Thank you all for your kind words.
I agree on the not fair refrain, for sure. When I was diagnosed as a IIIc, I thought that if anything happened to me, they would still have their dad. Men in his family live to 100. So, when he was diagnosed as a terminal stage IV, I just felt like there was no safety net. But all these clear scans have given me more confidence in a long future. I can't imagine them going through this again, at least not any time soon. But they are tough, and seem to be handling things well. I was more worried about them than they were, actually.
They spent the day today with him playing his favorite music and talking to him, but he wasn't responding very much, they said.
47yo single mom of 4 (24, 21, 18, 16) at Dx
6/13 - RC T4b IIIc 5LNs on PET CEA 5.4
8/13 - Finish chemorad
10/13 - APR/hyst+ovaries/perm colostomy 2/12 nodes+
6/14 - Finish Xelox 6 rds
1/15 - CT clear CEA 0.2
10/15 - CT/MRI clear CEA 0.7
4/16 - CT clear
10/16 - CT/MRI clear CEA 0.6
5/17 - PET clear? Follow up MRI to verify inflammation