Greetings After Six NED Years

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Greetings After Six NED Years

Postby » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:29 pm

There was never enough good news when I was enduring surgeries and FOLFOX so I thought I'd drop by and say hello! My fight was strengthened here in this forum where I learned I wasn't alone. I wasn't much of a poster, mostly a reader, butt still I met survivors and caregivers who knew what I was going through. I gained confidence in my battle.

There were dark moments during that awful year. Many times I would rather have died than make another run to the bathroom. The end was nowhere in sight. It seemed that maybe I should have taken leave from work. I wasn't sure how long I could stay strong.

Here in the forum I learned I didn't have to stay strong very long. I just had to get through today. That was more workable. One day at a time.

Six years later, clear of any disease, I am strong and energetic again. I carry scars, butt they only make me unique.

To all of you I wish the best. Keep your attitude positive.
Male 56 at DX 05/14
05/14 Resection, 3.2cm sigmoid CRC Stage IIIb, 2/17 nodes, T3N1M0
06/14 PET scan clear, portacath install
06/14 Begin FOLFOX6 12x, End 01/15
09/20 Still NED!
Previous: Laryngeal cancer
33 x rad
NED since 12/09

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Re: Greetings After Six NED Years

Postby drw » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:32 pm

Congratulations :D
4/14 dx rectal cancer at 45 yoa
4/14 transanal excision
6/14 lar - 2 positive lymph nodes stage 3
8/14 started radiation and xeloda
1/15 completed chemo
2/15 Ned :)
3/15 reversal

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Re: Greetings After Six NED Years

Postby Lee » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:05 pm


rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

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Re: Greetings After Six NED Years

Postby annieliz » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:46 pm

So great to hear; thanks for posting. Congratulations!
66 Female
7/15/19 Colonoscopy
7/26/19 DX: Rectal Adenocarcinoma
CEA 8/8/19-1.9, 12/6/19-2.3, 2/28/20-1.7
8/16/19 - 11/23/19 FOLFOX - 8 rounds
10/9 flex sig ~30% shrinkage 11/27/19-a bit more shrinkage
Neulasta 9/29/19, 10/27/19, 11/24/19
25 days Xeloda and radiation 12/17/2019 - 1/22/20
Robotic LAR 4/14/20 - clear margins - 0/15 nodes
Temp ileostomy

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