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    Celebration: To Hilary, Staci, Karen and others that have been supportive of me...I have some BIG news to share. I've been sitting on this news since last week, because I was still trying to figure out how I felt about it, and still getting over my initial shock and disbelief.

    Last week I saw my oncologist, and to my shock and amazement, he told me that I am now CANCER FREE!

    I spent a few days crying and thinking and crying some more. I asked myself over and over why *I* deserved to have such a wonderful miracle in my life, when so many of you are still struggling. I don't know what the answer is, but I am profoundly grateful.

    Two years ago I was given six months to live, and now I am here, doing well, and cancer free. It doesn't get much better than that.

    A huge thank you to all who have supported me on my journey, and I hope that this miracle of mine can bring hope and inspiration to many, because miracles DO happen!

    Coming out from behind my stillkickin username...

    Pat

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      Madison

      WOW what awesome news and a great source of hope for all of us either living through this disease or being the loved- one of someone with it. Congrats

      over 4 years ago
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      JMS

      Let me add my congratulations. I'm still going through treatments (having had the whipple, IV chemo, just about finished with radiation/xeloda combination, then back to another 7 weeks of IV chemo). I aspire to join you in being cancer free - a condition I hope others accessing this site will also achieve! Jan

      about 4 years ago
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      Kato12

      Your journey gives me hope, I have my surgery next month. God Bless you, you do deserve that miracle .I had one miracle last year with Oral soft palate cancer, my Whipple surgery is scheduled for August 7th. Every one I meet I ask to pray for me. God is so good.

      over 3 years ago
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    stillkickin wrote on sthdawg's wall

    Just reaching out to say hello, and to make sure you know that there are quite a few pancreatic cancer patients and survivors on this site, and I am one of them. I'm a 2 year survivor, in ongoing treatment and doing well. If you're ready to share your story, or just want someone to talk to, I'm here.

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    stillkickin wrote on emiliegm's wall

    Hi Emilie. I am also a pancreatic cancer survivor (nearly 2 years now) in ongoing treatment with Xeloda. I wanted to touch base with you, since I have found it to be helpful to connect with others on a similar journey to my own. Hopefully we can offer each other support as we walk this road.

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      emiliegm

      Hi stillkickin

      I have begun my sixth year as a pancreatic cancer survivor! Am on gemzar infusions -3 weeks on, 2 weeks off. I will be going to check out a drug trial the week after next at UNC Chapel Hill. Diet is the most important and most difficult challenge that this disease presents for me, especially because I do not have a pancreas.

      almost 5 years ago
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    stillkickin wrote on hilary's wall

    Hilary - Thanks for letting me know how your dad is doing. Chemo can certainly be rough, but the fact that your dad is living large on the days that he's feeling well is great. When I was feeling really down and not doing much of anything, a good friend of mine asked, "If you're not going to have some fun now, when?". I thought it was point well made, and started getting some fun out of life again. I'm pleased to know that your dad is doing the same. Hope you're taking good care of yourself, too.