• Need Positive Vibes

    Asked by Hellbent on Sunday, January 15, 2017

    Need Positive Vibes

    My wonderful husband, who has Stage IV colon cancer with recurrent liver metastases, and I have been on this long journey. One step forward and two steps back too often. We keep pushing forward and won't give up, but I'm curious how many of you are Stage IV colon cancer survivors & for how long? Need encouragement.

    28 Answers from the Community

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    • Songwriter's Avatar
      Songwriter

      Check out Chris Site chrisbeatcancer......He beat colon cancer....

      over 4 years ago
    • Floridagirl6's Avatar
      Floridagirl6

      Stage 2 here, but I wish you and your husband all of the best.

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I don't have colon cancer, but have stage 4 lung cancer. I was given 4 months to live back in 2012. Keep your faith!!! Hugs!

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I have had Stage IV esophageal cancer for almost seven years. I had a reoccurrence four years ago. Last Thursday my scans were clean . Esophageal cancer is much like colon cancer but more deadly. The chemo is about the same and surgery more difficult. I have survived through the prayers of others and being proactive in my treatment. I adopted a healthy lifestyle though it was difficult. And I have gotten very used to the Cha Cha Cha lifestyle (Two steps forward one step backward and cha cha cha.
      My online prayer group is starting an intensive prayers for cancer survivors, their medical team and their caregivers. And for a cure for cancer would your like to me to put your husbands initials on the petition. .

      over 4 years ago
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    • NanaL's Avatar
      NanaL

      I'm a stage IV rectal cancer survivor with Mets to my lungs. I've been battling for over 6 years! I'm still in treatment and just keep putting one foot in front of the other.Just keep fighting and know there are many rooting for you and your husband!

      over 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I'm not colorectal-but a rare incurable---They did experimental radiation and I seem to be out of the woods for this cancer, and they are pretty sure that a secondary cancer caused by the high rads would have shown up by now--labs-everything is ticking along OK.

      I wish you well-- I know that you just need to talk to people that get it. You can talk to us any time- somebody is always hanging around their computer-we're a Motley Lot- laptops, smart phones, iPads, Apples, oldest and newest stuff-but we're here.

      over 4 years ago
    • kibdoit2's Avatar
      kibdoit2

      Stage IV colon in 2014, I had 6 chemo treatments and surgery. So far I've been clear. Just keep fighting.

      over 4 years ago
    • rdsd's Avatar
      rdsd

      Stage 4 colon with liver mets diagnosed 11/14. Extensive and innumerable liver mets are now just 3 very small calcified lesions. Keep fighting and keep that immune system strong.

      over 4 years ago
    • catlillie's Avatar
      catlillie

      I was diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer in October 2014 with mets to the liver and lymph nodes. I underwent surgery, radiation and chemo and was NED until a couple days ago when they found some nodules in my lung. Waiting on a PET Scan to see what's next. I plan on doing just as well and hanging around for years to come...

      over 4 years ago
    • Hellbent's Avatar
      Hellbent

      I really appreciate everyone's encouraging words and helpful information. I know you know how hard some days can be. Here lately, we've dealt with one blow after another and have had one too many friends & acquaintances dying of cancer. I admit I get scared at times, but we will keep fighting and taking one day at a time. BoiseB- please add my husband, TLH, to your prayer group. My prayers and all the best to each of you. Thank you much.

      over 4 years ago
    • Hellbent's Avatar
      Hellbent

      Catlille- I am rooting for you and my prayers are with you on next steps.

      over 4 years ago
    • Jane's Avatar
      Jane

      I had my first colon cancer in 2001 and had a recurrence every two years (twice in liver, twice in lung) until 2011. Haven't had any since. Considered cured.!! Had shaped beam radio surgery on the liver mets.

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Diagnosed stage IV endometrial cancer more than 4 years ago. Still kicking. Good thoughts winging their way to you and your husband.

      over 4 years ago
    • lebel's Avatar
      lebel

      i was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2012..the dr gave me 6 months to live..i have had 2 sebatious cancers and this year I had breast cancer with radiation surgery and chemo..so hand in there.better days are coming...always stay strong..prayers for both of you

      over 4 years ago
    • rivlinj's Avatar
      rivlinj

      Hi - I can certainly relate - diagnosed Stage IV in Mar 2015. Went through 21 rounds of Chemo last year and then into remission for only five months before it was back. Now back into Chemo - six rounds, so far - and feeling optimistic. My Oncologist was quite clear that although it recurred quite quickly it does not mean it will recur quickly again. Quite the opposite, purely statistical and more likely to be a longer remission. Stay positive and hang in there.

      over 4 years ago
    • 1donnaroberts' Avatar
      1donnaroberts

      I have stage 4 colon cancer. It is in my liver and lungs as well. Diagnosed summer of 2015 and been fighting ever since. Keep a positive attitude, keep positive family and friends around you, and of course I talk to God every day. I am a firm believer of a positive attitude equals positive outcome! I'll be praying for y'all!!

      over 4 years ago
    • rivlinj's Avatar
      rivlinj

      Fortunately, or unfortunately, it's not about prayer or religion... It's about Medicine and Chemistry and the current miracles they can perform in shutting down fast replicating cells - Cancer cells - and allowing remission. My attitude is quite positive but only because I understand how I am being treated and what the side effects are and, most important, what the benefits are.

      over 4 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      Neither stage IV nor colon cancer apply to me, but I am sending you and your husband strong, positive vibes! Hugs.

      over 4 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      I was stage IV but ovarian cancer which had spread all throughout my abdomen and lots of mets on my liver. It was so tough in the beginning but now, more than three years later, things are much better and I'm still alive! I did have a recurrence but am enrolled in a clinical trial that is going well.

      Bottom line: hand in there. Sometimes it will be one day at a time. Sometimes, honestly, it was counting the hours until my next dose of pain meds. But it did get better. Make sure your sweet husband eats - that was one of my biggest challenges. Food and hydration help a lot. And if he can do some walking or other exercise, it will help in his recovery too.

      Hang in there. There's lots of hope.

      over 4 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Above message should say: HANG in there... not HAND. Apologies.

      over 4 years ago
    • danpb13's Avatar
      danpb13

      My husband was diagnosed in May 2014 at 34 years old with stage 4 rectal cancer with multiple spots on both sides of his liver. He did the 5fu chemo which almost killed him, he was next put on another chemo which helped & he was NED for almost a year. Cancer came back November of 2015 & back on chemo but then it stopped working so now he did the Y90 radiation beads on both sides of liver & so far so good. This May will be 3yrs since we found out the bad cancer news. You will have ups & ALOT of downs (as i have) but live everyday and cherish the moments. It will be really hard let know one tell you other wise & you grive the way you want.

      over 4 years ago
    • Hellbent's Avatar
      Hellbent

      Thank you...thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and how you continue to keep pushing forward. My mother, who lives in the Midwest, has also been diagnosed with lung cancer. She never smoked a day in her life. Right now- all I can do is fall on my knees in prayer, try to stay emotionally strong and continue to take one day at a time as a caregiver to my husband and mom. My husband gets his next CT & PET scan results in 2 weeks. Please keep us in your prayers as I will do the same for the WN community.

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      You, your husband, and your mom are in my prayers.

      Be sure your mom has her tumors genetically tested. It will help determine an effective treatment. Sad fallacy is that only smokers get lung cancer (as you are now unfortunately aware). All it takes is lungs...

      I am so.sorry you have so very much on your plate right now. Be sure to.take some.time for yourself. Hugs!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Where is BoiseB?

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @geekling, Greg posted the following to my own query about her whereabouts :

      "She said she was having a procedure done and would be out for a few days. I heard back from her and she said she was back, doing OK."

      over 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      We should have a procedure page or something so we can pray harder- send more vibes and hugs, but not worry so much.

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @meyati, that would be awesome!!!

      over 4 years ago

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