Happy New Year- checking in, clear scan

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mymom
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Location: Connecticut

Happy New Year- checking in, clear scan

Postby mymom » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:59 pm

Hi all- Happy New Year. My mom just had her scan and it is still clear. Original diagnosis at Stage 4 May 2011. She has been NED since October 2015. She had several mets to the liver. I will also post on main thread. This is a rough time for everyone. Thinking of you all. My husband and my three kids continue to quarantine with my parents. Two separate houses a few miles from each other- we go back and forth for fun, sleepovers with grandparents, movies, sunday dinners. All three of my kids remote learn (9th, 6th and 3rd now) - our town has an option of full in or full out. We chose remote so we can hang with my parents and my kids prefer time with Grandparents. They have given up a lot. They see some friends with masks outside but that is about it. For our family it works. My kids are happy. My parents are beyond thrilled they have been able to ride this pandemic out with us. Love to all, Lisa
Stage 4 CC DX 5/11
colon/livr rsct 5/11(1 met)
Folfox July-11/11
NED to 5/12
New Primry BC-4/12,Stage 1
2 livermet 5/2012
Liver rsct,HAI 6/12,Folfiri
NED to 10/13,1 liver met,ablation, Folfiri
NED to 12/14, another spot
3/15 NED
Ablation 1 liver met 10/15
1/16-current NED

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

Re: Happy New Year- checking in, clear scan

Postby stu » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:07 am

So pleased to hear you are all doing well .
My mum’s grandchildren will all officially hit adulthood with the last one turning 16 this month!( U.K.). They have really impressed me in the care they have extended towards their grandparents. Taking care of the garden etc . The youngest takes her grandpa for a walk in keeping with the rules .

So glad your mum is doing well and able to enjoy this unusual time with her grandchildren. It’s interesting to hear your education has given a choice to parents . Ours is fully out just now but proposing to take younger children back soon . They seem to be the most difficult to entertain whilst parents are also trying to work .
Hope this all improves quickly .
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 .

mymom
Posts: 1288
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Connecticut

Re: Happy New Year- checking in, clear scan

Postby mymom » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:56 am

Hi Stu- glad to hear you are all doing well. Some states here in the US have full remote. Connecticut chose to give a choice to parents. Our district (Greenwich) is doing a great job with live streaming and dedicated teachers for kids full remote. We are lucky. Those back in school follow strict guidelines and we have entire grades or classes quarantining on a regular basis in town if one child in lets say a 3rd grade class tests positive, the entire class/grade will quarantine two weeks. Sometimes they may say only the positive student and after contract tracing only another five students/teacher need to quarantine. Depends. They contact trace and masks all day except lunch. For us being around my parents we could not take that chance so we just school from the comfort of home. It has it's advantages- kids get a hot lunch every day and on these very snowy cold mornings there is no waiting at the bus stop. Have to look at the positive. Hang in there and take care.

Lisa
Stage 4 CC DX 5/11
colon/livr rsct 5/11(1 met)
Folfox July-11/11
NED to 5/12
New Primry BC-4/12,Stage 1
2 livermet 5/2012
Liver rsct,HAI 6/12,Folfiri
NED to 10/13,1 liver met,ablation, Folfiri
NED to 12/14, another spot
3/15 NED
Ablation 1 liver met 10/15
1/16-current NED

Siti
Posts: 192
Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:58 am

Re: Happy New Year- checking in, clear scan

Postby Siti » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:50 pm

Thanks for sharing the good news! Sounds like your family is handling the situation well and responsibly :) Wishing everyone continued good health.
Wife of DH (54) DX on 5/7/19
Sigmoid | Adenocarcinoma | Grade: G3 | LNs: 30/31
Wild Type for KRAS, NRAS and BRAF
19/7/19 PET-CT Scan: Distant lymph nodes (para-aorta, neck & hip), est. size 0.5-1.5cm.
22/7/19 Surgery: Laparoscopic Colon Resection
26/8/19 Chemo: CAPEOX + Avastin x 7
6/11/19 CT Scan after 3rd cycle, all nodes have shrunk! Yay!! 20/12/19 Last round of Ox (NED)
1/2020 Maintenance: Cap + Avastin
4/2020 Maintenance: switch to Teysuno (S-1) + Avastin due to bad HFS side effects.

mariane
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Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:16 pm

Re: Happy New Year- checking in, clear scan

Postby mariane » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:58 pm

I am so happy! Congratulations!
mom of now 12 years old twins, dx @ 40 in 6/2015 with upper rectal cancer, 10+ liver mets, CEA 140
chemo: 8/2015 - 10/2016 - 4xFOLFIRINOX, 2xFOLFOX, 8xFOLFIRI, 10x5FU, HAI pump -12xFUDR
4 surgeries, complete pathological response
CEA<2 since 10/2015
NED since May 2016

I praise God for every day with my family!


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