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Patrusha
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Saw my oncologists this morning and got the results from my CT scans. "No evidence of metastatic disease" in the lungs, abdomen or pelvis. The two spots in my liver remain unchanged and they still suspect both to be fatty cysts. They'll do another scan in July (along with colonoscopy).

My bloodwork was all normal. The CEA was still below 1 just as it was back in September. In July when I had full-blown cancer it was only 1.5, so it may not be a good indicator for me, but I still like to see it down below detectable levels!

Whew. I feel like I am getting my life back. Now if I could just find a job and replace the salary my family depends on, well now, that would be just peachy! Still, I'd rather be jobless and NED than be working and still have cancer, eh?!!! YEAH!!!

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spongebob
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Pat -

WOO-HOO for YOU! Congrats - time to get your bowling short, eh? Keep that great attitude about the job. Something will come along.

Don't worry, be happy!

- Sponge

Patrusha
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Thanks, Bob! Did you mean "get that bowling SHIRT?" LOL!!! Where can I get one of those? LOL!

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AveriRN
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congrats on the NED! I was wondering how long remission has been for u? and if u were on any type of maintenance medication i.e. Avastin, or something like that? Your story sounds similar to mine and I was just curious.

Sincerely,
Averi

Patrusha
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Averi, I was Stage IIB with no lymph nodes involved and no metasteses. I had the surgery last July and did five out of 12 rounds of Folfox 6 before quitting. Although the doctors considered me "in remission" since surgery, the CT scan six months out makes it more "official."

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goldfinch
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YIPPEE!!!!!!!
Mary

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betina61
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Hi Patrusha I am so happy for you,and of course you are starting to get your life back, that sounds so good I am hoping that pretty soon I could be posting too,DANCING WITH NED as I'm getting closer to the end of chemo I began the New Year a little bit anxious,and I don't know why not very optimistic. Anyway again congratulations and enjoy life. Lots of hugs.

Patrusha
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Betina, my ex-chemo buddy! I am so glad you are getting near the end of that part of your journey. Let us know how it goes.

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chynabear
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What awesome news!!!

NED is such a great dancer. I am hoping that on Tuesday I will be posting this message myself.

Patrusha
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I am hoping you'll be posting this message verbatim, chynabear!

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valeriec
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Congradulations Patrusha-

Couldn't be happier for you!! Here's to a healthier New Year for you.
God bless-
ValerieC

Patrusha
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A healthier New Year... does that mean I have to exercise?! LOL!!! OK, OK, just kidding. I know exercise helps keep the beast away. I'm working on it. Sorry to hear your mom's surgery has been postponed. Mama has a good guard dog in you, Valerie. You go girl.

66Rose
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Pat! AWESOME!

Congrats to you!!!!

Liz :)

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JADot
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Pat,

Whoohoo! Congrats!!!

Ying

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AnnieM939
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Great news and congratulations!! I'm sure a job is just around the corner!! Keep up the good work.

Annie

Patrusha
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I'm not so sure a job is just around the corner, but being NED I don't care at the moment. Just enjoying the time off, thanks to my former employer! LOL!

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jams67
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Fantastic! I just got my CEA back with a 0.9 and I feel like I singing and dancing. NED can make you a little drunk with happiness just being in his presence. jams

Patrusha
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NED is definitely very powerful, jams. Definitely powerful. So are spongebob's margaritas, though (or so I hear).

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Betsydoglover
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Wonderful news, Pat!

Good luck with the job search, but you are right - jobless and NED is definitely the preferable place!

Take care,
Betsy

lynn1222
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yay, praise god, yahew, you go girl, lets see did i leave any out. i am so glad to hear this news thank god you have been healed. i couldnt be happier for you.

enjoy your dance
lynn

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scouty
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Dance away and enjoy girlfriend!!!!!!! NED is a very good lead, almost as good a dancer as Nanuk (Bud). Celebrate!!!!!!

Lisa P.

Patrusha
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I'll have to see about that. Bud are you going to Nashville? I"m going to try. Save me a dance.

taraHK
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Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Hooray!!!

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KathiM
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YEA YEA YEA YEA YEAA YEA YEA!!!

Time for a BIG NAKED HAPPY DANCE!!!!

Congrats, my dear!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

Patrusha
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I had the house to myself last night for a time. Totally naked happy dancing going on over here!

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usakat
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Hello Patrusha,
CONGRATULATIONS! You and I have been neck and neck through this whole thing - surgery, chemo and NED at the same time. I was just restaged NED last Friday. Isn't it great? Wishing you a healthly and happy 2007. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers, Sister.
Katie

Patrusha
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Congratulations back at you, Katie. A happy and healthy 2007 to you as well. To all of us!

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vinny3
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That's wonderful news. I know there was alot of anxiety about making the chemo decisions and isn't it so nice to be NED?

Dick

Patrusha
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Yeah, to think I sweated over that chemo decision. Looks like it all worked out though.

CAMaura
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See...a good year for you has just begun!!!
Only good thoughts coming your way - Maura

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nanuk
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COOL BEANS! Like everything else, good news comes in threes..the next will be a job..

Patrusha
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I like your thinking, Nanuk!

HowardJ
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Congratulations!! Great news--Celebrate!

Howard

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Moesimo
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Woohooo. Way to go!!! Congrats

Maureen

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suzannchili
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Happy New Year! It's going to be a great year!!

fedester
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patrusha,
great news, keep on dancing with ned!!!
be well
never,ever give up!!!
bruce

jana11
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Yahoooooo!! So incredibly happy for you. Celebrate like a rock star. :) jana

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