Dec 03, 2012 - 12:26 pm
I am new and introducing myself. I am a retired teacher with 2 sons in their twenties, a wonderful husband,and two large, spoiled yorkies. I am determined to have a good attitude about this, and know God is there for me through all things! My 83 yr old mom was diagnosed with stage 3b cc in June of 2012. She is on 5fu and is doing fairly well, was originally own FOLFOX , but dropped the oxi after 2 treatments, only 1 more treatment.
Meanwhile, her surgeon recommended I have a colonoscopy, even though I had had one 8 yrs previously. Feel blessed that I listened to him. I was dx with cc in September, had resection of right colon as well as my appendix and small part of my small intestines. My path was T3 N0 MX. Only had 12 nodes taken. Would be relieved that I am 2a, but it is signet ring cell type. Have been on quite a journey trying to get treatment started. It has taken 8 weeks to get an MSI test done, so meanwhile I am on xeloda not knowing if it is being effective until test results come back. Have decided to put on my big girl panties and get serious with my oncologist's office this Wednesday and see if I can get something done.
Thank you all for the wonderful information I have gotten from this site! Have a super day!