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impactzone
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Hello old timers. It is now 7 years since dx with stage 4 colon cancer (mets to lungs and liver) and I am still here. I know I haven't posted much  the last year but I do read many posts. I just had CT scan and shows NED. This is now 1.5 years since my last lung resection as clear. ( 4 lung resections, liver, resection, colon surgery, pulmonary embolisms, chemo). I often don't post because the randomness seems so wrong. I am very grateful and fortunate. It was important to me early that there were chances of some success so here is at least one for now. If I had to credit anything, I did change eating habits, got surgery at every chance I could ( all done at Stanford), stopped suger almost completely, stopped all sodas and fruit drinks, kept working, tried to get negative things away, kept very busy with kids and coaching, take 1 aspirin a day, have a great supportive family, do use prayer frequently, and developed a huge hatred of cancer.

Take care all

Thank you

Chip

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thxmiker
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Joined: Oct 2010

Congrats on your NED Chip!  Woo Hooo   We all need reasons to celebrate and each piece of good news is a reason!

Keep up the good fight!   Keep in touch  with future events.

 

Best Always,  mike

Deena11
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Joined: Nov 2012

Chip-

Thank you so much for sharing this positive story.  I am less than a year NED and these happy stories uplift me.  I appreciate your pointers on adopting and maintaining good habits.  Thanks for sharing!!!

Deena

 

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lp1964
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Joined: Jun 2013

I'm fairly new here so we don't know each other that much. I just wanted to express my appreciation to you for staying strong and giving all of us inspiration that even though it takes a lot, but good things are possible.

Wishing you fun, productive years ahead and talk to us more. We need as much inspiration we can get.

Take care,

Laz

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johnnybegood
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Joined: Oct 2008

to see you again and thanks for dropping by.guess some things can just work out for the best and i am so glad it is still working in your favor.again thanks for thinking about us i will be in this fight until the end too many spots in lungs for surgery so chemo for life.one day at a time and i thank the Lord everyday for it....Godbless...johnnybegood

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ron50
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Joined: Nov 2001

Glad your scans were clear , you have certainly earned them. You have my best wishes for a ca free future. Ron.

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KathiM
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Joined: Aug 2005

So glad to hear from you!!!!  I have held you in my heart, but thought often about how you were doing.

And, what grand news!!!

 

BIG hugs, Kathi

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Annabelle41415
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Joined: Feb 2009

That is such wonderful news.  Thank you for the update and it is always great hearing from you.  Glad you are doing fine.

Kim

janderson1964
Posts: 1499
Joined: Oct 2011

Thats great news. We have some similarities. I will be celebrating 8 years in October. I just had a clea scan which marks 1 1/2 years since my last surgery although it was a liver resection in my case.

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dorookie
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Joined: Jul 2007

Great to see you around and great news, I'm awaiting for November that will be five years for me being in remission, I have my scans next month and even being in remission this long well they still scare the heck out of me. But I don't expect anything bad, so till I hear different that's my way of thinking...

 

hugs 

beth

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tootsie1
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Joined: Feb 2008

I always enjoy reading your posts, and this one is particularly welcome!

 

*hugs*

Gail

myd
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Joined: Apr 2013

Chip, I'm very happy about your good news.  Thank you again for your kind words and sharing your story with me the other day.  I wish you continued good health.  I think you set a great example to your children. Cheers, Myd

dmdwins
Posts: 451
Joined: Aug 2008

You were such an inspiration to me when I came here in 2008..gave me hope that I could see my kids grow up. Thank you for that and so glad to hear of your great news!Dawn

 

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Bluejuniata
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Joined: Nov 2012

So much for taking the time to post this. That is just great news indeed. And good to know about your diet because since I now have mets on my liver, I am on a ketogenic diet...no sugar, little carbs, some protien and mostly fats. And I meditate, quit my stressful job and spend time in nature...so, you give me hope. Thanks.

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Bluejuniata
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Joined: Nov 2012

Were you initially given a life expectancy from your oncologist?

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mom_2_3
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Joined: Nov 2008

Chip,

That's not good news.  That's fantastic-wonderful-amazing-fall-down-on-your-knees GREAT news!  I am so happy for you and your family.  You are an inspiration to me and the others on this board. 

Amy

taraHK
Posts: 1961
Joined: Aug 2003

What wonderful news! Thanks for posting

Tara

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