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No Mo Chemo...For Now

Phoenix_66's picture
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Yesterday was a wierd day. I had formally been told that I might have to take the maintenance chemo indefinitely but my oncologist decided that since I was NED and all my numbers looked good, he didn't want to risk kidney damage that can be caused by the Cyramza. So, whoop whoop, I'm done for now. 

Unfortunately because I am late Stage 4 and having cancer return twice there is a strong probability that it may come back again.  But I will celebrate for now. I even got to ring the bell for the third time. 

Trubrit's picture
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Joined: Jan 2013

'Third time is a charm.'

Hopefully you've rung the bells for good, and continue NED for many a year. 


Annabelle41415's picture
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Enjoy it and celebrate like you said.  If you are NED just embrace that.


abita's picture
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Joined: Dec 2017

Happy for you!

betula's picture
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Joined: Mar 2017

That is awesome news.  You give everyone here hope!


JanJan63's picture
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That's wonderful! Good luck!!


Trubrit's picture
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Three times ringing the bell



Ruthmomto4's picture
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Joined: May 2013

that’s what I am hoping for you! Enjoy the break hopefully it’s forever!

SandiaBuddy's picture
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Joined: Apr 2017

To me, it makes sense to live each day to its fullest.  Each day you are not on chemo is even that more rewarding.  Congratulations.

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Joan M
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Joined: Oct 2016

To be NED and not need chemo - that is the day the rest of look forward to!  Even if you need the chemo again later, an extended break will be good for you.


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