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5 years 9 months ago

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Semira
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On Nov 9th 2011 my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer including 2 mets to liver and 1 to peritoneum.

He underwent surgery and got an ileostomy for 8 months. Luckily his surgeon got all the cancer. After 6 months of chemo (8 cycles of Xeloda including 6 with Oxaliplatin) the ileostomy was removed in June 2012. Since then he was monitored closely, first every 3 months, later in longer time intervals.

During all the time this great board was such a tremendous help and I will never forget the support and information shared by so many wonderful members, many now gone far too early :-( 

Today I have good news to share: This week it was check-time again and result of the latest CT: all clear, no signs of cancer found. Still NED.

Next check in 12 months!Who could have imagined this 5 years and 9 months ago. So neve give up!!!

Happy greetings from Cologne, Germany.

Petra

NHMike
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Joined: Jul 2017

Great news for him and you. May you have many more such years.

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ron50
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May your hubby continue cancer fre,Ron.

lhduffer
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Joined: Oct 2015

Thank you so much for sharing this.  It gives much needed hope and inspiration.  May he continue to be NED!

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abrub
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Joined: Mar 2010

I'm so happy for you!

Alice

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BRHMichigan
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Thank you for sharing.  I know I am inspired by positive outcomes.  Praying we can all have this experience.  

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JanJan63
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Joined: Sep 2014

Hooray for your husband! I pray that we all have outcomes like that! Thanks for sharing!

Jan

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Canadian Sandy
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Thanks for sharing.....we all need hope here!

 

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marbleotis
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Joined: Mar 2012

Petra,

What great news!!!!

I am right behind at 5 years 8 months NED - so I totally get your joy!

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Semira
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Never knew your story started that close to ours.

Big hugs :-)

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betula
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Congrats to your husband and continued great health to him.  Love to hear these stories!

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Ruthmomto4
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Joined: May 2013

very happy for all of you!

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Annabelle41415
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Joined: Feb 2009

That is very good news.  So glad you gave us an update.

Kim

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