First 6-month Follow-up <<<NED>>>

jason.2835
jason.2835 Member Posts: 337 Member

Hi, all,

Just got back with my first follow-up with Dr. Lallas at Jefferson.  It was a nice visit; he said everything looked great, no evidence of disease whatsoever and continued to spout that my chances of recurrence were "around 2%."  Can't say anything bad about a visit like that.  The plan is ultrasound, chest X-ray and blood work every 6 months for 2 years, then yearly after that.  That's what the guidelines are for treatment so I'm pretty happy with that.  

Wish I was in better shape to celebrate (recovering from open gallbladder surgery) but there will be plenty of time to do that later.  Feeling good right now.  

- Jay

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  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    Ned

    Jason,

     

     

    Just in time for a little green beer.

     

    Icemantoo

  • aamdsi
    aamdsi Member Posts: 284
    YAY!!!!

    "and many more!"

  • jason.2835
    jason.2835 Member Posts: 337 Member
    icemantoo said:

    Ned

    Jason,

     

     

    Just in time for a little green beer.

     

    Icemantoo

    Beer

    Ice,

    Not with these wonderful little percocets they have me on...

    However a friend got me a sriracha hot sauce STOUT that I will try after I'm well off the painkillers...

    Meanwhile go to YouTube and look up "Philly Brew Reviews," (especially the more recent episodes 70 and after) you will see I am no stranger to trying some awesome beers!

    Cheers!

    - Jay

  • jason.2835
    jason.2835 Member Posts: 337 Member
    PS

    Forgot to mention: I did ask Dr. Lallas about the NSAIDs and he said that it's OK to take an aleve or motrin occasionally, but it's really long term, regular use of several pills a day for weeks or months that they caution against.  And, obviously, if you have pain for that long you should probably be seeing your doctor anyway.

    - Jay 

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Yay, Jay!!!!
    Great news. We

    Yay, Jay!!!!

    Great news. We are needing some good news around here these days.

    Hope you are feeling great!

    Hugs

    Jojo

  • butterfly wings
    butterfly wings Member Posts: 28
    Whoop whoop

    Super news.  Ned is now my new favourite word

    couldn't have a better visit than that.

     

    I had my gallbladder removed with my kidney.  I had been feeling great and tried some of my husband's buffalo wings.  Not a good idea!!

  • butterfly wings
    butterfly wings Member Posts: 28

    Whoop whoop

    Super news.  Ned is now my new favourite word

    couldn't have a better visit than that.

     

    I had my gallbladder removed with my kidney.  I had been feeling great and tried some of my husband's buffalo wings.  Not a good idea!!

    nsaids

    I mentioned to my consultant before I left hospital and he said the same as yours.  He said his only advice is lots of water and no lifting (I have young kids)

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member

    nsaids

    I mentioned to my consultant before I left hospital and he said the same as yours.  He said his only advice is lots of water and no lifting (I have young kids)

    Jason,

    thats the kind of stuff we like to hear. There will be plenty of time to catch up meeting your beer quota. I'm right behind you.

  • jason.2835
    jason.2835 Member Posts: 337 Member
    foxhd said:

    Jason,

    thats the kind of stuff we like to hear. There will be plenty of time to catch up meeting your beer quota. I'm right behind you.

    Appreciate it!

    Fox,

    You have no idea how glad we all are that you're back on here commenting and joking around again. You deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor. they give that to those who have saved lives. I believe that the power of the support on this forum saves lives. And no one in the kidney cancer forum has saved more than you my friend. I've seen first hand what a brain can do when its left to its own devices... Keep on keeping on and we'll be raising the pint glass soon. 

    - Jay

  • rae_rae
    rae_rae Member Posts: 300 Member

    Appreciate it!

    Fox,

    You have no idea how glad we all are that you're back on here commenting and joking around again. You deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor. they give that to those who have saved lives. I believe that the power of the support on this forum saves lives. And no one in the kidney cancer forum has saved more than you my friend. I've seen first hand what a brain can do when its left to its own devices... Keep on keeping on and we'll be raising the pint glass soon. 

    - Jay

    Great News!

    Ned is what we like to hear! And I'd take a percocet over a beer any day (beer is bleah to me, hehe) 

    Rae

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 1,057 Member
    rae_rae said:

    Great News!

    Ned is what we like to hear! And I'd take a percocet over a beer any day (beer is bleah to me, hehe) 

    Rae

    This is so cool!

    This is so cool! Congratulations!!! 

    Wil uou have any CT scans or just ultrasounds?

  • Great news, and hope you

    Great news, and hope you recover soon enough to have a beer or two.

  • foroughsh
    foroughsh Member Posts: 779 Member
    Jason, I love NED news,

    Jason, I love NED news, congrats, enjoy your time, may you have always good news to share, Forough

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,041 Member
    foroughsh said:

    Jason, I love NED news,

    Jason, I love NED news, congrats, enjoy your time, may you have always good news to share, Forough

    What more can be said?

    Holy Moly, way to go, D---that's great, and NED!!!!

    Donna

  • JennyDra
    JennyDra Member Posts: 24
    Great news!!

    Jay...so happy to hear your good news!!! Wishing you many more NED years to come!!!

  • Footstomper
    Footstomper Member Posts: 1,237 Member

    Appreciate it!

    Fox,

    You have no idea how glad we all are that you're back on here commenting and joking around again. You deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor. they give that to those who have saved lives. I believe that the power of the support on this forum saves lives. And no one in the kidney cancer forum has saved more than you my friend. I've seen first hand what a brain can do when its left to its own devices... Keep on keeping on and we'll be raising the pint glass soon. 

    - Jay

    Don't worry about the beer

    This is great news. I'll raise a glass in your direction. Slante!

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    JennyDra said:

    Great news!!

    Jay...so happy to hear your good news!!! Wishing you many more NED years to come!!!

    Wonderful news! So happy for

    Wonderful news! So happy for you.

  • Ree_Maryland
    Ree_Maryland Member Posts: 161 Member
    gall bladder

    So sorry you are going thru that surgery ,get well