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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

          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

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                      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!!

                        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!!

                        JakeinNY
                        Participant

                          Congratulations Linda.

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

                          Best wishes for a long life.

                          JakeinNY
                          Participant

                            Congratulations Linda.

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

                            Best wishes for a long life.

                            KatyWI
                            Participant

                              All right!  Keep the good news coming…

                              KatyWI

                              KatyWI
                              Participant

                                All right!  Keep the good news coming…

                                KatyWI

                                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

                                 

                                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

                                 

                                  Vermont_Donna
                                  Participant

                                    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

                                    Vermont_Donna
                                    Participant

                                      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

                                    King
                                    Participant

                                      Linda,

                                       

                                      This is great news!  Love to hear it!

                                       

                                      Stay Strong

                                      King

                                      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

                                      King
                                      Participant

                                        Linda,

                                         

                                        This is great news!  Love to hear it!

                                         

                                        Stay Strong

                                        King

                                        Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

                                        Sherron
                                        Participant

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

                                          Take Care,

                                          Sherron, wife to Jim FOREVER

                                          Sherron
                                          Participant

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

                                            Take Care,

                                            Sherron, wife to Jim FOREVER

                                            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

                                              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

                                                vivian
                                                Participant

                                                  Linda,

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

                                                  Hugs,

                                                  Vivian

                                                  vivian
                                                  Participant

                                                    Linda,

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

                                                    Hugs,

                                                    Vivian

                                                    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…

                                                      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…

                                                        NicOz
                                                        Participant

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

                                                          NicOz
                                                          Participant

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

                                                            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

                                                              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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