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    Do you have some GOOD NEWS to share this week?

    Asked by GGP on Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Do you have some GOOD NEWS to share this week?

    Have you gotten a clean scan? Good test results? Closing in on the end of treatments? Or maybe just feeling GOOD!? Let's hear it, we all need to hear more good news!

    16 Answers from the Community

    16 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      For me, my good news is that my MIL is seeming to turn the corner and doing a little better. She is awake, aware, moving her arms and legs, giving a thumbs up, and those are all miles ahead of where she was Monday. Now she has an infection in her lungs which is concerning, but given where we could be today, that's not all bad.

      about 3 years ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Six-month scans, and I am still NED - almost 4 years after a Stage IV rectal cancer diagnosis.

      about 3 years ago
    • biga17133's Avatar
      biga17133

      Yes I do !!! The results are in from CT scan and the new line of defense is working a lot of shrinking of the tumors and NO NEW TUMORS and only a slight increase in some will do another CT in 2 months and if he same will drop one of the chemo and go with just one chemo every 3 weeks ye ha for me looks like I have some things to do here YET,,,, yeeeeee haaaaa still taking a bath by myself biga17133

      about 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Hey Big A, that is FANTASTIC!! I am so glad to hear that!

      about 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Wow Praise the Lord Jane and Big A. That is really good news. I don't have personal good news. But I am so happy for my friend for whom I have been praying. In March her Dr. said she had only months maybe weeks to live. We began an intensive prayer week. We all continue to pray for her. Her Dr. was amazed that her tumors just began to shrink but now they can be treated. Her Dr. says the only reason she is here today is because of our prayers.

      about 3 years ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      BigA and Jane fantastic news! Wow! That gives us all hope. My good news is I am heading to my family reunion tomorrow in Delaware. Four years ago I was unable to attend because I was too sick to travel. I was in the middle of radiation and having a horrible time. I honestly didn’t think I would live long enough to be able to attend future reunions, but I am here and going to my family reunion tomorrow!

      about 3 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      What great news to read from biga17133 and JaneA ... and Greg, for your MIL, too!!!! And, Sandi, for you getting to go to the reunion ... and @BoiseB, for your friend - showing the power of prayer!!!

      about 3 years ago
    • biga17133's Avatar
      biga17133

      Yes praise his name everyday @BoiseB , so glad to hear she getting better praying for her @GregP_WN , Be safe on your travels @SandiA and have fun, hope and faith and god with prayers can do anything @JaneA congrats on scans results ..Thanks for your support @LiveWithCancer
      still taking a bath by myself biga17133

      about 3 years ago
    • Ron0308's Avatar
      Ron0308

      Yesterday I rejoined Gilda's Club. Our Madison, WI group now has a group that seems to center or at least has a few Head and Neck cancer Friends. I haven't felt this good for over a year! Why did I fight going back??? Much love and Support!

      about 3 years ago
    • macfightsback's Avatar
      macfightsback

      Last chemo for a reoccurence was yesterday! Hooray! I love new beginnings! Wishing everyone here more good days than not so good days.

      about 3 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @Ron0308, I am happy to hear that you rejoined Gilda's Club! I go to ours here - we have two about equi-distance from my house (here they are Cancer Support Communities). I haven't been to any activities this month. I need to get myself in gear and get back to the Clubhouse!! I always have a ton of fun.

      about 3 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      YAY for everyone with good health news, for themselves or for loved ones! May that trend continue!

      My two pieces of good news are non-health related:

      1. I've been corresponding with a cousin I didn't know I had until he found me. We've been exchanging info and memorabilia and filling gaps in each other's knowledge. It's neat.

      2. I received a package of thank-you letters from third-graders, following my support of this project on Donors Choose:
      https://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=2636559
      The letters made me feel good -- but the privations these kids endure break my heart. I read their gratitude for things I took for granted at their age, before public school budgets were slashed every which way.

      Here's one of the letters (Donors Choose encourages the sharing):
      Pg. 1: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1822/43216106652_16165b70fd_b.jpg
      Pg. 2: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1781/43265174241_09d5f8a93a_b.jpg

      about 3 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @Ejourneys, what a great letter! Donors Choose is an awesome organization. (I am amazed the little girl wrote to you in cursive. I thought schools were no longer teaching cursive writing. Maybe that is only in Texas.)

      about 3 years ago
    • carlie's Avatar
      carlie

      Great news for me since my PET scan this week showed no spots on my right lung. Also reduced activity in tongue base area so I'm grateful to be alive ! :)

      about 3 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      WhooHoo, @carlie!!!! Fabulous news!!

      about 3 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Three years ago this month, I was fighting three simultaneous cancers (PTCL-NOS, AITL, 20q Deletion MDS in my marrow). Survived transplant and July 17th was my three year anniversary. Now in my 4th clinical trial as well as Extra Corporeal Photopheresis to combat chronic Graft-Versus-Host-Disease.

      Ah, but you have to be alive to have complaints.

      about 3 years ago

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