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Stage 4 - 2 years Ned!

emrose
emrose Member Posts: 136
Hi all... Some of you know me, many of you don't. It's been a while. Just wanted to let you all know that my husband was diagnosed stage 3 colon cancer of December 9, 2008 at the age of 34. He did 6mo chemo and then we had our baby boy 1 month later! Unfortunately, his first scan showed a spot in his lung (that was actually just barely there even at diagnosis, so I suppose he probably never really was stage 3). and he was given the dreaded stage 4 label February of 2010. He had lung surgery shortly after, but chose not to do more chemo. This decision terrified me, especially because our son wasn't even 5mo old. and it was just so scary to go against the doctors orders, but the chemo just made him sooo sick, and didn't even seem to work (for him). He did start taking a ridiculous amount of herbal (and other) supplements and changed his diet quite a bit, and it made me feel like we were at least doing something! Well, long story short, last week - over two years after his successful lung surgery - he had another PET scan and it was picture perfect!! Such a huge relief!

Anyway, I just remember how inspiring the success stories were for me when we were early in the fight so I wanted to share. We were given the horrible odds, and it was scary, but we never lost hope, and my husband is healthier today than he's ever been! Stage 4 isn't a death sentence. In fact, it can be just the opposite! It really can be beat!!

Good luck to all of you and thanks for being here. This board has always been a wonderful source of support and information.

Comments

  • steveandnat
    steveandnat Member Posts: 886
    very inspiring
    This is such good news to hear. At such a young age to be given the best result possible. You are so blessed. Enjoy every day with each other and the baby. Jeff
  • Vickilg
    Vickilg Member Posts: 281

    very inspiring
    This is such good news to hear. At such a young age to be given the best result possible. You are so blessed. Enjoy every day with each other and the baby. Jeff

    Thank you!
    Thank you for sharing your story. I have a couple of very small places on my lung that they are going to remove by surgery. Also the liver, but I was very scared about the lung. Your post today gives me hope. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
    Vickilg said:

    Thank you!
    Thank you for sharing your story. I have a couple of very small places on my lung that they are going to remove by surgery. Also the liver, but I was very scared about the lung. Your post today gives me hope. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.

    Hey Emrose!
    So good to hear from you! I bet that baby is getting big! I am so happy to hear about the clear scan. Thanks for sharing your news as it is always encouraging to hear stage IV success stories. You take care

    Jennie
  • relaxoutdoors08
    relaxoutdoors08 Member Posts: 520
    Happy for Good News
    We are so happy to hear good news. I too was diagnosed in 2010 so my two year is approaching in September. Prayers for continued good health and wishing you and your husband many more wonderful years with your baby.
    NB
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    Aloha!
    Emrose,

    It is great to hear from you. I am so happy to hear that your husband is NED! Such a joy for your young family. May all of you enjoy good health for many, many years!!
    Thanks for checking in.

    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278
    More good Outcomes!
    We need to hear more good/Grate outcomes! We hear the negatives, and the friends whom pass away to the big c all to often.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for many more years of Great news!
    Best Always, mike
  • TMac52
    TMac52 Member Posts: 352
    thxmiker said:

    More good Outcomes!
    We need to hear more good/Grate outcomes! We hear the negatives, and the friends whom pass away to the big c all to often.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for many more years of Great news!
    Best Always, mike

    Hi Emrose
    Thats great news. Can you share his treatment in detail. Did he have surgery for the colon Cancer prior to the lung? What suppliments did he take etc???? I am also NED today but am curious about the diet changes.
    Tom

    You can PM me if you would like.
    Thanks,
  • plh4gail
    plh4gail Member Posts: 1,238
    Thank you for sharing that
    Thank you for sharing that wonderful infomation! Exactly right on what needs to be talked about:)

    Gail

    And congratulations on the inspiring story!
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,036
    Hey, there!
    Hey, it's good to hear from you! It's especially nice to hear such wonderful news!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • Kat Harrington
    Kat Harrington Member Posts: 2

    Happy for Good News
    We are so happy to hear good news. I too was diagnosed in 2010 so my two year is approaching in September. Prayers for continued good health and wishing you and your husband many more wonderful years with your baby.
    NB

    I was diagnosed I'n July
    I was diagnosed I'n July 2010 with stage iv!
  • Momof2plusteentwins
    Momof2plusteentwins Member Posts: 508
    tootsie1 said:

    Hey, there!
    Hey, it's good to hear from you! It's especially nice to hear such wonderful news!

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Congrats!
    So good to here good news! I am just starting treatment and your news keeps me hopeful. Good luck & stay healthy!

    Sandy
  • barbebarb
    barbebarb Member Posts: 464

    Congrats!
    So good to here good news! I am just starting treatment and your news keeps me hopeful. Good luck & stay healthy!

    Sandy

    Great news
    Enjoy your family! Great news....
  • steved
    steved Member Posts: 834
    Thank you
    Thanks for the great news- I too am in my 30's with stage 4 and young kids and think the challenge of facing this at this stage in life has unique aspects to it. It is fabulous to hear your husband is doing so and well and long may it last!

    steve
  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    Thanks for posting and
    Thanks for posting and congrats on the continued wonderful results.
    Brenda
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Wonderful
    Yes, remember your story very well. So glad that things are going so well. You sure have a darling little bundle of joy there. Thank you for the udate.

    Kim
  • cynthiapi40
    cynthiapi40 Member Posts: 36
    Great!
    This is great news. Enjoy every minute of it.