surprisingly good scan report

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janderson1964
janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member

It was way better than I expected after all the Hell I went through over the past 2 months. The tumor between my IVC, liver and kidney that we did 4 rounds of SBRT is gone. The lung tumor and the chest wall tumor on my back that was ablated aren't even mentioned. The liver tumor that I did y90 on and ablated last December is still shrinking. My lungs are mostly back to normal since the infection. The large agressive tumor on my right 10th rib that caused me so much pain has now shrunk 7mm in 2 1/2 weeks. I see the IR in Baltimore next Tuesday to see if he still wants to ablate the rib tumor more. Its responding well but still pretty scary when you look at it on the images. An entire section of my rib is gone and replaced with tumor. There are small white spots which the radiologist believes is bone fragments. The other good news is that when he ablated that tumor he was trying to kill all of the intercostal nerves that the tumor was pressing on. Well mission accomplished. I am virtually pain free. It is still hard for me to believe. I have been having pain there for nearly 2 years. Long before the tumor even showed up on the scans.

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Oh, Happy Day!

    What a joyous post, Jeff. 

    Such good results, and you have worked hard and suffered for them. I am so very pleased for you. 

    May you continue to see improvement over the coming months. 

    Ride, ride my friend, but not into the sunset, not for a long time. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
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    Great news Jeff!  Very happy

    Great news Jeff!  Very happy to read your post.

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    jen2012 said:

    Great news Jeff!  Very happy

    Great news Jeff!  Very happy to read your post.

    Yay! You must be feeling so

    Yay! You must be feeling so much better! I'm so happy for you!

    Jan

  • sflgirl
    sflgirl Member Posts: 220 Member
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    What good news!

    You must feel so much better without constant pain.  Hope your progress continues.

    All the best,

    Andrea

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,427 Member
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    Wonderful To See This

    It is so great to see thiis and so much improvement is happening for you.

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

    Wonderful To See This

    It is so great to see thiis and so much improvement is happening for you.

    So very happy for you...and

    So very happy for you...and for us because we need you.

    CM

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588 Member
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    Nice!

    The fight is starting to pay off!

    Easyflip/Richard

  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522 Member
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    Hi Jeff, great job again.

    Hi Jeff, great job again. Both me and my husband admire your endurance. You are a true hero.

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
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    Hi Jeff, great job again.

    Hi Jeff, great job again. Both me and my husband admire your endurance. You are a true hero.

    Hero is too big of a word for

    Hero is too big of a word for me unless you consider us all hero's. We are all just fighting to survive the best way we can.

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

    It's pretty amazing when you think of all you've gone through...to get to this point is a huge acheivement.    And much of that is due to your unrelenting efforts to find some possble answers.  It's truly impressive!

    And being without pain is so great, isn't it?  Daily pain makes life quite unbearable.