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Clear bladder!

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    lhaley
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    Cystoscopy was clear today!!!!  The Doctor was as excited as I was.  It's now been 23 months since the original bladder tumor was found – I do know now that it had been there for many months. Next tumor showed up 4 months later and another surgery.  Just as they decided to do a wide excision my urology oncologist just decided that he knew my quality of life would be impaired with running to the bathroom every 30 min. or so. There was talk about taking the bladder and he decided to take 10 biopsies between and around the 2 tumor sites.

    Cystoscopy was clear today!!!!  The Doctor was as excited as I was.  It's now been 23 months since the original bladder tumor was found – I do know now that it had been there for many months. Next tumor showed up 4 months later and another surgery.  Just as they decided to do a wide excision my urology oncologist just decided that he knew my quality of life would be impaired with running to the bathroom every 30 min. or so. There was talk about taking the bladder and he decided to take 10 biopsies between and around the 2 tumor sites. All was clear!!!  It's been 18 months that the bladder has been clear. Thank you Dr. Gaston for your insight and care.   He told me he has another patient now with mel in the bladder.

    Now I am hoping for next Tuesday's PET/CT to have the same good results!

    Linda

    Stage IV since 06

    lung nodule being watched

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      KellieSue
      Participant

      So happy the scan was clean!!! Yippeee!!! What great news.

      Here's hoping your PET scan is just as clean.

      Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV since June 2008

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      KellieSue
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      So happy the scan was clean!!! Yippeee!!! What great news.

      Here's hoping your PET scan is just as clean.

      Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV since June 2008

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      NicOz
      Participant

      With all this *happy dancing* going on, I'll lose the steroid weight in no time- thanks Linda! Fantastic news xxx Will be crossing everything possible for next week too, hun heart

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      NicOz
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      With all this *happy dancing* going on, I'll lose the steroid weight in no time- thanks Linda! Fantastic news xxx Will be crossing everything possible for next week too, hun heart

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      debbieVA
      Participant

      LINDA~!!!!!!

       

      SURVIVOR OF THE DAY AWARD goes to YOU!  So happy to hear your good news….Keep on fighting!  Best of luck with your scans…..I got the SCANXIETY thing going too.  Scheduled for Feb 24th/ and results Feb 28th/.  

       

      Love …

       

      Debbie Stage 4 NED

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      debbieVA
      Participant

      LINDA~!!!!!!

       

      SURVIVOR OF THE DAY AWARD goes to YOU!  So happy to hear your good news….Keep on fighting!  Best of luck with your scans…..I got the SCANXIETY thing going too.  Scheduled for Feb 24th/ and results Feb 28th/.  

       

      Love …

       

      Debbie Stage 4 NED

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        lhaley
        Participant

        Debbie,

        I will get my results next week immediately after the scans!!  PET/CT is at 9:30 and our appointment is at 1:30.  I've been told that my oncologist won't do it any other way.  At least I won't have the additional wait!! 

        I wish you the best my friend! You are an IL2 Diva!!  Sending positive vibes!!

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        lhaley
        Participant

        Debbie,

        I will get my results next week immediately after the scans!!  PET/CT is at 9:30 and our appointment is at 1:30.  I've been told that my oncologist won't do it any other way.  At least I won't have the additional wait!! 

        I wish you the best my friend! You are an IL2 Diva!!  Sending positive vibes!!

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      JakeinNY
      Participant

      Congratulations Linda.

      Keep your immune system strong…feed your body, mind, and spirit.

      Best wishes for a long life.

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      JakeinNY
      Participant

      Congratulations Linda.

      Keep your immune system strong…feed your body, mind, and spirit.

      Best wishes for a long life.

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      KatyWI
      Participant

      All right!  Keep the good news coming…

      KatyWI

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      KatyWI
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      All right!  Keep the good news coming…

      KatyWI

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      Yahoo!  Linda I am so excited for you.  This is fantastic news, way to go!

      I will be holding you in my prayers next week as you go for you PET/CT scan.  What a wonderful doctor to want to meet with you the same day.  Wow! 

      Keep dancing through all of the anxiety time.  It will pass the waiting time quickly.

      Blessings,

      Shelly

       

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      Yahoo!  Linda I am so excited for you.  This is fantastic news, way to go!

      I will be holding you in my prayers next week as you go for you PET/CT scan.  What a wonderful doctor to want to meet with you the same day.  Wow! 

      Keep dancing through all of the anxiety time.  It will pass the waiting time quickly.

      Blessings,

      Shelly

       

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        Vermont_Donna
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        Dear Linda,

        Really great news! Glad the cystoscopy was clear. I am so impressed that your doctor thought about your quality of life and did the biopsies. I cant even imagine how they did all that! Wishing you continued good luck with your upcoming scans.

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a, just finished 4th infusion of Ipi

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        Vermont_Donna
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        Dear Linda,

        Really great news! Glad the cystoscopy was clear. I am so impressed that your doctor thought about your quality of life and did the biopsies. I cant even imagine how they did all that! Wishing you continued good luck with your upcoming scans.

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a, just finished 4th infusion of Ipi

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      King
      Participant

      Linda,

       

      This is great news!  Love to hear it!

       

      Stay Strong

      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Linda,

       

      This is great news!  Love to hear it!

       

      Stay Strong

      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      Sherron
      Participant

      oh wow, Linda, I am so happy for you…….what great news!

      Take Care,

      Sherron, wife to Jim FOREVER

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      Sherron
      Participant

      oh wow, Linda, I am so happy for you…….what great news!

      Take Care,

      Sherron, wife to Jim FOREVER

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      Amy Busby
      Participant

      I'm SO glad to here the bladder is still ok.  What a relief!  Thinging of you, even though I am not online very much lately!

      Love,

      Amy

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      Amy Busby
      Participant

      I'm SO glad to here the bladder is still ok.  What a relief!  Thinging of you, even though I am not online very much lately!

      Love,

      Amy

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      vivian
      Participant

      Linda,

      This is great news!!!  Keep up the good work and ace that scan on Tuesday as well.

      Hugs,

      Vivian

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      vivian
      Participant

      Linda,

      This is great news!!!  Keep up the good work and ace that scan on Tuesday as well.

      Hugs,

      Vivian

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      Suzan AB
      Participant

      Hello Linda!

      Congrats on having a clean bladder!  Whoopee…doing the happy dance…deedummdeee…Let's keep it going…More good news for all of us Warrior's of the Beast!  Talk to you soon, my friend…

      Suzan AB

      Stage IV

      Frickin lung nodes…VATS vs. biopsy discussion on Monday…

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      Suzan AB
      Participant

      Hello Linda!

      Congrats on having a clean bladder!  Whoopee…doing the happy dance…deedummdeee…Let's keep it going…More good news for all of us Warrior's of the Beast!  Talk to you soon, my friend…

      Suzan AB

      Stage IV

      Frickin lung nodes…VATS vs. biopsy discussion on Monday…

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      NicOz
      Participant

      It is always nice to see some good news. I hope it keeps coming for you

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      NicOz
      Participant

      It is always nice to see some good news. I hope it keeps coming for you

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      Suzan AB
      Participant

      I am thinking of you today Linda, my Southern Melanoma Belle.  My your scans be clear…call me…Sending you plenty of good juejuejue….

      Suz AB

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      Suzan AB
      Participant

      I am thinking of you today Linda, my Southern Melanoma Belle.  My your scans be clear…call me…Sending you plenty of good juejuejue….

      Suz AB

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