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AZANNIE
AZANNIE Member Posts: 445 Member
I saw my oncologist last week and my scan was CLEAR again! Blood work was also good. I'm now a year post treatment. In fact, the end of my treatment was the beginning of my retirement (same day)- (early retirement from 37 years of teaching). Unfortunately, I wasn't able to complete the school year. I'm doing well. I still have residual side effects from the radiation. I see the colorectal doctor this week. I can hardly wait - lol!
Best wishes to all of you going through treatment! You'll make it! Treatment will be over before you know it and then the healing will begin quickly!


Ann

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  • mp327
    mp327 Member Posts: 4,440 Member
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    Hi Ann!
    Congratulations on your good news and being one year post-treatment! That's awesome!
  • mxperry220
    mxperry220 Member Posts: 493 Member
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    Congratulations!
    Another good day for one of our group. Positive attitude is key to recovery and long term healing.
    Mike
  • eihtak
    eihtak Member Posts: 1,473 Member
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    Great news!
    It is always so encouraging for all of us to hear positive news like yours!!! Congratulations...keep moving forward!
  • cap630
    cap630 Member Posts: 151 Member
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    Yeah!!!
    So glad to hear such good news. Good luck with the colorectal doctor...~Carol
  • duckyann
    duckyann Member Posts: 159
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    cap630 said:

    Yeah!!!
    So glad to hear such good news. Good luck with the colorectal doctor...~Carol

    Fantastic News!!!!

    Fantastic News!!!!
  • shirlann54
    shirlann54 Member Posts: 162
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    Ann
    Congratulations on your 1 year pass treatments.
  • z810840b
    z810840b Member Posts: 207 Member
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    one year
    Congratulations anne!!!This is great news...keep it coming!!!! hugs alyse
  • AZANNIE
    AZANNIE Member Posts: 445 Member
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    Thanks
    Thanks to everyone for the good wishes! The best to all of you! I see the colorectal dr. tomorrow for 3 month check up. I still have bleeding but was told that's due to the radiation, but it's still unnerving since that was one of the symptoms I had pre treatment.
  • rds711
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    Congrats!
    A big congrats to you Ann, I sure you are walking on air and rightfully so!!!! I have my first post treatment PET scan 6/20 and am hoping to get good results.

    Randy
  • mp327
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    AZANNIE said:

    Thanks
    Thanks to everyone for the good wishes! The best to all of you! I see the colorectal dr. tomorrow for 3 month check up. I still have bleeding but was told that's due to the radiation, but it's still unnerving since that was one of the symptoms I had pre treatment.

    Hi Ann--
    I just wanted to wish you all the best with your appt. tomorrow. I'm sure your bleeding issues are radiation-related. I'm almost 4 years post-treatment and still have bouts of it, especially if I get constipated. I know what you mean about it being unnerving though. Please let us know how the appt. goes.
  • lizdeli
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    rds711 said:

    Congrats!
    A big congrats to you Ann, I sure you are walking on air and rightfully so!!!! I have my first post treatment PET scan 6/20 and am hoping to get good results.

    Randy

    Congratulations Ann!
    So happy for you! I know how elated you must be. Continued strength and healing to you.
    Liz
  • AZANNIE
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    mp327 said:

    Hi Ann--
    I just wanted to wish you all the best with your appt. tomorrow. I'm sure your bleeding issues are radiation-related. I'm almost 4 years post-treatment and still have bouts of it, especially if I get constipated. I know what you mean about it being unnerving though. Please let us know how the appt. goes.

    Thanks everyone!
    Yes, the bleeding issues are radiation related -- radiation proctitis. The dr viewed the area with a camera today and I got to watch on the monitor. Hope it doesn't show up on You Tube - lol! He said everything looked fine and I'm now on the 6 month schedule instead of every 3 months. The exam was a bit uncomfortable, especially afterwards because of the air.I had to deflate myself - lol! (I also have some stenosis). It was the same kind of camera that is used in a colonoscopy. Didn't need to do any prep. In fact, I didn't know he was going to use the camera. Thought it would be the anoscope. It was interesting...and glad he's keeping close tabs.
    I have another P.E.T. scan in November and then scans as needed. The scan did show some inflammation in the hips which explains why I was having discomfort a few months ago, but am fine now.
    So now I'll make appointment to see primary care dr to see what's next and ask her what supplements I should be taking. During treatment an insurance nurse followed me through treatment. Thought I was finished with that and now another one has recently contacted me.
    Well, we made it!!!

    Ann
  • AZANNIE
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    rds711 said:

    Congrats!
    A big congrats to you Ann, I sure you are walking on air and rightfully so!!!! I have my first post treatment PET scan 6/20 and am hoping to get good results.

    Randy

    Randy
    Yes, I was literally walking on air today after the exam - lol! Hope you get good scan results, too!
  • mp327
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    AZANNIE said:

    Thanks everyone!
    Yes, the bleeding issues are radiation related -- radiation proctitis. The dr viewed the area with a camera today and I got to watch on the monitor. Hope it doesn't show up on You Tube - lol! He said everything looked fine and I'm now on the 6 month schedule instead of every 3 months. The exam was a bit uncomfortable, especially afterwards because of the air.I had to deflate myself - lol! (I also have some stenosis). It was the same kind of camera that is used in a colonoscopy. Didn't need to do any prep. In fact, I didn't know he was going to use the camera. Thought it would be the anoscope. It was interesting...and glad he's keeping close tabs.
    I have another P.E.T. scan in November and then scans as needed. The scan did show some inflammation in the hips which explains why I was having discomfort a few months ago, but am fine now.
    So now I'll make appointment to see primary care dr to see what's next and ask her what supplements I should be taking. During treatment an insurance nurse followed me through treatment. Thought I was finished with that and now another one has recently contacted me.
    Well, we made it!!!

    Ann

    Hi Ann!
    Congratulations! I'm so glad your exam went well and showed that your issues are radiation-related. That is all wonderful news!
  • Pattie13
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    Congrats
    Congrats Annie!!!! Must be such a relief. So happy for you.
  • everclearpc82
    everclearpc82 Member Posts: 21
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    Congrats
    Congrats on your success, being newly diagnosed reading stories like yours gives me hope thank you so much for sharing your story:)
  • sandysp
    sandysp Member Posts: 868 Member
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    Thanks God!
    So glad to hear your scan went well. We are very close. I see my Oncologist and go for scans and back to the Colo rectal surgeon for another exam coming up for the next month and a half. (Surgeon on August 14th). August 15th was my last treatment. Thanks for your post. It means a lot to all of us. I am really happy for you.
  • AZANNIE
    AZANNIE Member Posts: 445 Member
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    sandysp said:

    Thanks God!
    So glad to hear your scan went well. We are very close. I see my Oncologist and go for scans and back to the Colo rectal surgeon for another exam coming up for the next month and a half. (Surgeon on August 14th). August 15th was my last treatment. Thanks for your post. It means a lot to all of us. I am really happy for you.

    Thanks Sandy!
    Yes, I'm a few months ahead of you. Best of luck with your exam and scan!


    Ann