Oct 25, 2006 - 11:37 am
Hi all, I am 45 y/o first diagnosed with stage II colon cancer in 2004 I did a resection and 6 months of chemo 5fu. Re-diagnosed Nov 2005 Stage IV. the plan was to do Chemo and then surgery. I did 5 months of FOLFOX and wend NED so they could not do surgery for the cancer as they could not find it. I did have surgery at this time to repair a damaged Ureter and they found no cancer then (May). Sept, my CTpet showed re-occurrence outside the colon with one liver met. I did surgery Oct13th but when they opened my up they found a mass by my colon on the left, two areas by my abdomen, and tumor that was spreading into my back.
So here I sit with a partner of 19 years, a 19 y/o daughter (go figure) and two adopted boys 4 & 8 and I got to beat this thing. I am meeting with a Naturopath here in MN tomorrow for natural options and I have totally changed my diet. Juicing 3x day, high antioxidants and minerals (really needing help in this area) and I am looking at some alternative methods down in Mexico to try to knock down the tumor load. So, do I do Chemo again (I did not tolerate it well the last time) to knock the tumor load down or trust some unproven method in north Carolina or in Mexico. I love having choices.