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Kaleidoscope49
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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

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Trubrit
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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  to help us all celebrate. 

May life continue NED, from this day forward. 

Tru

Kaleidoscope49
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Thank you so much Tru - and thank you for being so helpful through all of this as well. 

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yetti
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Fabntastic news.  CONGRATS 🍾🎈 

 

Kaleidoscope49
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Thank you

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SandiaBuddy
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Congratulations, thank you for sharing the amazingly good news!

Kaleidoscope49
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Thank you!

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

Kaleidoscope49
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Thank you!

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

Kaleidoscope49
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Thank you Dave!

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DanNH
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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

Kaleidoscope49
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Thank you Dan - there is no question in my mind that God definitely was involved in this result!

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Annabelle41415
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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
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Thank you Kim - and I appreciate all of your support these last several months 

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Sestra17
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Oh wow, Congratulations!

Kaleidoscope49
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Thank you!

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

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