Doing great 6 years out

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Doing great 6 years out

Postby CatHair » Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:16 pm

Hope this good report gives cheer and positivity to any who can use it. It's been six years now since my main surgery and so far, so good. My digestive system settled down fully after about 3 years. CEA is just fine, all other exams are just fine, I can eat anything I ate before the cancer dx and rectum removal, and the gastroenterologist said I don't need to come back for a colonoscopy for another five years.

Mostly I want to give thanks again to this forum and everyone on it who has been so helpful and supportive...not just to me, but to all of us. What a resource for not just information, but reassurance, support and love.
F 55 at Dx
Dx rectal cancer 7/22/2015
LAR with temp ileostomy 8/31/2015: T1N0M0
Ileostomy reversal 11/30/2015
NED 7/15/2016
Work full time, physically active
Wife, mom of two sons now 25 and 21 plus cats and dogs, daughter, sister
Wicked Brazilian samba-reggae drummer
So far, so good

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Re: Doing great 6 years out

Postby Claudine » Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:39 pm

Thanks for dropping by with such good news, CatHair! I have to say, you've got the coolest pseudonym ever :D (I too am a cat mom!)
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resect small intestine 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
CEA since 03/19: high 81.1, low 3.2, now 66.1
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules, now gone/calcified
PET 04/20 uptake by L4
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and partial corpectomy 05/20
Scan 09/17/2021: stable

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Re: Doing great 6 years out

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:22 am

Thank you for sharing your wonderful news! :) I'm so happy that you are doing so well.
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! :)

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