• Just some good news

    Asked by SandiA on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Just some good news

    Hi! I just wanted to say hi and pass on some good news. Some of you may remember I had total hip replacement last year. The cancer, radiation and steroids pretty much destroyed what was left of my hip. When I had the surgery they said I was in the high risk category for complications. Well today was my one year post op appointment. The orthopedic oncologist was so pleased with my progress he said I can schedule my next appointment for follow up xrays in two years. Wow just hearing I can cross off regular appointments with an oncologist and someone is planning on me being here in two years was music to my ears.

    19 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Good news! And I know a big relief.

      6 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar

      That is wonderful news. 2 years! Can't beat that.

      6 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Fabulous!!!! That's great news! Yay!!

      6 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar


      6 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      Way to go- I'm so glad for you, as you certainly deserve this good thing---

      6 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      That's fantastic news!! Isn't out a weird feeling to have an oncologist tell you that after you've been on a "lets see how you look in 3 months" sort of basis for awhile?

      Now you can really make plans with confidence that you'll probably be here to enjoy whatever you've planned for!


      Thanks for sharing that good news with us. It's definitely a positive for everybody.

      6 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      Congratulations! That is great news. Obviously, you did your physicial therapy as requested to help get those good results.

      6 months ago
    • DonnainRI's Avatar

      Great news!

      6 months ago
    • Terri's Avatar

      I am so happy for you! What great news!

      6 months ago
    • JustForToday's Avatar

      Amazing! Two years of a calendar that does not remind you of anxious appointments is a treasure. Good for you.

      6 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      Praise the Lord and break out the Ben and Jerry's

      6 months ago
    • Lundmusik's Avatar

      Fantastic Sandi. I too got some good news. Six months after 3D melanoma determination, surgeries and ongoing traf/mek treatment, my latest pet/cat scan was again clear. I don’t have to have a scan or see the doctor for six months. I totally relate to your statement of “planning on being here for...” I know that metastasis that rejects treatment can lead to death in a very short period of time in many cases, so I too am very grateful for the reprieve that may hopefully lead to total redemption.

      Especially I want to say thank you for all the support you’ve given me and others on this site.


      6 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      @Lundmusik thank you! That is wonderful news. Six months! For my neck, lungs and brain I am down to being scanned every 4 months and six months is my goal. Almost made it the last time except for some pesky micro nodules that showed up on my last lung scans. Favored to be benign. So he decided to do 4 months instead of six just to be safe. But being cleared on my hip was a huge blessing.

      @BoiseB I have a root beer float planned for tonight! Or maybe one this afternoon and tonight. Haha!

      6 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Woo hoo!!

      6 months ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar

      Great news, thanks for sharing.

      6 months ago
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      6 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      @Lundmusik, Chuck, great news! Thanks for letting us know.

      6 months ago
    • banditwalker's Avatar

      Pretty cool, congrats.

      6 months ago
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      6 months ago

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