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 - Colon Cancer MM 65yrs, 2 unresectable 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 Portal Vein embolization
Oct 2013 - R liver resect 28 hosp days (liver failure, delirium, emboli, encephalopathy) pCR- all cancer gone
2014/15 - recovery; benign polyp
Apr 2016 - new town, new life
clean CTs and low (1.3/1.4) CEAs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17
next June 2018 w scopy
5yr mark in sight