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Moving Forward

I had a CT scan on Wednesday, which was the first one since February 2013, when a PET scan showed I was in remission. I then proceeded with 2 years of Rituxan maintenance, which ended this past February. Friday, I saw my oncologist to discuss the findings of my CT scan and discuss what next. 

He handed me a copy of the CT scan report and stated, "This is an excellent report". Then he went over it with us, finding by finding. He also went over all my blood work--complete blood count, metabolic profile, and LDH. Everything (except sodium) is in the normal range for the first time in almost 3 years. He then did a physical exam and everything checked out just fine. I don't need to see him again for 4 months, at which time I will have blood tests and a physical. He encouraged me to be diligent in checking myself for swollen lymph nodes and report any of the symptoms I had in the beginning. 

The most thrilling part of all this is: I get my port out! Yay! He has already referred me to a surgeon. 

Meanwhile, I have joined a LiveStrong program at the YMCA. It is a free 12-week program for cancer survivors to help rebuild strength, endurance, and more after the rigors of treatment. It is an excellent program. I love it and I encourage all to seek out a program in your area. 

Best wishes to all,

Rocquie

 

 

Comments

  • Jeff148
    Jeff148 Member Posts: 184
    Awesome!!!!!!!!!

    Great news for a great person!!! Thanks for the update. You were so encouraging to me when I was in the trenches. I'm so happy for you. LIVE STRONG...wow. That's impressive. Keep up the good work. Jeff

  • Rocquie

    this is outstanding good news! I am so happy for you and yours!

  • lindary
    lindary Member Posts: 710
    unknown said:

    Rocquie

    this is outstanding good news! I am so happy for you and yours!

    Congrats

    Congratulations on the good news. I am 2 treatments away from finishing my chemo (first time). Then I will be starting on the Rituxan maintenance. I hope when I finish my Rituxan the report is as good as yours. 

  • illead
    illead Member Posts: 873
    lindary said:

    Congrats

    Congratulations on the good news. I am 2 treatments away from finishing my chemo (first time). Then I will be starting on the Rituxan maintenance. I hope when I finish my Rituxan the report is as good as yours. 

    Hi Roquie

    We also wanted to add our congrats.  You have fought a long and sometimes very difficult battle.  We know you will get on with your life and enjoy it to the full.  You are a great asset to this forum, we look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

    Wishing you and your family much happiness, 

    Bill& Becky

  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    Awesome news Rocquie,
    I'm

    Awesome news Rocquie,

    I'm really happy for you! Finally it looks like everything is getting better for you. Take care sweet lady! (((Hugs)))

    Sincerely,

    Liz

  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Wonderful news!

    Rocquie, I am so happy for you!  Keep on keeping on :).

     

  • Rocquie
    Rocquie Member Posts: 853 **
    Thank you!

    Jeff, GKH, lindary, Becky, Liz, and Jim. . .

    Thank you so much for your comments and well wishes. Your friendship and support have helped me more than you can know.

    Blessings to you,

    Rocquie

     

  • JoaniePP
    JoaniePP Member Posts: 10
    Rocquie said:

    Thank you!

    Jeff, GKH, lindary, Becky, Liz, and Jim. . .

    Thank you so much for your comments and well wishes. Your friendship and support have helped me more than you can know.

    Blessings to you,

    Rocquie

     

    So happy

    I am so happy for you.  There is nothing like the remission word.  I have been in remission since June 2, 2009.  Everyday is a blessing.

  • Rocquie
    Rocquie Member Posts: 853 **
    JoaniePP said:

    So happy

    I am so happy for you.  There is nothing like the remission word.  I have been in remission since June 2, 2009.  Everyday is a blessing.

    Happy

    Thank you Joannie. You are right: every day is a blessing. I am happy for you too.

    Blessings, 

    Rocquie