Two Year Appointment....NED.

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Joel4
Joel4 Member Posts: 263 Member
Just had my two year post treatment exam and got an all clear report.
Two years ago this past April I was diagnosed with SCC unknown primary after I discovered a swollen lymph node in my left neck.
I had a left neck dissection with over 30 lymph nodes removed and the tonsils were removed for good measure.
Following surgery, the only cancer found was in that one lymph node and the decision was made to not do radiation or chemo until a time where a primary could be found.
Two years have passed and after numerous exams, a couple of scares, and plenty of anxiety, I am still cancer free and thanking God.
At first I looked at the unknown primary as something that was lurking and would eventually be revealed. Come to find out some primaries are unknown because they ceased to exist.
Thanks to those who encouraged me over these two years(especially early on).
To anyone reading who may have been recently diagnosed, just know that this is not a death sentence and things may turn out much differently then you initialy expected(for the better).
Next up is a CT scan in the fall and until then I'll continue to live life to the fullest and give God the glory.

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  • alaskanjan
    alaskanjan Member Posts: 42
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    Victory
    Another victory over that nasty predator Cancer! Yeah for you and I do hope that all of your future check ups are good!
  • osmotar
    osmotar Member Posts: 1,006
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    Great News
    It's always great to read a post like yours...

    Linda
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Whoo Hoo Joe!!
    Great news!! Here's to many more NED's!! :)

    p
  • Ingrid K
    Ingrid K Member Posts: 813
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    Whoo Hoo Joe!!
    Great news!! Here's to many more NED's!! :)

    p

    yippee for you !
    so happy for you, Joel, and thanks for posting. It is such an inspiration to all of those still in treatment and recovery ! there is hope that things will get better.
    CONGRATS on NED.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    NED news
    Joel4

    Very good news and an adventurous 2 year ride, well done.

    Best,

    Matt
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Awesome News Joel....
    So glad to hear the good news.......

    It's always nice to see the positive reports thrown into the mix.

    Best,
    John
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    Skiffin16 said:

    Awesome News Joel....
    So glad to hear the good news.......

    It's always nice to see the positive reports thrown into the mix.

    Best,
    John

    Yeah!
    Great news Joel,, Best three letters in the alphabet
    may all your scans be NED.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
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    Always great to hear from NED!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Deb
  • Greg53
    Greg53 Member Posts: 849
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    D Lewis said:

    Always great to hear from NED!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Deb

    Another classmate from '10
    Way to go Joel!! Glad to hear your news. Now go out and enjoy some more bird-watching.

    Greg
  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    God is good!

    God is good!
  • Irishgypsie
    Irishgypsie Member Posts: 333
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    hwt said:

    God is good!

    God is good!

    Great news!
    :)
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Thank you !
    Hello !
    It's updates like this that make my trip a little easier to continue ! Very new to this what people call our bus ride. I am so very happy for you ! Continued NEDS forever and a day is my wish for you ! Warmest regards, Katie
  • Jimbo55
    Jimbo55 Member Posts: 590 Member
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    Great News Joel!!!
    So glad to hear your good news. Chalk another one up for the good guys! Cheers.

    Jimbo
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Jimbo55 said:

    Great News Joel!!!
    So glad to hear your good news. Chalk another one up for the good guys! Cheers.

    Jimbo

    happy Joe...
    That's the kind of posts I like.

    I was BOT w/ 1 lymph node...no surgery or platinum chemo..just radiation and Erbitux ...and I love to hear stories like yours.

    Thank you for sharing ....


    Best,

    Tim
  • wifeforlife
    wifeforlife Member Posts: 189
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    Tim6003 said:

    happy Joe...
    That's the kind of posts I like.

    I was BOT w/ 1 lymph node...no surgery or platinum chemo..just radiation and Erbitux ...and I love to hear stories like yours.

    Thank you for sharing ....


    Best,

    Tim

    ned
    I love ned!
  • hawk711
    hawk711 Member Posts: 566
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    Hey old timer
    Joel
    I am about 4 months ahead of you heading toward 2.5 years. I too have been NED in all my visits to all the Dr's and I have one coming up in a couple weeks. So glad to hear that an old timer like me is doing so well. like to hear my classmates from 2010 are doing well after graduation.
    all the best,
    Steve
  • buzz99
    buzz99 Member Posts: 404
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    Good news
    Congratulations on reaching the two year mark cancer free!!!! Karen
  • sonyk728
    sonyk728 Member Posts: 124
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    Congrats!
    That is such great news and such an inspiration!