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  • #35214
    linda-z
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    Katie, I never saw your original posts about your own trials with CC, but this has brought it to my attention. Way to go on your success against cancer both personally and for others! Your determination in your life is an example for us all, no matter what age we are.

    Congratulations on your 20th birthday, and getting through the first year of college. That in itself is a big hurdle, and to do it while battling CC too, whew.

    Here’s to many, many more years of good health. Stay in touch. We like the good news.

    Linda

    #35213
    lainy
    Participant

    Katie, Katie, way to go, girl! That is all such wonderful news, we can always used a dose of news like that. Wishing for you to keep the momentum going.

    #35212
    Randi
    Participant

    Katie,
    So nice to hear your good news and the exciting things happening in your life. Stay healthy and happy.
    -Randi-

    #35211
    marions
    Moderator

    Hi Katie….Congratulations on all accounts including, feeling well, attending school, and reaching star status in the fight with this disease. You go, Katie.
    Hugs are coming your way,
    Marion

    #35210
    derkuchen
    Participant

    Hi guys, it’s Katie! It’s been a really long time, but I think of all of you on the boards often.

    Since I last posted, I turned 20! Yay! Haha :) I finally finished my first year of college too! I was also a team captain and committee member of my town’s brand new chapter of Relay For Life! I raised almost a thousand dollars by myself and I was even in the newspaper. Check it out!

    http://suburban.gmnews.com/news/2010-05-27/Front_Page/Cancer_survivors_message_Im_back_and_stronger.html

    I hope to raise even more this year and be able to donate to the Cholangiocarcinoma foundation. Best of all, as of two weeks ago, I’ve been in remission for a year! I’m doing my best to educate everyone I can about the existence of this disease. I’m confident though that we’ll be able to find a cure, for this and all cancers, soon.

    You’re all in my prayers. Please take care and be well!

    #35209
    derkuchen
    Participant

    Thank you so much everyone! It’s great to hear from all of you. I hope you’ll all get good news and keep getting it too. :)

    #35208
    mlepp0416
    Participant

    Congratulations on the Clean CT Scan. I agree with ajcarman72 – diabetes and disks are minor setbacks compared to the mountain that you have climbed with CC.

    Go with God and KEEP KICKIN’ THAT cancer.

    Margaret

    #35207
    ajcarman72
    Participant

    Great news! Congratulations on your clean CT scans.

    You can conquer the diabetes and the disks… just minor stuff compared to what you have already been through. ;-)

    #35206
    gavin
    Moderator

    Hi Katie,

    Thank you for sharing the good news from your last scans, excellent stuff indeed! I hope all goes well for you with your treatment for your discs.

    My best wishes to you,

    Gavin

    #35205
    kristin
    Participant

    We are so glad to hear from you– I was wondering how you’re doing.

    That is WONDERFUL that you want to work with people with cancer. You can do so much good!

    Take good care of yourself.

    Kristin

    #35204
    marions
    Moderator

    Katie…..it is so wonderful to hear from you. I wish you good luck for the upcoming visit with a physician and I hope for a simple form of treatment coming your way regarding your spine problems. Your pursuit of working with cancer patients is admirable and I know that you will do very well.
    Best wishes and so very happy to hear from you,
    Marion

    #35203
    devoncat
    Participant

    Katie,
    Great news on the scans. Are they going to do surgery on the disks?

    Take care,
    Kris

    #3143
    derkuchen
    Participant

    Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I feel like I say that a lot, sorry again. x: I just thought I would update everyone since I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth! =)

    My last two CT scans have been clean since I finished chemo in August! So I’m pretty happy so far. Next month with be a year since I had surgery to have my tumor and liver removed. It’s all very surreal now. For the most part I’ve just been trying to get back to normal. My hair has been growing back in and my nutritionist has put me on a diet to lose the weight I gained while I was on chemo and to manage my (apparently?) diabetes. It’s really hard but I’ll do it!

    Though bad news wise, I just found out I had two herniated discs and a disc bulge in my lower spine. :( My father’s doctor actually let us know that chemotherapy weakens the bones so I can see why that happened now. I’m out of work because of that but I haven’t stopped yet! I’ve decided to go into counseling psychology so I can work with cancer patients to cope with their sickness and treatment so I’m working harder than ever.

    Reading lots of articles on cholangiocarcinoma, I just don’t know what to expect or to look out for in the coming years. They caught my tumor in stage two so it’s not the usual case. I know to be positive and all that but I want to make sure if anything comes back I can catch it early again!

    I hope everyone is doing well as my thoughts and prayers have been with all of you as they always have been. <3

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