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Had my six-month visit with my oncologist yesterday (Thursday),  All a-ok.  The anemia that gave us a scare six months ago has totally resolved, and is right in the middle of normal values.  LDH, Sedementation, all low-normal, which is were they are best at. 

The doctor recommends that I continue on my dialy Geritol Multi.  I also take a daily Super-B Complex, which seems to give me more energy.  I have not had a CT in two years now, and appreciated the doc wanting to minimize radiation.  I am also thankful to not have clinical NEED for CTs, and hope I never see that "Doughnut" again.  I am monitored by a CBC and full Metabolic Profile blood panel each six months, which the doctor says is very adequate, lacking any skewed results.

 

Bless all, and may all either remain in C.R., or achieve it soon. 

max

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COBRA666
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Now what else can you ask for? Great news !!!!!

Shoopy
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Congrats Max!!!

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That is great news for a great person!  Very happy for you.

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Look out, he lives to drive another day!  Many many congrats and thanks for the extra info Doctor.  Bill & Becky

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I very much appreciate everyone's kind thoughts and responses.  I am living proof that fried chicken is not deadly !

max

coachmike
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Very happy to hear the good news. Congratulations!

coachmike
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Very happy to hear the good news. Congratulations!

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Hi Max,

 I love hearing good news! Life is good! Take care...Sue

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Thank you again to everyone for all of the feedback on this thread.  Sue, I hope you are settled in by  now.

We moved two years ago Thanksgiving, and this study is still full of unpacked boxes !

max

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Congratulations....and thank goodness, I have been dying for some fried chickenWink

XXXOOO

Carie

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Carie,

What with the great new look ?    You've gone from "pillow fighter" to a more "street fighter" look.  Any KFC will sell you a bucket, any time you ask ! 

Have a three piece combo on me ! ( love the biscuits also.)  I have always been an "original" guy, but some are more daring, and do the extra chrispy. This, despite  the fact that I grew up in Charleston, SC, the birthplace of everything deep-fat-fried.

max

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Congratulations Max!  That's fabulous news!

 

sureshwani
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Max,

Very good news. Congratulations. It gives us a positive hope.

max just guide me for one thing. As you know I have just finished my ABVD.The place where I had biopsy(groin) I am getting feel to itiching that place. does this happen. I shall be taking post treatment scan after 10 days.

suresh

 

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Suresh,

No idea. Give the doc a call, or wait for the scan results, since they are only about a week away.

Generally, any cut or incision will itch when it is healing.

max

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Max,

Well that is GREAT NEWS for a beautiful day in New Jersey!! Thank you for letting us know.  

SO happy for you- may you stay in C.R.   Period.    Cool

 

Donna

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Congratulations.. MAX. You are my HERO. I am monitoring your progress very closely and hope to GOD I follow your path of recovery. I have an appointment in 2 weeks with the ONC to put down a plan for future monitering since my last treatment ended 2 weeks ago. All the BEST to you.

Suresh, I still have itching from my sergury once and while under my arm pet. I don't think it's something to worry about.

 

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So very happy for you.  Mary

 

sureshwani
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Bill,

Before I was DX with NLPHL. I use to never care for any pain,Itching. But Now every small pain,Itching worries me. I use to take neupogen to increase my WBC count in the Abdomen area before each infusion. That area, where i use to take it pains some time. Bill did you take the neuopogen shots for WBC during your treatment. I also follow MAX on here.I am very Happy for him. Any way I have observed that, Aaron has not posted since couple of days.

Suresh

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I took mine twice between treatments, first shot 4 days after the treatment and the second 4 days later , and by the time my next treatment day comes my WBC were in normal range. Thank GOD I never catch a cold during my treatments. Mine were given in the back of my arm; I tried it once in stomach and didn't like it. 

It just doesn't make since to me to take the shot just right before treatment, I am thinking the chemo will kill the protein that stimulate the bones to produce WBC. Maybe I am wrong.

 

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Bill,

I believe you are totally correct. The neulasta is given shortly after infusion, to keep the chemo from undoing the positive effects it will have on WBC generation.

max

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This is fantastic news and sure to be assuring and hopeful for many. I always love hearing about durable remissions like yours. Contratulations, Max!

Big smiles and grins,

Rocquie

 

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Awesome News Max!!! 

May you stay in Remission forever! :D (((Hugs)))

Sincerely,

Liz

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