Just got home from a 6 day stint at the hospital, ahh it's nice to be home. My stay at St.Lukes was very nice, great staff. Let me get you up to speed, I was dx in Dec 04 with CRC (2,5cm) and Liver Mets (3 each about 1cm, 2 on one lobe the third on the other. My ocn and I decided to postpone surgery and see if chemo could help. It did:), after 3 cycles, the spots on my liver were no longer visable via a ct scan and my primary tumor had shrunk to 2.3 cm. We continued another 5 doses of chemo, 8 in all, and did more testing, again, no sign of lesions on tumor and primary tumor shrunk to about 1.5. It was now surgery time. I had my lower anterior resection done last Tuesday and here is what the surgeon found. He checked out my liver said it was "pristine",the 8 lymph nodes he removed came back clean, no cancer!!!, and the he took about 6 inches of my sigmoid colon. I was walking around the hospital 6 hours after my surgery. So far, so good, I'm at home right now, and I feel good all things considered, I know I have a long way to go yet, but I'm couldn't be more happier with the way things are goin.
I meet with the ocn next week, looks like another 6 to 12 doses of chemo, I'm also meeting with the surgeon to disuss his findings in full.
Anyways, hope you all have a happy memorial day weekend, I know I will...