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John from Bangkok checking in – encouraging news.

Forums General Melanoma Community John from Bangkok checking in – encouraging news.

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    John T
    Participant

      Hi all

      Just though I would check in with a postive update. Since my diagnosis (Stage 3B – Lymph node in leg)  and LND operation back in Feb 2008 , some 5 PET Scans and numerous blood test later – no sign of disease. I went for surgery only option (no interferon or other treatment), and am feeling fit and healthy. Running "mini-iron-man" (running,cycling,swimming) events and enjoying life.  

      Best of luck to everyone.

      Live Strong

      John from Bangkok

       

       

      Hi all

      Just though I would check in with a postive update. Since my diagnosis (Stage 3B – Lymph node in leg)  and LND operation back in Feb 2008 , some 5 PET Scans and numerous blood test later – no sign of disease. I went for surgery only option (no interferon or other treatment), and am feeling fit and healthy. Running "mini-iron-man" (running,cycling,swimming) events and enjoying life.  

      Best of luck to everyone.

      Live Strong

      John from Bangkok

       

       

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        Julie in SoCal
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          HI John,

           

          This is encouraging news!!!  I'm happy dancing with you!!!

          I'm looking to move to Thailand early next year.  Can you tell me where you had your treatment in Bangkok? Was it Bamrungrad?  I'm hoping that I can do all my scans and checks and stuff there, without having to return to the US for them.

          Thanks for your help,

           

          Julie

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          Julie in SoCal
          Participant

            HI John,

             

            This is encouraging news!!!  I'm happy dancing with you!!!

            I'm looking to move to Thailand early next year.  Can you tell me where you had your treatment in Bangkok? Was it Bamrungrad?  I'm hoping that I can do all my scans and checks and stuff there, without having to return to the US for them.

            Thanks for your help,

             

            Julie

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            Julie in SoCal
            Participant

              HI John,

               

              This is encouraging news!!!  I'm happy dancing with you!!!

              I'm looking to move to Thailand early next year.  Can you tell me where you had your treatment in Bangkok? Was it Bamrungrad?  I'm hoping that I can do all my scans and checks and stuff there, without having to return to the US for them.

              Thanks for your help,

               

              Julie

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                John T
                Participant

                  Hi Julie

                  Hope all is going well.

                  I had my operation, all my PET Scans and my surgeon and  oncologist  are at Bangkok Hospital – both very senior as I have connections there. Very pleased with ability, machines, service etc. I can certainly refer you to the same doctors. (Also visited Peter Mac – a top melanoma hospital in Australia – and they confirmed all procedures and advice was in line with their own thinking) All equipment is very new and flash! (also, strangely, they have periodic "promotions" on PET scan fees!) 

                  However I go to see the skin doctor at Bumrungrad, he is great guy, trained at Harvard, very familiar with Melanoma, and friend of a friend. He as actually partner/owner of the Laser Skin Surgery at Bumrungrad.    I can cettainly introduce you to him too, or search for him on site – Dr Pravit.

                  Please do feel free to email if you need any more information or help. 

                  Live strong and best regards

                  John

                   

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                  Julie in SoCal
                  Participant

                    Thanks John for the information.

                    I'm also doing well and NED!!

                    Who's your Dr. at Bangkok Hospital?

                    I'll see my Dr. here in southern California at the end of next month month and if all my scans and stuff go as well as they have in the recent past, I'm hoping to go to Thailand for a year in Jan.  So I'm putting together a plan for monitoring for the year.

                    Appreciate your help,

                    Julie

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                    John T
                    Participant

                      Hi Julie

                      The surgeon who did my LND is Dr Tanapon and Oncologist is Dr Surachart. 

                      Hope your visit to Dr goes well and we get to meet up in Bangkok!

                      Best regards

                      John

                       

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                      Julie in SoCal
                      Participant

                        Thanks John!  Appreciate your help!

                        Yes, maybe we'll meet in the land of smiles!

                        Julie

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                        Julie in SoCal
                        Participant

                          Thanks John!  Appreciate your help!

                          Yes, maybe we'll meet in the land of smiles!

                          Julie

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                          John T
                          Participant

                            Hi Julie

                            The surgeon who did my LND is Dr Tanapon and Oncologist is Dr Surachart. 

                            Hope your visit to Dr goes well and we get to meet up in Bangkok!

                            Best regards

                            John

                             

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                            Julie in SoCal
                            Participant

                              Thanks John for the information.

                              I'm also doing well and NED!!

                              Who's your Dr. at Bangkok Hospital?

                              I'll see my Dr. here in southern California at the end of next month month and if all my scans and stuff go as well as they have in the recent past, I'm hoping to go to Thailand for a year in Jan.  So I'm putting together a plan for monitoring for the year.

                              Appreciate your help,

                              Julie

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                              John T
                              Participant

                                Hi Julie

                                Hope all is going well.

                                I had my operation, all my PET Scans and my surgeon and  oncologist  are at Bangkok Hospital – both very senior as I have connections there. Very pleased with ability, machines, service etc. I can certainly refer you to the same doctors. (Also visited Peter Mac – a top melanoma hospital in Australia – and they confirmed all procedures and advice was in line with their own thinking) All equipment is very new and flash! (also, strangely, they have periodic "promotions" on PET scan fees!) 

                                However I go to see the skin doctor at Bumrungrad, he is great guy, trained at Harvard, very familiar with Melanoma, and friend of a friend. He as actually partner/owner of the Laser Skin Surgery at Bumrungrad.    I can cettainly introduce you to him too, or search for him on site – Dr Pravit.

                                Please do feel free to email if you need any more information or help. 

                                Live strong and best regards

                                John

                                 

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                              Julie in SoCal
                              Participant

                                HI John,

                                 

                                This is encouraging news!!!  I'm happy dancing with you!!!

                                I'm looking to move to Thailand early next year.  Can you tell me where you had your treatment in Bangkok? Was it Bamrungrad?  I'm hoping that I can do all my scans and checks and stuff there, without having to return to the US for them.

                                Thanks for your help,

                                 

                                Julie

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                                jag
                                Participant

                                  Good news John,

                                  Glad to hear it.

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                                  jag
                                  Participant

                                    Good news John,

                                    Glad to hear it.

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