Finishing chemo today!

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lp1964
lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member

I was diagnosed with a large Stage 2 rectal cancer on May 23rd. Went through radiation, chemo and surgery in October. Today I'm finishing chemo and this treatment left me with a colostomy and neuropathy in my hands and feet. I'm still very grateful, because without this treatment I would be dying or dead by now.

Ill have a CT on the 24th and if that is clear ill be considered NED since there is no indication of lymph node involvement or metastases. 

It has been tough, but with the help of family and friends like you, I did well.

Thank You!

Laz

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Good news

    I've been following your journey Laz. Its been a trial I know, but its so good to hear that you have completed treatment. 

    I remember how long those months of chemo, rad & chemo were. Oh, how they dragged on and on. Now I look back and its been seven months since it all finished. SEVEN months! Its flying by and feels so good. 

    I Know you have your handy bag for life, it seems we are all left with some mark. I hope the next weeks and months roll by and you contunue to be NED. 

    Good luck on your CT scan. Mine is next month. 

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169 Member
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    Wonderful news, Laz.  I know

    Wonderful news, Laz.  I know it hasn't been easy for you but you've toughed it out.  Now you can put it behind you and get onto the next chapter with your lovely new wife.  You have a lot to look forward to.  Congratulations.

    Chelsea

  • LindaK.
    LindaK. Member Posts: 506 Member
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    Great News!

    Congratulations!!  I wish you continued good news, much happiness and good health.

    Linda

  • Grace14
    Grace14 Member Posts: 65
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    LindaK. said:

    Great News!

    Congratulations!!  I wish you continued good news, much happiness and good health.

    Linda

    Congrats! I also had a large

    Congrats! I also had a large stage 2 rectal cancer! This April will be 4 years since diagnosis! I just had a CT scan 2 weeks ago and I'm still NED! I hope you remain NED forever! 

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
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    Grace14 said:

    Congrats! I also had a large

    Congrats! I also had a large stage 2 rectal cancer! This April will be 4 years since diagnosis! I just had a CT scan 2 weeks ago and I'm still NED! I hope you remain NED forever! 

    Congrats, Laz!  May NED be a

    Congrats, Laz!  May NED be a companion for many years to come.  Celebrate well.

    CM

  • myd
    myd Member Posts: 40
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    Laz, you seem to be a very

    Laz, you seem to be a very nice guy.  You have a great outlook on life.   I hope the good Lord gives you years of NED.

    Myd 

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509 Member
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    Congrats to you!! Ya done

    Congrats to you!! Ya done good!  I have followed your journey and know it has not always been easy for you .. but, you seem to have an excellent prognosis and I wish you NED for your immediate and continued future!! 

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
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    Just the Best

    I have been waiting for this post.  Last chemo is great.  It has been a tough road for you........but you are here!

  • cps
    cps Member Posts: 6
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    Glad your doing well

    Laz it's been almost 3 years for me, hands and feet have some improvement.  Most of the feeling in my hands have returned but my feet are the same. Small price to pay for enjoying life again. 

     

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member
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    Congrats Laz

    thoughts and prayers are with you...  Praying the chemo was successful and the neuropathy dwindles away with each passing day!