March 16, 2014 at 9:31 pm #61072jathy1125Participant
John- BRAVO!!! I am 2 months short of saying 5 years cancer free!!! Thanks to a transplant!! I too did the Mayo Protocol at Barnes-Jewish in St. Louis MO with Dr. Chapman, my hero. I had my first transplant May24,2009 and then on July 4, 2009 I awoke vomiting blood and was basically bleeding out because radiation had caused my hepatic artery to rupture. Thanks to God and Dr. Chapman I received the gift of life again with just barely 24 hours to live. 2009 and 2010 were rough years. I also contracted CMV!! I am excited to say I take 2 pills every 12 hours to stay alive and other than that life is normal!!!
I was privileged to be asked to do a video for Barnes and you can watch it at http://www.barnesjewish.org/patientstories/cathy
John please keep posting, people need to hear success stories, you are an inspiration and HOPE to our CC family!! (Don’t wait another 6 years to post LOL!!!)
Lots of prayers for many more 6 years-CathyMarch 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm #61071karenParticipant
Please believe this…you did nothing wrong! CC is a very sneaky cancer and most patients are diagnosed stage 4. There are not many warning signals. Be kind to yourself — mourn the loss of your Mom, but in so doing don’t make yourself wrong. Praying for your inner strength.
KarenMarch 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm #61070dee999Participant
You truly are fortunate. If you don’t mind my asking at what stage were you diagnosed ? If early, how was it detected ?
I lost my Mom to this curse and each day i spent asking what we did wrong. She had a very healthy lifestyle, but She was detected at the last stage. Just wanted to know what could have we done.
DeeMarch 14, 2014 at 1:12 am #61069chezwrightaol-comParticipant
These posts DO help those of by giving hope. Wonderful..and keep posting.May 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm #61068kris00jParticipant
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! It’s so wonderful to hear good news like this! I will gladly have a month in the hospital for 6+ years!
Prayers and hugs for many more years for you.May 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm #61067ronidinkesMember
Always wonderful to hear a hopeful, positive, happy story. Please continue to take of you, and please stay in touch. Cheers to 50+ more happy, healthy, hopeful years filled with laughter, and tons of smiles!!!!!
Sending love and hugs,
firstname.lastname@example.orgMay 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm #61066hamptonsarasotaMember
Fantastic! Here’s to another 6 and then some!May 18, 2012 at 3:54 am #61065wallsm1Participant
Congratulations, John! Thanks so much for sharing your great news.
Take care and be well!
SusieMay 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm #61064mymommylifeParticipant
John, thank you so much for sharing, my day started off bad but you just fixed it. Thanks again, and best of luck for a bright healthy future.May 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm #61063karenParticipant
You are blessed for sure John. Thank you for sharing your story.May 16, 2012 at 7:09 am #61062nancy246Participant
This is what we love to hear! May we have many more success stories like yours! Hugs. NancyMay 16, 2012 at 12:48 am #61061EliParticipant
John, welcome and thank you for sharing your story. Yes, you are blessed indeed. May your blessings continue for years to come!May 16, 2012 at 12:38 am #61060lainyParticipant
Welcome, John to our remarkable family and you are truly one of our Miracles. We are so hungry for stories of HOPE just like yours. Keep up the good work and please don’t be a stranger as we need hope givers just like you!May 15, 2012 at 10:52 pm #61059RandiParticipant
Congrats John!! What a great success story you are. continued good health to you.
-Randi-May 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm #6834johnnybgoodMember
I was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma in Minneapolis Feb. 2006, I was told there is no cure. The following weekend I was contacted by my primary doctor who told me that Mayo has a research protocol , and asked if I would like to go.
I visited the Mayo that week and started Chemo and Radiation fairly quickly, I went through at least 100 tests and in April I was told I was a candidate for the protocol and placed on the transplant list.
I was very sick, I had lost 35lbs, weighing 120lbs. and very yellow, doctors feared I was not strong enough to do the surgery. On May 25th a liver came and I underwent the transplant. The next morning my eyes were white.
My recovery seemed to take forever and I had a few issues, I was in the hospital a little over a month, I weighed 109lbs when I left the Hospital. I walked and exercised every day, went back to work part-time in August, full time in September 2006.
I feel so blesed
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