Hi dear ColoncClubbers,
I'm now 5 yrs after Dx and 4 yrs after liver surgery. Did progress to bi-annual checkups in Nov 2016, and had a routine CT with blood work Thursday (Nov 30).
Funny that, although life has returned to almost normal and check-ups have become routine, I'm always short fused some 10-days before every checkup.
We're scheduled for an official review of the results next week (Dec 5), but got nervous and had an early digital peek into the files; CT is clean again and CEA stable at the 1.4 level! We're also very happy with our medical team (again): with the CT at 10:00 AM on Thursday and blood done at 11:15, results were on the hospital site Friday 09:00AM and the scan results at noon !! With such good results, I guess weI'll call in Monday to suggest that we do the Wednesday review by phone.
Next check-up will be May 2018 with blood/CEA, Abdomen scan and a full colostomy. Then up to the 5-year mark in Nov 2018.
I feel very lucky that I've made it this far and wish you all have similar luck.
Thank you all for your support and advice. You've been great help in my return to normal life.
(day names corrected to match the dates - chemobrain to blame) LW Dec 3
Last edited by LeonW
on Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:56 am, edited 2 times in total.
Dec 2012 - 7 cm mass MM @65yrs, 2 unresect liver mets, CEA 41.8
Jan 2013 colectomy @ spleen, 2/26 nodes IVa T3N1bM1a MSI-low
Feb-Aug - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Sept - 2x failed PV embolization
Oct 2013 - R liver resect, 28 hosp days (delirium, liver failure, emboli, encephalopathy); pCR - cancer gone
2014/15 - recovery; scopy finds polyp
2016 - new town, new life
June 2018 CT, CEA, scopy (2 polyps)
clean CTs and (1.3-1.4) CEAs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17, 1x2018; next June 2019