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    RE16 wrote on PhillieG's wall

    Hi Phil, just popped in to say hello and wish you well!

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      PhillieG

      Hi RE, doing ok..trying to spend a little more time over here now. Hope you are well too.

      about 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (BONE SCAN): Had my first bone scan in 6 years a few weeks ago, I hate those things just because the machine comes so close to your head! If it were not for that it is truly the easiest test we as patients have to endure. I am happy to report the results were an all clear cancer wise but a good amount of arthritis in my back area, much better than cancer!

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      grams2jc

      I hated the bone scan too. Very scary.

      So glad "all" that they found was arthritis!

      about 5 years ago
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      lynn1950

      Isn't it funny that we can be "glad" for arthritis!?!!

      about 5 years ago
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      KarenG_WN

      That is great news!

      about 5 years ago
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    RE16 posted an update

    I got my cancer marker results today and I am happy to say they are pretty good!

    My CEA is 0.8 and normal is anything below 2.5.

    My CA15-3 is 12.5 and normal is anything below 30.

    Very happy with these results.

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      NewFlower

      Great news Rena.Congratulations

      about 5 years ago
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      RE16

      Thank you everyone for your awesome support!

      about 5 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      Whoha! Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all.

      about 5 years ago
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    RE16 posted an update

    Just got results on my cancer markers they are within range and actually low! Very good news indeed!

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      NewFlower

      Rena,
      happy for the good news. Congratulations! Mine is due in October.
      Hugs

      about 5 years ago
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    Oh No (Mass Growing in my Eye): Well darn it, I recently had my gall bladder out and thought that would be my last surgery for awhile it turns out I was wrong. For several weeks now I have had a really irritated very red eye. I have known that I have a small growth in it as it has been there for years and the eye docs I have seen have not been concerned about it. Well last Monday I went to see an eye specialist and he was quite concerned. He said there is a slight chance it can be cancerous and it must come out....oh great! To say I was upset would be a major understatement. I left his office a bit stunned with a vile of drops to put in eye (if the drops help then no surgery, they are not helping.) I decided to go see my oncologist and get his opinion. He saw me right away (he is such a good dr) and reassured me that he has never seen an eye cancer in that location but that it is possible. He also told me the dr. that I am seeing for my eye is very good. He said it is a small mass and if cancerous would be in the beginning stages. Surgery is scheduled for the 10th I will let you all know how it turns out.