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1st Scan Clear!

Greg53's picture
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Hi All.
Haven't been on in awhile as my computer shot craps and I just got around to getting a new one. Received "all clear" on first CTscan last week. I know first scans show a lot of false positives. Hopefully this isn't the opposite - false negative (if there is such a term). More exciting for me is I finally ate after 12 weeks with no food. YeHaa!! It was only a 1/4 milkshake and a little pudding, but I figure that's a start. I'm 8 weeks post-treatment and I was getting real frustrated about not eating. Going to a speech pathologist really helped and helped with my voice also. I forget who, but someone made that suggestion on here. Thanks!!!! Hope everyone is doing well!

Lena Rose
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Wow-it must have felt so great to eat after 8 weeks. Wishing you all the best as you continue on with your recovery.

Kimba1505's picture
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I was PMing you probably as you were writing your post. I was just saying I hadn't seen any posts from you in a while. Good to hear from you. Great to hear about the "all clear" scan. Chocolate or Vanilla?

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Pam M
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Glad to hear about the scan. AND the eating. Did you ever think you'd be so excited by a little pudding? Keep it up.

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Good to hear Greg, it's a great feeling to start recovering and seeing the progress....as for the false negatives, I think that's more of a PET scan thing, but could be wrong. You'll probably have a PET within the next few months. Glad the CT was clean though, that's always a great feeling.

Best, and keep on staying strong,

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Good news on yr Scan Greg and also that you managed to eat something. It will slowly get better from now. You still need to be patient a while yet.

I feel almost normal now and it's been 8 months since I finished treatment (Oct 10th 2009). I am a slow eater these days but I can go out to restaurants without panic and manage to find something I can eat. Soup is alway a good safe default. Your choices will slowly widen as the burning reduces and you can take more. Keep up the fight.


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Glenna M
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Greg, wanted to congratulate you on the great scan. I have had 2 CT scans and both showed that I am in remission ;-) I am not an expert but I believe the "false positive" refers to the PET scan and not the CT scan. I hope it doesn't as I want to believe that both of mine were good scans ;-)

My best to you and everyone here - Glenna

Hondo's picture
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Sounds like dancing time to me, congratulation on the good news

Pumakitty's picture
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What good news. Enjoy your pudding.

stevenl's picture
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Great news!! Now the worrying stops and you can get on with your life!!!


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Congrats to you on those great results.

micktissue's picture
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Awesome news. When pudding makes you excited then you know you've been down a tough road. Chow down indeed!



miccmill's picture
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Good news about the scan and eating again! Hope is goes continually upward from here.

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Great to hear your good news. As everyone has said the swallowing will get better. I am similar to scam as I am now the slowest at the table and have to follow most things with water. But, again congrats

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Greg, way to go!! I'm very happy about both. Hopefully, new foods can be added daily or weeekly. It is a slow process but at least you have started the journey! Glad to hear the scan is clear. That is always a great relief. You're on your way now.
God Bless you friend,

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Sounds like you are on the road back to living a cancer free life! :) Enjoy that pudding!

Irishgypsie's picture
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So happy for u!!! :)

dogsrule's picture
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So glad to hear your good news!! So happy you can eat again.

friend of Bill
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Huge milestone! So happy for you!


Landranger25's picture
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Greg, that's great! My Onco said to stick with the things you know you like and to just keep trying. He also suggested at first to try cream soups. I was about a week out from last rad and after a few false starts tried the soup. For the next week I had every flavor of Campbell's cream soups 2 or 3 times a day. I now know what Popeye feels like when he eats a can of spinach. It's been all good from there. Good luck and congrats on the scan.


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That's great to hear. So happy for you.

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