Detox wrote:You are cured but I definitely recommend getting CEA tests at least annually as it never hurts be cautious.
I'll have my final CEA with my onc this October and then I've asked my primary to continue once a year until I've passed 10 years since my liver resection. It's already been 10 years 4 months since my original dx. He said I could have one a year for the rest of my life if I'd prefer.
I'll be 69 in December. Since I could never have chemo again, I'm not sure if I'll continue CEA's after 80. I'll make that decision in 10 years.
Four grand daughters were not in the photo. Two live in Connecticut and the other two are grown and had already gone home when we took the photo. They both had to work the next morning. We do have such a precious, precious family. Love them all dearly.
My mother is very ill but I think much of it is caused by her emotions. She has 6 cardiologists because they have all told her nothing is wrong with her heart. She now thinks she has a rare breast cancer found mainly in women in their 20's/ 30's so she's having more tests this week. She's told the few in our family who will speak to her that she'll be dead in 18 months. I do feel sorry for her, but she's been an angry woman as long as I can remember. We are VERY different personality wise. I'm more like my Daddy. Mother can start an argument in an empty room. My Daddy and I are easy going, seldom angered and very forgiving. They've been divorced for 48 years. He'll be 92 this year and she turns 87 in July.
I noticed a lot of new names and wanted to share HOPE. I was so sure I'd never go a day without fear and dread and was surprised one day when I realized that I had completely forgotten cancer and treatments, surgery seemed like something someone else endured. Not me.
God bless y'all!
Stage IIIB cc surgery 1/7/09. 5/17 nodes. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IVa 2/15/12. PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12 No chemo
Over 10 years since dx and 7 years post liver resection.
NED since 2012
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” Psalms 30:2