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joemetz
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Greetings

its been awhile since i've been online here, as we've been busy getting back to work (after six months of treatments)

I've finished my 24th session of FolFox & Erbitux.

It's working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my CEA level was 65 back in November 2011 and now is 2.0!!!
I started with a large tumor in the transverse colon, next to the liver.
I had 30 spots on my liver, all fairly sizable. and 100 "micro" spots on my liver...

the 100 microspots are gone!
the 30 large spots, are now down to 4.
the main tumor in the colon is "dead"

the cancer is showing signs of much reduction.

I received my last of 24 treatments prior to the re-conneciton surgery of my colon and to remove The Bag.
this all will happen within 3 weeks.

there are so many new people joining here all the time, and I just had to share some good news.

If you have good news going on with your battle... no matter how big or small... please share your good news!!!

hugs

Joe

smokeyjoe
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HOW GREAT IS THAT!!! Good luck on your upcoming surgery too :)

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jjaj133
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that is just fantastic. Thank you for sharing. You are so right about sharing good news. It made my day.
Hugs,
Judy

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steveandnat
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This is great news!! Pray the surgery goes smoothly. Jeff

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pete43lost_at_sea
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thanks for sharing the good news.

hugs,
pete

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dmj101
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GREAT NEWS... THANKS FOR SHARING

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Doc_Hawk
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Awesome news, congrats on your success in fighting the good fight!

Luckygirl2
Posts: 308
Joined: Mar 2012

Did you have to be peeled off the ceiling after receiving that news! :) I'm speechless...I know hard to believe but I am so happy for you and your family!

Deb

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wolfen
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So happy for you that all those nasty buggers are shrinking and disappearing. Hoping that your return to work is going well. Thanks for sharing your news.

Luv,

Wolfen

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fatbob2010
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Joe it is nice to hear from someone like you who has weathered the storm and stayed the course. To lean on another post about hope, it is people like you that give me, as a new member, hope and strength to continue to fight. Thanks Joe for sharing. Art

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mom_2_3
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Joe,

That is fantastic news to hear. I am so happy that you are getting such a fabulous response to your treatments. Good luck on your upcoming surgery!

Amy

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pepebcn
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Awesome news!

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Lovekitties
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So very glad for the news.

Keep up the good work!

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PhillieG
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Glad it's working!
-p

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tommycat
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Joe----excellent!
J: Just
O: Obviously
E: Excellent
Enjoy enjoy enjoy.
Hugs,
Tommycat

danker
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I am very happy for you. Yea for good news. Hope the bag removal goes well also, Be sure to give us the update after that.

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Kathryn_in_MN
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Thanks for checking in with your great news! Congrats!

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Kathleen808
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Joe,
That is great news! Thanks for coming on the board and sharing. You have been through it with the 24 treatments. I hope all continues to go well.

Aloha,
Kathleen

taraHK
Posts: 1961
Joined: Aug 2003

That is fantastic news! And you deserve a medal for those 24 sessions!

Thank you for sharing with us. That's what it's all about.

Please keep us posted

Tara

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JayhawkDan
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Joined: Apr 2012

Great news! I've been through 9 full treatments of folfiri and vectibix and it's kinda kickin my butt. But your story is inspiring -- I'll keep fighting the good fight and find comfort in the FACT that good outcomes are possible. Thanks for sharing. Dan

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k44454445
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how great!!! you give encouragement & hope to the rest of us to keep up the fight! good luck
judy

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thxmiker
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We are glad that you are doing well Joe. It is exciting and positive to hear that people are getting well. It is relieving after all of the pain of Chemo to get a good RX.

Keep up the good work!

Best Always, mike

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YoVita
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So happy for you. You're right, we all need to share our good news. Best wishes to you.

janie1
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Joined: Apr 2011

Great news, Joe!!!!!
We'll take good news all day (and night) long :)

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Sonia32
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Great news, hugs.

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Annabelle41415
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That is great news. Thanks for sharing.

Kim

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Kenny H.
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The best news is good news. Congrats Joe!

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pluckey
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Joe- that is fantastic news. And quite an incredible reduction of all thos liver spots. My gosh, it's miraculous!!!!!

Peg

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