6 years ago today

abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member

I had my cytoreductive surgery for Stage IV Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix.  I was resected in 3 places, but was fortunate in that I never had a bag.  My surgeon was extraordinarily skillful.  I had several months of Intraperitoneal chemo, followed by 7 cycles of Folfox + Avastin.

I am currently healthy, doing everything.  I've been NED since my surgery.

Wishing comparable outcomes for us all.


  • Miss Cindy L
    Miss Cindy L Member Posts: 34
    Thats wonderful

    I am so happy you are NED!! That is the goal for all of us....enjoy your life and celebrate!






  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    6 years

    Such happy news!  It has been a bumpy ride but you are making it.  Congratulations!!!

  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028

    Congrats, my darling!!!


    Hugs, Kathi

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
    All smiles

    6 is a great number!!

  • Deena11
    Deena11 Member Posts: 199

    Glad to hear your positive news! You are an inspiration!


  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827
    Deena11 said:


    Glad to hear your positive news! You are an inspiration!



    What wonderful news!  May NED be your 'nickname'for many years to come. 

    Cathleen Mary

  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Love That Anniversary

    6 years is great, here's to so many more.  Glad it's a date that surgery was done in order for you to be with us!

    Winter Marie

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
    Congratulations Alice. You

    Congratulations Alice. You are a real inspiration.

  • MaryCarol5
    MaryCarol5 Member Posts: 102
    Thank you

    Thanks for sharing great news! And thank you for the well wishes.

    Wishing you many, many more years NED!


  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588
    Great news!
    We need people who are Ned to come back to this site and give us hope! Sometimes the boards can be depressing, good news is most welcome!!
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member

    I'm so glad that you posted your progress.  Haven't seen you in awhile and was glad to see such a positive post.  Congratulations on 6 years and stop in more often, your posts were always so enlightening and caring.


  • Luckygirl2
    Luckygirl2 Member Posts: 308

    Happy! Happy!

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773

    Great to hear a good success tory.

  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590

    on your 6th year.  Thanks for sharing.

  • lilacbrroller
    lilacbrroller Member Posts: 412

    I remember reading about your story when I joined the board a year ago, but you changed your picture (to the curling photo) so I never saw you again. Now, with the kayak photo, I remember. Congratulations! something worth celebrating.



  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456

    Hi Alice,

    That news is just so wonderful!  I am so happy for you, congrats - and keep paddlin'!   :)


  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571

    You are truly a success story, even with the ups and downs that I know you've experienced.  We're so glad that you're still here to share all that you know (I still remember your help with the pain pills issue-and appreciate it!).

    Lots o' hugs~AA

  • Bluejuniata
    Bluejuniata Member Posts: 20

    for sharing the good news! Keep goin'!

  • mom_2_3
    mom_2_3 Member Posts: 952

    So happy to see your news!  I am so happy for you!  And, I am so happy that I had that same surgeon!  He is one of the best.