Another spot… ablation ahead

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ginabeewell
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Re: Another spot… ablation ahead

Postby ginabeewell » Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:13 am

JJH wrote:
ginabeewell wrote:...Highland Park, a community several neighborhoods north where we have many friends; ....

Gina -

You mentioned above that you have many friends in Highland Park. I was wondering if by any chance you knew of, or had heard about, a former Highland Park resident named Eric Roth. He was a long-time member here on this forum. Actually, he was one of the original members who registered here in 2007 under the screen name of Traveler001-- member #731, to be exact.

Traveler001 had made many trips back and forth between Illinois and Texas, because he was being treated at the MD Anderson Cancer Center there in Houston.

Eric passed away in 2014, but he left quite a legacy here, with many virtual friends here that were so sorry to see him go. He was such a source of fun and laughter while he was posting messages here.

If you're interested, you can read this eulogy submitted in 2014 by a close friend of his:
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Thanks for sharing - I didn’t know Eric, but sounds like I missed out. : )

Leaving Norway now and heading back to the US for a few days; on Thursday we head to MSK for my pre-op. Trying to hold onto the vacation calm; or at least as much of it as we have left after getting four kids and ourselves out the door by 5:45 am!!
49 YO mom of twins (11) lucky stepmom of 16/19 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets CEA 931
Currently NED!

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ginabeewell
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Re: Another spot… ablation ahead

Postby ginabeewell » Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:07 am

Well, two good news reports:

One, we had an amazing time in Norway, a country that should be on everyone’s bucket list in my opinion! Granted, a lot of that was because we were fortunate enough to be staying with various cousins; but it is truly a breathtaking place.

Two, I had a successful ablation at MSK yesterday! They did a biopsy and a PET right after and both were clear. He warned me I would likely be admitted for two nights but they let me go “home” yesterday evening, so I actually got some rest! I have some significant pain in my right shoulder, a combo of referred pain and where my day to day stress knots are; but feeling good otherwise.

Very happy and have a good feeling about this one!
49 YO mom of twins (11) lucky stepmom of 16/19 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets CEA 931
Currently NED!

All treatment details here:
https://www.weareallmadeofstars.net/col ... nt-journey

My favorite posts here:
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MadMed
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Re: Another spot… ablation ahead

Postby MadMed » Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:46 am

Outstanding on both counts. May this be it and may you have a clean, NED life forward.
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

stu
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Re: Another spot… ablation ahead

Postby stu » Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:09 am

Norway is a stunning country . Cruised up the Fjords . Any time I looked out the window the views were astounding .

There towns and cities were unique too but rather expensive.

So pleased you are safely through your ablation . Now for some relaxation.
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .


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