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kerry's picture
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I just returned home from treatment at MD Anderson. I had a CT scan on Monday (Jan 10) and then took my chemo on Jan. 12. I just have to say Hooray - my CT results were great. About 4 tumors are gone (as in disappeared). No nodes showing in my pelvic area, the nodes in my neck are gone and the one near my liver is gone. The ones in my abdomen have shrunk over 50% - and this is after only 2 treatments of Oxaliplatin and Zeloda. The doctors think I will only have to take my treatment for 4 months now and then go on a maintenance program. I'm not sure what the maintenance program is yet, but I'm on cloud nine right now. Just had to share.

All of you are in my prayers always. I have felt your prayers and kind thoughts through all of this and I am very greatful.


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Oh, Kerry...

I am so glad you are doing so much better! I pray you will continue to beat the dragon and grow stronger every day.

Be well

- Bob

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Dear Kerry,

Just today you were on my mind and I was so hoping that things were going well for you. Your results are fantastic. It sounds like the recovery road is getting shorter and shorter.

When you feel up to it, give me a call and we will have our own Semi-colon reunion in Austin since we both can't make it to the official site.

May your healing continue.


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That is SUCH good news! Stay on cloud nine!


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Hi Kerry,
What GREAT news....what a great response to this round of chemo. I am THRILLED for you. Keep up the good work!
More hugs and prayers comin' at ya,

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I am soooooo happy for you. I am on cloud nine with you in my enthusiasm for you.

You will stay in my prayers, along with everyone else on this board, survivors and caregives alike, forever.


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Hey Wonderful for you! I see that chemo does work, and all they stuff they have us do. I am happy for you, I too have a ct scan tomarrow and hopefully mine have "gone Away", never know! best to you!

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Hey Kerry...ain't no way I'm jumpin on that cloud with all them gals...some-one might declair it an "all gals" cloud!!!lol!!!!
But hey, any chance you might like to sit alongside kanga for a spell inh the waitin room???
Got a big hugg waitin for yah babe!!
We are so glad that you have got a smile on yer dial!!!
GREAT NEWS(sorry to yell)...had to do that 'cos you are sooooo farrrrrrr away!
lots luv n huggs, kanga n Jen

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Fan news- will drink a toast to your brilliant result tonight (its Friday night after all!)


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By the way I meant Fab news (rather than fan)! I type faster than I am capable of unfortunately.

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Kerry, Kerry, Kerry... THAT IS AWESOME NEWS! Congratulations! Keep up the good work, let the chemo work its magic and let your spirit do the rest!

Lots of love and hope you are celebrating!!!


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HURRAY. That is soooo wonderful. This means your tumors are responsive to the chemo!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Please call me if you want when you are in Houston. I would love to stop by and say hi.

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Lisa Rose
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I love hear wonderful news ! ! !

Congratulations Kerry


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Awesome news honey!!!!!!!

Scout and I both send lots of kisses!!!!!!

Lisa P.

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I have tears in my eyes. I am so happy for you. You must be over the moon!
Love and Hugs to You,

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