A keen runner diagnosed Stage 2 in October 2019 (aged 40) and Stage 4 (liver) in November 2020.
Lucky to be Mum to 2 brilliant children and married to a super supportive amazing husband. 😁
Currently working from home (due to covid but suits me under the circumstances!).
November 2020 to February 2021 - 6 cycles of folfox with centuximub added after cycle 1. Tough but manageable. Continued working throughout although quite a lot of sick days in the later cycles.
Scan showed good shrinkage and had open liver resection March 2021. In HDU for one night and spent a total of 3 nights in hospital.
Got back to running 16 days post surgery 😁.
April 2021 - 4 weeks and 2 days post surgery - started 6 cycles of mop up folfox (no cetux)
Needed an iron transfusion for anaemia a couple of cycles in (watch out for this post liver resection!)
June 2021 post surgery CT clear.
Mid July 2021 - now completed the 6 cycles of mop up. The last 3 at 90% of previous dose as even with a lot of neutrophil boosting injections, my body was not recovering well enough. Had to have a couple of longer breaks between cycles for the same reason.
Continued working throughout but days off for treatment and recovery and slightly reduced hours.
October 2021 - ran London marathon and a clear CT and CEA is 1. Next stop bloods in 3 months and CT in 6 months unless the bloods show an issue.