CEA = 0.7 YEAH!!

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marbleotis
marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member

I will be 2 years NED on 1/31/14.

CEA is 0.7, all scans clear.

2 year colonoscopy on 1/17.

I was 3b with signet cell.

My best to everyone.  Thanks for your continued encouragement

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  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169 Member
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    Way to go!  Congrats.
    Chelsea

    Way to go!  Congrats.

    Chelsea

  • devotion10
    devotion10 Member Posts: 623 Member
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    Oh my … that is fantastic news.

    And to be two years out ... well, this is just extraordinary. You are so fortunate to have caught your stage 3b colon signet ring cell cancer early before there were mets since this form of cancer tends to be aggressive. Your persistence to seek a colonoscopy and then follow after diagnosis with resection and chemotherapy was certainly wise -- a good lesson for as early intervention as possible.  You listened to your body and you pushed for anwers. Congratulations, I know you must be very happy and relieved.

    Peace. ~ Cynthia

     

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
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    Oh my … that is fantastic news.

    And to be two years out ... well, this is just extraordinary. You are so fortunate to have caught your stage 3b colon signet ring cell cancer early before there were mets since this form of cancer tends to be aggressive. Your persistence to seek a colonoscopy and then follow after diagnosis with resection and chemotherapy was certainly wise -- a good lesson for as early intervention as possible.  You listened to your body and you pushed for anwers. Congratulations, I know you must be very happy and relieved.

    Peace. ~ Cynthia

     

    Lessons Learned

    Well I am 1 big lesson learned.  I was 49 at Dx.  Symptoms were pain left side front and back.  After 3 months of tests/ER, gallstone was Dx'ed.  Had that out but 3 weeks later the pain in back came back, really bad.  Finally had colonoscopy since we did everything else and there you go cancer stage 3b and wait for it....signet cell.  I was shocked.  I had what they call referred pain (other side).

    Lessons to be learned:

    1. Do not ignore pain
    2. Referred pain exists and means something
    3. The "little" voice in my head that kept me up for weeks saying, "something is wrong" - was right
    4. Have a great relationship with your medical team
    5. Be very informed about what you have and your options
    6. Have a good day, have a bad day - sometimes that happens.  You will be ok
    7. Get into some kind of of a wellness program after chemo
    8. Neuropathy is bad buts gets better
    9. Be good to yourself
    10. Reach out and help another cancer patient
    11. God does listen and helps and guides

    Thanks for letting me brain dump.

  • chp
    chp Member Posts: 29
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    Lessons Learned

    Well I am 1 big lesson learned.  I was 49 at Dx.  Symptoms were pain left side front and back.  After 3 months of tests/ER, gallstone was Dx'ed.  Had that out but 3 weeks later the pain in back came back, really bad.  Finally had colonoscopy since we did everything else and there you go cancer stage 3b and wait for it....signet cell.  I was shocked.  I had what they call referred pain (other side).

    Lessons to be learned:

    1. Do not ignore pain
    2. Referred pain exists and means something
    3. The "little" voice in my head that kept me up for weeks saying, "something is wrong" - was right
    4. Have a great relationship with your medical team
    5. Be very informed about what you have and your options
    6. Have a good day, have a bad day - sometimes that happens.  You will be ok
    7. Get into some kind of of a wellness program after chemo
    8. Neuropathy is bad buts gets better
    9. Be good to yourself
    10. Reach out and help another cancer patient
    11. God does listen and helps and guides

    Thanks for letting me brain dump.

    Fantastic!!  As a fellow

    Fantastic!!  As a fellow signet ring cell gal, I take special Inspiration from you!

    Cathy

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member
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    Lessons Learned

    Well I am 1 big lesson learned.  I was 49 at Dx.  Symptoms were pain left side front and back.  After 3 months of tests/ER, gallstone was Dx'ed.  Had that out but 3 weeks later the pain in back came back, really bad.  Finally had colonoscopy since we did everything else and there you go cancer stage 3b and wait for it....signet cell.  I was shocked.  I had what they call referred pain (other side).

    Lessons to be learned:

    1. Do not ignore pain
    2. Referred pain exists and means something
    3. The "little" voice in my head that kept me up for weeks saying, "something is wrong" - was right
    4. Have a great relationship with your medical team
    5. Be very informed about what you have and your options
    6. Have a good day, have a bad day - sometimes that happens.  You will be ok
    7. Get into some kind of of a wellness program after chemo
    8. Neuropathy is bad buts gets better
    9. Be good to yourself
    10. Reach out and help another cancer patient
    11. God does listen and helps and guides

    Thanks for letting me brain dump.

    Congratulations!!!  And thank

    Congratulations!!!  And thank you for sharing your success and reflections.

  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278 Member
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    WTG Marbleotis!!!!

    Thank You for sharing your great news!   We hear the doom n gloom to much.    WTG!!!!    Keep up slaying the dragons!   Keep being the inspiration.   Keep loving life and sharing you excitement for life.

     

     

    Best Always,  mike

     

    PS   You are my new HERO!

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
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    That is great news.

    That is great news.

  • LindaK.
    LindaK. Member Posts: 506 Member
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    WOW!

    Congratulations!!  I love reading good news like this

    Linda

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
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    Excellent news!

    Making the 2 year mark is a big deal, so congratulations!  May you have many more years of clear scans and scopes!

    AA

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
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    thxmiker said:

    WTG Marbleotis!!!!

    Thank You for sharing your great news!   We hear the doom n gloom to much.    WTG!!!!    Keep up slaying the dragons!   Keep being the inspiration.   Keep loving life and sharing you excitement for life.

     

     

    Best Always,  mike

     

    PS   You are my new HERO!

    Augh - so nice

    So nice.  We really are each others Heros.  Holding each other up when we need and resting on someone when we need.

     

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
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    Excellent news!

    Making the 2 year mark is a big deal, so congratulations!  May you have many more years of clear scans and scopes!

    AA

    I have some ideas

    My birthday is Jan 25 so it is close to the 2 year mark on Jan 31.

    I have been wanting a new serger (specialized sewing machine) - I just might do it this year.  It is a little $$, so we will see.

     

  • Joy1216
    Joy1216 Member Posts: 290 Member
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    CEA

    Great news!

    Joy

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Time to break out the...

    Happy Dance man image.

    Such good news.

    I loved your list.  I too ignored the little voice in my head. We must learn to trust our instincts. 

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276 Member
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    I have some ideas

    My birthday is Jan 25 so it is close to the 2 year mark on Jan 31.

    I have been wanting a new serger (specialized sewing machine) - I just might do it this year.  It is a little $$, so we will see.

     

    be good

    My oncologist said,"be good to yourself."  So I bought a 2014 Mustang.  It"s only money, you will get more of it ,so go for the serger !!!