OMG Is this good news? I think it is….

just4Brooks
just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
My Oncologist is one smart man and I just love him to death. He’s been doing this for almost 30 years and he specializes in Colorectal cancers. He’s the head of a lot of studies and fly’s around from state to state. So he knows his **** “So to speak“ LOL. Yesterday when I seen him he wanted me to do some things with my hands. I had a hard time doing most but some I did just fine. He poked a pinched my feet and toes as well as my fingers. He then says that he is taking me off of Oxy for my last three treatments. He stated that he already lowered it by 20% a few weeks ago and that the damage it is doing to my nerves far out weighs its cancer cell fighting. He will keep me on the 5FU pump for the last 3 treatments and does not for see that it will change the out come in any way. He states that my cancer is a very slow growing type of cancer that it responds well to chemo and radiation…. Then states that “it will be a act of god if it ever comes back”. OMG I almost fell on the floor!!!! Is this fight almost over? Can this be true? I would have told you guys last night but I felt as though I was in a fog. He still wants to scan me in 6 months but wants to do labs every month just to be sure..
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  • robinvan
    robinvan Member Posts: 1,012
    Sounds good to me!
    It sounds very good! Only 3 more treatments, no oxy, then NED! The end of this chemo is in sight Brooks. Enjoy the feeling!
    Rob; in Vancouver
  • damama24
    damama24 Member Posts: 174
    omg
    That is wonderful news. I will be praying that everything goes well and your battle may be nearing and end. Take care of yourself Deb
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
    damama24 said:

    omg
    That is wonderful news. I will be praying that everything goes well and your battle may be nearing and end. Take care of yourself Deb

    I Hope So!
    I hope he can get rid of it all, if it shrunk it by 20%, is he going to be removing the rest of it?? I'd be a happy camper if you got off the oxy, that would be great! and then NED?? Yes, there's always hope! don't lose it ;)

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Wonderful
    Oh that oxy can be such a bugger can't it. I'm glad he is taking you off of it especially if it has already done most of it's job. You should start feeling better now.

    Kim
  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
    Yes great news!
    Enjoy!!

    all the best, Leslie
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    You will finish the
    You will finish the treatment soon and I think techniquely speaking after surgery you are NED already.I am happy for you.I will pray for you being NED forever.Good luck with everything.
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    No more Oxy = GOOD
    I'm glad Brooks that you're coming off the Oxy before it does any permanent damage to you.
    That's a harsh drug.

    I hope your battle is near the end for you :)

    -Craig
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    Shayenne said:

    I Hope So!
    I hope he can get rid of it all, if it shrunk it by 20%, is he going to be removing the rest of it?? I'd be a happy camper if you got off the oxy, that would be great! and then NED?? Yes, there's always hope! don't lose it ;)

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna

    Donna.. the tumor is gone
    The Tumor is gone. I had surg last August. This last chemo was just a "Mop up"
  • mcsauder
    mcsauder Member Posts: 68
    Hey Brook
    That's good news

    Hey Brook
    That's good news I hope all the best for you
    But I have a Question what is (OMG)
    Sorry I'm new at this I just found out what NED was
    Mike
  • luv3jay
    luv3jay Member Posts: 533
    WONDERFUL!!
    Oh Brooks! I'm so proud of you and happy for you! What great news to get and at holiday time too! How blessed you and your family should feel right about now. Keep up the good work and take care!

    -Sheri
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    Brooks
    Brooks,
    I love that news!!! Take it as very good indeed!

    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    mcsauder said:

    Hey Brook
    That's good news

    Hey Brook
    That's good news I hope all the best for you
    But I have a Question what is (OMG)
    Sorry I'm new at this I just found out what NED was
    Mike

    OMG
    Oh My Gosh
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
    Thats not good news Brooks, thats OUTSTANDING NEWS,
    looks like treatments worked out for you. Gives myself and the rest of us renewed hope.I'm sure your onc knows what he's talking about. This chemo we're doing is powerful stuff, has to be to defeat such a powerful adversary. Again, nice going,,,,,Steve
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Congratulations! Enjoy this
    Congratulations! Enjoy this fabulous news!
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  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
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    Yes Brooks... WE DID IT!!!!!
    I know u r as happy as I am..... Congrats to you my friend!

    Jennie
  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    I'm glad
    I'm glad that there is light at the end of the tunnel,now you need to celebrate,and enjoy yourself.
  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
    Brooks,
    That is AWESOME~

    Congrats!
    Diane
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576

    Brooks,
    That is AWESOME~

    Congrats!
    Diane

    don't you doubt it!
    don't you doubt it for one single second Brooks ....any second, any minute any hour or day without oxy is a good one....congrats


    mags
  • AceSFO
    AceSFO Member Posts: 229
    Yeah!!!
    Sure sounds like good new to me!! I love reading such things on this board!! Keep it up and anything without Oxy sounds good as well - what a nasty, (but useful) little drug.
    I'm really happy for you Brooks!
    Adrian