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Pinch Me, Am I Dreaming?

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Hello Everybody,

I'm sitting here in disbelief and could use a pinch right now. I'm half afraid to talk about it for fear the doctor's office will call and say he was wrong. I'm in shock, blissful shock, but shock non the less, the spot on my lung that I was suppose to have cut out on Oct 8th is gone! I've never had news like this since all this started 2 1/2 years ago, well a scan or 2 came back okay right after chemo, but it's usually been crappy news like you need a liver resection, oh and since the chemo didn't seem to work the 1st time there's no sense in doing it again. I'm really afraid to be happy about this, I'm afraid it will come back to bite me in the butt!

I really want to thank everyone who was supportive when it looked like I was going to have VATS. You guys who have had lung surgeries were a wealth of information and sure helped to calm my nerves! If I ever do need the surgery I won't be nearly as scared next time. Thank you all so much!!!

Now the dog and I are going to celebrate and take a nice long walk!

Best wishes to everyone,

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apparently not dreaming.....good good goodnews.....hoorya


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patch.We needed.

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Enjoy your walk, and the good news.

all the best, Leslie

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I am so happy for you; this is amazing news - the kind we all hope for + celebrate right along with you. Congratulations!

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Enjoy the good news. Revel in it. Swim in it. Enjoy it.

Then, enjoy your walk!

Love and Hugs,


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That is not good news that is great news. Congrats hard to digest when use to other news. Congrats. Laura

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Congrats on the great news :)
Linda and Ellie

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Well that helped. Now I'm pooped and the dog is too.

I think what I've learned from this is sometimes it's a good thing when things don't move along quickly. The PET/CT that showed the spot was on 8/10 found out the news on 8/17. Talked to the surgeon on 9/3 and the CT was ordered for 9/15 and just found out the results of it today. So I guess giving my lung over a month gave the infection/inflammation (that's what they are calling it now) time to clear up. What if the CT had been done in a couple of weeks and the spot was still there and I had the surgery only to find out afterward that it was just an infection! What a way to find that out!

Thanks everyone for celebrating with me!


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....do still come true, Vivian!

What wonderful news and am glad you were spared the surgery!


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Awesome news...... I am a firm believer in miracles. I have been blessed with many and now you have too!!! What great news!!!!


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So very happy for your very good news.

Keep up the good work!


Marie who loves kitties

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GREAT news!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

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Such great news. I'm so happy you got some good news for a change.


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Nana b
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That is just wonderful!!

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Very very great news

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WOW Viv, what incredible news! That is the news that we all want! Thank you for sharing and giving us all hope! Enjoy and tell everyone!!! Congrats. Best to you. Jean

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Hi Viv -- Congratulations!! Wonderful news! Wow!

For what it is worth -- I had a "disappearing lung met" last summer. A lesion was found on PET scan. Since I had had two previous lung mets (both surgically removed and confirmed to be mets), we all assumed this was another. I also had a delay of a month or so, while sorting out a treatment plan. I was going to have a gold 'marker' put in before surgery -- but when I went for the CT/marker insertion, they couldn't find the lesion (!!!).

Was it an artifact on the original PET? An inflammation or mucuous plug which disappeared? A miracle? Who knows. The docs say probably mucuous plug (charming!!). But I've never been one to object to miracles! I was about due for one.....

So congratulations on your "miracle" - yea!!!!!!!


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omg im so happy for you .and wish you all the best .can i ask what stage of cancer do you have .

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just like a kid with the dog...then I think I'd kiss the radiologist, right in the mouth LOL...then I think I would play Powerball........Great news sweetie......great news.....Buzz

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Buzz, I like how you think!

Even though you are not suppose to use your cell phone in the doctor's office as soon as the doctor walked out of the room I grabbed my phone and sent a text to my 2 kids. I told them the doctor said the spot on lung did not show up on CT scan and is gone! My youngest (21yrs) sent back "Where did it go?". I had to chuckle.

How are you feeling? Are you getting your strength back? Hope so!


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Don't mind you asking, since they found the met in the liver in April this year I'm a stage 4 now, but I was diagnosed as a 3B in July '08.

I still don't believe it, but the sun is shining and it looks like a beautiful Fall day today and I'm going to soak up every minute of it!

Hope you have a great day too!


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and that's all I have to say................ :)

Love ya, Buzz

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From a fellow Stage 4 survivor...way to go... Miracles do happen...


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