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    FINALLY!!! After 5 years of repeated follow up exams every month, then every 2 months and then every three months, I am so excited to report that I have been upgraded to a cycle of every 6 month follow up exams. While this may not seem like a big deal...think of it this way, women...far too many of us dread getting that annual pelvic/PAP exam ONCE a year...try 12, 6 or even 4...How happy would you be to endure that for 5 years and then be knocked down to 2 with hopes of one day making it, once again, to one? Ecstatic...right? lol :)

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      lawcreate

      AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have been through SO much (I have been rereading your journey). I hope it just keeps getting better and better as time goes by. You GO girl!

      about 4 years ago
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      It's a great big (little) milestone! Each little milestone eventually adds up to the ultimate of being declared NED, congrats on reaching this one.

      about 4 years ago
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      Praise the Lord and pass the Ben & Jerry's

      about 4 years ago
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    WOO-HOO! Guess who has just shared their story with Roche Pharmaceuticals and the CDC to help get the message out there about HPV and the need to further promote the HPV testing method and vaccine? Yep...this woman...that is who! I am so excited to be playing this type of role in helping educate women around the country about this disease and our means of prevention.

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      Great! Was that one of the surveys that we sometimes recommend?

      about 4 years ago
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    fboartright: I am so sorry to learn that there is another "teal sister" facing this dreadful disease. I was diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer in Sept 2010. At the time, I had a life expectancy of 6 months. My cancer had mets to bladder, colon and vagina, all of which have now been removed. Like you, I too had suffered severe kidney impairment, my left kidney is now necrotic and resembles a dried up prune and the right has nephorosis and looks like a butternut squash, the result of this kidney failure were two sezures and comas and repeated use of nephrostomy tubes. I tell you all of this simply to point out that no matter what this disease does to us, no matter what demands it may make upon our bodies and try its darnedest to take away....we are here. I am here, heading towards 5 years NED (next May 27th) and you are here! As long as we are alive there is hope that we can and WILL beat this disease. If there is ever anything I can do to help you or if you ever wish to discuss your situation with someone who has been there, done that...I am here.

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