Five Years Clean

Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,721 Member

Friends,

I just left my five-year wellness check with the NP, and reviewed the six month labs.  All were good, with none of the results suggestinng lymphomic activity.  I now return once a year for blood testing.

My PSA continues to climb (a test of the prostate) and they are referring me to a urologist who will advise me on that, but my number is just over the recommended high for my age, and the NP said she did not suspect anything. She further added that the urologist would most lkely just continue monitoring the PSA number, which the AMA is recommending be eliminated as a diagnostic tool for prostate cancer anyway.

I am also awaiting the results of a CT I had yesterday regarding a tiny spot on my lung, but every doctor who has commented on it said they would not be concerned.


I give thanks, and pray that we friends will still be discussing good results here ten years from now...

max

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  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Wonderful!

    That is great news, Max!  Happy Dance time !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkrwovX7BSY

     

    Smile Rubik's cube animated gif

     

  • Congratulations!

    Wonderful news! We are leaving the mountain next week. It has been a wonderful summer despite the traffic accident and broken ankle. Get my first 6-month checkup since finishing Rituxan in November. Enjoy your life! I think you are cured and that is a real blessing!

  • illead
    illead Member Posts: 879 Member
    Hooray

    That is the greatest news Max, we are sooooo happy.  I am confident all will be okay with the CT and PSA.  Although we expected good news, it is a great relief to hear it officially.  Bill has to have PSA bloodwork for his next onc visit in a couple weeks, but we're not worried.

    A happy day dear friend,

    B&B

  • Jeff148
    Jeff148 Member Posts: 184
    Awesome!!!!

    Great news!!! I picture you running around singing the Happy Song!!!!

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,721 Member
    jimwins said:

    Wonderful!

    That is great news, Max!  Happy Dance time !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkrwovX7BSY

     

    Smile Rubik's cube animated gif

     

    Wow

    Jim,

    I bet your new pup loves watching that one !  Threw out my hip just watching !  Cool

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,721 Member
    unknown said:

    Congratulations!

    Wonderful news! We are leaving the mountain next week. It has been a wonderful summer despite the traffic accident and broken ankle. Get my first 6-month checkup since finishing Rituxan in November. Enjoy your life! I think you are cured and that is a real blessing!

    What a wonderful thought...

    GKH,

    If you are like virtually everyone else here, going in for the six month results will be a bit nerve-racking, even for the strongest individuals. Bless your results in November.  Despite occasional nervousness, I have felt the lymphoma would never return to me, since I ended treatment. An intuition or something.  It has just been a feeling, which perhaps came from my oncologist, who told me the day I got my NED report that he had "scheduled me for port removal."  I asked if we perhaps should wait a little, and he responded  "No -- go get it out now."I love the Boone area, near where I think you said your place is. Actually, several regulars here are from  Asheville/Western NC parts.

    Of the NLPHL old timers here, Aaron and Bill_NC had brief frights, which turned out to be nothing. As the old Billy Preston hit said, "Nothin from nothin leaves nothin."

    max

    To you GKH, and all who chime in,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0KV6uvy6Lo

    .

  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    Awesome News Max!!!
    So happy

    Awesome News Max!!!

    So happy to hear that you're doing good! I always enjoy reading your comments (you're a smart cookie) :D

    sending you a Huge Hug! Take care

    Sincerely,

    Liz

     

  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178

    Awesome News Max!!!
    So happy

    Awesome News Max!!!

    So happy to hear that you're doing good! I always enjoy reading your comments (you're a smart cookie) :D

    sending you a Huge Hug! Take care

    Sincerely,

    Liz

     

    Grrreat!!!

    Hi Max,

     That is just great news!  Let us know how the CT results come back...I'm sure just fine! Take care...Sue

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,721 Member

    Awesome News Max!!!
    So happy

    Awesome News Max!!!

    So happy to hear that you're doing good! I always enjoy reading your comments (you're a smart cookie) :D

    sending you a Huge Hug! Take care

    Sincerely,

    Liz

     

    Got it !

    Liz,

    Received that sweet hug...much appreciated !

    max

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,721 Member
    allmost60 said:

    Grrreat!!!

    Hi Max,

     That is just great news!  Let us know how the CT results come back...I'm sure just fine! Take care...Sue

    Yesterday

    I was thinking of you yesterday Sue, and that you had not been around a lot recently.  I'm very happy to hear from you, and appreciate the kind resoponse. Always praying that you are well...

    max

  • Bill_NC
    Bill_NC Member Posts: 133

    Got it !

    Liz,

    Received that sweet hug...much appreciated !

    max

    Congratulations MAX

    Great news MAX, wish you all the best.

  • Rocquie
    Rocquie Member Posts: 858 Member
    Fantastic!

    That is great news, Max. Congratulations! I bet you and your family are very happy about this.

    Cheers,

    Rocquie

     

  • onlytoday
    onlytoday Member Posts: 609 Member
    So Happy for you!!!

    Max,

     

    This is just the greatest news!!  I really believe in intuition and what that can tell us.  Good for you!!  Feeling that it was gone all along was a good thing too - less stress.  (The enemy to all)

    Big hugs to you!  Enjoy!

     

    Donna

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,721 Member
    onlytoday said:

    So Happy for you!!!

    Max,

     

    This is just the greatest news!!  I really believe in intuition and what that can tell us.  Good for you!!  Feeling that it was gone all along was a good thing too - less stress.  (The enemy to all)

    Big hugs to you!  Enjoy!

     

    Donna

    Rocquie and Donna,
    Thanks to

    Rocquie and Donna,

    Thanks to the both of you.   Donna, I compared your hug to Liz's from the other day, and they were very close to identical.

    Both of you are professional huggers !

    max

     

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  • Mary N.
    Mary N. Member Posts: 100
    jimwins said:

    Wonderful!

    That is great news, Max!  Happy Dance time !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkrwovX7BSY

     

    Smile Rubik's cube animated gif

     

    Jim, you smile is amazing!

    Jim, you smile is amazing!

  • Mary N.
    Mary N. Member Posts: 100

    Rocquie and Donna,
    Thanks to

    Rocquie and Donna,

    Thanks to the both of you.   Donna, I compared your hug to Liz's from the other day, and they were very close to identical.

    Both of you are professional huggers !

    max

     

    .

    Wonderful news

    Max,

    That is wonderful news.  I wish for you at the very least another 5 years.  I went for my appointment yesterday thinking we would discuss stoppin the chemo but I have shingles so will have to wait for another scan and a month to see what my doc says.  I am hoping for that wonderful five year free report to join you soon!

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,721 Member
    Mary N. said:

    Wonderful news

    Max,

    That is wonderful news.  I wish for you at the very least another 5 years.  I went for my appointment yesterday thinking we would discuss stoppin the chemo but I have shingles so will have to wait for another scan and a month to see what my doc says.  I am hoping for that wonderful five year free report to join you soon!

    Yes

    That is my wish for you also, Mary....

     

    max

  • Lifeisbeautiful
    Lifeisbeautiful Member Posts: 50
    So happy for you! :)

    Max,

     

    I'm so happy for you and I hope one day everyone can say I'm a cancer survivor but mostly (I know I'm a dreamer :)) there would be no cancer because they will find something like a vaccine and given at birth so these cancer cells never develop and start dividing in the first place. :))

    Today I had my 4th chemo and every time it gets a little tougher. I can't wait for it to be over and feel normal again.

    You are a cancer survivor, Max!

    Natasha

     

     

     

  • vinslymphoma
    vinslymphoma Member Posts: 24
    Super Ninja :-)

    You are a Great Warrior Max and an inspiration of positive energy :-) 

    I think i have read that 5 year NED is equivalent tobe considered as cured. Congrats on this milestone :-) and wish you all the very best..

     

    Cheers

    Vinoth

  • ThisisLife
    ThisisLife Member Posts: 101
    Awesome

    That is awesome news Max.  Congrats!!!

     

    Sharlene