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2nd opinion at Vandy Monday at 1..........*******UPDATE with GOOD NEWS*******

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  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    Clift,

    It sounds like your appt today went very well & I'm very glad, as you are, that you went and had this other opinion and have a new onc! Sounds like a good plan and one you can live with. I'm also glad you're getting the port taken out- why keep it if you really don't need it? That will be very liberating to get it out, I'm sure!

    Hugs to you, Clift!
    Lisa
  • emrose
    emrose Member Posts: 136
    Hey buzz
    It's been a while but I've been checkin in and this is great news! My husband did not do follow up chemo after lung surgery. He's feeling great and has been focusing on health and nutrition, staying positive, and creating an environment in his body than cancer simply wants nothing to do with!! Nothing over the top, but has been on supplements, juicing, cut out most sugar, lots of veggies, working out a little more, etc. He did folfox and folfuri the first time around and with no evidence of disease at this point, we decided with our oncologist that chemo was not our next step. The few options that we had, we decided to kerp "in our back pocket" just in case. He had his port removed too and is so happy about that! CEA has never been reliable for him, so he's actually had 2 PET scans since his surgery in march. Both clean! He'll get one more in December then wait 6mo. It does sound like your CEA is somewhat reliable though right? Didn't it go up before you had the scan? Either way, it's just great to hear you have a DR you trust and a plan! AND, best part, you get to go back to lovin life!! Just wanted you to know that my husband was in a similar boat, and chose the same path. We are very happy with our decision, and it's great to hear your doc agrees with this plan.
  • amcp
    amcp Member Posts: 251
    Fantastic News
    So glad to hear the news. We loved Vanderbilt. They really know there stuff there and are so caring, helpful, and on top of everything. Is your new onc. Dr Laura Goff?? She is Frank's doctor and she did everything possible to stop his cancer. She truly gave us two years. She tried everything. Now that he is in Hospice, my only wish was that we had gone to Vanderbilt when we first found out about Frank's cancer. Keep us informed and we will be praying that you have that 40 years and alot more.
    Anna
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    I am dancing, and dancing, and dancing!!!!
    MORE than once for each of your 5 pieces of news!!!!

    YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!

    Naked happy dance!!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043
    amcp said:

    Fantastic News
    So glad to hear the news. We loved Vanderbilt. They really know there stuff there and are so caring, helpful, and on top of everything. Is your new onc. Dr Laura Goff?? She is Frank's doctor and she did everything possible to stop his cancer. She truly gave us two years. She tried everything. Now that he is in Hospice, my only wish was that we had gone to Vanderbilt when we first found out about Frank's cancer. Keep us informed and we will be praying that you have that 40 years and alot more.
    Anna

    Anna.....
    It is Dana Backlund but they all work as a team of 4 for the best treatment option...
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043
    KathiM said:

    I am dancing, and dancing, and dancing!!!!
    MORE than once for each of your 5 pieces of news!!!!

    YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!

    Naked happy dance!!!!

    Hugs, Kathi

    LOL......
    Naked Happy Dance with all my scars is getting less and less appealing all the time..but I might just try it behind closed doors....... :)
  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723
    Buzzard said:

    LOL......
    Naked Happy Dance with all my scars is getting less and less appealing all the time..but I might just try it behind closed doors....... :)

    Poor Fish
    Just when they thought they were safe:):):) Ron.
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    ron50 said:

    Poor Fish
    Just when they thought they were safe:):):) Ron.

    So, what you are saying, Ron,
    Is that fish have, like, voodoo dolls for fisherman? ROFL!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    Buzzard said:

    LOL......
    Naked Happy Dance with all my scars is getting less and less appealing all the time..but I might just try it behind closed doors....... :)

    Clift, If I can go topless in Spain....
    With all of my lumpectomy scars, and the BIG scar from the bowel resection...and me being a 'lady of age'....lol....

    Then YOU can dance naked, my friend!!!! You have earned the dance!!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Kerry S
    Kerry S Member Posts: 606
    You made my morning with the great news
    Clift,
    You made my morning with the great news. The info on the lungs picked up my sprits as my lungs were clear in the last PET.

    Kerry
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    Kerry S said:

    You made my morning with the great news
    Clift,
    You made my morning with the great news. The info on the lungs picked up my sprits as my lungs were clear in the last PET.

    Kerry

    good good good
    allgood news Clift....

    mags
  • TLG320
    TLG320 Member Posts: 167
    Wonderful!
    You made my day! What great news!
    Tashina
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    TLG320 said:

    Wonderful!
    You made my day! What great news!
    Tashina

    So happy for you, Buzz!
    So happy for you, Buzz!
    Life is good!

    Lizzy
  • pluckey
    pluckey Member Posts: 484
    You got a "Yay" story out of a "boo" Story!!!
    Yippee Yahoo..so glad you followed this path and found some good information, confirmation and peace....

    Peggy
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    pluckey said:

    You got a "Yay" story out of a "boo" Story!!!
    Yippee Yahoo..so glad you followed this path and found some good information, confirmation and peace....

    Peggy

    gongrats so happy
    for your good news!
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    Hooray for good news!
    Thanks for the update. Everything sounds promising, and not having to do post-op chemo is fantastic!
  • xmomtofourx
    xmomtofourx Member Posts: 44
    What great news!! I also
    What great news!! I also hope that reading and listening to all of you I can learn what questions to ask, I'm sure I could learn a lot more from all of you than I could from any doctor.
  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773
    ron50 said:

    Poor Fish
    Just when they thought they were safe:):):) Ron.

    fine lingcod
    Where you catch it?
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043
    ron50 said:

    Poor Fish
    Just when they thought they were safe:):):) Ron.

    Not as long as you and I are alive......
    They have no clue as to the peril that lurks behind our poles.......LMAO......Have a great day Ron.....and BTW tomorrow......they are in trouble...(pics to follow)......

    Buzz
  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773
    great news!
    Just what I needed to hear before I go in for my appt when we have to discuss treatment options for my second recurrance :(