• CrazyHarry's Avatar

    CrazyHarry shared a photo

    Wall_96cc4e69-71fe-4439-bba3-4a2e296971fc

    Hey cancer survivors and battlers. It’s been a while since I updated you all.

    I’m now 7 years free of butt cancer and 6 of thyroid. No more CT scans or US. Checking in once a year with the oncology department have my annual mammogram at least once every 2-3 years.

    I went through a rough patch at the start of the year, unemployment combined with this covid thing really pulled that gray cloud into my life. I did get a great job in May, but I spent Most of the time enjoying some pretty bad food choices. Had some bad sciatica and needed surgery. Which required a preop. Which revealed to my doc that I was super sweet. And then when my blood sugars turned in some quite impressive numbers during the surgery, I was forced to face the fact that all of this destructive eating had finally caught up with me.

    Took a few weeks to turn it around and I’m now on my way to a much healthier me. Don’t worry, I still have plenty of chins left. And ample protective layer.

    No travel plans, no going out, etc. But me and the wife are enjoying experimenting with cooking, playing games, etc.

    And in conclusion, if you are fighting the dreaded disease I hold you all in the highest esteem and sent along only the best wishes for a positive outcome.

    3 Comments
  • CrazyHarry's Avatar

    CrazyHarry started following

    Question: Online mammogram?

  • CrazyHarry's Avatar

    CrazyHarry started following

    Question: Anesthesia

  • CrazyHarry's Avatar

    CrazyHarry asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Lymph Node Mapping

    4 answers
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      A lymph node “lighting up” means it’s the “sentinel” node—one of the first in the chain to which malignancy CAN spread IF there’s spread. Doesn’t mean it contains malignant cells, however (in most cases it doesn’t).Was the node removed and/or biopsied? Sure hope so. Chances are it was not malignant. If it was, then the diagnosis of DCIS changes to invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and is treated accordingly (usually with at least radiation; and endocrine therapy if hormone-receptor-positive; chemo is rare in such an instance).

      about 1 year ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      DCIS that is re-diagnosed as IDC after mastectomy & sentinel node biopsy almost never progresses beyond Stage I.

      about 1 year ago
    • fluteplayer's Avatar
      fluteplayer

      I had NO lymph nodes involvement but still had it come back 10 years later in stage 4 . My friends had lymph nodes light up and still cancer free so it doesn't matter,its all up to God.

      12 months ago
  • CrazyHarry's Avatar

    CrazyHarry started following

    Question: Lymph Node Mapping

  • CrazyHarry's Avatar

    CrazyHarry started following