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Hondo
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To all my Family here on CSN

We had a very eventful day at MD Anderson as we waited for the doctors to come in the room with the report of the PET scan, of all days Friday 13th only bad things happen on this day. But not so today my PET showed clean no Cancer, the first time in 8 years.

There are still a lot of major problems like the jaw bone, teeth, and bad pains in the head; the good news is that one of the dentist at MD Anderson will now be working with me to help overcome some of these problems

I want to say to all of you thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts in my behalf that is what true friendship is all about, people helping people.

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kimmygarland
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That is WONDERFUL news! I have read your posts for a long time, and know that those little light ups must have been a source of worry. Clean scan - GREAT!

Good luck as you deal with the jaw, teeth and other issues, but hoping you'll take a few days to enjoy the great news.

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CLRRN
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful news. It's an inspiration to us all (patients/caregivers).

Now you can focus ALL your efforts on healing.

Congrats....

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rush1958
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Excellent news. Glad to hear it!

Rush

wifeforlife
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Hondo and wife,
I'm so very happy for you. You have been so very supportive to everyone while improviing your own condtiion... God be with you!
Happy day!!!!

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Pam M
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I was ready for you to say the same old "hot spots" showed up. How wonderful that they did not. This is fantastic. Hope you all are celebrating.

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WTG Hondo !

Man o man I am SOOOOOOO pleased to hear this news. I was dreading logging on today with great fear but WOW ...this is the best news.

(Scam gets up and does a jig .....)

I am sure you felt a huge wave of relief pass through your body Hondo when your doctors told you the result, and what a nice feeling.

Amen Hondo Amen.

Scam

PS Here is little Jake - born the day I got out of Surgery which is one year ago next Friday. He has been a reason to fight this battle.

greg from pa
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ahh man that is fantastic.
that is the kinda news I need to push me over the top and keep me goin. congrtats Honda on a battle well fought.Its about 2AM and I was just woke up by my little reminder (mouth and throat pain )that its time to get up and take some meds. I only have 4 more rads and one chemo to go in my first (and hope fully only round of treatment).Things are starting to get a little rough. This is just what I neede to hear ! thanks for sharing Hondo.Prayers of thanks and continued good health are going your way. Greg

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Hondo, this is just such great news. I am so happy for you.

It's also great news for those coming up behind you. Your faith and dedication to fighting your cancer has been inspirational.

Hope you have a great weekend.
Lisa

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Great news!! Finally a clean scan, you must be elated ;-) Also great news on the dentist being able to help you.

Take care and stay strong,
Glenna

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Hondo,
YOu are the leader of this pack in reminding us all the keep fighting the fight. This clean PET is like claiming victory after a long and hard fought battle. I hope you and Koreen find a way to celebrate! Enjoy!
Kim

Lena Rose
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What a relief-so happy to hear the great news!

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It is hard to express the joy that came with the good report, words can’t explain it and only a survivor can know it. I am a very strong guy or I try to be and all through my treatment I felt that I needed to be strong for my Wife and Children. When the doctor gave us the good news yesterday all my feelings and emotions came to the top all at once and for the first time all I could do was to hug my wife and cry. After that I asked him to read the report again because I was afraid I did not hear it right the first time.

The problem now is living with the side affects of the treatment. The doctor told us that I do have a lot of bone loss to the head on the left side and jaw. The nerves in that area are where the pain is coming from and I may need to be on pain meds for a long time, but there is hope.

Also after 5 years of no dentist wanting to help me with my Jaw problem, finally the head Professor and Chief of Dentistry and Prosthodontice Director at MD Anderson told me that he can and is willing to help. I am really starting to Love this MD Anderson place

Cane you believe all this on Friday the 13th

We are very happy today and thanks all of our CSN family for your support

God bless and God be with you all
Hondo

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I am thrilled to hear your good news. You truly have soldiered on strong thru this battle and I pray you have won this war.
God bless you
Jo

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Irishgypsie
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Hondo, That is great news my brother. I am so happy for you. It is nice to read about the positive results and what having faith can do!! Big Huggs!

Charles

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staceya
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You made my day!!
I am SO happy for your good news! Your good news is our good news!
Stacey

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Hondo

Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing! Your support and guidance have helped so many. You deserve this. May your scans be clear forever more.

Deb

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JUDYV5
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What a great news. I am so happy for you.

rozaroo
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Congratulation's on the wonderfull new's. I am so happy for you & your family!

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sweetblood22
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Thrilled to hear good news. Sending up a prayer of thankgiving!

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johnlax38
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Excellent news Hondo. I wish you the best.

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stevenl
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The hand of God is truly on you my friend. Keep up the good works.

Best,
Steve

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pattyanny
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Giving thanks to the Lord for the good news! So thankful Hondo! God Bless & Stay strong!

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Oh Hondo!! You made my day!! I rarely go onto the website. Today, out of the blue, I thought that I would check in and see how everyone was doing. What a pleasant surprise to see that you had a clean PET scan!! You are such a wond I erful person. You helped me (it will be a year, Oct.28 since my last radiation treatment)very much! You lifted my spirits many times. I am just thrilled!! May you live a long and healthy life!

P.S. My biopsy on June 22 was clean! I am feeling stronger and more healthy every day:) I pray that everyone feels or will feel well.

Cindy (Fishingirl)

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Hondo
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Always good to hear from you and glad you are also doing so well.

As brother Kent would say Believe

Hondo

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I'll celebrate Friday the 13th from now on as a reminder of the power of our bodies to survive cancer. Your grounded attitude has always been an inspiration to me. While I do not share your faith, I certainly share in the power of staying positive and giving up that which we have no control over to something greater than ourselves. I am so glad for your awesome news Hondo.

Best,

Mick

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Hondo
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Thank you my friend, I sure like seeing your new pictures and the smile on your face and just knowing you too are doing so well after the hell you have been through.

Take care

Fire34
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Hondo
Great to hear that things are really looking up for you now. Hope you also have more good news for us after seeing the dentist there also. Again wishes & prayers that things work out better yet
Dave

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Sorry about being away for a couple days. But this is the kinda news that's good to hear getting back w/family, Tim. This just takes the cake when it comes to great news. Hope the dental thing can help. Nothing but frustration along that line for me, but the subject-matter is different. In our 2010 world of laser-tech, etc., am hoping you get some relief from the Anderson folks. And those moments in that office when you were told the PS results- moments of kinda large history in your family, Tim, and a treasure.

See what can happen, Brother, when we-

Believe

kcass

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Hondo
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Always good to hear from you, and like you always say just Believe

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Hondo:

That is simply wonderful, marvelous news! Congratulations. You've waited a long time to hear those words! Take care my friend and Praise the Lord!

Jan and Charlie Trinks

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From my previous post;

August 9, 2010 - 11:31am
HONDO
Good Morning Tim,

Thoughts and prayers for both, a clean scan and nothing new showing up.

Good Luck, and God Bless.
John

Love it when a plan come together...

Best,
John

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Jimbo55
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Great news Hondo!! Cheers

Jimbo

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Hondo
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I love the back ground in the picture where is it at

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Hondo, the south island of New Zealand. My wife and I rented a car and toured the south island for a month in 2008. We plan on going back after I am fully recovered. Cheers,

Jimbo

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Hondo
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Keep the motor running in the boat looks like that fishing trip will happen someday, all we need to do now is to get daddy Mike better.

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Skiffin16
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You got that right brother....tell Mike HELLO for me please and let him know he has a spot reserved on my boat also.

JG

rmkbrad
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Way to keep up the fight, an insperation to all of us still fighting, and those about to start.

Brad

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Honda,

I have thought about you all weekend. I am so happy to hear the good news.

Lots of love,
Kathy

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Pumakitty
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Honda,

I have thought about you all weekend. I am so happy to hear the good news.

Lots of love,
Kathy

Clearblue
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Hondo,

You deserve good news
You are a good person
This is just fantastic

Clear

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delnative
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I hadn't had a chance to log on for the last few days, and seeing this really made me glad I'm back.
Congratulations!

--Jim in Delaware

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survivor31
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congrautulations thats wonderfull!!!!

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HAWVET
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Congratulations Hondo. I guess "no greater joy" does apply relative to good news concerning our medical conditions.

Christmas
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Hondo:

I am so glad to hear about your good news. Thank you for being such an inspiration for us.

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Hondo,

Great news! You are usually a man of few words, but those words are always heartfelt and come straight to the point and have tons of meaning! Good news couldn't come to a better person! Congrats to our Leader on CSN!

Positive thoughts - always

Greg

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Hondo, that is awsome!!!!! I know you are very releived. I'm sorry you're having others problems but at least you won't be dealing with cancer that wanted to show itself again!! Take care.
God bless you, friend

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adventurebob
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Wow! That is the coolest thing I have read in awhile. Congratulations. That means it's possible for all of us. I'm incredibly happy for you.

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Joel4
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I have only been going through this thing since April of this year and sometimes it feels like it has been forever.
What impacted me the most when I read your wonderful post is that this scan was your first clean scan in 8 years. 8 years.
What a feeling it must have been when the doctor said no cancer!
You have been a true warrior in every sense of the word and I am so happy for you!

Joel

nicki74
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as many other said, you were a great inspiration for me too! my father has been going through treatment and healing since march of this year from stage 4 tongue cancer! and we got the news this past week that biopsies showed no cancer! i said what what! he too suffers from jaw pain that brings him to his knees, as im sure you can relate to :-(.. its amazing how he now wants to get out of bed knowing that the pain is from radiation and not from the cancer itself, AMEN!

i will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers!

p.s. i was actually getting on thsi site today to post about the jaw pain..

nicki

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Hondo
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I am glad to hear the great news about your Dad. I too was always worried thinking the jaw pain was from the cancer, but now I just thank God everyday for His goodness and take a few pain pills and move on with life. The pain is just part of my new Normal me

All the best to you and your Dad
Hondo

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