Sorry for being away so long!

todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member

I've just been so busy with work and family and not thinking much about cancer! I feel a little guilty.

I had CT scans Tuesday and they were clean. It's the 5 year mark for me. It's been 5 years since my last tumor. I'm so happy and relieved to have made it to 5 years.

Those of you Stage 4, I want you to know that it's possible to be stable or cancer free for a long time. My met was to my adrenal gland 5 years ago. The adrenalectomy cleared me of cancer and I've been cancer free for 5 years. First tumor was 7 years ago. I was clear cell RCC. Right nephrectomy. Found in 2012.

Wishing all of you health and happiness and my heart goes out to those suffering from onging disease.



P.S. My granddaughter turned 2 yesterday. This is the granddaughter I thought I would never live to see 5 years ago. I've buried the hatchet with my younger son who wasn't talking to me for almost 5 years of the past 7 years. My biggest complaint these days are some serious sleep problems. They are annoying, but manageable. I had lost some weight but didn't keep it off, then lost it back but still need to lose some more. However, I'm active, working and have a happy life. I just got back from a 2 week vacation in Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore which was amazing.


  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    I remember
    when you were a newbie.
  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448 Member
    icemantoo said:

    I remember
    when you were a newbie.

    I remember you

    when I was a newbie. :)


  • eug91
    eug91 Member Posts: 471 Member

    Five years is GREAT! And it's just the start. Here's to many many more! 

    And don't feel guilty for not being here every day. Life is meant to be lived. But please do check in every now and then - it's great to read about how everyone's doing. 

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    So glad to hear all is well!

    So glad to hear all is well! And while it's always great to see you, don't ever feel guilty for enjoying your busy life.

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,042 Member
    Wow, what a good news story.

    Taking care of yourself is important, and your family seems to have received the benefit of Todd back in communication. Way to go.



  • Angiebby75
    Angiebby75 Member Posts: 208 Member
    Sounds like you are living

    Sounds like you are living your best life. That is so great and encouraging to read.

  • ChristineCD
    ChristineCD Member Posts: 11
    Congrats on 5 years!

    Thank you for sharing! When I first joined this board, your profile gave me hope- there are so mamy unknowns going in that it helps to find someone that seems to have the "same" stage grade etc. Your story was one that I could look to and feel like I might be okay. Good to know things are still going well. Thank you for the hope!!! Enjoy your family!!!

  • Manufred
    Manufred Member Posts: 241 Member
    Life after cancer

    Has to be a good thing.  

    Get on with your life and enjoy.  We'll be here when you want to reminisce.

    Best Wishes,


  • Mighty Frog
    Mighty Frog Member Posts: 152 Member
    edited October 2019 #10
    Congratulation!! Todd!

    So glad to hear from you and break us the good news. Keep it up! 

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 1,063 Member
    Hello! Good news all around!

    Hello! Good news all around!

    I can't believe your granddaughter is 2 already! You told us your son's family is expecting a daughter, like, yesterday... :-)

  • BoondockSaint
    BoondockSaint Member Posts: 242 Member
    Good news Todd! So happy for

    Good news Todd! So happy for u and glad you dropped back in. You are a wealth of knowledge and a great asset to this message board.

    Keep on keeping on my friend!!!

  • Deanie0916
    Deanie0916 Member Posts: 616 Member

    That is great news. It has been 3 years for me. You've given lots of good advice.

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    Hey, hey, hey, Todd, always

    Hey, hey, hey, Todd, always good to hear from you!

    Please do not feel guilty. You are busy Living your life!

    CONGRATS on 5 years!! And for surviving stage 4!


    Sending you continued healing hugs,