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AZANNIE
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I saw my oncologist last week and my scan was CLEAR again! Blood work was also good. I'm now a year post treatment. In fact, the end of my treatment was the beginning of my retirement (same day)- (early retirement from 37 years of teaching). Unfortunately, I wasn't able to complete the school year. I'm doing well. I still have residual side effects from the radiation. I see the colorectal doctor this week. I can hardly wait - lol!
Best wishes to all of you going through treatment! You'll make it! Treatment will be over before you know it and then the healing will begin quickly!

Ann

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mp327
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Congratulations on your good news and being one year post-treatment! That's awesome!

mxperry220
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Joined: Mar 2011

Another good day for one of our group. Positive attitude is key to recovery and long term healing.
Mike

eihtak
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Joined: Oct 2011

It is always so encouraging for all of us to hear positive news like yours!!! Congratulations...keep moving forward!

cap630
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Joined: Jul 2011

So glad to hear such good news. Good luck with the colorectal doctor...~Carol

duckyann
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Joined: Jun 2009

Fantastic News!!!!

shirlann54
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Joined: Aug 2011

Congratulations on your 1 year pass treatments.

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z810840b
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Congratulations anne!!!This is great news...keep it coming!!!! hugs alyse

AZANNIE
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Joined: Mar 2011

Thanks to everyone for the good wishes! The best to all of you! I see the colorectal dr. tomorrow for 3 month check up. I still have bleeding but was told that's due to the radiation, but it's still unnerving since that was one of the symptoms I had pre treatment.

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mp327
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I just wanted to wish you all the best with your appt. tomorrow. I'm sure your bleeding issues are radiation-related. I'm almost 4 years post-treatment and still have bouts of it, especially if I get constipated. I know what you mean about it being unnerving though. Please let us know how the appt. goes.

AZANNIE
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Yes, the bleeding issues are radiation related -- radiation proctitis. The dr viewed the area with a camera today and I got to watch on the monitor. Hope it doesn't show up on You Tube - lol! He said everything looked fine and I'm now on the 6 month schedule instead of every 3 months. The exam was a bit uncomfortable, especially afterwards because of the air.I had to deflate myself - lol! (I also have some stenosis). It was the same kind of camera that is used in a colonoscopy. Didn't need to do any prep. In fact, I didn't know he was going to use the camera. Thought it would be the anoscope. It was interesting...and glad he's keeping close tabs.
I have another P.E.T. scan in November and then scans as needed. The scan did show some inflammation in the hips which explains why I was having discomfort a few months ago, but am fine now.
So now I'll make appointment to see primary care dr to see what's next and ask her what supplements I should be taking. During treatment an insurance nurse followed me through treatment. Thought I was finished with that and now another one has recently contacted me.
Well, we made it!!!

Ann

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mp327
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Congratulations! I'm so glad your exam went well and showed that your issues are radiation-related. That is all wonderful news!

rds711
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A big congrats to you Ann, I sure you are walking on air and rightfully so!!!! I have my first post treatment PET scan 6/20 and am hoping to get good results.

Randy

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lizdeli
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So happy for you! I know how elated you must be. Continued strength and healing to you.
Liz

AZANNIE
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Yes, I was literally walking on air today after the exam - lol! Hope you get good scan results, too!

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Pattie13
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Congrats Annie!!!! Must be such a relief. So happy for you.

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everclearpc82
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Congrats on your success, being newly diagnosed reading stories like yours gives me hope thank you so much for sharing your story:)

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sandysp
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So glad to hear your scan went well. We are very close. I see my Oncologist and go for scans and back to the Colo rectal surgeon for another exam coming up for the next month and a half. (Surgeon on August 14th). August 15th was my last treatment. Thanks for your post. It means a lot to all of us. I am really happy for you.

AZANNIE
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Yes, I'm a few months ahead of you. Best of luck with your exam and scan!

Ann

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