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    Super Moderator Top User Baz10's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Good news at last.
    It can be a long journey taken as you say in short steps, one foot at a time.

    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.

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    Moderator Top User Fourlegsgood's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Belcoron View Post
    We have gone through another 4 rounds of chemo, scan shows good results again but a small PE was discovered. After 2 weeks of Dalteparin injections she has decided to go with an oral medication. The tumors have again shown shrinkage so at least we are slowing the monster down. We have to drive nearly 500km each way for chemo so that is a bit burdensome...

    One of the most difficult things to overcome is the fear and the worry of what will come but we take one day at a time. We always say put one foot in front of the other and lean...

    It's been nearly 2 years since diagnosis and my wife looks great, and I think that is the number one comment I get from people. She stays home a lot during chemo and doesn't get out until she is feeling better so that's what they see. I hope to keep her around for a good while yet so we battle on.
    Many thanks for filling us in on the latest updates. It just goes to show that even when stuff looks bleak it is worth keeping chipping away at the cancer.

    I am so glad to hear that your wife looks great.

    Age 1/2 way to 120 plus 1. Symptom of blood in stools May 2011. Colonoscopy June 2011 confirmed rectal cancer. CT scan June 2011 showed no spread to other organs. Anterior resection July 2011 plus 50% bowel removed due to thickening observed during operation. Biopsy confirmed stage 2 in rectum only. Completed 8 cycles of precautionary capecitabine (4600mg Xeloda). Returned to horse riding 6 weeks post op, jumping 2weeks later and first competition 2 weeks after that. July 2012 - CT scan clear. June 2014 - CT scan clear. December 2014 - Colonoscopy clear. July 2017 - 6 year CT scan clear.

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    Jul 2017
    After 25 rounds of Palliative chemo I'm wondering just how many rounds a person can handle?


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