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CivilMatt
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H&N Gang,

 

Sorry about the delay, but my ENT is on vacation. He just happened to pop-in to the office today and heard I was interested in the results from my CT scan on Monday (maybe, just a little).  Anyway I just got a phone call from him.

 

In a nutshell, he said the enlarged area of the neck was nothing (did not elaborate on what it was) and when he combined the review from the (December) PET/CT scan with the current CT scan he said “all is clear, see you in 3-months”.

 

Thanks for all the support; I’ve just never gotten very good at dealing with the unknowns where cancer is concerned.  I normally see the upside of life, but this crap puts me to the test.

 

NEDelliciouslly yours,

 

Matt

 

Oh by the way, this Saturday, March 23rd I finish my rookie year (that has got to be worth something).  Yeah!!!

HelenBack
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Oh How Wonfderful! Enjoy!

 

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wolfen
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It was getting harder & harder for me to hold my breath here for you.  LOL  Continuing NEDness for you for ever & ever.

And on Saturday, you will become an official professional at fighting off the Devil!

Luv,

Wolfen

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debbiejeanne
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glad to hear your good news.  praying it stays that way forever.

God bless,

deb


 

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He thought you MIGHT be interested.  That's the understatement of the year.

Congrats.  

 

Joe

Hard12Find
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Matt,

Glad this turned out to be a "nothing". I appriciate all of your support over the past months, and looking forward to being where you are in 9 more months.....

Jim

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Great News Matt! Glad to hear it! 

"T"

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I didn't want to ask again but the wait was driving ME crazy! I can only imagine what it was like for you.

I am so happy to hear this news, I can't even tell you.

I just got the call today from "Bob the PET scan Man", that's what he calls himself and so does everyone at the hospital, haha

Anyway he called to say it is time to schedule my 9 month scans. I was doing ok but now I'm a ball of nerves, jeez this is crazy huh? I go next Tuesday.

We must be about 3 months apart, I got my life changing news on 3/28/12. Started treatment in the end of April and now I'm 9 months out. 

 

Well I think you should for sure celebrate this great news, I strive to be like you Cool

Take care,

Billie

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Billie, sorry to hear you have to wait so long.  we all know that is the hardest part.  i'm sure all will be fine and you will meet ned also.  praying for the best for you.

God bless,

deb

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Billie,

Hang in there, you'll get good news to, I know it! Scanxiety just plain sucks. There is no way to say that nicer. Just keep asking God to take the fear away and it will get easier. Ill be praying extra tough for you since I pray for the whole bunch of us every night!

God be with you and may you be celebrating too. I can't wait till your turn to post all is NED!

Love ya,

Rachel

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Deb and Rachel,
I appreciate the kind words and I will for sure keep you posted.
Billie

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I too was starting to worry with you about you ! I was wondering why it was taking so long ? Thanks for letting us know as soon as you heard ! So glad all the worrying was for nothing.

peggy

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Matt,

Ok 3 lashes to your ENT for making you and us wait, but time served for telling my friend:

NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED NED

I am sooooo happy for you Matt, and your anniversary only days away, YAHOO!

Celebrate, take your wife away, enjoy your inner peace!

Thank God!

Rachel

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Matt, that is such wonderful news. I have been worrying about you. Came on to post my good news and saw yours! Congratulations!

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awwww, Matt, now you can breathe again.

GREAT NEWS !!! 

I also was hesitant to ask again, so I am glad you posted right away.

Now go and celebrate.

 

 

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Great news Matt , and happy healthy 1 year anniversary.

 

linda

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Matt,

Thank you so much for letting us all know. I feel like I can breathe again. We have been running around to appointments and then there is the working.. and I keep stopping at my pc and checking the thread hoping the entire time, you'd soon post, Dan was asking several times a day too! -- and you delivered! Whoo Hoo! So happy for you!

Sorry you had to go through that but so happy you are NED again!

Hugs, Kari (and Dan)

KareGiver
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Wonderful news!!!

 

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Doesn't get better than this, Matt!!  I think we've all been waiting on this scan report....Isn't it an amazing thing....the high ya get....after having to go thru a wait and see mode? 

I hope this found you doing a jig in the kitchen....

p

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Sorry I caused such angst.  That’s what happens when I sleep with my mouth open and the scanxiety escapes into the H&N world.

 

Thanks for all the kind thoughts and words.

 

Just one of you,

 

Matt

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Hi Matt,

 This is wonder news and it brings back wonderful memories of the first year of "all clear" from my ENT in 1992. As I came out of the office I had a hard time not going to my knees and giving thanks right there. I did hold on until I got inside my car before I did give up an emotional "thank You". Today I do it daily unabashedly, for myself and all of us survivors. Cheers to us all and those to come! josh r.

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Man that's good news!!!!  Yee-Haw.

And next time don't make me hold my breath so long will ya!!!  :)

 

Tim

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Josh...

You just brought me to tears with your post. Amen Brother!

~Cris

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Crazymom
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I was worried about you too....Yeah!!!!

ditto1
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Most people say" I knew ya had it in ya", well, in this case Im so glad to know the phrase does not apply to you buddy..  So continue to help maintain the Bus that we all have rode at one time or the other and keep the beautiful garden growing.

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:))))))))))))))

katenorwood
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Matt,

Every time I open a post like this it's such a relief !  Job well done Matt !  Continued clear scans forever and a day !   Katie

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Congrats Matt! Glad you got the news you were expecting. I think it is not unusual for us to get ourselves a little worked up from time to time with this thing they call cancer. But...in time it will not be on your mind as often.

Kreg just had his PET 3 months after tx and saw his ENT with a scope, now three wks later he says his mouth feels funny....right away, he's freaked. I had to remind him that his PET was just three wks ago and he gets to see his ENT in 3-4 more wks and most likely this is scar tissue starting to form or could be from some irritation of different foods he's been trying to get back to. I know we'll stay away from the "Flamin' Hot Cheetos"....we'll save those for you! Laughing

So keep on keepin' on.....

~C 

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Cris,

 

I was sampling some candy yesterday.  You know them as Extreme Hot Tamales.   I like to give my taste buds a poke in the rear other wise they won’t wake-up (Matt logic). 

 

Continued good healing for Kreg.

 

Matt

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Matt

so....you have no excuse now for not making a road trip to FLORIDA for some fishing with the Skiff.

just sayin

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You gotta put some of that Southern drawww into it..., LOL..

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peggylulu
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Have you tried Lemon Drops ? That's what my Rad Onc . keeps sugesting to me. I have tried them a few times but they make me start coughing . He also said sour things so I eat olives and pickles every once in a while but so far no luck . It's been 5 months since I finished treatments.

Peggy

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Alrighty Matt. If you ask my wife she will tell you I am never right, but in this case being a betting man, I was all in that your scan was all clear and what was seen was as the Doc said "nothing". I'm sure it gave you a feeling that you never felt before. I was alot like Josh, I got into the parking lot and called my son in Florida and lost it, the best cry I ever had.

Life is good.............enjoy the weekend

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Get yer azz down to Flarida, and let's do some fishin....

Congrats,

JG

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I am happy to hear your news. 

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Always ready for great news. Now you can relax (for a couple of months). Ain't the waiting game great. Rick.

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Tim6003
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You have a place to stay at no charge ....and the hotel serves a nice comlimentary breakfast too :)

 

Tim

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Matt, this is a great way to start my Saturday. Enjoy that NED and many more to come.

Mike

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