Four years since diagnosis and chemo Cycle no: 70 in progress!
Four years ago this month I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer and had emergency right hemicolectomy. I commenced chemo (Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin) but by Jan 2016, it had spread to my liver and peritoneum so this was stopped.
I then started on Folfiri and Cetuximab in Feb 2016 and was told I'd be on chemo for life! Today, I'm sitting having cycle number 70 of this (with a six month break in 2017 for surgeries to take place) and my last CT scan was clear in June 2019. I feel more well and fitter than I have since before diagnosis enjoying an active life with my puppy and little grandsons. Taking them swimming is such a highlight for me and I shave my port to thank for that. I've even been considering starting 'Wild swimming' but still deliberating over that one!
My Oncologist has offered to scan me 4 monthly instead or 3 monthly but I'm undecided about this! I'll have my next one at beginning of September and make a decision then! Does anyone have any thoughts or advice on this?
Lots of love to you all!