I just had to share....

VickiCO Member Posts: 917
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
This was my Caring Bridge post today. Celebrate with me!

Well, Well, Well...here we are in December again. Last Dec I was writing about the horrors of chemo and radiation and facing all sorts of unknowns. Today I had a visit with Dr Mark, my oncologist. I was supposed to be scheduling a CT scan, etc for the next couple of weeks. But wait! Dr Mark said NO - you are FINISHED for this year. I do not have to have another scan until SEPT 2010! And I don't have to see Dr Mark until April. OMG - I thought this day would never get here. So...

I am NED (no evidence of disease)

There is ZERO chance of cancer coming back in the rectum because, well, I no longer have a rectum!

The chances of it showing up in the liver now are greatly reduced (almost to nothing)

My ostomy has given me my life back. Heck, today I was grocery shopping, running errands, etc. I forgot to even be tired! LOL!

He said if I want, I can have my port removed!

all in all, a good day.



  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    Congratulations!The Santa
    Congratulations!The Santa definitely brings NED to you.
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member

    Congratulations!The Santa
    Congratulations!The Santa definitely brings NED to you.

    A good day indeed!!!
    Nice going. relax and enjoy the holidays.....Steve
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965
    how wonderful for you Vicki!!!

    you sure deserve it and have a great holiday season!!!

    lisa P.
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
    scouty said:

    how wonderful for you Vicki!!!

    you sure deserve it and have a great holiday season!!!

    lisa P.

    Awesome News!
    You been through so much, I am sooooo happy to hear about this! NED! I'm really happy the colostomy has worked out to be a good thing, I believe it's a lifesaver for me as well, I hope you remain NED forever!

    It's great to feel almost normal again and running errands and all, it gave you your life back, so good deal! Wishing you a wonderful holiday, and many more great scans in the future! You are an inspiration to me, gives me a lot of hope!

  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member

    That's just fabulous!!! I'm so happy for you!

  • sfmarie
    sfmarie Member Posts: 602
    Happy New Year
    And Merry Christmas. What a great present. Marie
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    I'm going to be worn out soon from dancing so much due to all the great news lately! Doing the nekid happy NED dance again.

  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    I am dancing, and dancing, and dancing!!!!
    A Big 'reindeer romp' for you, my dear!!!


    Hugs, Kathi
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Hi Vicki

    Boy, you got the whole enchilada today didn't you? I join the chorus for saying the best news ever and I am so happy that you are now out of pain - a new woman for the holidays, the best ever gift that you could receive!!!!

    I'm speechless! It just makes me so happy to hear your news....and thank you your card, I received it.

  • PamPam2
    PamPam2 Member Posts: 370
    So Glad
    I am so glad for you! It is so good to see you are feeling so good!
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    That's so great!
    Hi Vicki,

    I'm so glad to hear your wonderful news! I do think this will be a wonderful Christmas and that 2010 will bring wonderful things your way!!

  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member
    Wonderful Vicki! I love that you forgot to be tired! Enjoy our holidays!!

  • Sigma34
    Sigma34 Member Posts: 203
    What a entry that


    What a entry that was! Wonderful way to start the new year. I'm so happy for you.

  • pokismom
    pokismom Member Posts: 153
    Great News!!
    Wow that's great news, the best present anyone can get! You can now celebrate Christmas and New years with wonderful news! Way to go!
    Much love
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
    Thank You Everyone
    Yes, it's a good feeling. It was weird being at the cancer center and not being sick! I still get tired, I still whine, and of course I still worry. But most of all, I give thanks to God for this wonderful day!

    Many hugs, Vicki
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  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    I am so happy for you, you received the best Christmas present ever!!!!!
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    I am so happy you are NED. You have so much more freedom now and I'm glad for you. Enjoy all these months without having to go back for any tests or doctors. Congratulations on the great news and enjoy the Holidays. You can do the dance now.

  • P_I_T_A
    P_I_T_A Member Posts: 133
    Another NED
    Great news! Just in time for the holidays, two gifts from God this Christmas!

  • CanadaSue
    CanadaSue Member Posts: 339

    What a way to end the year! Hello NED.

    Merry Christmas!