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3 years Stage IV

Forums General Melanoma Community 3 years Stage IV

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    KellieSue
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    Hi all!

    Doing good on B-raf. Latest scans show stable disease. I'll take it! Feeling good with minimal side effects! Have been busy lately. Gone to NYC to visit my sisters, went to Vegas earlier in the year with friends. Now getting ready to enjoy the summer with the kiddo's.

    Hi all!

    Doing good on B-raf. Latest scans show stable disease. I'll take it! Feeling good with minimal side effects! Have been busy lately. Gone to NYC to visit my sisters, went to Vegas earlier in the year with friends. Now getting ready to enjoy the summer with the kiddo's.

    Today was my 3 year anniversary of  progressing to Stage IV! It's been a busy 3 years of surgeries and reoccurances and just some shitty times but I feel very grateful to be doing so well now! I can't thank everyone enough on here! You've all really saved me from going crazy many times!

    Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV on B-raf

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      FormerCaregiver
      Participant

      Thanks for posting this great news. 3 years at stage IV, stable and improving! This gives
      everyone here hope that it is really possible to get better despite getting a stage IV
      diagnosis!!

      Best wishes

      Frank from Australia

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      FormerCaregiver
      Participant

      Thanks for posting this great news. 3 years at stage IV, stable and improving! This gives
      everyone here hope that it is really possible to get better despite getting a stage IV
      diagnosis!!

      Best wishes

      Frank from Australia

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Been wondering how you've been doing. Glad your stable and enjoying life!  I expect to see your post year after year.  You bring hope to all.

      Enjoy your summer!

      Linda

      Stage IV since 06

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Been wondering how you've been doing. Glad your stable and enjoying life!  I expect to see your post year after year.  You bring hope to all.

      Enjoy your summer!

      Linda

      Stage IV since 06

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      MaryD
      Participant

      That's great Kellie – stable is good!  And enjoying life and feeling good is even better!  So glad you are enjoying yourself and hope you have a great summer with the kiddos!

      Keep it up . .

      Mary

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      MaryD
      Participant

      That's great Kellie – stable is good!  And enjoying life and feeling good is even better!  So glad you are enjoying yourself and hope you have a great summer with the kiddos!

      Keep it up . .

      Mary

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      Carol Taylor
      Participant

      Stable at 4 is good news, Kellie and your encouragement and example come at a really good time for a lot of people! Thank you and prayers that you remain stable.

      Lord, in Your mercy make it so. Thank You. Amen and Amen.

      Grace and peace,

      Carol

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      Carol Taylor
      Participant

      Stable at 4 is good news, Kellie and your encouragement and example come at a really good time for a lot of people! Thank you and prayers that you remain stable.

      Lord, in Your mercy make it so. Thank You. Amen and Amen.

      Grace and peace,

      Carol

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      TracyLee
      Participant

      Kellie,

      As a newbie Stage IV, I really appreciate seeing you doing well 3 years out! Thanks for the upbeat post.

      TracyLee

      Stage IV 5/16/11 – scalp/neck/lungs

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Yay Kellie, I am so glad that you are stable. Enjoy your summer!

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a, now NED due to ipi

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Yay Kellie, I am so glad that you are stable. Enjoy your summer!

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a, now NED due to ipi

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      TracyLee
      Participant

      Kellie,

      As a newbie Stage IV, I really appreciate seeing you doing well 3 years out! Thanks for the upbeat post.

      TracyLee

      Stage IV 5/16/11 – scalp/neck/lungs

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      King
      Participant

      Kellie,

       

      I am so happy from reading your post.  You are stable and feeling pretty well.  Got in some traveling and now time to enjoy the summer with your family.

      Congrats!  Thanks for the post.  We need to hear all the good news stories that are out there.  And you've sure had quite the battle.

      Stay Strong

       

      King

      Stage IV 7/05 LIver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Kellie,

       

      I am so happy from reading your post.  You are stable and feeling pretty well.  Got in some traveling and now time to enjoy the summer with your family.

      Congrats!  Thanks for the post.  We need to hear all the good news stories that are out there.  And you've sure had quite the battle.

      Stay Strong

       

      King

      Stage IV 7/05 LIver mets

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      mom3girlsFL
      Participant

      Hi Kellie,

      Thanks for sharing your news.  I keep telling my husband about the true warriors on this site that are LIVING with their mel a lot worse than me (I am 3C, NED 8mths).  You, and so many others here, give me such hope.  There may not be a cure yet, but there sure can be management!

      I hope all still goes well and you continue to show stable disease…shoot, not stable…gone away!!!

      Best Wishes,

      Laurie

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      mom3girlsFL
      Participant

      Hi Kellie,

      Thanks for sharing your news.  I keep telling my husband about the true warriors on this site that are LIVING with their mel a lot worse than me (I am 3C, NED 8mths).  You, and so many others here, give me such hope.  There may not be a cure yet, but there sure can be management!

      I hope all still goes well and you continue to show stable disease…shoot, not stable…gone away!!!

      Best Wishes,

      Laurie

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      Lauri England
      Participant

      That is great news.  It makes me so happy to see some good news.  We all need good news once in a while.  This is very encouraging for everyone.  Thanks for sharing.

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      Lauri England
      Participant

      That is great news.  It makes me so happy to see some good news.  We all need good news once in a while.  This is very encouraging for everyone.  Thanks for sharing.

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      dawn dion
      Participant

      Hello Kellie

      My friend on the BRAF train.   So happy to hear the good news on your scans.  I go for my second set of scans on Thursday the 16th so needless to say the scanxiety is building.   I continue to hope that the BRAF/MEK wipes it out quickly since I have a low tumor burden.     Like you I have been going non-stop and feel great.    

      Much love to you on your journey – keep us updated.  I Love hearing from my BRAF friends.

      Hugs and Smiles

      Dawn

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      dawn dion
      Participant

      Hello Kellie

      My friend on the BRAF train.   So happy to hear the good news on your scans.  I go for my second set of scans on Thursday the 16th so needless to say the scanxiety is building.   I continue to hope that the BRAF/MEK wipes it out quickly since I have a low tumor burden.     Like you I have been going non-stop and feel great.    

      Much love to you on your journey – keep us updated.  I Love hearing from my BRAF friends.

      Hugs and Smiles

      Dawn

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