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ct/pet scan update.

Limey Member Posts: 446
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi all, it has been a while for me posting but wanted to send an update. quick history. Feb 2004 stage II CC had resection and all great. re-occurance one year later. stage IV spread to my Peritoneum. I am currently on my 5th go at chemo. Further surgeries are no longer an option. I had my CT pet scan today and not great news but not horrible either. The re-occurance keeps coming back in the original area tumor was found. This has been the biggest growth area. Currently the tumor has shrunk slightly and some other questionable areas are no longer lighting up. so at worst the chemo is stopping any new spread.

This is a tough challange we all have been given and sometimes it seems to get the best of us. I am very tired as of recent but certainly not to tired to fight.

Wishing you all improved health and happiness for always.


  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    Hey, Mark!

    I was wondering about you just the other day! I'm so glad you posted an update. As you said, it's not horrible either!

    I'm sorry you are so tired, wish I could do something to help. I am sending big hugs...

    Hugs, Kathi
  • jenalynet
    jenalynet Member Posts: 361
    Hi Mark,
    I am happy to hear that the chemo is helping to stop any new growth. You are right, this disease wears us down at times, but I am very excited to read that you are not too tired to fight..Hugs to you, Audrey.
  • jerseysue
    jerseysue Member Posts: 624
    I'm glad that nothing is spreading and I only hope for a full recovery for you. Hope all is going well on the home front and I can't wait to see you in San Fran this year.
  • marzz26
    marzz26 Member Posts: 27
    Mark, keep up the fight. It sounds like you are a true fighter in this battle. Thanks for the encouragement you have given me, too.

  • CanadaSue
    CanadaSue Member Posts: 339

    Did you ever look into the Sugarbaker Protocol?

  • sladich
    sladich Member Posts: 429

    Thanks for the update. I've been thinking about you and sending good vibes your way. Keep up the fight and we can all hope that they come up with some new drugs to kill this beast once and for all. Take care,

  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642
    Mark, I love your attitude,that will help you fight this desease with so much power, that the beast will have to leave you. I will pray for that.
  • crg123
    crg123 Member Posts: 80
    jerseysue said:

    I'm glad that nothing is spreading and I only hope for a full recovery for you. Hope all is going well on the home front and I can't wait to see you in San Fran this year.

    Is San Francisco the next city for colonpalooza? When? Where? I'm thinking about going.
  • crg123
    crg123 Member Posts: 80
    Hey, "Limey"
    You're one of the heroes on this board! Rest when you can ... fight when you must!
    Luv ya!
  • rmap59
    rmap59 Member Posts: 266
    Keep up the good fight. You will come out of this a winner.
  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753
    hey mark,
    good to see you posting, sorry for the bump in the road. step back rest and then come back with all you have to beat the beast.
    be well
    never,ever give up
  • crazylady
    crazylady Member Posts: 543
    Hi Mark,
    I'm so glad you posted. I've been thinking about you. I'm happy to hear that the chemo is stopping further spread and sorry to hear that you are tired. Fighting cancer can be exhausting.
    Keep fighting and enjoy every day to the fullest!
  • Monicaemilia
    Monicaemilia Member Posts: 455
    Hi Mark: Stability and no new growth is great news. The tired part is really a downer. I've taken a few weeks chemo break just to get some energy back. I'm happy to hear that you are not tired of fighting. I just saw a news report from Argentina that they are doing phase 3 clinical trials on a drug/vaccine that is supposed to put a break on mets in advanced cancers. They are hoping to make cancer a chronic disease. You just keep yourself strong and fighting and I know that there is an answer around the corner. Have patience and faith!!! Monica
  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925
    Glad to hear from you and the information that your cancer is taking a step backwards. I pray for you everyday and think about your boys, wondering how they are.
    I look forward to SF in Oct. and hope you are feeling less tired by then. There has to be a cure for this disease soon.
    Jo Ann
  • vinny3
    vinny3 Member Posts: 928
    Mark, glad to hear it is not getting worse but unfortunate that you are tired. This cold weather doesn't help that either. We know you are going to keep up the fight. The longer we go the better the chance that something else will be found that works. As CanadaSue mentioned, did any of the doctors look at whether or not the Sugarbaker surgical protocol could be used?

    We are keeping you in our prayers. ****
  • hopefulone
    hopefulone Member Posts: 1,043
    Mark, so good to hear from you. Wish you all the best. Keep fighting the good fight. No new spread is good news! keep the faith . God Bless, Diane