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AZANNIE
AZANNIE Member Posts: 445 Member

I had another six month check up with oncologist today - lab work was fine. I didn't have a PET scan this time but will have one in November and another six month check up. I see the colorectal dr next week for one of those "fun" exams. I'll be 2 years post treatment June 1. Hard to believe it's almost been two years and what a journey it's been...enjoying retirement now and raising chickens...

Ann

 

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  • horsepad
    horsepad Member Posts: 146 Member
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    congratulations!!!  I'm have

    congratulations!!!  I'm have ct scan in 2 weeks and God willing I will be posting NED. I was diagnosed in August 2011.   Looks like you have a horse from picture.  I have 3 horses and just started raising chickens.

  • Lorikat
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    Dont you jst love to hear

    Dont you jst love to hear your labs are good?  I will be two years post tx in October of this year.  After my Aug and November ck ups will o to 6 months between, like you!  Go us!

  • Marynb
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    Azannie
    That is great news! Do you happen to know what lab work they do for anal cancer?
  • AZANNIE
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    Marynb said:

    Azannie
    That is great news! Do you happen to know what lab work they do for anal cancer?

    Maryb

    CEA, CBC and another one that was some kind of differential. I should know by now. Don't have the paperwork for the next round because I'll have labs done at oncologists office. previous labs were done at another lab.

    Ann

  • AZANNIE
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    horsepad said:

    congratulations!!!  I'm have

    congratulations!!!  I'm have ct scan in 2 weeks and God willing I will be posting NED. I was diagnosed in August 2011.   Looks like you have a horse from picture.  I have 3 horses and just started raising chickens.

    Horse pad

    Thanks! Actually that's a buffalo statue I'm standing next to. Kind of hard to tell by the small picture. Picture was taken at a frontier town. I have 12 chickens. So instead of Anal Annie, I'm now Chicken Annie. Lol! Hope your scan goes well. I was diagnosed March 2011.

  • AZANNIE
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    Lorikat said:

    Dont you jst love to hear

    Dont you jst love to hear your labs are good?  I will be two years post tx in October of this year.  After my Aug and November ck ups will o to 6 months between, like you!  Go us!

    Lorikat

    Yes, always like to hear good news about labs! I really like my oncologist. He's very easy to talk to. I still get concerned when waiting for test results. I know it doesn't do any good to worry- easier said than done.

    Ann

  • AZANNIE
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    AZANNIE said:

    Maryb

    CEA, CBC and another one that was some kind of differential. I should know by now. Don't have the paperwork for the next round because I'll have labs done at oncologists office. previous labs were done at another lab.

    Ann

    Maryb

    Just looked on lab results. I always request a copy- CBC W/DIFF, W/PLT; comprehensive metabolic panel; CEA

    Ann

  • Marynb
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    AZANNIE said:

    Maryb

    Just looked on lab results. I always request a copy- CBC W/DIFF, W/PLT; comprehensive metabolic panel; CEA

    Ann

    Azannie
    Thanks Ann. i don't think they do those labs on me. Do you know what they are or what they measure?
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    Marynb said:

    Azannie
    Thanks Ann. i don't think they do those labs on me. Do you know what they are or what they measure?

    Maryb

    You're welcome!

    CBC - white cells, platelets, lymphocytes, hemoglobin, etc.
    Comprehensive metabolic panel - glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, etc (kidney and liver function)
    CEA - tumor marker

     

    Ann

     

  • mp327
    mp327 Member Posts: 4,440 Member
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    Ann

    Wonderful news to hear!  Congrats!  I know the 2-year mark is a big deal, so I hope you're planning to celebrate!  Hugs!

  • Marynb
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    AZANNIE said:

    Maryb

    You're welcome!

    CBC - white cells, platelets, lymphocytes, hemoglobin, etc.
    Comprehensive metabolic panel - glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, etc (kidney and liver function)
    CEA - tumor marker

     

    Ann

     

    Ann
    Thanks. Well, they definitly don't do those tests on me. I nev even knew there was a tumor marker for anal cancer. Hmmmm. I will put this on my list of questions for next week. I appreciate the info.
  • AZANNIE
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    mp327 said:

    Ann

    Wonderful news to hear!  Congrats!  I know the 2-year mark is a big deal, so I hope you're planning to celebrate!  Hugs!

    mp327

    Thanks! Haven't decided how I'll celebrate. See the colorectal dr Tues so hopefully he'll have good news too. I should be used to showing my behind by now. Still have problems with the "chute" but guess that's the new normal. Maybe one of these days they'll figure out how to prevent the stenosis or better yet eradicate cancer.

    Ann

  • AZANNIE
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    AZANNIE said:

    mp327

    Thanks! Haven't decided how I'll celebrate. See the colorectal dr Tues so hopefully he'll have good news too. I should be used to showing my behind by now. Still have problems with the "chute" but guess that's the new normal. Maybe one of these days they'll figure out how to prevent the stenosis or better yet eradicate cancer.

    Ann

    Another dr appt finished

    Saw colorectal dr today. He said everything was fine. I need to have a colonoscopy in a few weeks. He wants to make sure everything is still ok. Haven't had a post treatment colonoscopy so kind of figured it was time. I'll have a different poop cocktail this time. Instead of Golightly (wrong name for that stuff) I get to have the miralax gatorade mix plus ducolax. I can hardly wait...

    Ann

  • Marynb
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    AZANNIE said:

    Another dr appt finished

    Saw colorectal dr today. He said everything was fine. I need to have a colonoscopy in a few weeks. He wants to make sure everything is still ok. Haven't had a post treatment colonoscopy so kind of figured it was time. I'll have a different poop cocktail this time. Instead of Golightly (wrong name for that stuff) I get to have the miralax gatorade mix plus ducolax. I can hardly wait...

    Ann

    Colonoscopy
    Good for you! Congrats! Just wondering, when was your last colonoscopy? Does the schedule change for us? I know the recommended is once at age 50 and then every 10 yrs.

    I hope you found a fun way to celebrate!
  • cap630
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    Yeah!

    Great news!  Two years is such a milestone.  So happy for you. ~Carol

  • AZANNIE
    AZANNIE Member Posts: 445 Member
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    cap630 said:

    Yeah!

    Great news!  Two years is such a milestone.  So happy for you. ~Carol

    Carol

    Thanks! It's been quite the journey. We made it and others will too!

    Ann

  • lil lady
    lil lady Member Posts: 36
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    good news

    Celebrating 4 yrs NED..Had cat scan yesterday and NED so happy it's a great day

     

  • AZANNIE
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    lil lady said:

    good news

    Celebrating 4 yrs NED..Had cat scan yesterday and NED so happy it's a great day

     

    lil lady

    Congrats on being 4 years NED!!! May NED continue to be your friend! Smile

     

    Ann

  • mp327
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    AZANNIE said:

    Another dr appt finished

    Saw colorectal dr today. He said everything was fine. I need to have a colonoscopy in a few weeks. He wants to make sure everything is still ok. Haven't had a post treatment colonoscopy so kind of figured it was time. I'll have a different poop cocktail this time. Instead of Golightly (wrong name for that stuff) I get to have the miralax gatorade mix plus ducolax. I can hardly wait...

    Ann

    Ann

    I've always done the Miralax/Gatorade/Dulcolax prep for my colonoscopies (of which I believe I've had 3 or 4) and it's not so bad.  It's no fun, but not bad.  I hope your scope shows no problems!

  • AZANNIE
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    Marynb said:

    Ann
    Thanks. Well, they definitly don't do those tests on me. I nev even knew there was a tumor marker for anal cancer. Hmmmm. I will put this on my list of questions for next week. I appreciate the info.

    Marynb

    The CEA has something to do with the colon. My colonoscopy was clear but guess my oncologist want to monitor it. My white cell count is still low and probably has something to do with the chemo. Will ask my oncologist next time if it will ever be normal again. He did say the count changes every 7 hours. Learn something new everyday.

    Ann