Mom’s surgery is tomorrow

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Punky44
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Mom’s surgery is tomorrow

Postby Punky44 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:32 am

I hope tomorrow we can finally say my mom is NED. Her surgery is tomorrow morning. Please send any prayers and good vibes our way.
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17 at diagnosis
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Total neoadjuvant therapy:
8 rounds Folfox 11/5/18 - 2/11/19
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes
CEA 4/23: 2.1; 7/24: 1.9
6/28/19 Reversal and port out

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.

hopie
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Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:15 pm

Re: Mom’s surgery is tomorrow

Postby hopie » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:03 pm

Wishing your mom a permanent NED, a quick recovery, and an enduring peace of mind to you both!
Caregiver to my super-mom (62), diagnosed Dec 2018
Sigmoid colon, Stage IV
G3, Poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (5,5 x 4 x 1 cm)
T4N2bM1
13 positive out of 23 lymph nodes, largest one 1,8 cm
4(?) mets in liver, located at Segment 3 & 7, largest one 2 cm
LVI & PNI present
Clear surgical margins
MSS, KRAS G13D mutant
Laparoscopic anterior resection, Jan 2019

First chemo 11 Feb 2019 (Folfox). 25/2/19 Folfox + Avastin.

stu
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Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Mom’s surgery is tomorrow

Postby stu » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:08 pm

Hope it all goes smoothly and she makes a quick recovery . It is a very nice thought that cancer is in some lab somewhere .
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 .

AppleTree
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:16 am

Re: Mom’s surgery is tomorrow

Postby AppleTree » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:37 pm

My thoughts are with you. I hope everything goes according to plan and she has a good recovery.
Diag Feb 5, 2016 Age 45
3 cm tumor 5 cm from verge
Radiation + Xeloda pills - 3000mg 5x week
3/14 - 4/16 - 25 sessions
Shrank just over 50% L nodes 0/13
Remove rectum with temp Ileo 6/17
Reversal 7/20 due to infection
Acute hepatitis August. Chemo cancelled
June to September 2016 - 58 days in hospital

2017
6/16, MRI shadow in lung
Pet - 6.6mm Met in Upper R lobe
7/30 VAT surgery Mass General/Boston
8/24 port
8/30 - 4/28 Folfox. 12 rounds
2018
June CT shows new lung Mets.
July/Oct PETs...CLEAR!

Punky44
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Re: Mom’s surgery is tomorrow

Postby Punky44 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:27 pm

Thank you guys! Her surgery went really well—the surgeon came out and said he saw no spread, tumor looked like it had responded really well to chemo, got good margins!
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17 at diagnosis
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Total neoadjuvant therapy:
8 rounds Folfox 11/5/18 - 2/11/19
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes
CEA 4/23: 2.1; 7/24: 1.9
6/28/19 Reversal and port out

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.

DarknessEmbraced
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Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Mom’s surgery is tomorrow

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:36 am

I'm glad your mother's surgery went well and 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
NED 12/21/18


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