Carpe Diem is my New Year's Resolution. I have tried not to let CRC hold me back from making plans but, as we probably all have experienced, it doesn't always work out that way. For myself, how can you make vacation plans when you don't know what chemo you'll be on in 6 months or how you'll feel? Difficult or impossible to get travel insurance as a Stage IV patient (or some I'm told). Well, forget that. I'm stepping into 2020 with the conviction that everything will be fine, that life goes on, that I will beat this thing, that every moment counts, and that it's time to step outside my comfort zone and get back to exploring the world outside the cancer center. I've thought several times about exploring British Columbia: Vancouver Island has my interest at the moment because of what I've read is beautiful scenery and a thriving arts community. Is there anyone here who knows more about the area and can privately give me some advice?
Thanks in advance.
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on Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 F/U colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany), 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr-2019 Nov-2020 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT, continue Xeloda/Avastin
Dec-2020 Progression, considering all options