NED for now, no more chemo woo hoo!

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Easyflip
Easyflip Member Posts: 588 Member

Saw my docs today and they all agree no adjuvant chemo after my liver resection!  Whew! Folfox kicked my butt and didn't really slow down my cancer and the alternative folfiri with and without avastin has not shown itself to be effective. Sooo I'm 35-50% chance of being cured right now. If something returns they'll probably hit it with folfiri to see what happens but they're super aggressive about resection if at all possible and curing me! They kept saying they want to cure me! Music to my ears! Soo I'm seeing the integrative docs next plus the naturopath and I'm doing ALL the alternative stuff I can think of, I just gotta keep the effin bad boy away and I might just make it! So on to 'scanxiety' from here on out. Thanks for all the encouragement, blood test soon then scan in January, until then I'm gonna get busy livin'!! You know I love you all and I'm pulling for each of you! Thanks for having my back : )

Easyflip/Richard

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  • Steve444
    Steve444 Member Posts: 105 Member
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    NED

    Congrats!  It seems like there are several NED folks these days.  I hope you stay that way (I'm NED too).

  • Akroger
    Akroger Member Posts: 88
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    GREAT NEWS!

    Congratultions Richard, this is so great! In case you might not recognize me, since I don't think I've responded directly to your posts in the past, I'm the daughter of the 58-year old stage IV colon cancer mother. Even if I haven't interacted directly though, I've been following your story, and I'm very excited for you! Here's to your health and continued good news on the tests and scans! Smile

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Awesome

    That is wonderful news.  Just continue doing well and living life.  Go out and celebrate and then do the "happy dance."  Thank you for all your support on this board.  You deserve a break. 

    Kim

  • Yolllmbs
    Yolllmbs Member Posts: 360 Member
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    So happy!

    That is always the best news!  its so good to hear the doctors are proactive. I'm very happy for you. We need to celebrate!!

     

     

    Yolanda

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509 Member
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    That is THE best news I have

    That is THE best news I have heard all day!!! YAY!! Good for you .. welcome to the scanziety club!  HINT:  they have pills for us .. lol Wink

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
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    Great news. Celebrate and

    Great news. Celebrate and enjoy. You and your family deserve it.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Wonderful news!

    I am so happy for you (I don't seem to be able to add my Happy emoticons from my iPad). You have a wonderful attitude, and you are  a GREAT asset here on the forum. Don't be a stranger. 

    If you do Facebook, I would  love to add you as a friend ( please, no worries if you say no).

    Sue - Trubrit

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    Great news. Celebrate and

    Great news. Celebrate and enjoy. You and your family deserve it.

    Fabulous news! Hooray!!

    Fabulous news! Hooray!!

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    Wonderful news!

    I am so happy for you (I don't seem to be able to add my Happy emoticons from my iPad). You have a wonderful attitude, and you are  a GREAT asset here on the forum. Don't be a stranger. 

    If you do Facebook, I would  love to add you as a friend ( please, no worries if you say no).

    Sue - Trubrit

    Of course Trubrit

    My facebook name is Richard Jue (Easyflip) I would love to be your Facebook friend!

  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    Awesome news! 

    Awesome news! 

  • Helen321
    Helen321 Member Posts: 1,459 Member
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    I like to joke that I have a

    I like to joke that I have a best friend named Ned.  Only certain people get the joke.  Ned is wonderful.  Congratulions.  35-50% is excellent.  If you offered me 35-50 percent off, I'd feel like I just hit the jackpot.  Those are great numbers for a cure!

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
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    Helen321 said:

    I like to joke that I have a

    I like to joke that I have a best friend named Ned.  Only certain people get the joke.  Ned is wonderful.  Congratulions.  35-50% is excellent.  If you offered me 35-50 percent off, I'd feel like I just hit the jackpot.  Those are great numbers for a cure!

    How wonderful, Richard!

    How wonderful, Richard!  Celebrate well. Every time someone gets good news, we all get good news...just as the opposite.  You have been such a great support on this forum.  I hope that you get to know NED very well.

    CM

  • aggie0053
    aggie0053 Member Posts: 110
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    How wonderful, Richard!

    How wonderful, Richard!  Celebrate well. Every time someone gets good news, we all get good news...just as the opposite.  You have been such a great support on this forum.  I hope that you get to know NED very well.

    CM

    congrats

    good news feels good with no chemo

  • Miss Cindy L
    Miss Cindy L Member Posts: 34
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    So happy for you!!!!

    Richard so happy for your great news!! You are such a great support for all of us now it's our turn to cheer for you!! CoolLaughing

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588 Member
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    Helen321 said:

    I like to joke that I have a

    I like to joke that I have a best friend named Ned.  Only certain people get the joke.  Ned is wonderful.  Congratulions.  35-50% is excellent.  If you offered me 35-50 percent off, I'd feel like I just hit the jackpot.  Those are great numbers for a cure!

    Hey Helen!

    I've wondered for a while now, in your picture are you on the left or the right? Love you either way, just wondering : )

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588 Member
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    So happy for you!!!!

    Richard so happy for your great news!! You are such a great support for all of us now it's our turn to cheer for you!! CoolLaughing

    Thanks Cindy!

    This fight is hard enough, I can't imagine doing it alone. This is a place where everyone 'gets it.' I appreciate and love all my friends here fighting the good fight.  I will do whatever I can to ease the pain, cheer someone on and sometimes just cry. It's how I beat cancer, living with grace, courage and dignity. No matter what happens to me, in the end I'll feel like I beat it. It's just something I have to do, I don't know any other way.

    Easyflip/Richard

  • lilacbrroller
    lilacbrroller Member Posts: 412 Member
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    Easyflip said:

    Thanks Cindy!

    This fight is hard enough, I can't imagine doing it alone. This is a place where everyone 'gets it.' I appreciate and love all my friends here fighting the good fight.  I will do whatever I can to ease the pain, cheer someone on and sometimes just cry. It's how I beat cancer, living with grace, courage and dignity. No matter what happens to me, in the end I'll feel like I beat it. It's just something I have to do, I don't know any other way.

    Easyflip/Richard

    Fantastic

    Cool

    congratulations! I thought I posted on your thread already but I guess not-

    as I say to many people on this forum who become NED, I've enjoyed your "company" on this board, but I hope you  never have  to come back!  

    It's a tough journey and Im glad your results are positive. Stay NED, healthy and happy.

    all the best to you

    karin

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
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    That's awesome news!

    I'm glad the docs were able to give you a clear path going forward, Richard.

    And as I said before, I've got a good feeling about you and your single little met.   Have seen several other people in that situation get cured, I'm confident that you are going to join their ranks!

    Hugs~AA

  • JanetRotundo
    JanetRotundo Member Posts: 13
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    So excited for you!!! Thank

    So excited for you!!! Thank you for sharing your journey and encouragment with me...

     

    Janet

  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member
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    So excited for you!!! Thank

    So excited for you!!! Thank you for sharing your journey and encouragment with me...

     

    Janet

    Richard

    ahhhh the very best news.....break, breath,......good for you....time to just kick back and enjoy this special time.  Sending best love, mags