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foxhd
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It should continue to be a good year for me. Latest blood work is excellent. Brain scan showed nothing but rocks in my head. (but don't ever take it for granite.) Chest, ab, and pelvis show a couple small stable nodes. Everything else is sclerotic and unchanged. I'm a happy boy. I have come a long way and am so grateful to my doctor and Yale-New Haven. I still get zometa every 6 weeks but except for my Il-2 treatments, in july and october, I have not had any other treatments or drugs since last June. Lets hear it for immunotherapy! We are going to stay the course. Rescan in 12 weeks. Life is GOOD!! Pizza and beer anyone?

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dhs1963
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I could go for a nice hoppy beer right now, even though it is only 9 AM.

This is great news Fox.  I am very happy for you. 

Cancer is becoming a lifestyle, not a death sentance.Cool

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NewDay
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This is great to hear  Thanks for sharing and spreading the karma.

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foxhd
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I know just how lucky I am. Keep in mind that when I began this journey, I was given no hope. And look where I am now. The message is that you never give up. Not everyone will do well. Unfortunately. Why me? Dunno. But I wouldn't be writing this if I had listened to my first 2 or 3 doctors. Wouldn't it be cool if I outlived them?

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GSRon
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Fox, you have already out wiited them... bet you out live them as well...   I am looking forward to another night of Pizza sauce on Matzoh after my Wednesday Onc visit..

Be Well All..!!

Ron

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dhs1963
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When I was six, my dad convinced my sister and I that it was ok to eat Pizza on passover, because pizza is flat.  Fortunetely, the beer isn't.

hmm...Pizza during Passover...Maybe that is why I have Cancer?  Nah...G*d is not that cruel.

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Fox,

     It couldn't of happend to a greater guy! I am so happy for you! Not only do you have great spirts, but you make sure to share your great fortunes with all of us!  Even if the news is not so good, there is always something "good" about the news that you have been able to make us all see!  Thanks for helping me to realize that even though not a day goes by that I do not think about cancer, I do not see it as a end anymore! I will gladly drink a glass of wine to your great news, and I am sure hubby will be knocking back a few beers in your honor as well!  Thanks for giving us all strength, hope, and happiness!

                                                   Love and prayers for good heatlth!

                                                    Brenda

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The only Pizza ok for Passover is thin crust (ie unleavened bread). And then of course no Pepperoni and grape wine instead of the beer.  So there is no question of being Kosher for Passover just substitute the matzoh for the thin crust Pizza and add some bar-b-que brisket in place of the Pepperoni. Just Google Pizza for Passover for a bunch of ideas.

 

Icemantoo

a_oaklee
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Congratulations on the good news!  I think it's wonderful that you currently do not have to take medications. 

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shamrocklady
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Good news Fox! It's great to hear your story. We are just beginning our Yale journey.

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angec
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FOXY!!  I am so, so, so HAPPY for you!  I say you deserve beer and pizza (even if it is just a metaphor) and all else that you want.. I hope the rest of the year, the rest of the decade will continue to be good for you!  Love ya, Fox!

 

Oh, and just a question. You never did try Votrient or Sutent right?

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foxhd
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Hi angec, no I have had no other drugs.--except maybe a visit with Cheech and Chong. Maybe...maybe not..

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twinthings
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Good ol' Cheech and Chong Cool

                                       

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angec
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Just wondering why they didn't try Votrient or any others... but you showed them!  Perhaps it was a good choice since you have had nothing but immunotherapy..

 

Cheech n Chong?  Hmmmmm, I think I knew those two once upon a time.. I THINK!  One cannot remember everything! LOL

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foxhd
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or other drugs like sutent because my doctor is an immunologist. And Dave's not here.

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Darron
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Fox

It is my first day on the slopes and decided to take a moment to check CSN. 

Today is a great day, really make me feel good that you are stable, gives us all a light in front if us and lights the way.

Congrats my friend, 1st turn on the slopes is for you today.

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foxhd
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is that we have been responders to the nivolumab. We may have still had some growth but crap happens. You will follow the same path as me and will have a very bright future too. I hope you can sense my confidence.

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CommuterMom
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Happy Happy Happy

 

Septemberzoe
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So happy for you...great news!

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kerrie75
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I'm a so happy for you that things are going good!Laughing Have a couple of shots for me since I don't drink beer....lol

Kerrie

izzycohen
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That's great news, Fox.  No one deserves it more.  You're a real fighter and an inspiration to the rest of us.  Glad to look down at the grass with you.

 

Izzy

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