Six years today!

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Buxton
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Six years today!

Postby Buxton » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:50 pm

Hi. It's been a while since I've been here, but want to share my encouraging news. Six years today since my emergency extended right hemicolectomy. The magic 5 years was reached with the usual anxiety but all was well. Hugs and flowers time from and to my wonderful nurse. BM's are 'variable' but not helped by losing my gall bladder I suppose. That's the encouraging bit. Shingles, Intermediate Favourable Prostate cancer and resulting radiotherapy to take over from the bc. is a bit depressing, but ... Best wishes to you all. John.

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CRguy
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Re: Six years today!

Postby CRguy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:30 am

One step at a time buddy
AND we keep on .... keepin' ON !!

Best wishes to you moving forward on the Journey

CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
14 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Six years today!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:18 pm

I hope your radiation treatments go well!*hugs* Congratulations on six years! :)
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

MeAndMine
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Re: Six years today!

Postby MeAndMine » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:21 pm

Congratulations on that milestone!
F 56 non-smoker
8/5/2019 - Colonoscopy - 4-5 cm rectal mass, 2-3 cm proximal to anal verge and 6mm polyp
8/13/2019 - CT - No mets
8/19/2019 - Rectum: Adenocarcinoma arising from tubulovillous adenoma. Descending colon: tubular adenoma
8/23/2019 First visit with surgeon
8/26/2019 First visit with oncologist
8/26/2019 MRI
CEA 8/19/19=3.9, 8/26/19=7.1
9/6/2019 - T3N2a
9/11/2019 - Radiation begins - 5.5 weeks along with oral capecitabine

Buxton
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Re: Six years today!

Postby Buxton » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:01 pm

DarknessEmbraced wrote:I hope your radiation treatments go well!*hugs* Congratulations on six years! :)

Thanks Darkness Embraced. Yes the treatment was ok, in January. Side effects passed in time. The first PSA test showed a good drop but the second one three months later was a very small drop of .2, but specialist was ok with that. I have to wait 6 months until the next one. Good to hear from you and hope you are doing well.

Buxton
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Re: Six years today!

Postby Buxton » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:02 pm

MeAndMine wrote:Congratulations on that milestone!

Thanks MeAndMine.

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Six years today!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:36 am

I hope your PSA continues to drop! *fingers crossed* I'm glad the side effects passed in time. I've still been having my usual post surgery stomach issues. Also I still get ischemic colitis attacks but since my GI had me start a daily low dose coated aspirin I haven't had an ischemic colitis attack with bleeding.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

Buxton
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Re: Six years today!

Postby Buxton » Mon May 24, 2021 3:59 am

And a rare update. I’m now 7 1/2 years since bowel surgery. Continuing ‘variable bowel movements.’ Possibly that’s normal for me now especially after gall bladder removal. Prostate cancer seems under control with 0.83 psa in March, down from 1.5. COVID seems under control here, but who knows. No jabs yet but can’t be long now. Best wishes to all.

I_will_fight
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Re: Six years today!

Postby I_will_fight » Mon May 24, 2021 5:49 am

Buxton wrote:And a rare update. I’m now 7 1/2 years since bowel surgery. Continuing ‘variable bowel movements.’ Possibly that’s normal for me now especially after gall bladder removal. Prostate cancer seems under control with 0.83 psa in March, down from 1.5. COVID seems under control here, but who knows. No jabs yet but can’t be long now. Best wishes to all.


Oh, wow, a 7.5 years cancer journey!

Congratulations, thanks for the update and good luck with your prostate.
46 yo male Spain
06/20 - 6cm T3N0M0 CC splenic flex
No liver mets, 3 and 4 mm lung dots (unlikely to be mets)
lymp 0/37
MSH6- other MMR+
KRAS mt G13D
V/LNI absent
PNI present
07/20 - hemicol surg, 13cm clear margins, optimistic surgn.
08/20 - CAPOX regime, 4 cycles.
11/20 - CAPOX completed. CAT scan: lesion in liver, suspect hemoangioma, no changes lung dots.
12/20 - Clean colonoscopy
02/21 - MRI liver lesion is nonspecific, stable.

Buxton
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Re: Six years today!

Postby Buxton » Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:21 pm

I_will_fight wrote:
Buxton wrote:And a rare update. I’m now 7 1/2 years since bowel surgery. Continuing ‘variable bowel movements.’ Possibly that’s normal for me now especially after gall bladder removal. Prostate cancer seems under control with 0.83 psa in March, down from 1.5. COVID seems under control here, but who knows. No jabs yet but can’t be long now. Best wishes to all.


Oh, wow, a 7.5 years cancer journey!

Congratulations, thanks for the update and good luck with your prostate.


October now. Psa can be yearly. Happy! COVID has reappeared in the north of the country and now there is some urgency to increase the % of vaccinations. (I’ve had my two. Very few side effects.) Best wishes.


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