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Great PET results!!

taraHK
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I had a PET scan yesterday and got the results today -- they are great!! I have multiple bone mets. ALL the bone mets have shrunk, several have "disappeared" (no longer metastatic), and no new nasties. Also had an MRI brain and everything looking good - no edema, further shrinkage of the spots. I am thrilled! Even my oncologist was a little stunned at how good the results are.

I have been on GOLF-A (Gemzar, Oxilaplatin, Leukovorin and 5FU plus Avastin). Now I am going to switch from 5FU to Xeloda (everything else the same) -- which will be MUCH better quality of life for me (I have to be hospitalized with the 5FU -- now can do as outpatient, altho it will mean going in 2 days in a row for drip -- that's OK).

Grinning ear to ear,

Tara

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steveandnat
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I'm so happy your scans came back with such good results. Enjoy the great news! Pray everything keeps looking so good. Jeff

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jr2012
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wonderful news - keep up the good work :)
prayers n hugs

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tanstaafl
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Glad everything is better, Tara. What a relief. Everybody can get a little sunshine from that, too.

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herdizziness
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You just grin right into the next county, we are so happy to hear some good news!!!! Thank you for sharing, it's time for a happy dance is it not???
Xeloda is so much easier. Keep those tumors shrinking!!
Winter Marie

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ron50
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About time you caught a break,Hugs ron.

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pepebcn
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Congratulations my friend!

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Lovekitties
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So very happy for your excellent results.

May the future hold even more success!

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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pete43lost_at_sea
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thanks for sharing it. i needed to be cheered up tonight.

this is a great site.

My prayers for your health.

hugs,
pete

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Maxiecat
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Great news...glad to hear that the bone mets are shrinking and that there is no new activity. Praying that this change in chemo goes well for you.

Alex

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maglets
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that is such very good news.....you have worked hard for that.....well done

mags

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Sundanceh
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Fabulous response, Tara!

Unbelievable!

If I cross your bridge...you're my "go-to" gal:)

-Craig

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YoVita
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I'm grinning with you and happy that your new regimen will be easier to tolerate.

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Brenda Bricco
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I am so glad you are showing good results to chemo... Keep marching on Tara! :)))

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johnnybegood
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sis boom bah dont know where that came from but im happy for you..Great News...Godbless...johnnybegood

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annalexandria
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What fantastic news! Makes my day to read this sort of thing. Ann Alexandria

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k44454445
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love to hear about good results! it puts a smile on everyones' face!!!
hugs
judy

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dmj101
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AWESOME

Great news..
I had never heard of GOLF A - will definitely begin to follow this protocol..

So happy for you..

relaxoutdoors08
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Tara,
WOW so happy to hear the good news. Wishing you a better quality of life. Prayers for a continued excellent response ...You truely are an inspiration to all of us.
NB

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Varmint5
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So happy for you, Tara. I have never heard of GOLF-A. But it sounds like it is really working for you. That's wonderful!

Sandy

janie1
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So great to hear, Tara. I'm smiling with you.

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Vickilg
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So happy for you, Tara! Thank you for sharing your great news.

Big hug!

Vicki

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dorookie
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Tara
that is Great news, im so happy for you, God Bless you!

HUGS
BETH

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janderson1964
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Thank you for the great news. You are an inspiration.

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tommycat
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Very happy for you!!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing!
go celebrate, okay?

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hippiechicks
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That is awesome news!! Good luck with your new cocktail! Hopefully it will bring you good results and a good quality of life!! :)

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lepperl
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I am so happy for you. I will never ever get tired of hearing good news. Thanks for letting us share your joy!
Lori

relaxoutdoors08
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We are so happy for you. You truely are an inspiration. Prayers for continued good response to treatment. Hope you will have a better quality of life on the new treatment plan.
NB

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SharonVegas
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Tara that's wonderful news! Thank you for sharing and keep up the fight. You are inspiring!
SharonVegas

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jjaj133
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Wonderful news! Congratulations and savor the moment.
Hugs,
Judy

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plh4gail
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That is wonderful news Tara! Hugs to go with your smiles!

Gail

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RickMurtagh
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So glad you had such excellent results from your recent scans. Bwhat a peace of mind that must bring you!
Peace and best wishes
Rick

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Kathleen808
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Tara,
What fabulous results. I am so very happy for you. Praying that things keep improving.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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marbleotis
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Congrats on the great news.

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lesvanb
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Sending you lots of hurrahs and hugs!

all the best, Leslie

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Buzzard
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You have certainly deserved this great news after what all you have been through and are still going through. That is certainly great news to hear and well deserved. I know you feel like jumping and screaming, Im sure you did when you heard the news. Keep the chin up warrior, you fight an awesome battle....love to you.....buzz

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impactzone
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good for you. Keep going!

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