15 year celebration on April 20th!

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15 year celebration on April 20th!

Postby weisssoccermom » Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:09 pm

April 20th marked 15 years to the day from my surgery which also happened to be my last treatment. My hubby surprised me at work by bringing in two cakes (chocolate with bavarian cream filling and white with raspberry) to share with my fellow teachers. (I work at an elementary school). He had the baker put two blue colorectal cancer ribbons on each cake in blue frosting and had a simple "15 years" written on each cake. As an added, personal touch, he printed out a picture of a bride/groom (not us) with the phrase "You're Still The One' written on the bottom. One of my favorite songs is 'You're Still the One' by Shaina Twain so the phrase meant a lot to me. Even after almost 44 years of marriage, hubby has shown that he still has a romantic, loving and caring side to him. Of course I was a little embarrassed but it meant a lot to me that he remembered and helped me celebrate with all of my coworkers. For those of you who are in the midst of your treatments, NEVER give up hope. As so many have oftentimes said, this is a marathon NOT a sprint.

Dx 6/22/2006 IIA rectal cancer
6 wks rad/Xeloda -finished 9/06
1st attempt transanal excision 11/06
11/17/06 XELOX 1 cycle
5 months Xeloda only Dec '06 - April '07
10+ blood clots, 1 DVT 1/07
transanal excision 4/20/07 path-NO CANCER CELLS!
NED now and forever!
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Re: 15 year celebration on April 20th!

Postby MadMed » Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:46 pm

AWESOME! Thank you for sharing, gives us all a boost! And Kudos to Hubby, good man :D
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

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Re: 15 year celebration on April 20th!

Postby Rob in PA » Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:11 am

Congrats!!! Save a piece of cake for me! :)

dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: 15 year celebration on April 20th!

Postby CRguy » Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:33 am

Very cool Jaynee
MEGA CHEERS and best wishes moving forward !!!!
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Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
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Re: 15 year celebration on April 20th!

Postby GrouseMan » Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:11 am

Great Big Thumbs Up! Keep on doing what you are doing!

Best Regards,

DW 53 dx Jun 2013
CT mets Liver Spleen lung. IVb CEA~110
Jul 2013 Sig Resct
8/13 FolFox,Avastin 12Tx mild sfx, Ongoing 5-FU Avastin every 3 wks.
CEA: good marker
7/7/14 CT Can't see the spleen Mets.
8/16/15 CEA Up, CT new abdominal mets. Iri, 5-FU, Avastin every 2 wks.
1/16 Iri, Erbitux and likely Avastin (Trial) CEA going >.
1/17 CEA up again dropped from Trial, Mets growth 4-6 mm in abdomen
5/2/17 Failed second trial, Hospitalized 15 days 5/11. Home Hospice 5/26, at peace 6/4/2017

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Re: 15 year celebration on April 20th!

Postby Claudine » Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:56 pm

Fantastic :D :D :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

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Re: 15 year celebration on April 20th!

Postby horizon » Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:12 pm

That is so sweet. Congrats to you!
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 11 years NED). Is this real life?

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Re: 15 year celebration on April 20th!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:44 am

Congratulations! That's wonderful and was very thoughtful of him! :)
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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