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eric38
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I was supposed to get a scan this week to see where I stand but the doctor decided to wait another month. I`ve been waiting for scan day and now it has been postponed. I have scanxiety but would like to know the results. My doctor says he thinks I am responding well to treatment. There is even the possibility that I may already be N.E.D. There is no way to tell until I get my tests but that would be the best news ever if that is the case. I have to wait another month to find out. I am hoping to be called Ned but I will be prepared if I am not. I would still have to do maintenance chemo since I am not considered curable but it would be the first time in 4 months that bad news hasn`t been followed by worse news. There may be some light at the end of the tunnel.

Eric (:.)

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Sundanceh
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Hey, that's me at the other end of the tunnel - I'm holding flashlight. :)

Really good news - waiting on scans is the worst.

We just dropped off my last 2 CT and PET scans today and am still waiting for the chest surgeon to review them and get back to me - might be this week after all.

We got copies of the last doctor's reports too, Eric - I was shocked to see alot of words I'm not familiar with and that the onc has not told me about. I'm going to do my homework to get an understanding of the terms....but alot of it did not look so good. I don't understand why he never mentioned them. I'm going to set up an appt with the new onc to go over it after I've read and prepared.

I hope I don't have to open up a bad post - to see I'm concerned would be an understatement.

But, I digress...this post is about you and your good news and I hope it's great - you deserve it and so much more. We'll find a way to pass the time for another month.

You're a good man, hang in there.

-Craig

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Craig - I don`t know if that is the case or not but just the fact that the oncologist feels positive is encouraging. I think the results will be good. There is still the possibility of having a negative surprise but I am believing that is not the case. These posts are for all of us and I can get encouragement and still be concerned about you. You are a bright spot on this site and I hope everything works out for you. You are definitely in my prayers and I hope that a negative post will not be necessary but if it is we are all behind you 100%. Give me a call if you want to meet up or you just need someone to talk to. I can handle being a strong shoulder even in my current condition. I`m praying for light at the end of your tunnel and I will be holding my flashlight for you too.

Eric(:.)

donnare
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Hi Eric!

Hang in there. I'm sending prayers, positive thoughts and energy your way and hoping we all get to call you NED in the near future! Be well.

Donna

Fight for my love
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Hi Eric,I wish you the best luck to your scan next month.You are in my prayers and I am hoping your scan will come out clear.Best wishes and best luck to you!

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Wishing you the best for your scan and hoping that all comes out better than anticipated. You are still going through chemo so waiting can be a good thing to make sure all is going well with your treatments. Keep us informed.

Kim

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Eric, holy toledo, that is wonderful news. I am very happy for you. It's good that they will wait another month so that way they may be able to really give you the NED News. I agree though that you should prepare for the Not Quite NED possibility but think positive. I'm rooting for you Bud, you've come a hell of a long way in a relatively short period of time. I get my next scan at the end of July I believe. I'm on vacation and I brought my cancer with me. It really loves the shore. I may have to buy it a souvenir.
-p

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idlehunters
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Drum Roll...... Drum Roll .... Drum Roll .... NED...NED...NED... YEA!!!!! Good things come to those who wait..... Praying for ya

Jennie

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I am believing for NED in your near future.

Eric (:.)

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I stand by my original statement - You crack me up.

Eric }:.}

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I love the light at the end of that tunnel! Can't wait until you know for sure.

*hugs*
Gail

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Eric, Sounds like good news so far. John has three more treatments and then they said they would wait a month and do a scan. I am pulling for you and the NED. That would be so wonderful!! Good thoughts. Paula G.

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eric38
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I hope all goes well for you and your hubby too.

Eric

amcp
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Hoping and praying that the month will pass real fast for you and that you will receive the great news of NED...We are all her for you and holding the lights for you at the end of the tunnel.
anna

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Thank you to the light holders.

Julie 44
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Hey Eric,
I am not holding a light I am holding a fountain fireworks for you...Your going to get wonderful news I can just feel it...You have been through soooo much that it has to be good news this time......Just try not to make yourself crazy waiting for your test...I know its easy to say that but I also know its not easy to do..So I try to put it out of my mind and not even talk about it until the time.....I have a CEA blood test for my 3 month NED checkup on the 21st so believe me I know how you feel....Axity is hard to deal with but that is the lesser of all the evils at this point in our lifes....Good luck and I am praying for you....................JULIE
P.S. your puppy is so cute what breed is he????

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eric38
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Thanks for the fireworks. I will take ypur advice and thanks for the prayers. I have two dogs from the same litter. they are spitz/poodle mixes. The mother died from complications during birth so I had to hand feed them when they were puppies. They don`t know they are dogs and they think I am their mother. They are very human oriented because it is all they have ever known. Three were born and after giving away one of them I did not have the heart to do it again so I kept the other two even though I intended to keep only one. They have been a great source of comfort.

Eric ( : . )

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menright
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You are not alone. I hope all goes well with your scan.

I am waiting too, July 24th for an MRI. I too hope NED is in the picture.

Best wishes!

Mike

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eric38
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I hope all goes well for you. Keep us posted. You will get your results before me. I guess there is light at the end of both our tunnels. There are plenty of people leaving the light on for us. We got motel 6er`s all over the place.

Eric ( : . )

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luv3jay
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Eric, I'm praying for both you and Craig (and all others too)! You both are such good people! My scans were supposed to be tomorrow, but I postponed them until next Friday and I get the results on the 29th when I see my onc. So we are all in this together!

-Sheri

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Good luck. I wish you all the best.

Eric

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pamysue
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I am so sorry you are having to wait. :(

But I am adding that very cool word to my vocabulary! I get that everytime!

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