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One more "You can call me Ned"!

Bigfuzzydoug's picture
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Sweet! This morning I got the word and joined the club, the NED club! Call me survivor. Call me bad-***. I kicked this cancer thing's butt big time!

Just over 9 weeks post-treatment and I am pain-free and eating totally normally again. My voice is 50%, but I never could sing to begin with, so that's no big deal. Slight issues with dry mouth, but sipping water throughout the day fixes that and keeps me hydrated. Energy levels are at about 80% and my stamina is shot to hell. Tried a 1-hr mountain bike ride the other day and it kicked me so much harder than just not training over the last 6 months. Something else at work here. I'm going to have to start at base 1 again. Oh well.

New goal: Another Ironman triathlon in 2013! This time wearing the yellow for real. I AM A SURVIVOR!!!

Common gang! Let's ALL call ourselves Ned!!!

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Wonderful News, couldn't be happier for you. Hope Dave gets to join that club too. Got his first pet/ct scan follow up this morning and will know the results this coming Wednesday. I hope he gets to meet NED also. Have a big celebration tonight and I will be thinking of you. Wow great news.

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Congrats! Always good to hear a NED story. Time to do the happy dance!


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Wow, you got a PET scan that fast? That's awesome. I get my first one in February. I am 7 weeks post right now.



luv4lacrosse's picture
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Wow, you got a PET scan that fast? That's awesome. I get my first one in February. I am 7 weeks post right now.



Jimbo55's picture
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Doug, Way to guy buddy. Did you have a PET or CT scan? Not to worry, the stamina will come back slowly but surely.Keep training!! Cheers


Bigfuzzydoug's picture
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PET and CT with contrast. The PET still shows slight glowing yellow all around the area and your can see the swelling from the radiation damage. The throat looks like a bean rather than a circle and the vocal chords aren't as symetric as in the first PET - the reason for the voice. They knew 8 weeks out would show some types of uptake, but at least no bright glowing white spots that clearly indicate a tumor.

Here's the before and after where you can really see it!

http://www.caringbridge.org/tres/images/photos/2/0/2/9/202994/l.vgPFBNOlDihmwRLv.jpg (and of course there's supposed to be a dot jpg after the RLv in the link.)

P.S. You can literally see where I lost some weight outta my fat *** as well! ;-p

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Congratulation's on your great scan! Plus you are doing fantastic!

Hondo's picture
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Welcome to the NED club, I am doing the dance tonight for you my friend

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Well done Doug. It took me 6 months to even think about getting to where you are now so you are doing great. You might find you will do a Lance Armstrong trick and your biking will improve well past your previous life - after the de-porking and slight change in body shape.

Welcome to the land of NED.


delnative's picture
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I'm so glad to hear it.
Wear your yellow with pride.

--Jim in Delaware

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Greg53's picture
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Always good to hear another NED. Way to go Doug!

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Glad to hear...you go.


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D Lewis
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Congratulations upon becoming a member of Club NED! We'll be at the sidelines in our yellow shirts, cheering you on at that Ironman Triathlon in 2013!

Deb (aka NED)

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Pam M
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Big Fuzzy NED,

Very good to hear the great news. Keep kicking butt.

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Great news Bigfuzzydoug! Congrats!!

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You are a bad-*** survivor Doug. No doubt you can do everything you aspire to. So happy to read your news. Keep on kicking ***.


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Doug, great news! Congrats!

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That's just great news!

scottied's picture
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That is great news, Congrats and keep on rolling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joel4's picture
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Great news, very happy for you man!!

greg from pa
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WAY TO GO DOG! That is fantastic NED. Thanks for sharing the great news. Greg

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