Quick update with some good news

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Lori-S
Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi! So, my platelets went up to 105 so I got FOLFOX #5 today. More good news ... realy good news ... My CEA dropped!!!!! from 18.3 to 16.2 Woo Hoo! Maybe the FOLFOX will work after all.

They stopped my son's (Anthony) suction but are keeping the chest tube in, once his lung reinflated to 80% last night to see if it would stay inflated. Unfortunately this morning it collapsed again so he is now back on suction and we're going to give it another try to see it it will reinflate and stay inflated on it's own without a lung resection. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes.

Feeling pretty crappy from this FOLFOX round though. Pins and needles and fatigue really bad already. ugh ... it's been a tough week so I'm going to go rest for a bit while I can.

Love you guys!

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  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
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    Congratulations Lori ! It's going to work I'm sure
    about , rest and cheers! you deserve!
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
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    pepebcn said:

    Congratulations Lori ! It's going to work I'm sure
    about , rest and cheers! you deserve!

    Thanks Pepe
    HUGS to you mate.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
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    Lori-S said:

    Thanks Pepe
    HUGS to you mate.

    sorry
    double post!
  • bruins1971
    bruins1971 Member Posts: 227
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    So nice to hear good news
    Great news Lori I am so happy for you now let all of us move into 2011 looking for great news, better health and a renewed spirit within ourselves...

    Bobby in Dallas
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625 Member
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    Lori
    Hi Lori,

    That's wonderful news that your CEA dropped! I'm taking it as a sign that the Folfox is working on those nasty cancer cells! Sorry the neuropathy is so bad- keep it at with taking the B-6 and alpha lipoic acid- I really believe it helps.

    Hugs to you and I am praying hard for your son-

    Lisa
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    I am glad
    Lori, I am glad your CEA has gone down; that is great news! I hope your son's lung re-inflates on its own. Take good care!
  • Kenny H.
    Kenny H. Member Posts: 502 Member
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    AnneCan said:

    I am glad
    Lori, I am glad your CEA has gone down; that is great news! I hope your son's lung re-inflates on its own. Take good care!

    X2, Good to hear its
    X2, Good to hear its working. Esp under such stress so keep up the resting.
  • sasjourney
    sasjourney Member Posts: 395 Member
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    Great News!!
    You deserve it!!! Great news!!! Keep it coming!!! Your son is still in my prayers and I expect to hear good news about him soon, too. Take care and rest while you can.

    Hugs,
    Sara
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    You Poor Girl
    You are in my thoughts and prayers daily and now with your son. You have been through so much and are such a trooper going through all you do and still keeping a bright side. You deserve a big round of applause and I'm starting it. Take care sweetie and hope that you and son get better soon.

    Kim
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Good news
    Whew! That's good news about you! I pray you will have continued good results.

    Praying your son will be fine soon. It must be so hard for you to be going through your own issues and then having to face that worry, too.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • tootsie1 said:

    Good news
    Whew! That's good news about you! I pray you will have continued good results.

    Praying your son will be fine soon. It must be so hard for you to be going through your own issues and then having to face that worry, too.

    *hugs*
    Gail

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