• ~Who has GOOD NEWS?~ Please share any good news you might have.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Saturday, February 7, 2015

    ~Who has GOOD NEWS?~ Please share any good news you might have.

    Did you have a clean scan, a good doctors checkup, finish treatments, have an anniversary on your diagnosis? Let's share anything good you have!

    42 Answers from the Community

    42 answers
    • myronbob's Avatar
      myronbob

      hi greg had clean cat scan with contrast jan 16th !!!!. number two !!!

      about 5 years ago
    • banditwalker's Avatar
      banditwalker

      Good news from my chemo oncologist Jan. 12th, cat scan clean and markers in low range. Good news from my family physician, Jan 29th, all blood work normal and cholesterol is down, we are discussing taking me off my cholesterol med. Good news from my breast surgeon, Feb 5th, chest and reconstruction look great. And it's amazing on how well my mother with dementia has been doing since she found out I am cancer free! She has not been sick and she has been taking her meds faithfully with no "episodes". Don't want to jinx it with too much enthusiasm but Life Is Good!!!

      about 5 years ago
    • Beeps' Avatar
      Beeps

      It's my husband's Birthday!! He's such a great guy! It's a gorgeous day in GA! Got a great massage yesterday! No Cancer updates....

      about 5 years ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar
      schweetieangel

      Congrats on anyone who has good news :-) i love love love to hear it. i have my scan coming up Feb 17th hopefully there will be good news then.. :-)

      about 5 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      I went to a cheese and wine evening at a friend's home and was met to another Brazilian who is living here and was just diagnosed with cancer....Although this is a sad news...being able to help her and support her was a good feeling for me because I remember when I was diagnosed living abroad and had no idea about doctors, specialists, facilities, hospitals or where to get help....it was good to give her some tips and guidelines where to find help so she is able to have an easier and shorter path to define and start her fight against cancer....time and the right strategy really matters here....God continue blessing all of us

      about 5 years ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      This is a bit silly, but to me it is good news. I have enough hair to be out in public without a hat or scarf! Got a trim on Wednesday so it looks like an actual haircut. It is very short, but it is HAIR! : )

      about 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      In three weeks I will be a full 3 years out from my original DX when I was told to get my affairs in order because I didn't have much time.

      End of June I will be a full 3 years out cancer free. I thank the good Lord and my Dr's for my life.

      about 5 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      Celebrating my birthday today with family. And this month I am two years off of chemo. It was way too much for me and they had to pull me off early. But I'm still here and loving life! And I'm going to be a grandma in August!!

      about 5 years ago
    • Danfan714's Avatar
      Danfan714

      Got my SEGWAY yesterday

      about 5 years ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar
      schweetieangel

      Happy Birthday clinda..and congrats !!!

      about 5 years ago
    • kkcomm's Avatar
      kkcomm

      Celebrating 39 years of marriage this weekend! And we are still each other's best friend!

      about 5 years ago
    • ld_105's Avatar
      ld_105

      I signed up for a research study at the end of active treatment...recently they called to organize an exercise class every Sunday.Tomorrow is the second session and i am looking forward to it. Almost two years since surgery and so far so good.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      3 large lymph nodes in my left groin that have been there for a year went most of the way down. The right side of my neck and the clavicle area still have them...some larger some smaller but I'm grateful for small things. Don't know if this is good or bad but smaller lymph nodes are better that staying the same or larger....I like smaller....

      about 5 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      Got the all-clear from my Jan. 29 PET scan. The same day as the scan I held my first "Creativity Heals" meeting and we filled the conference room at my radiation center. We were 11 people altogether.

      I spoke last night with a dear friend who had been in the hospital for 3 days and is now home and doing well. He was thrilled to hear my good news and said it would help him sleep much better.

      Congratulations, everyone, and may the good news continue! Happy birthday, cllinda!

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Great Stuff Ejourneys...

      about 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      The sun came out today long enough for me to "walker" two blocks.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      The Orlando Magic Basketball team finally one a game after losing 10 straight. Sports gets my mind off of ME and it is very useful and enjoyable....next big event is March Madness....and then Opening Day of Baseball.....that's my next challenge to make it to opening day.....I make these little goals.....and shoot for them.

      about 5 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Congratulations to everyone. All of this good news is so wonderful to hear. Happy birthday, clinda!

      about 5 years ago
    • maewia7's Avatar
      maewia7

      Amazing answer to prayer, I found a Dutch lady physiotherapist with knowledge and experience in treating pelvic/genital lymphedema! (I live in Cambodia, so it's truly miraculous) She even speaks English. Have had four sessions so far, and it has helped tremendously. It's funny how reducing your pain level can put you in a good mood!

      about 5 years ago
    • WISmom's Avatar
      WISmom

      I found out on Thursday that the Stivarga has held the cancer growth at bay for the most part. Now, I can hopefully have an ostomy surgery, which I think may make my life a lot more comfortable.

      about 5 years ago
    • tampa83's Avatar
      tampa83

      This Tuesday I am meeting with the oncologist for the first time to plan my treatments. First step in me getting well and cancer free.

      about 5 years ago
    • Rolltidelynne's Avatar
      Rolltidelynne

      I found out Thursday I start seeing my oncologist quarterly instead of monthly!!! I am taking this as good news:) it made my children and I think I really am stronger and they trust that I'm ok with seeing them every three months instead of driving 3 hrs to and from the clinic monthly:))) those trips were getting a bit frustrating ha ha.

      about 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I got word on Thursday that my latest scan showed nothing remarkable. (My tumors haven't gone away, but they are completely stable so that is nearly as good as clean (not really, but it sure beats growing and spreading!))

      about 5 years ago
    • mamabear215's Avatar
      mamabear215

      Learned that my husband can get the radiation therapy to his hip that will hopefully the bone pain he has been having! Started a series of 10 treatments on Thursday....should be finished on the 18th.....3 days after his birthday....here's hoping it works.....the journey continues.....
      Congrats to all and happy birthday/anniversary to those celebrating!

      about 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      May I also add..that 2 months ago I was told I only need CT scans every year now because I am recovering so well...usually for LC you have CT's for the first 5 years every 3 months.

      Nope as per University of Chicago experts in cancer care...for me its once per year now because I exercise, have excellant blood levels and only two mutations they feel this is a reasonable course.

      I am so grateful for my life.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I had more good news this morning. I went from 163 to 143 pounds after my diagnosis and change to a vegan. 2 Months ago I was 143 but I weighed myself this morning for the first time in 2 months an am 151. The only think I did was add a second banana, extra whole grain crackers and MORE almonds....SO that's good news....I can see it in my face and HOPE this is a good sign.

      about 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Barry..great news..add some mashed sweet or white potato and or lots of oatmeal and it will pump you up baby...

      about 5 years ago
    • vet613's Avatar
      vet613

      I am about 20 days away from three years of completion of treatment.

      My friend had a large tumor removed and it was benign! OH YEAH!

      MY best,
      vet613

      about 5 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar
      LauraJo

      Wonderful to hear everyone's good news! Tomorrow, I go to see my oncologist for a 6 month check up....but am not seeing the oncologist, I have been upgraded or downgraded to his nurse-practitioner. All blood work is good, and I am 6 months away from 5 years NED. Still keeping the fingers crossed, but so far all is well.

      about 5 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      I marked 9 years since diagnosis on 02/03...G-d willing at my 6 month check up, NED will still be my best friend :)

      about 5 years ago
    • TXHills' Avatar
      TXHills

      Had a Cancerversary recently.....four years out from date of surgery, which was also on the date of my checkup. All is well and I get to start going every six months now!

      about 5 years ago
    • DeniseD's Avatar
      DeniseD

      My insurance Medicare and part B kick in March 1, 2015. I have paid out of pocket for the last four years, so this is Huge for me. I still have a roof over my head, food in my belly, lots of family and friends. I have no evidence of disease for now. I am blessed.

      about 5 years ago
    • melanomamama's Avatar
      melanomamama

      I woke up this morning still sucking air, and my heart is still beating. I have been taking long bicycle rides, and I would be up skiing except that mother nature has failed to deliver the goods on Mt. Hood. I had a scare when symptoms of my reaction to post gamma knife necrosis in my brain (tumor fevers and headaches) returned while they were tapering me off the steroids that controlled those problems. I begged for, and got permission to up my steroid dosage, and I have stabilized again.

      about 5 years ago
    • Gumpus61's Avatar
      Gumpus61

      Wifes career is back on track and taking us to Dallas Texas.....Yee Ha !

      about 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      @Danfan714 hey, how are you liking that Segway? Seems like they would be fun!

      Thanks everyone for sharing your GOOD NEWS!! This is what we like to hear, it breaks the monotony of everyday bad news, don't you think?

      about 5 years ago
    • Hussy's Avatar
      Hussy

      Husband's scan showed tumor is stable, no mets. We're 15 months out from a diagnosis of inoperable pan can and we'll take every day we can get.

      about 5 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      We just signed a lease on a new home in Washington and are super excited about moving! We will also be getting the dog back once we're up there! Yippee!

      Saving a ton of money, moving to a gorgeous home with a forest view, close to my boyfriend's new job. In fact, we flew back to California last night. Also good news, I am not completely wiped out by traveling which makes me very happy.

      And finally, my parents (healthy and in their mid-80s) will be here for a visit in a couple of days!

      about 5 years ago
    • Fighter4Life's Avatar
      Fighter4Life

      Hello everyone! I went in for a Pet Scan on 1/27/15 after doing 4 rounds of chemo. I was being treated for Follicular Lymphoma. The next day I went in for my check up, and my doctor told me that he had the results back form my Pet Scan. He said that I had no signs of cancer in my body. That my cancer was is remission! Thank God and for all of the lovely people who were praying for me!

      about 5 years ago
    • Judt1940's Avatar
      Judt1940

      I've already posted on my home page. Had a clear scan. A year out from last chemo.

      about 5 years ago
    • MizzVisual's Avatar
      MizzVisual

      Good Morning WHATNEXTeRS.....Good News for me, February 2, 2015, my port was removed..

      about 5 years ago
    • melanomamama's Avatar
      melanomamama

      Sorry to break the theme of this thread, but my "good news" above has turned to bad news. A brain MRI this week revealed yet another brain tumor, this third brain tumor at the top of my brain. It also revealed that the swelling from the necrosis caused by gamma knife radiation to tumor number two has increased since December. They switched me from prednisone to decadron (both steroids that reduce swelling), and so far I'm feeling fewer headaches. I meet with one oncologist this week, and the other next week to make a plan, but we're running out of good options.

      That said, I had a delightful day yesterday. Good friends treated me to a west coast flown in New England boiled lobster at a local restaurant at which I found it necessary to instruct the chef on how to serve it plain like we eat it back east. Boil it until red and plunk it on a plate and serve with melted butter and a nutcracker for me to attack it myself. DON'T CUT IT UP FOR ME AND DON'T FLAVOR IT. The staff couldn't believe it, so they clustered around to try to help me break into the lobster shell, and I chased them away waving the nutcracker in the air, and then I slowily enjoyed a TWO POUND lobster, with glorious juice and butter dripping on my chin and hands and lobster bib, which I saved as a souvenir. So my friends,( whose darling four month old baby was happy and quiet in her carrier throughout the meal), paid for my lobster plus its plane fare from Maine. Once I napped off my stuffed tummy, I took a lovely two mile bike ride in unseasonaly warm springlike weather on the greenway trail near my new apartment. This is how best to cope with the diagnosis of a new brain tumor. Keep grabbing life by the jugular.

      about 5 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      @melanomamama, that tumor s.u.c.k.s., but that was one *fabulous* meal! (((Hugs))) to you and to your friends.

      I first traveled to Maine when I was 15 on a family summer road trip through New England (from Brooklyn). Had my first taste of lobster, which stared back at me from my plate. I picked up the whole thing with my bare hand, matched gazes with it, said, "I'm sorry," placed it back on the plate, and dug in. :-)

      about 5 years ago

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