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herdizziness
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Had a nice visit with my onc, today. Starting on the Xeloda and Avastin on Friday, every 3 week regime again, at least no oxy.
My CT Scan came back nothing showing up on liver or lungs!!! We were worried about the lung situation, it's looking good!!!
So working on getting rid of any possible cancer cells that may be hanging around he said.
CEA is down to 4.2, which is great for a smoker, as normal can be as high as 5 and still be normal for smoker (okay, I'm a former smoker now, but just recently) my last CEA was 7.8 and I hadn't had chemo since it was 7.8, so the 4.2 is after the surgeries and not due to any chemo. Hurray!!!
Mop up chemo time, CT Scan again in three months.
Winter Marie

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I am so happy that you are doing great! Can't wait for your mop up to kill off any left over bugs!! Sending Hugs and :)'s -Melissa

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Thank you for the hugs and smiles, they were most welcome!!!
Winter Marie

AnneCan
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Winter Marie,

It all sounds great! You are doing amazingly well; I can't believe all you have been doing - travelling chores, etc.

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I know, even my Aunt told me, she wouldn't have believed I had cancer if she hadn't of been here herself during my hospital stay back in February of last year.
I mean, here I am 4 weeks and 5 days later and I was running up the post office steps this morning, going down numerous steps this afternoon and back up them to get my student ID for college that I start on the 7th of February (one day after my one year diagnosis)picking up and holding my 22 pound 7 month old grandson, cooking tri-tip dinner, doing the dishes, scrubbing the kitchen floor (all in one day) plus numerous other things today.
I'm one lucky woman, very lucky, very fortunate, and I realize that and am grateful for it.
Winter Marie

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So glad that CT scan came back good and that your CEA is down. Hoping that your new treatmet kicks the life out of any cancer cell that may be left. Hope your recovery is going well and you are getting better each and everyday.

Kim

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I am so getting better everyday, I almost feel 100 percent, as soon as the last little "scabs" are off of my new scar on my belly are gone, I think I'll feel 100 percent to be sure. Hoping someone has an idea as to keep this newest scar soft.
Winter Marie

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Awesome news Marie, so glad to hear the CT scan looked so good. Hope you breeze through the chemo girl!
April

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Dear April, I'm hoping I'll breeze through the chemo again as well. I'm sure I will. I just so enjoyed this 3 month break from chemo, it makes it really hard to go back to it.
But I'm thrilled over the CT scan.
Winter Marie

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Well, this is great news! I'm so excited for you!

*hugs*
Gail

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herdizziness
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Thank you Gail, you always, always keep me cheered up with your hugs.
Winter Marie

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Oh Winter Marie Jorge and I are so very happy to hear about your ct scan are clear .also I would like to thank you for your post on my post .Jorge did get to read your post and as you were talking about how hot it is there Jorge is like I want to go to Florida just before his surgery to remove his tumors so I guess he's going too lol he has as me to. Thank you for giving him so much hope and he is so very happy that your doing so very well .hugs Tina

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Jorge has the right idea!!!! Enjoy before the surgery I say!!!! I dreaded the surgery, but it's over before you know it, then your out and enjoying life once again, it isn't so bad Jorge!!!
I do hope you get to Florida to relax and enjoy some wonderful warmth before hand. And if you don't get the chance, I have a nice red and white picnic table cloth I'll send you, and you can spread it out on the living room floor, light a lot of candles (for the warmth and light)and have your own "Florida" picnic in the privacy of your own home.
Winter Marie

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Sorry you have to do any kinda chemo but so happy no oxy for you. I'm so glad that you are doing so well after the surgeries. Get in there and mop things up and get it all done. HUGS

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LOL, was feeling sorry about the chemo, but when he said no Oxy, it's funny how happy one can get!!! I was sing songing all the way home, "I don't have to do oxy... I don't have to do oxy.... I don't have to do oxy...." (with my singing voice it was a long trip home, well for my husband and son it was... LOL)
Winter Marie

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Great news on the scan Marie. I'm glad your healing so well. Chemo sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Roger

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herdizziness
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I think about you everyday. Thank you. Keep in touch my "buddy", I don't think I can ever thank you enough for keeping track of me!!! Loves ya.
Winter Marie

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Winter Marie,
That is wonderful! So glad the scan showed your lungs were clear. Good luck on the chemo, though you breezed through xeloda last time. So good to see good news. Sending you big hugs....
Bill

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How wonderful to get another hug from you!!!! Tell Christopher I said hello, and hugs back to you both!!!! (you knew how I felt and worried about the lung thing, thanks to you and Christopher for making it seem less worrisome the other day)
Winter Marie

sasjourney
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You have come a long way and now you are near the finish line. You'll breeze right through chemo. I am so glad that you are doing well!!!

Hugs,
Sara

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Hang in there! Hugs!

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herdizziness
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Thank you dear. And I sure appreciate the hugs, and hugs back at you!!!!
Winter Marie

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Oh Marie, I am just so very happy for you!! That's really great news! Congrats! Hugs, Cynthia

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herdizziness
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I find myself bowing and saying, thank you, thank you very much!!!!
And I do thank you for sharing in my happiness, thanks for the hugs!!
Winter Marie

OGammy01
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Winter Marie, that post was just great! You are doing so well and I am so happy for you and your family.

Hugs,

Diane

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Everything is fantastic news...way to go girl!!!! I am so happy for you. You so deserve this good news!!! Take care

Jennie

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You've come a long way baby.........(remember that commercial)...well it also fits for you...Good for you sweetheart...Buzz

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herdizziness
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You've been with me every step of the way. I thank you always for your encouragement and watching over me, my friend.
Winter Marie

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herdizziness
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Hey one of my BFF's, thank you, thank you, thank you. I'll see you in Chicago I'm sure!!!
PARTY!!!
Winter Marie

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herdizziness
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I love this about our family here, that we can rejoice in each other's happiness.
Thank you for so much for sharing in mine!!
Winter Marie

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Testing 1-2-3...tap, tap, is this thing on?

LOL:)

Very happy for your big victory, WM:)

-Craig

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herdizziness
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My dearest friend, thank you, let's keep on having these victories!!! We need them to be sure. Love you my friend.
Winter Marie

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What great news, Winter Marie!! I hope you are planning on celebrating! What the heck, you should celebrate every day you are on chemo... why? Because you can!! :D

I'm very, very happy for you!

Cheryl

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herdizziness
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Have I mentioned how wonderful to see your smiling face???
Yes, I'm celebrating, every day, with every load of laundry I do and every dish I wash, LMAO, still here to do them!!!
Winter Marie

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Did anyone mention how happy they are for you ? .....................LOL......enjoy every second.......Love ya, Buzz

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