Cycle 3 is finished!

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AmyG
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Cycle 3 is finished!

Postby AmyG » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:23 pm

So, this has been super easy so far. No real issues at all, I still have hair but it's really thinned. No vomiting or any GI issues. Fatigue after disconnect bit that has only lasted a day or two. Food won't taste right until probably Tuesday, but it's not awful.

Cycle 4 will be my last one with Avastin, as cycles 5 and 6 will be without in preparation for liver resection. I'll have a CT scan after cycle six, so that's mid July to see what my liver looks like.

Assuming all that goes well, I've forgot what happens after resection but I know it's more chemo. I just can't remember the specifics! One cycle at a time.

Edit!
I forgot to mention I've had neulasta twice. We're bfs. Brought my ANC up from 1 something to 4 something last go round. Zero side effects as long as I stay on Claritin. Missed two doses last time and the bone pain was horrid. Claritin fixed it though!
Last edited by AmyG on Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Originally thought to be stage 2, no lymphnodes involved 9/18
Spot on liver found prior to bowel resection 9/18
Liver biopsy, it's malignant 12/18
Stage IV, 1 liver met 4.7cm
2019 plan is to deliver baby early and start FOLFOX w/Avastin

fumaros
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Location: Syracuse, NY
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Re: Cycle 3 is finished!

Postby fumaros » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:50 pm

You are doing great. The better you feel during chemo, the more of your life you can take back.
Diagnosed 4/8/16, age 29
Colectomy 4/20/16
Stage III, T4bN1 Tumor 7x6.5x2. Muscinous Adenocarcinoma with SRC features
2/16 lymph nodes
Stage IV, Peri mets 5/2019
CEA 4/14/16 - 16.8
CEA 6/2/16 - 1.9
CEA 6/17/16 - 0.87, 7/16 - 1.33, 12/16 - 1.14, 4/17 - 0.6, 7/17 - 0.5, 10/17 - 0.9, 3/19 -5.8, 4/19 -10
FOLFOX began 6/24/16 - 11/25/16, FOLFIRI - 5/10/19
10 round FOLFOX, 2 round 5-FU & Leucovorin, 1 round FOLFIRI
MRI & CT 8/16 - NED, CT 12/16 - 10/17 - NED

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LPL
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Location: Europe

Re: Cycle 3 is finished!

Postby LPL » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:02 pm

This sounds very good AmyG.
My husband had 4 chemo before liver surgery and 8 after = in total 12, so maybe 6 after for you then?
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED->Jan-19 mets to lung
:!: Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemo
Surgeries 2016: 3/18 Emergency colostomy
5/23 Primary+gallbl+stoma reversal+port 9/1 Liver mets
RFA 2019: Feb lung met

AmyG
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Re: Cycle 3 is finished!

Postby AmyG » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:19 am

I want to say it was six months of chemo after resection? I can't remember much though, just taking everything as it comes.

I know that I will have the option to go to a closer infusion center, so that's a plus! I'll take a 45 minute drive over a two hour one.
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Originally thought to be stage 2, no lymphnodes involved 9/18
Spot on liver found prior to bowel resection 9/18
Liver biopsy, it's malignant 12/18
Stage IV, 1 liver met 4.7cm
2019 plan is to deliver baby early and start FOLFOX w/Avastin

boxhill
Posts: 242
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:40 am

Re: Cycle 3 is finished!

Postby boxhill » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:46 am

Sounds good! Hope it continues to be a comparatively easy ride for you. :)
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemicolectomy
11 of 25 nodes,5 of 5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met removed
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
dMMR, MSI-H
5/4/18 FOLFOX
Neulasta 6/28
7/9/18 CT NED, 2mm indeterminate lung nodule
11/20/18 CT NED, Lung nodule calcified granuloma. Enlarged spleen.
12/20/18 Liver MRI 5mm liver met and 2 lymph nodes in porta hepatis, CT review shows progression on FOLFOX
12/31/18 Keytruda
6/5/19 Triphasic CT LNs shrunk to normal, Liver node stable

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

Re: Cycle 3 is finished!

Postby stu » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:49 pm

Good to hear Amy . Long may it continue . What about a wee update on our forum baby !!
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 .

AmyG
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Re: Cycle 3 is finished!

Postby AmyG » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:37 am

stu wrote:Good to hear Amy . Long may it continue . What about a wee update on our forum baby !!
Stu



Nicholas is such a joy. He's mommy's little sunshine boy. Well, there's not much little about him now!! He'll be 3 months old on the 15th. He was over 12.5 pounds at his 2 month appointment so I'm sure we're close to 14 or 15 pounds now. :shock:

At my last infusion, this woman with melanoma was telling me about her 1 year old that was 17 pounds! She too had found out she had cancer while she was pregnant and delivered 6 weeks early. I'm am just so very blessed that we went to term.

My big boy smiles and coos at me, rarely cries and when he does it's pretty easy to figure out why. Feed me, change me, rock me to sleep. He's the most laid back little dude. Reminds me a lot of my oldest son. Such an easy baby. He sleeps well in the night, only getting up once to eat.

When he looks at me and smiles, his whole face lights up and I just melt in to a puddle of goo. I love this boy so much and his sisters just can't get enough of him. The 4 and 2 year old are constantly trying to find ways to help. It's adorable!

I pretty much love every single minute of my life because of these kids and my sweet husband. :D
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Originally thought to be stage 2, no lymphnodes involved 9/18
Spot on liver found prior to bowel resection 9/18
Liver biopsy, it's malignant 12/18
Stage IV, 1 liver met 4.7cm
2019 plan is to deliver baby early and start FOLFOX w/Avastin

stu
Posts: 1103
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Cycle 3 is finished!

Postby stu » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:30 am

So good to hear how well Nicolas is doing . He sounds one contented baby .

He is horizontal like his mum .

Take care ,

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 .


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