5.5 year scan

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    gregf
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    I am very happy for you Randi and it is nice to hear from a long term survivor. My surgeon told me he had some patients that were 5 plus year survivors but I never had a chance to meet or communicate with them. My tumor was extra-hepatic hilar CC which I believe was stage 2 with no Lymph Node involvement but was present in the nerve. I followed with chemo and radiation. I will get my next scan the beginning of April (2 years post surgery) and hopefully will get good news. Thank You for sharing your good news and bringing hope.

    #88368
    Randi
    Participant

    Well, I am not sure I am a hero but I do feel incredibly lucky to have lived through these 3 cancers to tell the tale!

    Cathy: You captured it. Cancer doesn’t define me, but I know how fragile the world is and I think that’s a blessing.

    Hugs to all-
    -Randi-

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    mbachini
    Moderator

    Awesome news Randi!! Keep up the good work and I agree with Kris …..you are a HERO!
    Melinda

    #88366
    jathy1125
    Participant

    Randi-CONGRATS, and AMEN!!! So excited for you!
    I relate completely with I only think of it daily and not by the minute! When I was first diagnosed the person I reached out to say she didn’t want this to define her, and I never and still don’t understand that. Cancer shook my world and I came out of this earthquake alive, so for a moment and memory, there is a underlying greatfulness! I may not breathe it every moment but I am always aware how life changes in a moment and never want to lose that knowledge!!
    Congrats and keep inspiring!!
    Cathy

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    wallsm1
    Member

    Great Randi!! Congratulations!!

    It is weird, trying to let go of cancer. I still think about it every day as well but not every second of every day like I used to. I also don’t cry as much. I think I cried every day for a year when I got diagnosed.

    Take care,

    Susie

    #88364
    katrina
    Participant

    Amazing news. Yea!!!!!!!! That is hopeful. Would love to hear about how things are post-Whipple too. If I have to have one, I just don’t know what changes after that.

    #88363
    chezwrightaol-com
    Participant

    Wonderful news, Randi! Stop by with more good news in a year :) That’s exciting!

    #88362
    kvolland
    Member

    Randi –
    Great news. Love to here stuff like that. You are still me hero for beating all those damn cancers. You sure deserve a break for the rest of your life.
    Congratulations on the clean scans.

    KrisV

    #88361
    nancypkeen
    Member

    Fabulous news — keep up the good work!!

    #88360
    gavin
    Moderator

    Yay, brilliant news Randi!!! Doing a celebratory Highland Fling for you!! Loving your thinking about all of this as well!

    Hugs,

    Gavin

    #88359
    iowagirl
    Member

    Randi,, That’s absolutely awesome news…and I hope it continues forever for you. I wish the same for myself and everyone on here…to have the chance for such great news. I have to say that when I had a heart attack back in 2002…..it was on my mind every day…..for a long time…..wondering when it would strike again….and then gradually, I find myself only thinking about it when the subject comes up for someone else….or on that infamous anniversary date. I just had a cardiology appt this last week and we didn’t even discuss the heart attack…and I didn’t think about it then either. I was more concerned with how my cardio guy thought I was doing. I find with the CC, I don’t think about it every minute any longer…..so I can see the same thing happening….gradually, the intense feelings are fading slightly. I hope that continues to happen for you. Best wishes for the good news to continue. I’m so happy for you.

    Julie T.

    #88358
    marions
    Moderator

    Randi…..wonderful, wonderful news. Perhaps it’s time to start skipping a day here and there and put this cancer behind you.
    Congratulations and many hugs,
    Marion

    #88357
    lainy
    Member

    Oh, Randi, Girl, I am over the moon about you! What fantastic news! Thanks for letting us know. YIPPEE!

    #11317
    Randi
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    Wanted to stop by and share my good news. I had a scan last week and got the results this week. I have MRI’s and this one was again clean, no cancer. The doctor says it’s up to me if I want to have a scan in a year or not. He says that even through there are profusion differences in my scan, he has a no worry that it is suspicious at all. I trust my doctor, he is always honest and up front. So it’s been 5 and 1/2 years since my whilpple surgery and nearly 5 years since I finished chemo. I am so blessed and my hope is that others on this site are similarly blessed with good health.

    It’s interesting that I only think about cancer on a daily basis (and not every minute or every hour). There is hope.

    Hugs to all,
    -Randi-

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