Good News for Me!

biglaur
biglaur Member Posts: 72 Member
Thought some of you would get a lift from good news. I was first dx Sept '06. Thought to be stage II, had colon resection and no follow-up except monthly blood tests. 18 months later with a rising CEA and not feeling great, I insisted on a PET. Guess what...Stage IV, mets to liver and lung. (think they were there all along but missed by the radiologists) Changed doctors and hospitals. 11 cycles of Folfox, Avastin and a Pfizer clinical trial drug, 27 ct scans, 5 PET scans, 6 MRIs, 9 sessions of gamma knife radiation, then 6 months of Xeloda. I just had my longest span between ct scans (6 months) and on the anniversary of 2 years POST chemotherapy my ct scan was clear, clean and perfect. I'm stoked. Scheduling to FINALLY have my port removed. Too cool! Good luck to all of you in this struggle...good things can happen.

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  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    This is what all of us live for...........
    Thank you so very much for this news ..and we know that you are ecstatic yourself...Congratulations on achieving what everyone here fights for...That's why were here, to get to where you are and to cheer on the ones that reach their personal goals...Many hugs to you and by all means do something wonderful for yourself, you have well deserved it......Love to you, Buzz
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Congratulations!!!
    That is fantastic news!!! I am sooooo happy and thrilled for you!! Obviously, being told Stage II, then finding out Stage IV, then the roller coaster of treatments, scans, more treatments, etc. etc.... you have been through the wringer and back!! And here you are today, ready to take on the world with a clean bill of health!!

    This is total music to my ears now that I'm on Day 6 after my first Irinotecan treatment that gave me horrid days of side affects. Only this morning I feel like I am starting to see the light, and I know my onc is going to change my meds big time so hopefully we don't have to go through another horrid period of side affects... but its great to hear that sometimes the suffering and misery really can pay off!!! :D

    Thank you!!

    Cheryl
  • immbeloved
    immbeloved Member Posts: 37

    Congratulations!!!
    That is fantastic news!!! I am sooooo happy and thrilled for you!! Obviously, being told Stage II, then finding out Stage IV, then the roller coaster of treatments, scans, more treatments, etc. etc.... you have been through the wringer and back!! And here you are today, ready to take on the world with a clean bill of health!!

    This is total music to my ears now that I'm on Day 6 after my first Irinotecan treatment that gave me horrid days of side affects. Only this morning I feel like I am starting to see the light, and I know my onc is going to change my meds big time so hopefully we don't have to go through another horrid period of side affects... but its great to hear that sometimes the suffering and misery really can pay off!!! :D

    Thank you!!

    Cheryl

    good for you
    i am stage 4 too with liver mets but chemo has shrunk to operable level. would love clear scans and port removal to happen to me some day.

    amber
  • Nana2
    Nana2 Member Posts: 255
    Thank you so much for
    Thank you so much for posting. You have no idea how much I needed to hear something like this today.
    (hugs)
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
    Congratulations!
    It is always so good to hear such news. Thank you for shsaring it.
  • Sigma34
    Sigma34 Member Posts: 203
    Lori-S said:

    Congratulations!
    It is always so good to hear such news. Thank you for shsaring it.

    Brilliant! That was
    Brilliant! That was wonderful to read, thank you for sharing.
  • donnare
    donnare Member Posts: 266
    Wonderful
    Congratulations ... news like this is awesome for everyone still fighting to hear!
    Enjoy!
    Donna
  • donnare
    donnare Member Posts: 266
    Wonderful
    Congratulations ... news like this is awesome for everyone still fighting to hear!
    Enjoy!
    Donna
  • sasjourney
    sasjourney Member Posts: 395 Member
    Great News Laurie!
    I am so happy to hear your amazing news!!!! I can't begin to imagine your joy and relief! Let's try to get together soon...I really appreciate all your support and your positive attitude. Glad your home again.

    Hugs,
    Sara
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    Good news for all
    This is good news for all of us; thanks so much for sharing! I bet you feel fantastic.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
    AnneCan said:

    Good news for all
    This is good news for all of us; thanks so much for sharing! I bet you feel fantastic.

    This are good news for you , this are good news for us!
    Congratulations! we need that kind of news!
    Hugs!