Two years NED

traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member

After nine years of battling cancer with 4 surgeries, at least 56 rounds of chemo, removing various body parts and a colostomy bag,  I can now say that I am 2 years NED.  My CEA, which has always been a good indicator, is vacillating between 1.8 and 2.8.  Prior to my last surgery I was never NED for more than 10-12 months.  I even had my oncologist send in the referral to remove my port.  I'm tired of having to drive an hour every month just to have my port flushed.  I'm also graduating to three months between blood tests (I'm sure my oncologist thinks I could go longer, but I'm not quite ready for that yet).  It's exciting and a little scary.  I feel so good I'm even trying for a promotion at work.  I would have tried long ago but needed to focus on other things.  Wishing you all the best.  Traci


  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
    edited July 2016 #2
    Dear Traci,

    That is awesome news. Don't be afraid not to be afraid lol.

    All the best,


  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
    edited July 2016 #3
    Hugs and high fives to you!!!

    Hugs and high fives to you!!!! Hooray!! I'm so happy and excited for you! Hugs!!


  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,754 Member
    edited July 2016 #4
    Two years! Woo Hoo!

    You have earned your two years NED.  

    May you multiply that by at least 20

    CELEBRATE!   (So miss posting my Happy Dancing Man)


  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
    Great to hear Traci, I'm

    Great to hear Traci, I'm right behind you at nine yrs total and two Ned in Sep. Going to six months bugs me a little because I won't get checked until Dec. and I'd like to see a cea test bump down once [2.3 currently], but I'd much rather have this set of worries than the older ones. Congratulations! 

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
    Great news!

    I'm so happy for you.  May  you have many more NED years!


  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
    edited July 2016 #7
    Wonderful news!!! Go girl!

    Wonderful news!!! Go girl!  Celebrate and Live!



  • DD3
    DD3 Member Posts: 136 Member

    awesome to hear your NED.  Congrats!!!!!

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
    thanks everyone!

    I appreciate all the good wishes and really miss Sue's dancing man!

  • Semira
    Semira Member Posts: 381 Member

    such great news.
    A big hug from Germany

  • ThomasH
    ThomasH Member Posts: 106 Member
    edited July 2016 #11
    Awesome news!

    Congrats Traci, that is great to hear.

    May your success continue!