This week marks my one-year anniversary of my final (12th) Folfox round. (Injection on the 12th, Disconnect on the 14th.) Damn, it's been a good year since! I mentioned to my sis and my husband, but it's not something you can really broadcast or celebrate. Yet, it feels profound. So, I wanted to mention it here.
These milestones... ya know?
For those Stage 3 like I was who are just starting out, or even halfway through their chemo treatments -- there will be an end!
Here's hoping it becomes a more and more distant memory for me and many, many others of us on here.
Dx 2/2017, age 45, 2 kids: 6 yrs & 3 yrs
History of Crohn's disease - dx in 1997; in remission, thus no colonoscopy in over 10 years
Anemia dx 11/16: GI doc assured me "the likelihood of colon cancer" was "very low".
Stage 3C - T3N2b
8/64 lymph nodes; clear margins surgery 3/17
12 cycles of Folfox 4/17-9/17
3-month CT scan midway through chemo, no changes
2-3-mo CT scan post chemo 11/17 slightly larger lung nod (incr. from 7mm to 8 or 9mm)
CT scan 3/18 - NED
clear CT scan 1/2019 NED