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Diane_K
Diane_K Member Posts: 84 Member

I had scans this week, MRI and CT, and my results are good.  I am now two years and two months out from my last surgery with NED.  I'm a stage 4 colon cancer survivor with metastsis to two lymph nodes, liver and both lungs.  I'm just now starting to feel hopeful.  I wish the best for all of you and would like you to also know that there is hope.

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  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    That's wonderful news! Good

    That's wonderful news! Good for you! And thanks for sharing! We all need to be reminded sometimes that there is hope.

    Jan

  • Butt
    Butt Member Posts: 352 Member
    edited March 2019 #3
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    How did they bring you to NED? Just chemo? Was there anything extra done on lungs—my area of interest? Butt.

  • Diane_K
    Diane_K Member Posts: 84 Member
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    They were able to surgically

    They were able to surgically remove my tumors and got clean margins.  I went on chemo twice.  The first time for six months with oxyplatin and xeloda and then after my lung surgeries I went on chemo for six more months, irinotecan and 5-FU.  I changed my diet, started taking supplements, began exercising daily and reduced stress.  So, I believe the surgery, chemo and lifestyle changes all helped my body to fight the cancer.

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member
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    Fantastic

    great news! NED forever!

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
    edited March 2019 #6
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    Congratulations!!

    image  Happy Dancing Man time. 

    May you continue to have wonderful NED reports forever. 

    Tru

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
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    Great news Dianne, funny how

    Great news Dianne, funny how after surgery gets it out you want to hurry up and be 2-3 years past to hit what they call the milestones, while still practicing the "live each day" concept. Enjoy the moment......................................................Dave

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
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    Great news Dianne, funny how

    Great news Dianne, funny how after surgery gets it out you want to hurry up and be 2-3 years past to hit what they call the milestones, while still practicing the "live each day" concept. Enjoy the moment......................................................Dave

  • myAZmountain
    myAZmountain Member Posts: 417 Member
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    Fantastic news!!

    I just love hearing NED results...gives hope!! I am reading the book by Dr. BLock and really embracing it! 

  • SpaceCadet
    SpaceCadet Member Posts: 2
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    I am so happy for you!

    Thank you sharing this wonderful news!

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    WooHooooo

    What wonderful news.  Thank you so much for sharing with us.  Being stage 4 and everything you have gone through you deserve a big CONGRATULATIONS. 

    kIM

  • Lily Flower
    Lily Flower Member Posts: 260 Member
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    Awesome news Diane!

    Awesome news Diane! Congratulations and may you stay NED forever! 

  • Sestra17
    Sestra17 Member Posts: 71 Member
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    Super

    great news, congratulations!

  • Beldoro55
    Beldoro55 Member Posts: 12
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    Congrats

    Diane, so happy to read the good news about your scans! May you continue to have a long and blessed life!

  • Diane_K
    Diane_K Member Posts: 84 Member
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    Fantastic news!!

    I just love hearing NED results...gives hope!! I am reading the book by Dr. BLock and really embracing it! 

    AZmountain,

    AZmountain,

    I'm glad you're finding Dr. Block's book helpful.  His approach is very sensible and easy to follow.  I started to feel physically and mentally stronger soon after starting his plan.

  • Diane_K
    Diane_K Member Posts: 84 Member
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    Thank you everyone for your

    Thank you everyone for your well wishes.  It's great to have such caring people to share my good news with.

     

  • Diane_K
    Diane_K Member Posts: 84 Member
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    Great news Dianne, funny how

    Great news Dianne, funny how after surgery gets it out you want to hurry up and be 2-3 years past to hit what they call the milestones, while still practicing the "live each day" concept. Enjoy the moment......................................................Dave

    Dave,

    Dave,

    That's funny but true.  I meditate and try to stay in the moment but it's difficult to do during stressful times.  Although, that's when we need it the most.

  • 8colon8
    8colon8 Member Posts: 40 Member
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    Diane,

    Diane,

    That's really great news with NED.  Did you do the one day inhouse consult with Dr Block or did you pick out what's relevant to your situation from his book in formulating your plan?  

  • Diane_K
    Diane_K Member Posts: 84 Member
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    I sent him my medical records

    I sent him my medical records and then had three phone consultations with them.  The first call was with his nurse practitioner, the second was with Dr. Block and the third was with his dietician.  Each phone call was about an hour and I had all of my questions ready before the calls.

    It's nice that his book is laid out in a way that makes it easy to formulate a plan, but I wanted him to look at my case and give me personal suggestions.  I'm sure having a one day inhouse consultation would also be very beneficial.

    Best wishes.

  • KarenMG
    KarenMG Member Posts: 109
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    Awesome news!

    Congratulations to you and I hope you continue to live life to the fullest.

    I know you will.

    My best to you,

    Karen

  • Alfalfa1
    Alfalfa1 Member Posts: 1
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    Great News!

    It's wonderful to hear that, and I wish you all the best.  I was just diagnosed with Colon cancer and don't know yet what stage I am, but reading your post makes me hopeful and happy for you.  Thanks for sharing.