Verdict is back - no liver mets!

JADot Member Posts: 709 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
My dear CSN family,

For all of you who have provided me with prayers, healthy vibes, kind thoughts and gentle encouragments, I am so happy to tell you that all of your positive thinking worked its magic again. I just found out that suspecious spot on my liver is not a liver metastases, and in all likelihood just a cycst. Hurrah! All of a sudden the sky is bluer, the birds are singing, I am singing and life just feels grand again!

For those of you wondering what this was all about - I was stage II, ascending colon, dx Christmas 2005 @39, HNPCC suspect, 6 months folfox 2006. In March, on my 2nd 6-month post chemo PET/CT scan they saw a large leison on my liver (1cm around), but they were not sure whether it was a camera artifact or a liver met. Duh! That was about a month and a half ago. So I have been living the dread for a long time while begging my doctors, begging my insurance company, begging the hospital, and finally I got a special biphasic liver scan. But hey, it was all worth it and I feel I can finally exhale and get on with living again!

Thanks for all of you who rooted for me! You are just the best!



  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248 Member
    Ying -

    I am so happy - that is such great news - what a relief! Go out and enjoy (or perhaps just collapse in relief.)

  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565 Member
    Ying -

    Woo-Hoo! Great news. As you said; you can exhale now...

    - SB
  • hopefulone
    hopefulone Member Posts: 1,043 Member
    Terrific news Ying. Am very happy for you. CELEBRATE! God Bless.
  • shmurciakova
    shmurciakova Member Posts: 906 Member
    Right on Ying! That is fantastic. I know how horrible the anxiety can be. I have a cyst on my liver too. Fortunately ( I guess ) it has been there all throughout this ordeal so it never gave me a scare, but anyway, get out there and enjoy your summer!!!
    Take care,
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  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member



    Hugs, Kathi
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965 Member
    You Go Girl!!!!!!!!!!

    Now you are ready for the Big Sur International Marathon this weekend!!!!! I can't wait to hear what that is like for you.

    See you in Nashville when I can give you a well deserved hug.

    Lisa P.
  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313 Member

    Tears of joy!! What great news. Can't wait to see you either in Austin or in Nashville in September. Run that marathon with gusto!! Life is good.


  • alta29
    alta29 Member Posts: 435 Member
  • jsabol
    jsabol Member Posts: 1,145 Member
    Great news, Ying....who ever thought you'd be so thrilled to have a cyst in your liver? Music to my ears, too. Like Bev says, here's hoping the good luck holds; I have my PT scan tomorrow; results probably on Monday....a really long time to hold my breath, but we have plenty of daffodils to distract me. Any trips planned to Boston soon? Great new hotel, the Intercontinental, on the harbor...I'd recommend it over your last stay! Judy
  • Monicaemilia
    Monicaemilia Member Posts: 455 Member
    Hi from Buenos Aires
    Great news Ying!

    Hi Gang - Just a reminder dx Dec. 05, Stage IV, mets to liver and lungs. Doctors told me my chemo options were becoming limited and I decided to take a chance on a doctor here in Bs As. I have family here so the decision was not that hard to make. What we are doing here is called receptive therapy (or in Italian Terapia Recetoriali). It is nuclear medicine and widely used in Europe but not in Canada or the States. The beauty of the treatment is no side effects. The other part is that it works according to everyone´s own genetic makeup. Anyways, I am a couple of weeks away from the first set of scans but I will keep you posted as soon as I hear something. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Monica
  • vinny3
    vinny3 Member Posts: 928 Member
    That's wonderful news, Ying. Celebrate! What a relief!

  • catherine58
    catherine58 Member Posts: 92
    Dear Ying

    I'm SO thrilled for you! Enjoy the spring!

    All my very best, Catherine
  • nudgie
    nudgie Member Posts: 1,478 Member
    That is GREAT NEWS!!!! I don't remember seeing a post that you had issues or were going through this. If I missed your post I apologize.

    I would recommend doing something special this weekend with your better half.
  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642 Member
    Hi Ying, how happy I feel for you,I have been thinking a lot about you after your post letting us know about your worries,and was waiting for this wonderful news,congratulations and go and enjoy life.
  • Limey
    Limey Member Posts: 446 Member
    Although i hate the wait, the relief if awsome at the end. congratulations Ying. that must have been on heck of a long month. keep building on that good news.
  • jerseysue
    jerseysue Member Posts: 624 Member
    Way to go love it!
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member

    Ying that is AWESOME! Way to go!

    so happy to hear the news.

    peace, emily
  • HowardJ
    HowardJ Member Posts: 474
    Great news!! Celebrate!!!

  • lfondots63
    lfondots63 Member Posts: 818 Member
    I'm sooo glad to hear the good news! Now you can take a BIG breath and enjoy the summer. Good luck in the race! HUGS.

    Lisa F.