Looking for hope

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Husbandworried
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby Husbandworried » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:54 pm

So good news at today’s appointment chest and abdominal CT showed NED. Thank God with lots of prayers.
Keeping to the three pillars too.

JJH
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby JJH » Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:26 pm

Husbandworried wrote:So good news at today’s appointment chest and abdominal CT showed NED. Thank God with lots of prayers.
Keeping to the three pillars too.
"The darkest hour is just before the dawn" - Thomas Fuller (1650)

Husbandworried
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby Husbandworried » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:26 am

A little worried, wife is having pain in left hip area and buttocks. No injury, called oncologist office they said not to worry just had CT scan 2 months ago. IDK

boxhill
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby boxhill » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:08 pm

Pain of that type can be from a pinched nerve, in my experience. Also IME, acupuncture can be very effective.
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemi
11 of 25 LN,5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
dMMR, MSI-H
5/18 FOLFOX
7/18 and 11/18 CT NED
12/18 MRI 5mm liver mass, 2 LNs in porta hepatis
12/31/18 Keytruda
6/19 Multiphasic CT LNs normal, Liver stable
6/28/19 Pause Key, predisone for joint pain
7/31/19 Restart Key
9/19 CT stable
Pain: all fails but Celebrex
12/23/19 CT stable
5/20 MRI stable/NED
6/20 Stop Key
All MRIs NED

Husbandworried
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby Husbandworried » Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:06 am

I hope so, oncologist moved up CT scan from 4 months in future to next month. CEA <0.5 but probably not a good indicator for my wife.

Claudine
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby Claudine » Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:10 pm

That's a good thing the scan was moved, the onc seems to be quite receptive to your concerns. Hopefully there won't be anything showing, but just in case - sooner than later is always better. Fingers crossed!
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary
Lytic met 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
Multiple small lung nodules (03/19) now gone/calcified
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and partial corpectomy 05/20
CEA since 03/19: high 81.1, low 3.2, now 66
MRI 2/11/22: rectal adenocarcinoma pT3 pN0 stage 2A
LAR surgery April 11

DarknessEmbraced
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Looking for hope

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Jan 29, 2022 9:56 am

I'm sorry that she's in pain. *hugs* I hope her scans are clear and that she feels better soon. *hugs*
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! :)

Husbandworried
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby Husbandworried » Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:46 pm

Was in ER today due to severe pain, just did plain X-ray which of course showed nothing which I guess is good. ER doc said he felt it was sciatic nerve issue but referred her to her oncologist as well. Now on Vicodin and steroids and seeing chiropractor. All we can do is wait for the CT scan and pray.

JulesW
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby JulesW » Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:14 pm

Wishing you the best. I also have some lower back pain over the last 8 weeks that has me concerned
46 rectal ca. 12/16
LAR 1/17, 0/30 nodes +
5fu x 6 mos
CT 6/18 - 4 nodules R lung + 3 spots in left lung (largest 1.2cm)
6/18 folfiri + Avastin
Laser assist pulm. metastectomy B Germany 10/18 and 11/18- 10 nodules removed, 6 cancer
12/18 blood in urine -> rectal ca met on bladder
3/19 partial cystectomy
4/19 MSK self referral
Avastin + 5fu x 6 mos
3/21 blood in urine ->bladder recurrence + R ext iliac node
3 months folfox
10/21 MSK partial cystectomy with B pelvic LN dissection
got margins!

Husbandworried
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby Husbandworried » Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:32 pm

CT scan 2 weeks ago showed NED, met with oncologist last week he was very positive. 6 month scans now. He is very much into stress reduction and how stress leads to health issues.
MRI report on Monday 11/14/22 showed extruded disc material non enhancement at L4. Otherwise NED. Appointment with neurosurgeon Thursday. Will take a disc herniation even though it is painful. Many many prayers answered.

MadMed
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Looking for hope

Postby MadMed » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:07 pm

Fantastic news, thank you for sharing. Many more NED results.
52M DX: RC lower rectum, guessing now 2cm from AV 4/27/2021
T3N0M0 adenocarcinoma with signet ring cell features
Tumor size 30mm
Tumor grade: G3
Baseline CEA 1.0
MSI status: MSS pMMR
Started Folfox 5/12/2021
Switched to FOLFIRINOX from session 2. 8 rounds total.
CT+MRI tumor contained shrunk 80%, no spread to other organs.
CRT started xeloda + 28 days Radiation 9/27-11/04
NED as of 4/06 CT/MRI/sigmoidoscopy
On W&W 04/06/2022

Claudine
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby Claudine » Tue Feb 15, 2022 11:56 pm

Only cancer patients will be thrilled when told their pain is caused by a herniated disk!
Here’s to a swift recovery :D
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary
Lytic met 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
Multiple small lung nodules (03/19) now gone/calcified
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and partial corpectomy 05/20
CEA since 03/19: high 81.1, low 3.2, now 66
MRI 2/11/22: rectal adenocarcinoma pT3 pN0 stage 2A
LAR surgery April 11

Rikimaroo
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Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:48 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Looking for hope

Postby Rikimaroo » Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:00 pm

Claudine wrote:Only cancer patients will be thrilled when told their pain is caused by a herniated disk!
Here’s to a swift recovery :D


Claudine you made me LOL here - because it is the truest statement for us cancer patients!!
RC T3N1M0 12/16
MSS - NRAS Mutation
Chemo Rad, CCR - W&W 5/2017
Recurrence 11/2017
CT Scan 11/2017 Liver Met 5.5cm Stable, Stage IV
LAR/Liver Resect 4/2018
Reversal 10/18
CEA highest 500, lowest .8 throughout process, waiting for latest
Recurrence left vesical/pelvic sidewall - 10/7/2019 resect perm bag,
CEA rise Feb/May 3.7, 8.8, 30, Recurrence in Pelvic
CEA 40 right now, but was 57, so folfiri to beat it back down.
Lots of chemo for the past 4 years.

MadMed
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Looking for hope

Postby MadMed » Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:10 pm

So true, i hope HusbandWorried took it in that context! I told a worried husband that his wife having a herniated disk was fantastic news!!! :cry:
I appreciate everyone here, but I am sorry we're here too.
52M DX: RC lower rectum, guessing now 2cm from AV 4/27/2021
T3N0M0 adenocarcinoma with signet ring cell features
Tumor size 30mm
Tumor grade: G3
Baseline CEA 1.0
MSI status: MSS pMMR
Started Folfox 5/12/2021
Switched to FOLFIRINOX from session 2. 8 rounds total.
CT+MRI tumor contained shrunk 80%, no spread to other organs.
CRT started xeloda + 28 days Radiation 9/27-11/04
NED as of 4/06 CT/MRI/sigmoidoscopy
On W&W 04/06/2022

Husbandworried
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Re: Looking for hope

Postby Husbandworried » Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:39 pm

Yes I took it that way, and my wife did too. I must say this is a great place for support. I am in awe of everyone going through this from those currently undergoing treatment to those who have have finished treatment. Sometimes I feel helpless but try to be the best supporter I can be and pray a lot.


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