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    Hi LubeDude,

    Wanted to give you an update. My husband went to get a CTscan and a mass was found in his left lung. Petscan is scheduled for Tuesday. Praying that his mass is pneumonia or a begnine mass.

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    Oh No (Other): Husband had a CT Scan and a mass in his lung showed up. The mass is 5 cm. We were doing so well now this. PETSCAN scheduled for Tuesday

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    Hi LubeDude
    Just wanted to check on you to see how you are doing. My husband has been cancer free for 9 months and counting. I found inspiration and a kindship with you during his ordeal last year. I hope you are well and God Bless.

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      LubeDude

      JUNEBUG0720 !!!! I am great. Trying to get things ready for summer. I have been stoved up in the house way to long. 9 Months cancer free, that is great. I hope the recovery isn't to tough and that life is getting where you and yours can enjoy the things you love. I am touched that you remembered me. I feel a lot of the pain some of these people go through and I wish they all could be as lucky as I, but knowing your husband is cancer free makes it all good. Please stay in touch and tell your husband " Welcome to the Winners Circle"

      almost 6 years ago
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      junebug0720

      I sure will. He is doing good, a little down on the amount of weight he has lost. He says sometimes he looks in the mirror and doesn't recognize himself. He was originally 200 and is now around 163. I told him give it time and everything will work itself out. I will tell him what you said and I'm sure he is happy to be part of the Winners Circle!

      almost 6 years ago
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    Just thought I would check in to see how you are doing. My husband had his surgery in June and is doing well. He can basically eat anything he wants except potato chips, but who needs them anyway. He is still very paranoid about a reoccurance because it was brought up by his oncologist (which made me mad). How can I get his mindset from what could happen to you are cancer free and let's enjoy life?

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      LubeDude

      Glad he is doing good.
      The truth is, once you have been diagnosed, treated and have become a winner the possibility of a return will always be in ones mind. When you go have your ck ups is really when it seems to hit me the hardest. I guess the best thing to do is make plans and do the things you want to do and enjoy life. I always tell myself I could have a heart attack tomorrow. Depression will also come knocking too, as well as quilt and some other mental things that will seem to be abnormal. Just deal with things as they come and remember, you have fought one of the toughest battles a person can fight and you are a winner. Everything else is small stuff so don't sweat it. Share your journey with everyone that will listen because people need to know how it really is and that survivors are everywhere. God Bless and stay in touch. Fight to Win, Win to Live !!!

      over 6 years ago
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    junebug0720 asked a questionEsophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

    Is still be paranoid about reoccurance normal?

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      lilymadeline

      There is always a chance of cancer coming back, that is why we all need to be monitored after competing treatment. But having said that- there is always the chance that it won’t come back either! So hope for the best, but be on guard for the worse. And yes it is completely normal to feel frightened about a reoccurrence, and your husband would be in denial if he wasn’t taking that possibility seriously.
      BUT- hopefully he will learn to live day by day and not worry too much about the future. After all we all could be hit by a truck tomorrow, and there is no reason to waste our lives in anticipation of all the awful things that could happen to us. Yes cancer is real and that is a real and valid fear, but hopefully he can put that worry aside. If he is being monitored they will catch it, just have him leave the worrying for the oncologist and show up for any appointments and follow his doctor’s instructions.
      In the meantime if he wants to do everything possible to avoid a reoccurrence, he could ask the oncologist what to do- maybe see a dietitian for the best possible diet- exercise daily- and make sure that he is getting enough sleep. Diet, exercise, and sleep are all equally important to good health and if he could re-channel his energy from worrying into taking care of his body it would help him. That is what I do anyway, I’m stage IV so I am in constant treatment but I have managed to redirect all my fear into taking care of myself because that is something that I can control, and your husband can control that as well ( diet exercise sleep ) we can’t control our genetics at all and we have little control over our environment outside of our own homes- so it is best to just let those worries go if you can. Good luck and God bless!

      over 6 years ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      You have gotten some great advice! I am by nature not much of a worrier. I don't worry too much about having cancer; I don't think I would worry too much (but some) about recurrence if I was suddenly announced cancer-free.

      Your husband might need some anti-anxiety pills if he is obsessing over it.

      I surely do hope he can quit worrying and begin living his cancer-free life! WhooHoo!

      over 6 years ago
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      Gumpus61

      We just got our first follow up scan and blood work 90 days into remission and got a clean bill...........my patient said.....another 90 days ?......NO ! Tomorrow, the next day and the day after that !!!! If it returns it will not sneak up and we will have lived every day from now until then to it's fullest. You could just as well be hit by a truck as have that cancer recur....Let it go !

      over 6 years ago
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