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Nana b
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Two weeks on XELODA and my CEA went down 60%. From like 87 to 40. Another ck in 6 weeks. YES!

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Doc_Hawk
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Great news, Nana! You so rock now just keep on rockin' it girl!

smokeyjoe
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Rachel, sorry for asking, but are you on Xeloda alone or a combo with avastin?? That's great news....sorry for the question I just started on this drug and am questioning my decision. I need to hear anything positive on this drug that I can read right now!!! Honestly I wish I had asked my oncologist to put me on this a few months ago, like 4 months ago when scans were stable would have been good!!!

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"...uh huh...we like it...uh huh..."

LOL!

:)

Yes X 2

-Craig

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herdizziness
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So happy for you!!!! Wonderful to hear!
Winter Marie

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dmj101
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that is so great!!!

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jjaj133
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WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!

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Lovekitties
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So very glad to hear the good news about your CEA decrease.

Praying for that much or more decrease at the next test.

Marie who loves kitties

omrhill
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Woohoo! Congrats on the good news. I love it when things go according to plan.

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Annabelle41415
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Glad to hear that it's working. Let's hope for another drop big time.

Kim

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tommycat
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superb
wonderful
the bees knees
gnarly
shredding the gnar
rad
radical
etc etc etc----LOVING THIS NEWS

Connie43
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Wonderful! I hope that in a few weeks I can have the same kind of report.

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thxmiker
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We are happy to hear your great news! You are in our thoughts, keep in touch.

Best Always, mike

relaxoutdoors08
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Nana B,
Happy to hear the news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
NB

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Kathleen808
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Fabulous my friend. I'm with Craig...... That's the way we like it!!

Aloha,
Kathleen

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johnnybegood
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havent seen you on here much.so glad the xeloda is working for ya.it seems to be holding mine back i am on avastin also.keep on keepin on....Godbless....johnnybegood

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YoVita
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So good to hear ... and I love your attitude!

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Maxiecat
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Good News!

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Nana b
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Thank you! I hope that this continues. I don't like the thought of 6 months of chemo but 1.5 months are down. Talk of possible liver resection in that one area that come and goes on the pet. Big surgery, but my ONC is very pro active.

Just got off my 12 hours at work, and have to be up in 3 hours to take Mom to the doctor....

I wish you all well!

Minnesotagirl
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Nana B

Great news. Are you still following your juicing regime as well? I remember reading quite a bit about you juicing and using natural food supplements as one of your "guns" during this journey.
Wonderful news...so happy for you!

"Minnie"

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Nana b
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I am having shakes for a meal or a snack. Lots of berries, coconut milk, and veggies I smooothie up a berry, apple, banana and spinach smooth. I totally changed the way I eat. Hardly any beef or pork. I have 3 tiny corn tortillas and light cheese and spinach for lunch, the girls at the office laugh at me. I don't do the supplements while on chemo and I did stop them for a bit and that is when my CEA went up, coincidence maybe but I went back on Turmeric, Milk thistle and very strong green tea. My ONC does think that my diet is helping my immune system fight this monster... Since my CEA went up, I'm not having any alcohol at all. Try not to do sweets, because i crave them now and I never did before, ever. My ONC said in moderation, but this cancer is evil, and make you want more then you should have. I can see its mouth gulping the sugar. No way! ;)

I won't let up on my diet or supplements after this. I will also continue staying active. I have some stressful things going on in regards to my last employment, so I try and keep myself motivated and not let those thoughts consume my thoughts.

Juicing is great, and I do have one now and then....... I will start to add more often. I am working 12/6 now and it's hard to fit it all in. I think we make excuses and we shouldn't, it's our life. I never liked the mess the pulp made but I learned to put a small garbage bag in the juicer. Take Care....and thank you

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peterz54
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keep it up!

here's a little more diet related information as my wife's oncologist is all for mushrooms as well, expecially shiitake

mushrooms and cancer

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Nana b
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I do like saute a big mushroom in a bit of olive oil and seasoning, yum! And all kinds of veggie and chicken dishes with cooked tomato!

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Maxiecat
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So where do you get your jucing recipes from? Your combinations sound delicious...but ive never really juiced much of anything before...ehere does one get started? Also, what does the tumetic do for us? Sorry for all of the questions ...i am trying to learn as much ss possible in this new journey.

Alex

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Nana b
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There are many juicing books you can buy, or google. Most of greens are for GREAT your immune system to if you juice them add apple or carrots to sweeten them, they will surprise you. All berries are also great, so just start mixing and you will know what you like. If you search for the juice chick, Emily she has great recipes on this form too. Once you like a post here add it to your favorites so you can refer back to it.

There was a post here that had a link to turmeric just this week. It is good for your immune system. The way I see it, it may only be a good for a fraction in helping but put all them all together and you can't go wrong. Some cancer drugs are only get for a fraction itself.

Taking care of your health and helping you immune system is a must, any doctor will tell you that, cancer or not.

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Maxiecat
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Thanks Nana b!

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dorookie
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Wonderful news, sending prayers and love to you

Hugs
Beth

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Nana b
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I just read read my comment, WOW the typos. lol Going to the eye doctor today, I'm seeing double. I think it's my screen at work, my eyes are so tired. I am taking note of my physical body

broken foot
hernia
shoulder rotary cuff torn
eyes are gong wacko

We won't mention cancer......and it's after affects. Off to Juice!

Goodness! I better go in for an overhaul!

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