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Update - good news

impactzone's picture
Posts: 542
Joined: Aug 2006

Hello all;

Just got news from Stanford that my last CT scan was good - NED and the CEA is below 1. This is after a stage 4 dx nine years ago. I wish I had a magic receipe to share with all.  Celebrated briefly.... took the dogs to the park... fixed dinner and now the wife and kids can breathe easier for the next year. I am grateful, humble and happy but always as a science teacher unsure why I am where I am and others are not. I know for those newly dx, it was always great to hear from long term "survivors".  I have loved the recent weather in CA and can't help but put on REO  Speedwagon, "Riding the Storm" out as I took the 5 hour drive north to Stanford starting at 3:00 am. That fades in the Stones "Gimme Shelter" and the lyrics:

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

Thanks to all for helping be that shelter over the years. I wish I wrote more here but after the first 6 years... it just got tough... I still read and check in. I will try to do more but to those suffering, there is still hope.


All my best , always


JanJan63's picture
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Oh, how wonderful!!! You put a big lump in my throat. I am SO happy for you!! Woohoo!!! 

Trubrit's picture
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I am so happy for you. Going on for 10 TEN 10 years. Gosh, that must be so good. I can't wait to follow your lead. 

Sue - Trubrit

lizard44's picture
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Joined: Apr 2015

I love reading reports like yours!  Thank you so much for sharing- and may you enjoy  many more NED results.

beaumontdave's picture
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Great news Chip, and what a ride, the right music, then the right report, sounds like life is back on the rails and rolling. Congratulations and check-in from time to time. Light-at the-end-of-the-tunnel stories mean alot around here.......................................Dave

ron50's picture
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 Best wishes to you and the family for the coming year ,Ron.

Posts: 220
Joined: Jan 2015

So happy for you.  Thanks for sharing your update, you're right, it helps all of us to read it.  And your music choices are perfect :))

Cathleen Mary
Posts: 827
Joined: May 2011

Oh, Chip, you brought tears to my eyes.  So very happy for you!!!! Thank you for spreading hope!


maglets's picture
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that is wonderful news my friend.......amazing



tootsie1's picture
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Good news!!




Easyflip's picture
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at 10 years they use the word "cure." Whoopee! I grew up in Ventura, 6 hours south of Stanford. Love the California coast. 


GSP2's picture
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Joined: Feb 2015

for all of us earlier in our survival.  Thanks for still being here and posting. 

Would you consider updating your profile. I think a lot of us construct it when we

join and when we feel the need to reflect on the healing phase. The living time

is a gift worth sharing as well. Would love to hear that part of the story.



beaumontdave's picture
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Joined: Aug 2013

As of today, I'm riding with you Chip, all clear scan and a 2.0 cea, 8 1/2 years out. 4 months to the next scan, then 6, then a year, if all goes well. If it's just luck, I'll take it, I've had enough of the wrong kind for quite a while....................................Dave

impactzone's picture
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impactzone's picture
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Great idea so I added some tonight and will fill out more later. All my best

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