• Declared Cancer Free yesterday from a deadly and rare cancer

    Asked by meyati on Friday, September 20, 2019

    Declared Cancer Free yesterday from a deadly and rare cancer

    The best result that I was given was 5 years at most. Most people died within 3 years, and that included 6 months to 18 months in an intensive nursing home, with continuous surgeries trying to get ahead of the bone and brain penetration, by removing bone, flesh, and skin.

    As Dr. Garg said yesterday, it was a rare disease, and the normal attempt to prolong my life was so extreme, he thought outside of the box, and it worked.

    I'm grateful for MD Anderson for having a doctor like that in Albuquerque.

    17 Answers from the Community

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    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby (Best Answer!)

      Oh Meyati!! Major Snoopy Dances of Joy!!! I am SO happy for you. May you remain cancer free for the next 300 years or so!

      about 1 month ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Congratulations! Those are words everyone wants to hear. Continue your good health.

      about 1 month ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I suffered from Eustress--a bundle of nerves, pacing - then complete exhaustion. my family cared for me well- hugs- Snoopy dance-calling friends. Then letting me sleep- cooked dinner and fed me and the coonhounds-maybe not in that order. I'm still floating-- I was up at 5:30 AM. I might crash again later, but I'm straightening things up, cut up boxes for recycling, brushed the hounds teeth. I am teaching my little Plott, Ryder, how to be groomed. He likes it so much that he goes down- belly up- wagging his tail and wiggling his body, wagging his tail, and waving his legs-kicking me in the face. The hound brushing stars were aligned this morning for Ryder.

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      about 1 month ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Oh, yes. I finished treatment Valentine Day, 2013-- I think 6 years is pretty good-- that was certainly a real Valentine gift-a cancer cure-

      about 1 month ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Congratulations meyati. What a team you and your doctor make. TAKE THAT CANCER !!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      That is AWESOME!!!!!!!! Always great to hear some of the really good news!

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Congratulations to you! And kudos to doctor! It is such thinking ("What box?") that produces some stellar results. We should form a group of rare and aggressive cancer survivors! I would hope that the data is being collected somewhere so as to help those both now and in the future with similar diagnoses.

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Good news, thank you for sharing that. We all need to hear a little more good news these days.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I so love this news, Meyati!

      30 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Fabulous!!!!!! I am so happy to read this post!!

      29 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      About time we heard some good news-- congrats my friend!

      28 days ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Thank you-all of you for supporting me, listen to my ranting and grief-lifting me up when I was down. I didn't go to counseling, because I told them that I had YOU-- ALL of YOU ALL. I know that you meant what you said-- you weren't lying to me for 2 reasons--You are not paid by any business making money of off my misery-- you are living this with me in real time. Because of that- I could hibernate without being told to be a brave soldier and fight-fight-fight---I could face and focus on what helped me, when it helped me-- and this is still true--

      28 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Hope that you stay on this site & continue your most interesting posts.

      28 days ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I plan to stay here-say one nice thing to me, pet me on the head, and I'll hang around. Honestly, I get strength and courage from y'all, and y'all can't get rid of me so easily-so thank you

      28 days ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Glad you are sticking around. I've been since pretty much the beginning of my trials, but I've been out of active treatment since Feb 2013. And y'all are still stuck w/me! And this place can be stuck w/the both of us together!!

      28 days ago
    • Kylerem's Avatar
      Kylerem

      Congratulations. Awesome news!

      27 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      Congratulations Meyati!!! You give me hope. It's nice to hear it was MD Anderson too. Sometimes I wonder if there is really a chance of getting better, but you are living proof.

      26 days ago

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