stu
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Re: 2 full doses away from a break..

Postby stu » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:43 pm

He has endured everything so well . Respite is essential. All the very best to you both .
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 .

Mohrfamily
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Re: 2 full doses away from a break..

Postby Mohrfamily » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 am

Gravelyguy wrote:That is such good news. Chemo is such a grind. I know it was so hard to go through the last rounds. Is he off the Vectibix? What is the plan after the break? Hopefully, things will have shrunk enough for surgery.

It is so wonderful how supportive you are. My wife was the same. I felt worse for her as she was forced to take on many jobs that should have been mine.

Dave


He is down 75% "power" on vectibix he still gets the rash but not as severe so he's had it 3x in a row now. He's got an MRI and CT scheduled the week after his last dose and we will head back to Cleveland to review and find out what's next from there. Over the last month the neuropathy in his hands had progressed and his feet about a week ago. But he's a trooper he'll bent on not leaving us anytime soon.
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DH dx officially stage IV with liver mets
Colonoscopy/endoscopy/port place 5/29
4cm long mass in splenic flexure
1st round FolFox 5/30
08/2018 new CT no new lesions, clear lungs, slight decrease in colon.

Mohrfamily
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Joined: Tue May 22, 2018 4:04 pm

Re: 2 full doses away from a break..

Postby Mohrfamily » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:49 am

So last chemo day his potassium was a little low. And I got the results from his biometric screening and not as good as I was hoping. BP was about the same (yellow) all cholesterol levels were about the same (red) but his triglycerides were 847! His BMI was still red but his glucose, a1c, and waist circumference were all green. Help!
DH dx officially stage IV with liver mets
Colonoscopy/endoscopy/port place 5/29
4cm long mass in splenic flexure
1st round FolFox 5/30
08/2018 new CT no new lesions, clear lungs, slight decrease in colon.


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