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Skiffin16
Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member

Greetings...

Just a flashback from 2014 to present, LOL...

As a few of you may, or may not remember that I had the Whipple back in April of 2014... For a pre-cancerous cyst that had a great likelihood of turning into cancer if not whipped soon.

So after having the whipple, not fully recovering, having an abscess that turned into a fistula in July.. Back into the hospital..

NPO, no food or water by mouth for many months while being pumped fluids 18hours a day via a PICC line... (mixed up by my lovely wife)..


Then having another surgery to close the fistula, that just wouldn't close in December...


Oh.., and losing 93#..., LOL..


Then having a base line CT six months ago that was read of having a possible mass..., but as this was the first post CT..., not exactly sure at the time.. So the wait and anxiety was initiated.., LOL.


I had my next CT this past Monday....., drum roll please...

Today I saw my Whipple MD and I'm official clean, clear and released.... NEGU...


Oh, and to date, no need for insulin, CREON, or any other drugs.., other than my daily one dose Protonix... But, that's an ongoing from the treatment of STGIII SCC Throat Cancer in 2009..., which I was given the all clear on that five year mark last year...


So at the moment, and hopefully the next 35 - 40 years..., life is good...

You all here are family, though I haven't been posting much on here during this ordeal.., I do still check-in often and occasionally throw out a comment or two..

Also, getting some time in to update the SuperThread, originally started by Dawn several years ago....

Best always,

John

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  • ratface
    ratface Member Posts: 1,337 Member
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    Great news

    John, I'm  always happy when one of my 2009 classmates is doing well! So sorry you had to go thru all that but thankfull you are on the mend again. Time to go fishing!

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Whoo Hoo John!!

    I feel your relief 2500 miles away....and am so happy that you can now take your eye off that ball, and get on with your life without a weight on your shoulders.

    I'm tickled pink....and damn....this was a long-a**ed time coming.

    p

  • hawk711
    hawk711 Member Posts: 566
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    Whoo Hoo John!!

    I feel your relief 2500 miles away....and am so happy that you can now take your eye off that ball, and get on with your life without a weight on your shoulders.

    I'm tickled pink....and damn....this was a long-a**ed time coming.

    p

    Great News JG

    JG

    Keep up the good work.  We all appreciate you here!   I'd like to have coffee with you again when we are within range of each other.  Glad to hear life is good for you and Shel in Florida.

    All the best

    Steve

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member
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    Greetings yourself

    John,

    It is nice to see you feeling better, much, much better.  And tell me, what was it like being able to fit into your wife’s clothes? 

    Anyway, welcome back Skiffin16 and did you put NEGU in the Superthread?

    Still looking forward to going fishing.

    Matt

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
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    Very good news

    John that is very good news and long over due. You have been through enough for 10 people, yet you always have words to help and encourage others. Yoe should be exemp from even getting a common cold now. If it gets where the protonix there is Dexilant which I had to switch to as protonix didn't do it. I have to even take two of the Dexilant but it is working. It is very expencive but the manufactor will send you a coupon and pick up what your insurance won't so your cose is only $20.I get a three month supply for $20 out of pocket which is not bad. 

    Glad to here you are doing so well and get some fishing in as you are over due on that as well.

    Bill

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
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    Good news

    very good news...GREAT NEWS...long may it continue....

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
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    sciff, i'm so very glad it

    sciff, i'm so very glad it all turned out ok for you.  you did go through hell to get to this point.  here's to staying healthy.

    God bless you,

    dj

  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626
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    Now that is inspirational!

    just reading your post gave me hope that this battle can be won. Thank you John for all the information you provide and the encouragement you share. I am truly happy for you and yours!!

    Barbara

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 617 Member
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    Happy!

    So happy to hear your news. You're one of the elite few who have had the thrill of hearing those wonderful words "NED" for beating not one, but two beasts. Time to take a couple of victory laps in your boat to savor the win (and the catch of the day). Do add NEGU to the thread so we know what it means!

  • Duggie88
    Duggie88 Member Posts: 760 Member
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    Howdy

    Howdy John

    Great to visit the site and see good news. Well, at least untill I read Matt's news that you were spotted wearing Shelley's clothes.

    Keep the good news coming. I will be down your way 10/15 through 10/19 hopefully the coffee shops ain't so dam full.

          Jeff

  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
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    Wonderful news!

    So glad to hear it, John.

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
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    chit chat...

    Glad to the great update on the health issues. That whipple sure had you whipped. Now where are the fish pixs?  Good seeing you again. don

  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Fish Photos

    Absolutely..., grouper from last week-end...

    JGG

    Grouper Nuggets & Cheese Grits.., and a cold one..Cool

    JGN

    NEGU - Never Ever Give UP

    I'll stick that on the SuperThread...

    Always,
    John

  • josh r.
    josh r. Member Posts: 264 Member
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    Skiffin16 said:

    Fish Photos

    Absolutely..., grouper from last week-end...

    JGG

    Grouper Nuggets & Cheese Grits.., and a cold one..Cool

    JGN

    NEGU - Never Ever Give UP

    I'll stick that on the SuperThread...

    Always,
    John

    NEGU

    Hi John,

    It is wonderful to hear and see that you are back on the water. Thanks for all you do and keep on motoering. josh r.

  • KB56
    KB56 Member Posts: 318 Member
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    Great news

    John, that is fantastic news for sure. What a difference a year makes

  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
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    Happy

    so happy you're finally getting your health back..I so enjoy your FB posts and you've always been a enormous help and quide to friends on here~~~~

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
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    Protonix Saving card

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    John just incase you didn't know about the discount Card.

    Bill

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    NED

    Hi John

    Thanks for sharing; I know your wife is happy to finally hear some good news. I bet the two dogs are happy as well; Lots of good fishing still ahead of you my friend.

     

    Tim

  • rcaulder
    rcaulder Member Posts: 70
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    God has His hands on this board and works through many on it. Thank you for your encouraging posts John. 
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    wmc said:

    Protonix Saving card

    image

    John just incase you didn't know about the discount Card.

    Bill

    Thanks

    I'll check in to that..