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    Asked by pancrease54 on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Don't have a question

    I found out last Friday when my onc called with ny CA19-9 score (8) that he is going to "release me from clinic" in the fall. A 10 year journey (and 115 trips to Vanderbilt ) is almost over ! ! He had NEVER called me before.

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    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      Congratulations on making your doctor feel unneeded!

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Hey, that's great news! Although I'm kind of attached to Vanderbilt now, they told me I didn't have to come back for another year, I might just stop in out of habit. Now what are you going to do with all that extra time?

      Happy for you!

      over 3 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Awesome. Congratulations. You must have microscopic ninjas in your body or something. You already know how rare it is for someone to do as well as you with that cancer. Count your lucky stars. You're an inspiration that even though the statistics are grim, there are people who keep going, especially when caught at an earlier stage.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I am very happy for you! Way cool!! Congrats and thanks for sharing.

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Congratulations! You should share your news with others--being able to overcome pancreatic cancer, you can give hope to hundreds!

      over 3 years ago
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      over 3 years ago
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      over 3 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar

      Rick, this is news foe celebration. Bravo! Maybe a tall glass of champagne is in order with a tomatoe juice chaser. Congratulations. You have inspired and given generous encouragement to many here and, now, you are a role model for beating this thing. Are you the one who drinks tomatoe juice? I bought a big bottle for the vitamin C content, plus I like the flavor. So you have successfully come through a 10-year diagnosis and treatment and the world is a better place for keeping you on this crazy planet. Good Luck beyond measure to you!

      over 3 years ago
    • JMS's Avatar

      Hi pancrease54 - Congratulations!! And, in answer to your non-question, here is a question for you: how did you do it? what did you (and your doctors) do? I hope you feel well and continue to enjoy life for many, many years to come.
      So I guess it isn't always bad news when the doctor calls ..... Enjoy, JMS

      over 3 years ago
    • pancrease54's Avatar


      Where do you get that? i love this man. He saved my life. I think it is fantastic he called me with this extraordinary news. This man is a saint, dedicated to his profession. His own staff adores him. Plus, IMHO, Vanderbilt is the best oncology clinic bar none. Are you just a natural sourpuss. How you got that is way beyond me.

      over 3 years ago

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