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NED

Hello all - I have hesitated to post this for a bit, but saw my surgeon at the end of April for an exam prior to scheduled surgery to remove what was left of my tumor following chemo and chemo radiation. Did the exam and flex sigmoidoscopy and he said that I had a "complete clinical response" and that the tumor appeared to no longer be there. He recommended no surgery and to take a wait and see approach with "very aggressive" follow up strategy over the next two years.
Fast forward to today and I had a colonoscopy with same surgeon. First one since being diagnosed with stage IV rectal cancer last August after my first colonoscopy at 49. I was scared to find out if everything still looked good. You know, since the last time I had one, it started me down this cancer journey.
Anyhow, all that to say that everything went perfect this morning. Still NED.
Scheduled to see my surgeon again in three months after an MRI, oncologist in Sept after CT scan and continuing to pray every day that the cancer stays away. 
I will still stop in here from time to time and see how everyone is doing. I can't thank you enough for allowing me to read here, learn A LOT from you and definitely not feel so darn alone in all of this. 
Much love,
Jenn

Comments

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,526 **
    edited July 10 #2
    NED!

    What joy, to read these words. 

    So happy that you popped in, to share the good news. 

    Let us break out the Happy Dancing Man image to help us all celebrate. 

    May life continue NED, from this day forward. 

    Tru

  • yetti
    yetti Member Posts: 65 **
    NED

    Fabntastic news.  CONGRATS ?? 

     

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,202 **
    edited July 11 #4
    Congratulations

    Congratulations, thank you for sharing the amazingly good news!

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 716
    So glad to hear that you are

    So glad to hear that you are still ned!! Hope each year brings more ned for you.

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,173 **
    edited July 11 #6
    Good to hear, may it always

    Good to hear, may it always be so.......................................Dave

  • DanNH
    DanNH Member Posts: 160 **
    There are no words capable of

    There are no words capable of expressing the infinite joy I feel for you!  God has blessed you so! I hope you stomped cancer into the ground and drove a wooden stake through its heart!

    Dan

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,711 **
    edited July 14 #8
    WooHoooo

    That is wonderful news and I'm so glad that you posted that.  It's always great to hear when someone is NED.  Glad that everything went well.  Time to take a breath and enjoy life.

    Kim

  • Kaleidoscope49
    Kaleidoscope49 Member Posts: 34
    edited July 17 #9
    Trubrit said:

    NED!

    What joy, to read these words. 

    So happy that you popped in, to share the good news. 

    Let us break out the Happy Dancing Man image to help us all celebrate. 

    May life continue NED, from this day forward. 

    Tru

    Thank you so much Tru - and

    Thank you so much Tru - and thank you for being so helpful through all of this as well. 

  • Kaleidoscope49
    Kaleidoscope49 Member Posts: 34
    yetti said:

    NED

    Fabntastic news.  CONGRATS ?? 

     

    Thank you

    Thank you

  • Kaleidoscope49
    Kaleidoscope49 Member Posts: 34
    edited July 17 #11

    Congratulations

    Congratulations, thank you for sharing the amazingly good news!

    Thank you!

    Thank you!

  • Kaleidoscope49
    Kaleidoscope49 Member Posts: 34

    So glad to hear that you are

    So glad to hear that you are still ned!! Hope each year brings more ned for you.

    Thank you!

    Thank you!

  • Kaleidoscope49
    Kaleidoscope49 Member Posts: 34
    edited July 17 #13

    Good to hear, may it always

    Good to hear, may it always be so.......................................Dave

    Thank you Dave!

    Thank you Dave!

  • Kaleidoscope49
    Kaleidoscope49 Member Posts: 34
    DanNH said:

    There are no words capable of

    There are no words capable of expressing the infinite joy I feel for you!  God has blessed you so! I hope you stomped cancer into the ground and drove a wooden stake through its heart!

    Dan

    Thank you Dan - there is no

    Thank you Dan - there is no question in my mind that God definitely was involved in this result!

  • Kaleidoscope49
    Kaleidoscope49 Member Posts: 34

    WooHoooo

    That is wonderful news and I'm so glad that you posted that.  It's always great to hear when someone is NED.  Glad that everything went well.  Time to take a breath and enjoy life.

    Kim

    Thank you Kim - and I

    Thank you Kim - and I appreciate all of your support these last several months 

  • Sestra17
    Sestra17 Member Posts: 62
    edited July 18 #16
    Oh wow, Congratulations!

    Oh wow, Congratulations!

  • Kaleidoscope49
    Kaleidoscope49 Member Posts: 34
    edited July 18 #17
    Sestra17 said:

    Oh wow, Congratulations!

    Oh wow, Congratulations!

    Thank you!

    Thank you!

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 715
    NED

    NED is my favorite word!!!!  Sooooo happy for you.