Good to go for 5 years!!!!

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KathiM
KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Yea!!!! I just had my colonoscopy today, and my gastro said "No polyps, no cancer...come back in 5 years." WHEW!!! I asked him to sign the pic of my J-pouch...lol!

Also, I used the prep that is all pills....OsmoPrep...and it was great! The pills are a bit the size of vitamins, and 4 at a time was interesting....BUT I got to drink what I wanted to wash them down, and so didn't have any nausea!!!!

I'm dancing!!!! It will be 4 years in December since diagnosis...stage III rectal, for those that don't know me!!!! AND I just went to my oncologist on the breast cancer...she has bumped me to a yearly mammogram!!! Just like the 'big girls'....

Hugs, Kathi

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  • Faith4Cure
    Faith4Cure Member Posts: 405 Member
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    Yeah!! Great News!
    Kathi, that is great to hear! What a great feeling. Keep on dancing!

    Faith
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
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    Dancing with NED!
    That is AWESOME news!
  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272 Member
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    Much to Celebrate!
    Great news, Kathi! Keep dancing with Ned! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,

    Kay
  • pamness
    pamness Member Posts: 524 Member
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    Oh my gosh - I hope you celebrate until you drop
    What wonderful news - I look forward to anyone telling me I don't have to come back for 1 year or 5 years.

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy - you have actually made my day.

    All the best,

    Pam
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Wonderful!
    That's just great! I know you're over the moon!

    Gail
  • Joy1216
    Joy1216 Member Posts: 290 Member
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    Great news
    You're on the 5 year plan now. Congratulations. What great news. I'll have to try the OsmoPrep next time (2 years from this month). I'm on the 3 year plan.
    Joy
  • LOUSWIFT
    LOUSWIFT Member Posts: 371 Member
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    CONGRATS
    Good News smiles all around here
  • sladich
    sladich Member Posts: 429 Member
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    Congratulations
    Kathy,

    Wonderful news!

    Debbie
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  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375 Member
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    Yayayayaya!
    Kathi... that is fabulous news!! You should be dancing out in the streets and singing from the top of your lungs... because you CAN!!!! :D

    I don't know your whole story... but when you were diagnosed, I take it you had surgery, chemo and possibly radiation. Did you have any return of cancer anywhere, or any spread to other areas (I guess the breast cancer is not considered a spread, but a separate primary cancer?). The reason I ask, I'm just wondering if your battle included a couple different events of chemo or surgeries... and then you still came out of it successful.

    You and your story is very inspiring!!

    Huggggggs,

    Cheryl
  • claud1951
    claud1951 Member Posts: 424 Member
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    Hoorah!
    Kathi,


    How great to hear! Congratulations
  • ruggersocks
    ruggersocks Member Posts: 78 Member
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    Awesome, awesome news!
    I'm

    Awesome, awesome news!

    I'm so excited and happy for you and your family.

    Hang in there.

    Hugs,
    Cheryl
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
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    Yayayayaya!
    Kathi... that is fabulous news!! You should be dancing out in the streets and singing from the top of your lungs... because you CAN!!!! :D

    I don't know your whole story... but when you were diagnosed, I take it you had surgery, chemo and possibly radiation. Did you have any return of cancer anywhere, or any spread to other areas (I guess the breast cancer is not considered a spread, but a separate primary cancer?). The reason I ask, I'm just wondering if your battle included a couple different events of chemo or surgeries... and then you still came out of it successful.

    You and your story is very inspiring!!

    Huggggggs,

    Cheryl

    I got the 2-fer...
    My rectal cancer was squamous cell carcinoma, my breast cancer adenocarcinoma...

    Yup, 6 months after chemo/radiation and a bowel resection (lost my rectum and sig colon, J-pouch proceedure), I started over with lumpectomy, chemo/radiation for the breast cancer. 2 weeks after that proceedure, I was back in the hospital with a small bowel obstruction that, once again, required surgery.

    I was infused with cisplatin (or carboplatin..sigh..chemo brain) and 5FU for the rectal cancer which, together with the rads, actually nailed the cancer...but I digress....Then ACT (Adriamycin, Cytoxin, Taxol) for the breast cancer....all within a year's time...

    I actually went to 5 different 2nd opinions on the breast cancer chemo...I just didn't want to go it again, with a new set of chemicals. The last one, at UCLA, head of oncology, responded to my "I am just so weary": "I know, but you fought so hard against the rectal cancer, why would you throw that away by not fighting as hard as you can this time?". I scheduled my chemo the following week...

    Hugs, Kathi
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
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    BIG hugs to all!!!
    Thank you all for your kind words....Yes, I am so happy!!!!

    My prayers each night include "And please protect all of my family on CSN".

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Nicksangels
    Nicksangels Member Posts: 41
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    So Happy!!
    Hi Kathi, Your post and all your replays brought tears to my eyes. You are all Heroes to me fighting this terrible disease. You are all so brave and wise with your encouraging words to one another. Im new to CSN, My 82 year old dad has rectum cancer. He has had about 6 rad. treatments and is on Xeloda, so far so good, but we know its still early. He is otherwise healthy and his petscan was good. So hopefully it wont be so bad. I get nervous reading some comments cause so many have had had such a tough time with treatments. But your story was very encouraging. My best to you always, Much Happiness Lisa
  • bigCrandy
    bigCrandy Member Posts: 75
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    It don't get any better than that
    Hey Kathi, great news! Yes there is a God. Keep on chugging, you're one tough cookie. later, Randy
  • HowardJ
    HowardJ Member Posts: 474
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    Fantastic!
    Great news! Keep on dancin'!

    Howard
  • chynabear
    chynabear Member Posts: 481 Member
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    5 years?
    That is GREAT! I am so happy to hear this news. Many more happy naked dances for you!

    Tricia
  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
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    About time you got a
    About time you got a break Kath Enjoy the five year holiday. I had a scope a month ago ,unfortunately I'm on 75 mg of prednisone a day and it managed to stuff up my prep. I told them I wasn't clear enough for a scope but they went ahead anyway. Apparently the gi was just able to pick up on some polyps thru the murk so I have to repeat the scope in around four weeks,,,sssssiiiiigggghhhh. Ron.
  • hopefulone
    hopefulone Member Posts: 1,043 Member
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    TERRIFIC NEWS KATHI
    THAT'S TERRIFIC KATHI! CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD BLESS.

    DIANE