Gee it’s quiet here huh…

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stu
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Re: Gee it’s quiet here huh…

Postby stu » Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:44 pm

So lovely to see all the familiar names .

Amy where did time go ! Five , how wonderful is that and a new role as a Gran .

Well cancer showed up again for mum with further spread to the lungs in 2022 and some lymph nodes .
Decided on a targeted therapy . She had nine months and a great response. Her disease is so slow growing that they decided to stop treatment and she is getting her strength back . It only grew 1 mm in six months and the target tumour had not grown in ten months and is manageable.

She gave it a good shot as ever but no more scans , treatment etc . She is now out the system and busy in her own life .
She has lived long enough to become an elderly lady .
That’s a good thing .
It certainly has become slow growing the older she got ! One way to contain it I guess .
Take care everyone and so good to see all your names . X
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 .

IDF108
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Gee it’s quiet here huh…

Postby IDF108 » Thu Feb 01, 2024 2:54 pm

Delighted to see an update on your Mum, Stu! Had been thinking about her since you posted a sad note about your Dad's passing (Memory Eternal.) Hope your Mum is feeling well despite the lung mets. You both have been such an inspiration.

Claudine
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Location: Montana

Re: Gee it’s quiet here huh…

Postby Claudine » Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:29 pm

Stu!!! So good to hear from you. You were always such a positive light on this forum, I'm glad to read that your mum is enjoying life :D :D :D
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary

Tumors: L4 04/18; left adrenal gland & small lung nodules 03/19
rectum 02/22 (pT3 pN0 stage 2A); L3 09/22

Surgeries: intestinal resect. 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's); adrenalectomy 02/20
L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 05/20; LAR 04/22; ileo reversal 09/22
L2-L3 fusion and corpectomy 09/22

Treatments: EBRT 04/18; SBRT 02/19; Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri/Avastin 03/19 - 01/20
adjuvant chemorad (Xeloda) 06/22; SBRT 11/22; Lonsurf/Avastin 12/23

stu
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Re: Gee it’s quiet here huh…

Postby stu » Sat Feb 17, 2024 6:27 pm

IDF108, That is some memory . Just catching up on your news too Claudine .

We do miss dad . There was always be a special place in our hearts .
However despite all that has been thrown at her mum has faced it with courage and she rarely complains.
She has had a wonderful day with family friends .
Her general health seems to be improving and no signs of symptoms from the tumours . Actually she has never had any symptoms from cancer right the way through so that’s a positive.
However other health issues do cause pain but she deals with it .

So far so good ! :)
It’s been good catching up on all the news .
Wishing everyone the strength , courage and still waiting on the cure !
Enjoyed reading that an English university has had a nice break through with the vaccine for a subtype. It’s the same university that has mum’s tumour as they are researching stage 4 longevity!
Take care ,
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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