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mamacita5
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I wanted to let everyone know that as I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary that I am doing well. What an incredible roller coaster the past 2 years have been. VATS, chemo, radiation, remission, mets to spine, Tarceva, met to spine reduced, and as of last week no new tumors, spine looks good, brain and lungs look good too! Worry has been a companion along the way but with encouragement and understanding by the good people here I am learning to enjoy each day as it comes. I realized that I am spending more time living and going about my business as usual and therefore do not check in here as often as I used too. But I also realize that I REALLY wanted to hear from people who were having success in fighting this awful disease. They were the people that gave me hope. So here I am 2 years later, happy, essentially healthy, and looking forward to the future. Anita (see "about me" for type, stage etc)

Dan620
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Joined: Dec 2009

mamacita, Great to hear you are doing so well(keep it up) and keep enjoying life.... Glad to see you update your about me page, sure wish more would, i read these often (some thing i learned from stayingcalm) May 3rd will be my 4 year anniversary NSCL 3B inoperable... never thought back then i would make 0ne year..... Just never give up. Stay well all ....Dan (just not much of a writer)

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Ex_Rock_n_Roller
Posts: 276
Joined: Mar 2011

... and I've been lucky enough to have received pretty much unrelentingly good news over that time.

Very glad to see your smiling face, and continued healing mojo your way!

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z
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Joined: May 2009

Great news! I'm so happy to hear your doing very well.

I visit the inspire web site, and there is a discussion group for Tarceva Divas and Dudes, and much success there. This is an ongoing thread with lots of activity. I wish you continued great news. Lori

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mamacita5
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Joined: May 2010

This is a great discussion group on INSPIRE for those of us taking Tarceva. Lots of great information from those of us taking this drug, with tips on how to deal with the side effects (which are many and StRanGe).

Sue_J
Posts: 15
Joined: Apr 2012

Thank you for sharing your wonderful journies with us who are only beginning our walk. It gives me strength and hope for the future.

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ColoradoDani
Posts: 65
Joined: Sep 2011

So glad to hear you're doing so well. It's great to get on with life, and i appreciate the info on Tarceva dudes. My husband has recently become a dude. thanks for the hope

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arlekim
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Joined: Mar 2012

Im so glad to read you are doing grt... Glad for evryone else 2..

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arlekim
Posts: 47
Joined: Mar 2012

Im so glad to read you are doing grt... Glad for evryone else 2..

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catcon49
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Joined: Aug 2008

So glad to hear from you. And 10X happier that things are going well. Looking forward to everyone else responding.

Cathy

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