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RobinF's picture
Posts: 17
Joined: Jan 2015

just wanted to say hi to everyone. I was diagnosed stage 4 with peritoneal mets. I had surgery at time of dx to remove the primary tumor. I Started 12 treatments of FOLFOX with Avastin in November, and am almost halfway done, thank goodness! Chemo isnt for wimps, thats for sure!  Ive had the 'standard' host of side effects, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, etc - sometimes well controlled, other days not so much.

i just had my 2 mos scan, and its clear so treatment appears to be working. keeping my fingers crossed that this continues. I will beat this beast!


Easyflip's picture
Posts: 588
Joined: May 2013

Good news on that scan! You're right about chemo not being a picnic but hang in there and you'll be done before you know it. By the scan being clear do you mean the peritoneal mets are shrinking or gone? It's great that the chemo is working. Glad you found us and keep us posted!


RobinF's picture
Posts: 17
Joined: Jan 2015

Hi, thanks for the welcome. :)

my peritoneal mets are no longer showing on the ct, so basically we will assume they're gone. as my onc says though, its the ones we cant see that we need to get rid of. 

Thanks again!

Annabelle41415's picture
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Joined: Feb 2009

Welcome to the board and glad you found us.  You will find a lot of people here that can help with a lot of the issues you face or questions you have.  Glad to hear of the halfway mark and the good results of treatment so far.  Wishing you continued success.


Phil64's picture
Posts: 835
Joined: Apr 2012

Robin, you have found a great forum. This group of people are going through similar battles as you and they are here to share their experiences and offer support. Stay strong and take things one day at a time. Phil

herdizziness's picture
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Joined: Apr 2010

I've been hanging around this site for 5 years (still doing chemo, and no, you never get used to it) and these are wonderful caring people, so welcome and congrats on your chemo working so well!

Winter Marie

Posts: 2215
Joined: Oct 2011

Hi Robin, Its good news that the treatments seem to be working, and you are so right, chemo is NOT for wimps. It makes you realize how wimpy people can be when you here them whining about having a cold or the flu.

annalexandria's picture
Posts: 2573
Joined: Oct 2011

This is a great group of people, and I hope we can provide you with some support as you travel on this journey.  As you say, it's not for the faint of heart, but it helps to have a little companionship along the way.

Keep us posted on how things are going~AA (stage 4, NED since Dec. 2011)

Fight for my love
Posts: 1530
Joined: Jun 2009

Welcome, but sorry that you have to be here. Please remember you are not alone, we are here to share concerns, seeking advices, and support each other.Best luck with your treatments.

Yolllmbs's picture
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Joined: May 2014

You'll find a wealth of information, a host of cyber hugs and just plain good conversation here.  As others, I'm sorry you had to find us... but glad you found us.



Trubrit's picture
Posts: 5382
Joined: Jan 2013

Welcome to the forum. Like everyone else here, its not the fun spot, but now you've found yourself as a Cancer patient, being here is one of the best things you could do. 

Good luck with your scan results. I hope you are going to share them with us. 

Sue - Trubrit

Helen321's picture
Posts: 1424
Joined: May 2012

Kill the Beast!  That's from Beauty and the Beast.  Glad to hear about your scans, chemo sure isn't for the faint at heart.  Fingers crossed that you are NED!

impactzone's picture
Posts: 542
Joined: Aug 2006

Great spirit and attitude. This is a marathon so nice and level and see you on here for many years


John212's picture
Posts: 116
Joined: Jan 2015

It's a shame that you had to come looking for this place, but now that you're here, we're glad you came. This is a wonderful group of folks who have all experienced the same kinds of difficult challenges that you're up against. Chemo is, indeed, not for wimps. My favorite tee shirt right now reads "Hoping that chemo will give me super powers." I finished my chemo about five months ago and I can report that you'll be feeling better before you know it.

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