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Double Whammy
Double Whammy Member Posts: 2,832 Member

I had my LAST appointment with the gynecologic oncologist this morning.  He officially kicked me to the curb.   I had my surgery July 1, 2010 and this is close enough to 5 years for me.   I hope this is encouraging to those of you who have the "garden variety" (endometroid adenocarcinoma),  early stage, low grade cancer that I did.   I was good about keeping my follow up appointments (I did get a little slack the last 18 months, but hey, I went eventually) and always knew the chances of recurrence for this type of cancer were very low, but it took me at least 2 years go wrap my head around that.  He had to tell me that the guidelines recommend yearly pelvic  exams by a gynecologist, but I doubt I'll do that and he knows it.  Should any symptom present itself, of course, I'll see someone, but it is so unlikely that it will happen, why go looking for trouble? 

I celebrated by picking up a slice of Fantasy Cheesecake (2 layers of chocolate, 1 layer of regular cheesecake).  Yummmmmm.

Hugs to you all.  May all of you reach this point, regardless of whether your cancer was lazy and little like mine or more aggressive.  I feel so very lucky to have had such a good prognosis initially and to have had such a great outcome.

Suzanne

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  • Kathy G.
    Kathy G. Member Posts: 244 Member
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    Dear Suzanne!
    I am SO happy

    Dear Suzanne!

    I am SO happy for you that you have reached this milestoneSealed

    I remember when I came aboard in late 2012 your information was so helpful, and your diagnosis made me hopeful. I was fortunate enough to end up with the same grade/stage & type of cancer without the breast cancer complication.

    I hope I continue in your footsteps and make it to my 5 year mark with no setbacks.

    I hope you plan on remaining on the boards as your journey has helped so many others, you possess invaluable information & experience, and your picture puts a smile on my face as you resemble the classic blonde California girl that you are!!!

    Wishing you the best!

    Kathy

  • cheerful
    cheerful Member Posts: 261 Member
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    Hi Suzanne:

      Congratulations on reaching your 5 year mark. It must be a wonderful feeling and certainly a tremendous milestone and I am very happy for you.  I wish you all the best for the future.  

      You should continue to celebrate your tremendous milestone by going out to dinner and splurge on something you normally would not buy for youself.

       Recently, I just reached my 4 year mark of having No evidence of disease of UPSC which is a more aggressive cancer as I was diagnosed with Stage 1. I feel very fortunate and grateful to have reached the 4 year mark and hopefully I will make it to my 5 year mark in early 2016.  I am very grateful for each day and live each day to the fullest.

      Please continue to keep in touch on the uterine board.  

    Hugs,

    Cheerful

    a/k/a Jane

      

  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996 Member
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    Congratulations

    How wonderful.  You should diffinantly celebrate. Lou Ann

  • Ro10
    Ro10 Member Posts: 1,561 Member
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    Suzanne

    What great news.  5 years of dancing with NED is wonderful.  Hope you enjoyed every bite of that cheesecake.  You have been an inspiration to many.  Most would not like " being kicked to the curb", but your reason is certainly something to celebrate.  May you continue to be happy and healthy.  As others have said, I hope you will keep in touch.  In peace and caring.

  • AWK
    AWK Member Posts: 364 Member
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    Ro10 said:

    Suzanne

    What great news.  5 years of dancing with NED is wonderful.  Hope you enjoyed every bite of that cheesecake.  You have been an inspiration to many.  Most would not like " being kicked to the curb", but your reason is certainly something to celebrate.  May you continue to be happy and healthy.  As others have said, I hope you will keep in touch.  In peace and caring.

    Yayayay!

    Congratulations!  You are a Thriver and inspire many of us.  Enjoy, be healthy and live fully!  Anne

  • Abbycat2
    Abbycat2 Member Posts: 644 Member
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    AWK said:

    Yayayay!

    Congratulations!  You are a Thriver and inspire many of us.  Enjoy, be healthy and live fully!  Anne

    Way to go, Suzanne!

    I love to hear good news, and your news certainly is!  You have been a giving and caring participant on this board and I hope that you continue to be in the future.  Celebrate, for sure.  Cheesecake sounds great to me!

    Warm Hugs,

    Cathy

  • Double Whammy
    Double Whammy Member Posts: 2,832 Member
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    Abbycat2 said:

    Way to go, Suzanne!

    I love to hear good news, and your news certainly is!  You have been a giving and caring participant on this board and I hope that you continue to be in the future.  Celebrate, for sure.  Cheesecake sounds great to me!

    Warm Hugs,

    Cathy

    I'm done with the

    I'm done with the gyn-oncologist, not you guys!

    Suzanne

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,385 Member
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    FAB-U-LOUS!  Just like you!

    FAB-U-LOUS!  Just like you!

  • Fayard
    Fayard Member Posts: 438 Member
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    Yay!!!!

    Yay!!!!

  • photochick1
    photochick1 Member Posts: 1
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    I'm done! Yahoole!

    Congratulations on your good news!

    Wishing you all the best,

    Melanie

  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,088 Member
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    Yippee!!

    So happy for your Suzanne!

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    Hugs!!!!

    That is such good news to hear!   Thanks for sharing.  The cheesecake sounds yummy too!

     

    Kathy

  • Virgil90012
    Virgil90012 Member Posts: 35 Member
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    Good news

    Suzanne,

    Congratulations on your very good news.  

    Cathy

  • HellieC
    HellieC Member Posts: 524 Member
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    Whooooo hooooooo

    This is absolutely the best news I've read for ages.  I am so, so pleased for you.  We need to read stories like this to know that this beast of a disease doesn't always win.  I know that it hasn't been an easy ride for you and that you faced down both breast and womb cancer.  What a lady!

    Hope that cheesecake was good - you've earned every mouthful!

    Whooooo hooooooo!

    Helen xxx

  • survivingsu
    survivingsu Member Posts: 134 Member
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    Fantastic!!!!

    A serious, heart-felt Wha-whooooooooo!!!!

    Super-duper!!!

  • DrienneB
    DrienneB Member Posts: 182
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    Fantasy Cheesecake All-Around!

    I love hearing your good news!! Congratulations and all the best to you!

    Am grinning over here and thinking I'll have to have some of cheesecake to celebrate WITH you!!A week later and a few miles away...

    -j

  • StrongerthanIthought
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    WONDERFUL!

    That's the BEST NEWS! Never tire of hearing someone beat this thing!! Congratulations!!!!

  • namedropper
    namedropper Member Posts: 102 Member
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    I am so happy for you.  You

    I am so happy for you.  You have been such a big help to others on this site.   Thank you so much.

  • daylady
    daylady Member Posts: 122
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    You're done!!

    What great news!  Everyone who makes it makes it a little easier for the rest of us.  Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! - Helen