Skiffin16 - Update

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Skiffin16
Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
edited March 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
Friends,

Just a quick update….

I had my routine CT and blood work this week. Yesterday I went for the follow-up consultation with my Chemo MD.

All of scan images were good, nothing new to be concerned about. All blood work is good, actually finally after almost 15 months my blood is all back in normal ranges. Kidney and liver filtrations and functions are back to normal also.

I’m moving from a three month schedule of check-ups with her to a six month cycle. My next being in August for a PET scan. If all still remains good, she’ll order for the port to be removed the following February (2011)….

Thanks again for all of the support and prayers,
John

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  • MarineE5
    MarineE5 Member Posts: 1,031 Member
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    Outstanding
    John,

    That is great news, I know I was very happy when they told me that I was going on the 6 month checkup routine. Keep going strong.

    My Best to You and Everyone Here
  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
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    Wonderful news!
    I'm so happy for you! And, thank you so much for all your inspirational and reassuring posts on this board. They are helping me more than you can ever know.

    Deb L.
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
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    Yes!
    John,

    Glad to hear of your progress and success. Normal blood ranges - how good does that feel? And graduation to the 6-month cycle. Excellent. Looking forward to continued good news in August. Thx for your help.
  • Glenna M
    Glenna M Member Posts: 1,576
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    Pam M said:

    Yes!
    John,

    Glad to hear of your progress and success. Normal blood ranges - how good does that feel? And graduation to the 6-month cycle. Excellent. Looking forward to continued good news in August. Thx for your help.

    Fantastic news
    It's always great to hear good news. I'm sure you are relieved and hearing that you only go for scans every 6 months is so encouraging.

    Keep up the good work!!

    Stay strong and keep smiling,
    Glenna
  • CajunEagle
    CajunEagle Member Posts: 408
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    Alright !!
    Sounds great. I go to see mine the week of 15th thru 19th. My peg tube will be taken out on the 19th. Hope to get on that 6 month schedule. I was wondering how long before the port came out. Looks like we will be taking this blood thinner for another 11 months.......but hey.....who's complaining ??
  • Chefdaddy
    Chefdaddy Member Posts: 170
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    Alright !!
    Sounds great. I go to see mine the week of 15th thru 19th. My peg tube will be taken out on the 19th. Hope to get on that 6 month schedule. I was wondering how long before the port came out. Looks like we will be taking this blood thinner for another 11 months.......but hey.....who's complaining ??

    Excellent News!!!
    Great news John.

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

    Thank you for all your support as well.

    Your friend

    Mike
  • MaryRC
    MaryRC Member Posts: 114
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    Chefdaddy said:

    Excellent News!!!
    Great news John.

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

    Thank you for all your support as well.

    Your friend

    Mike

    great news
    Great news John. Good to hear you are doing so good.
    For me I have 24 days till surgery! I am feeling great... smiling again, listening to music again, being me.
    Mary
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    MaryRC said:

    great news
    Great news John. Good to hear you are doing so good.
    For me I have 24 days till surgery! I am feeling great... smiling again, listening to music again, being me.
    Mary

    MaryC
    Thanks everyone....

    Mary, I'm glad that you are starting to relax a little, I know it's very hard to do under the circumstances. Try to enjoy as much as you can of this small stretch of normalacy.

    John
  • sweetblood22
    sweetblood22 Member Posts: 3,228
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    Awesome!
    Nothing better than hearing good news from a fellow survivor!

    Cheers! *raising my box of Boost Breeze for a swig*
  • pk
    pk Member Posts: 192
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    Yahoo John!!!!
    I am sitting on my patio on St. Simons Island, GA. I raise my gin and tonic to your continued good health. Celebrate!!!! My husband, 5 months out now, has been playing golf the last two days!!! 5 mos. ago I didn't know if we'd make it here this winter, but here we are. He's doing great!!!! Take good care, John!!
    Phyllis
  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
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    fantastic
    John, that is FANTASTIC, SUPER, GREAT, ASTOUNDING, OUT-of-SIGHT (I know, that shows my age!) and SUPRUB!! By the way, did I say extremely great?...lol. Seriously, I am very happy for you and I will keep you in my prayers.
    God Bless,
    Deb
  • Scambuster
    Scambuster Member Posts: 973
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    fantastic
    John, that is FANTASTIC, SUPER, GREAT, ASTOUNDING, OUT-of-SIGHT (I know, that shows my age!) and SUPRUB!! By the way, did I say extremely great?...lol. Seriously, I am very happy for you and I will keep you in my prayers.
    God Bless,
    Deb

    Good News
    Congratulations John. Keep the good spirits up and what ever else it takes to stay healthy.

    Cheers
    Scambuster
  • delnative
    delnative Member Posts: 450
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    Good News
    Congratulations John. Keep the good spirits up and what ever else it takes to stay healthy.

    Cheers
    Scambuster

    Excellent
    It feels good to be well, doesn't it?
    God bless.

    -Jim in Delaware