Good news on my latest CT scan results

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lizard44
lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
edited January 2018 in Colorectal Cancer #1

I  just got the results from this morning's CT scan.  Two years, nine months since  my initial diagnosis of Stage 4 rectal cancer with mets to the liver, after chemo, radiation, more chemo, a liver ablation and  APR surgery with a permanent colostomy and   continuing maintenance chemo, the scan shows no evidence of new metastatic disease. One step at a time- one foot in front of the other, and the journey continues-  with  periods of scanxiety and intermittent celebrations.

Grace/lizard44

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  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    That’s wonderful news!

    I am very happy for you Grace!!

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 784 Member
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    Good news Lizard!
     

    Good news Lizard!

     

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    That's Great News

    Thank you for sharing your great news.  It's especially helpful to people with your type and stage of disease to know that it is possible to overcome this terrible disease.  That is such great news you need to jump around and celebrate.  Congratulations.

    Kim

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
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    A step in the right direction

    A step in the right direction, congratulations Grace!.................................Dave

  • Mikenh
    Mikenh Member Posts: 777
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    Holding it at bay is a good

    Holding it at bay is a good first step.

  • Tunadog
    Tunadog Member Posts: 235 Member
    edited January 2018 #7
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    Good news

    I’ll will get a scan later this month, expecting good results 

    Peace

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    The Journey Continues...

    Very good news Grace!  Big sigh...

    Scanxiety is so real...My oncologist just scheduled a scan for March which will be ~18 mos from stage 3 diagnosis and surgery. Trying not to think about the "what if" so scheduled a trip with my husband to New Orleans in February "just in case"...  

    Cindy

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    Tunadog said:

    Good news

    I’ll will get a scan later this month, expecting good results 

    Peace

    I hope

    your results are good, too, Tunadog.

    Grace/lizard44

  • PamRav
    PamRav Member Posts: 348 Member
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    Good

    for you!  Do some thing fun to celebrate!

  • Bunny822
    Bunny822 Member Posts: 23
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    Congratulations!!!!

    Hi Grace...happy for you and the wonderful news...I have Stage 3 rectal ca no mets...just finished chemo 7 one more then start radiation daily x 5 wks after 4 wk break...I was wondering how you have adjusted to a permanent colostomy as I may face same situation pending my response to chemo and radiation...I chose life over cancer but know that a colostomy is a life changing event...thank you for any feedback! Bunny

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    Bunny822 said:

    Congratulations!!!!

    Hi Grace...happy for you and the wonderful news...I have Stage 3 rectal ca no mets...just finished chemo 7 one more then start radiation daily x 5 wks after 4 wk break...I was wondering how you have adjusted to a permanent colostomy as I may face same situation pending my response to chemo and radiation...I chose life over cancer but know that a colostomy is a life changing event...thank you for any feedback! Bunny

    There's definitely a learning curve, Bunny

    as you learn to adjust to a colostomy and experiment with various pouching systems to find which one works best for you and experiment with various foods to see  how they affect your digestive system. It hasn't really been too  bad, though, and there are   quite a few internet sites and videos   for ostomates  that contain  valuable help and advice as well as  local groups  of the United Ostomy Associations of America to join. Actually,  while it has been , as you say, a life changing event, I'm finding that  most of the changes are for the better since I no longer have to worry about  how close I am to a bathroom of if the one bathroom available is in use, etc. And of course,  having the tumor gone is a major benefit.

    Grace/lizard44

  • Makord
    Makord Member Posts: 37
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    Bravo!!! This is so great

    Bravo!!! This is so great news for you but also for every single one of us in this forum! Keep it up! 

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
    edited January 2018 #14
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    Every piece of good news deserves a

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    Tru

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
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    Wonderful news!  Celebrate

    Wonderful news!  Celebrate and we celebrate with you.

    CM

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,427 Member
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    GO GRACE!!!

    imageimage

    Awesome to see. You and I joined about the same time.  I LOVE seeing this.  Go Grace Go.

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member
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    Great news!

    Great news!

  • Lily Flower
    Lily Flower Member Posts: 260 Member
    edited January 2018 #18
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    Congratulations Grace! Love

    Congratulations Grace! Love hearing good news! :)