Six month scan results

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Phil64
Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member
edited August 2018 in Colorectal Cancer #1

It’s been six months since my last encounter with the University of Michigan Health System, Cancer Center. The blood draw area was all new. New design and reinvented. They had numbers now, instead of calling you by name. They also explainef that they can’t leave an IV in and use it for both the CT scan and blood draw. This really didn’t make sense to me? It meant two pokes and bruises, but I’m sure they probably collect more from the insurance too?

Unfortunately it was busy as I remember too. As I walked by the infusion area i was saddened by how busy it was. And i wondered how i managed to get through 53 different chemo treatments. And wondered if I could do more if my results were not good.

This six month visit was somewhat under the radar. Only my wife and i knew i was going. My kids and family didn’t know.  I didn’t share that it was time for a check up, nor did i share the results. And i wonder if i should?

Anyway, here I am sharing with my fellow warriors in this battle against Cancer,

All good news.

I managed once again to NOT throw up from the contrast injection.

2. CEA continues < 1.0

3. Scans show no sign of metastatic cancer.

So I continue NED status since cancer Surgery 7 on December 5, 2014.

Thanks be to God!

My blog: http://PScamihorn.me

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  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,152 Member
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    So happy for you! BTW, the

    So happy for you! BTW, the contrast is thicker, so they have to use a bigger needle. But, if I remember correctly, when they gave me a new one for the contrast when I was in the hospital for 19 days, they continued to use the IV for vitals and such as long as it continued to work. I had 7 or 8 IVs during my stay. 

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member
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    Great news

    So wonderful to hear this. Good for you.

    K

  • lhduffer
    lhduffer Member Posts: 90 Member
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    Wonderful news

    Such great news!  Very happy for you!  May you continue to be forever NED!!

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,152 Member
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    I just looked at your profile

    I just looked at your profile It says that you had inoperable liver mets in 2013. What happened with that? I am asking because hoping your answer gives me hope as that was 5 years ago. I finished chemo and post scan has 4 spots that are inoperable in my liver. Oncologist went in vacation right after telling me, so lots of time to panic while waiting for him to get back so I can get the full abdomen and chest pet scan to see how much has actually spread.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Woooooo Hooooooo!

    image running around emoticon Absolutely ecstatic to hear your news, Phil. 

    And, this is what I think of needles, let alone two in one day.

    image

    Tru

  • BRHMichigan
    BRHMichigan Member Posts: 368
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    Great to hear!

    Phil, am so happy to see this news from you. Like Abita, I have questions. Will pm you, fellow Michigander.

    Here's to many NED years ahead for you. -Beth

  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 551 Member
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    Congratulations I am very

    Congratulations I am very happy!

     

  • Mikenh
    Mikenh Member Posts: 777
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    Nice to have NED back in the

    Nice to have NED back in the house.

  • myAZmountain
    myAZmountain Member Posts: 417 Member
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    Yay!

    So awesome for you to hear such good news! 

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    Congratulations!

    such great news! Very happy for you!!

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member
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    abita said:

    I just looked at your profile

    I just looked at your profile It says that you had inoperable liver mets in 2013. What happened with that? I am asking because hoping your answer gives me hope as that was 5 years ago. I finished chemo and post scan has 4 spots that are inoperable in my liver. Oncologist went in vacation right after telling me, so lots of time to panic while waiting for him to get back so I can get the full abdomen and chest pet scan to see how much has actually spread.

    The Erbitux drug worked

    The Erbitux drug worked remarkedly good for me. Shrunk the tumors considerably allowing for surgery. I truly believe I was very Blessed. I know there were a lot of very spiritual people praying hard for me. And surely I had good doctors and nurses at UMHS. 

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    WooHooo

    That is awesome news and now it's time to share it with everyone you know.  Go celebrate - and not with contrast LOL.  Thanks for sharing.

    Kim

  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
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    congratulations Phil

      Survival is a a series of small victories that leads to the final cured. Wishing you continued good luck and good health on your journey. Ron.

  • plsletitrain
    plsletitrain Member Posts: 252 Member
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    Congrats!

    That's very good news.  May we take your lead.

  • Butt
    Butt Member Posts: 352 Member
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    Great

    Congratulations from FL!

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    Awesome News!

    Yippee!!  Keep sharing that good news Phil...

    Cindy

  • Joan M
    Joan M Member Posts: 409 Member
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    Thank you for posting the great news!

    I am inspired by your story and think of you and the others on here doing so well and beating the odds.  

    Very happy you find the time to come back online and let us know there is hope. 

    Joan