some good news

impactzone
impactzone Member Posts: 539 Member

Hello old timers. It is now 7 years since dx with stage 4 colon cancer (mets to lungs and liver) and I am still here. I know I haven't posted much  the last year but I do read many posts. I just had CT scan and shows NED. This is now 1.5 years since my last lung resection as clear. ( 4 lung resections, liver, resection, colon surgery, pulmonary embolisms, chemo). I often don't post because the randomness seems so wrong. I am very grateful and fortunate. It was important to me early that there were chances of some success so here is at least one for now. If I had to credit anything, I did change eating habits, got surgery at every chance I could ( all done at Stanford), stopped suger almost completely, stopped all sodas and fruit drinks, kept working, tried to get negative things away, kept very busy with kids and coaching, take 1 aspirin a day, have a great supportive family, do use prayer frequently, and developed a huge hatred of cancer.

Take care all

Thank you

Chip

Comments

  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278
    Congrats on your NED Chip!

    Congrats on your NED Chip!  Woo Hooo   We all need reasons to celebrate and each piece of good news is a reason!

    Keep up the good fight!   Keep in touch  with future events.

     

    Best Always,  mike

  • Deena11
    Deena11 Member Posts: 199
    Thank you

    Chip-

    Thank you so much for sharing this positive story.  I am less than a year NED and these happy stories uplift me.  I appreciate your pointers on adopting and maintaining good habits.  Thanks for sharing!!!

    Deena

     

  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
    Dear Chip,

    I'm fairly new here so we don't know each other that much. I just wanted to express my appreciation to you for staying strong and giving all of us inspiration that even though it takes a lot, but good things are possible.

    Wishing you fun, productive years ahead and talk to us more. We need as much inspiration we can get.

    Take care,

    Laz

  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117
    lp1964 said:

    Dear Chip,

    I'm fairly new here so we don't know each other that much. I just wanted to express my appreciation to you for staying strong and giving all of us inspiration that even though it takes a lot, but good things are possible.

    Wishing you fun, productive years ahead and talk to us more. We need as much inspiration we can get.

    Take care,

    Laz

    so good

    to see you again and thanks for dropping by.guess some things can just work out for the best and i am so glad it is still working in your favor.again thanks for thinking about us i will be in this fight until the end too many spots in lungs for surgery so chemo for life.one day at a time and i thank the Lord everyday for it....Godbless...johnnybegood

  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
    g'day Chip
    Glad your scans were clear , you have certainly earned them. You have my best wishes for a ca free future. Ron.
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    Oh, my dearest friend!!!!

    So glad to hear from you!!!!  I have held you in my heart, but thought often about how you were doing.

    And, what grand news!!!

     

    BIG hugs, Kathi

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Wonderful

    That is such wonderful news.  Thank you for the update and it is always great hearing from you.  Glad you are doing fine.

    Kim

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
    Thats great news. We have

    Thats great news. We have some similarities. I will be celebrating 8 years in October. I just had a clea scan which marks 1 1/2 years since my last surgery although it was a liver resection in my case.

  • dorookie
    dorookie Member Posts: 1,731
    Hey Chip

    Great to see you around and great news, I'm awaiting for November that will be five years for me being in remission, I have my scans next month and even being in remission this long well they still scare the heck out of me. But I don't expect anything bad, so till I hear different that's my way of thinking...

     

    hugs 

    beth

  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    So happy for you!

    I always enjoy reading your posts, and this one is particularly welcome!

     

    *hugs*

    Gail

  • myd
    myd Member Posts: 40
    Chip, I'm very happy about

    Chip, I'm very happy about your good news.  Thank you again for your kind words and sharing your story with me the other day.  I wish you continued good health.  I think you set a great example to your children. Cheers, Myd

  • dmdwins
    dmdwins Member Posts: 450
    myd said:

    Chip, I'm very happy about

    Chip, I'm very happy about your good news.  Thank you again for your kind words and sharing your story with me the other day.  I wish you continued good health.  I think you set a great example to your children. Cheers, Myd

    Great News Chip!

    You were such an inspiration to me when I came here in 2008..gave me hope that I could see my kids grow up. Thank you for that and so glad to hear of your great news!Dawn

     

  • Bluejuniata
    Bluejuniata Member Posts: 20
    Thanks

    So much for taking the time to post this. That is just great news indeed. And good to know about your diet because since I now have mets on my liver, I am on a ketogenic diet...no sugar, little carbs, some protien and mostly fats. And I meditate, quit my stressful job and spend time in nature...so, you give me hope. Thanks.

  • Bluejuniata
    Bluejuniata Member Posts: 20
    Curious

    Were you initially given a life expectancy from your oncologist?

  • mom_2_3
    mom_2_3 Member Posts: 953 Member
    Chip

    Chip,

    That's not good news.  That's fantastic-wonderful-amazing-fall-down-on-your-knees GREAT news!  I am so happy for you and your family.  You are an inspiration to me and the others on this board. 

    Amy

  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
    Wonderful!

    What wonderful news! Thanks for posting

    Tara