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Scans, all clear

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    dian in spokane
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      I had PET/CT and MRI done on Thursday and saw my oncologist today for followup. I heard him say something I have never heard today. While he was recording his notes he said I was in 'complete remission'. And he told me I was a 'walking miracle', and, in a gesture completely unlike him, he HUGGED me when I left!

      I had PET/CT and MRI done on Thursday and saw my oncologist today for followup. I heard him say something I have never heard today. While he was recording his notes he said I was in 'complete remission'. And he told me I was a 'walking miracle', and, in a gesture completely unlike him, he HUGGED me when I left!

      After all my years here, I wouldn't call myself a walking miracle, because I know who THOSE folks are. DiVa.. John…Charlie.. daKING! Nicfrom Oz. I've not had to go through anything compared to what I see people endure here every day. But I am still beyond delighted to hear such things come from his lips instead of something like..'we've got this mass in your belly to look at' or some such thing!

      We've agreed to drop my scans to every 4 months, though if I get more clear scans then, I am going to push for every 6 months. PET's are almost unendurable now for me without doing pain meds for my back first. This time, for the first time ever, I spent the trip home from the center vomiting in the litter bag while bob drove, asking me if he should pull over!

      I continue to celebrate my successes against melanoma by overeating and over partying! Tomorrow, I'll brave the snowstorm and head off with a couple of fiddlers to the Portland Old Time Gathering. Then next tuesday I will be heading off with four of my best musical girlfriends for an estrogen filled week of playing music and drinking mai tais in Hawaii.

      Right now I am gonna go see True Grit!

      Good luck to ALL of you who are going through tough treatments this week

      dian 

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        Janner
        Participant

          This is one of the times I wish there was a LIKE button.   That's really all that needs to be said!

          XOXO

          Janner

          Janner
          Participant

            This is one of the times I wish there was a LIKE button.   That's really all that needs to be said!

            XOXO

            Janner

            AS123
            Participant

              Such great news! I enjoyed reading your post and love your attitude. The overeating and over partying line made me laugh. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your celebration!! You deserve it. πŸ™‚

              AS123
              Participant

                Such great news! I enjoyed reading your post and love your attitude. The overeating and over partying line made me laugh. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your celebration!! You deserve it. πŸ™‚

                NicOz
                Participant

                  WOO-HOOOO! This is fantastic news, hun πŸ˜€ As Janner says, it needs a LIKE button! (Though not about the trip home- you poor love)

                  Over eat and par-tay your butt off, Di… and play music 'til your fingers fall off. Enjoy Hawaii- though you could've swung past Oz and packed me in a suitcase *pout*

                  Nic

                  xxx

                  NicOz
                  Participant

                    WOO-HOOOO! This is fantastic news, hun πŸ˜€ As Janner says, it needs a LIKE button! (Though not about the trip home- you poor love)

                    Over eat and par-tay your butt off, Di… and play music 'til your fingers fall off. Enjoy Hawaii- though you could've swung past Oz and packed me in a suitcase *pout*

                    Nic

                    xxx

                    Jerry from Cape Cod
                    Participant

                      dian,

                      YES!, YES!, YES!…. I'm so happy for you.  Enjoy, overeat and party.

                      Jerry from Cape Cod

                        Becky
                        Participant

                          Wow Dian, great news!

                          Becky
                          Participant

                            Wow Dian, great news!

                          Jerry from Cape Cod
                          Participant

                            dian,

                            YES!, YES!, YES!…. I'm so happy for you.  Enjoy, overeat and party.

                            Jerry from Cape Cod

                            lhaley
                            Participant

                              Wahoo!!! I am sooo happy for you!  I remember the post when they found something in your lungs, you waited and there was nothing there. To me this just confirms that you are clear all of these months later!!!  

                              I have to tell you that I take reassurance in your post since I'm on watch and wait for the lung node.

                              Go do whatever it is that you enjoy the most, you deserve it! 

                              Linda

                              lhaley
                              Participant

                                Wahoo!!! I am sooo happy for you!  I remember the post when they found something in your lungs, you waited and there was nothing there. To me this just confirms that you are clear all of these months later!!!  

                                I have to tell you that I take reassurance in your post since I'm on watch and wait for the lung node.

                                Go do whatever it is that you enjoy the most, you deserve it! 

                                Linda

                                Fen
                                Participant

                                  flipping wonderful!!!  Send address and I will send food. 

                                  Fen

                                  Fen
                                  Participant

                                    flipping wonderful!!!  Send address and I will send food. 

                                    Fen

                                    debbieVA
                                    Participant

                                      Whoooo-Hooooo….You made my day!  From one MIRACLE to another MIRACLE….God is good!  

                                      Keep up the good work….Sing your heart out….Live life in a large way!

                                      You Rock!

                                      Love…

                                      Debbie Stage 4 NED  (DIVA)

                                        2atlascedars
                                        Participant
                                          Dian,

                                          CONGRATULATIONS! This is such great news. I couldn’t be happier for you.

                                          Thank you setting such a strong and inspirational example for all of us dealing with this dreaded disease. Your chronicle is one of legend. You are the model of how we must advocate for our own care and remain vigilant in looking for signs of trouble.

                                          VIVA DIAN…may you experience immeasurable joy and satisfaction as you celebrate this victory!

                                          Regards,
                                          Mark (Stage 2A) from California

                                          2atlascedars
                                          Participant
                                            Dian,

                                            CONGRATULATIONS! This is such great news. I couldn’t be happier for you.

                                            Thank you setting such a strong and inspirational example for all of us dealing with this dreaded disease. Your chronicle is one of legend. You are the model of how we must advocate for our own care and remain vigilant in looking for signs of trouble.

                                            VIVA DIAN…may you experience immeasurable joy and satisfaction as you celebrate this victory!

                                            Regards,
                                            Mark (Stage 2A) from California

                                          debbieVA
                                          Participant

                                            Whoooo-Hooooo….You made my day!  From one MIRACLE to another MIRACLE….God is good!  

                                            Keep up the good work….Sing your heart out….Live life in a large way!

                                            You Rock!

                                            Love…

                                            Debbie Stage 4 NED  (DIVA)

                                            jag
                                            Participant

                                              Very happy for you Diane, 

                                              May you survive to die of alcoholism, obesity, or just plain fiddling to death.

                                              You deserve to be healthy and happy as does everybody else on this board.

                                              God Bless

                                              John 

                                              jag
                                              Participant

                                                Very happy for you Diane, 

                                                May you survive to die of alcoholism, obesity, or just plain fiddling to death.

                                                You deserve to be healthy and happy as does everybody else on this board.

                                                God Bless

                                                John 

                                                Jim in Denver
                                                Participant

                                                  Hey Dian – you go, go, go girl!!!  You are an amazing woman and friend to many here who are thrilled at your news.  I have to agree with JAG – eat dring and be merry (or just Dian…lol).  I firmly believe your wonderful sense of humor anf joy in life has much to do with your positive outcome.  Go kick up your heels and dance to the music that you love (and with Bob).  Travel, laugh, spend time with friends, and enjoy all that life has to offer!

                                                  Best Always,

                                                  Jim

                                                  Jim in Denver
                                                  Participant

                                                    Hey Dian – you go, go, go girl!!!  You are an amazing woman and friend to many here who are thrilled at your news.  I have to agree with JAG – eat dring and be merry (or just Dian…lol).  I firmly believe your wonderful sense of humor anf joy in life has much to do with your positive outcome.  Go kick up your heels and dance to the music that you love (and with Bob).  Travel, laugh, spend time with friends, and enjoy all that life has to offer!

                                                    Best Always,

                                                    Jim

                                                    Sharyn
                                                    Participant

                                                      Oh Dian, What wonderful news! I am absolutely thrilled for you! You go hula up a storm with "da girls" and say "aloha" to mel. Adios amigo! Hasta la vista, Baby.

                                                      Hugs

                                                      Sharyn, Stage IV

                                                      Sharyn
                                                      Participant

                                                        Oh Dian, What wonderful news! I am absolutely thrilled for you! You go hula up a storm with "da girls" and say "aloha" to mel. Adios amigo! Hasta la vista, Baby.

                                                        Hugs

                                                        Sharyn, Stage IV

                                                        King
                                                        Participant

                                                          Dian

                                                           

                                                          Great news!  Celebrate, celebrate!  Keep doing what you are doing.  And i agree with the doc…you are a walking miracle.

                                                          Stay Strong

                                                          King

                                                          Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

                                                          King
                                                          Participant

                                                            Dian

                                                             

                                                            Great news!  Celebrate, celebrate!  Keep doing what you are doing.  And i agree with the doc…you are a walking miracle.

                                                            Stay Strong

                                                            King

                                                            Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

                                                            Yahoo!  I am so excited for you!  You are a walking miracle.  What wonderful news and great break-throughs happening right now.    I too got great news yesterday.  My tumors are still responding the to b-raf inhibator.  I have just past the 7 month mark. 

                                                            Hey, my parents said that Spokane was going to get 18 inches of snow…. Did you make it out? 

                                                            It sounds like you are on your way to having a blast.  Good for you.

                                                            Yippee Skippee!  and Congratulations!

                                                            Many blessings to you,

                                                            Shelly in Switzerland

                                                             

                                                             

                                                             

                                                            Yahoo!  I am so excited for you!  You are a walking miracle.  What wonderful news and great break-throughs happening right now.    I too got great news yesterday.  My tumors are still responding the to b-raf inhibator.  I have just past the 7 month mark. 

                                                            Hey, my parents said that Spokane was going to get 18 inches of snow…. Did you make it out? 

                                                            It sounds like you are on your way to having a blast.  Good for you.

                                                            Yippee Skippee!  and Congratulations!

                                                            Many blessings to you,

                                                            Shelly in Switzerland

                                                             

                                                             

                                                             

                                                            Bonnie Lea
                                                            Participant

                                                              OH DIAN    

                                                               

                                                              just such great news.    wheeeeeee   add to that  after my 7 years since DX I have finallty managed to get to one check up every 12 months  (of course they add  subject to change without notice)  and I still have to see my local derm every six months but no hobbithall in TORONTO for 12 twelve months  all that for measly old me  (onnly 2B)  but I am soooooo thrilled happy elated for you it has been a rough rough road recently and I am happy    love those two words you said.

                                                              Bonnie Lea
                                                              Participant

                                                                OH DIAN    

                                                                 

                                                                just such great news.    wheeeeeee   add to that  after my 7 years since DX I have finallty managed to get to one check up every 12 months  (of course they add  subject to change without notice)  and I still have to see my local derm every six months but no hobbithall in TORONTO for 12 twelve months  all that for measly old me  (onnly 2B)  but I am soooooo thrilled happy elated for you it has been a rough rough road recently and I am happy    love those two words you said.

                                                                Rocco
                                                                Participant

                                                                  Dian,

                                                                  This is such great news.  Congrats!  Celebrate hard, you've earned it.

                                                                  Rocco – Stage IV 2005

                                                                  Rocco
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    Dian,

                                                                    This is such great news.  Congrats!  Celebrate hard, you've earned it.

                                                                    Rocco – Stage IV 2005

                                                                    JenM
                                                                    Participant
                                                                      Have not posted in a while but wanted to say congratulations….that is wonderful news. What a way to start the New Year!
                                                                      JenM
                                                                      Participant
                                                                        Have not posted in a while but wanted to say congratulations….that is wonderful news. What a way to start the New Year!
                                                                        James from Sydney
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Dian what great words to hear from the Doctor and such great words for us to read. So so happy for you!

                                                                          best wishes

                                                                          James

                                                                          James from Sydney
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            Dian what great words to hear from the Doctor and such great words for us to read. So so happy for you!

                                                                            best wishes

                                                                            James

                                                                            DebbieH
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              SO happy to hear this, dian!!!  I think your music is the best therapy for you!  I know you'll have lots of fun on your trip, especially now with this wonderful news.

                                                                              Deb

                                                                              DebbieH
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                SO happy to hear this, dian!!!  I think your music is the best therapy for you!  I know you'll have lots of fun on your trip, especially now with this wonderful news.

                                                                                Deb

                                                                                jJackie W
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  Hey Dian, what wonderful news.  That's what I call starting the New Year right.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Hugs,

                                                                                  Jackie W

                                                                                  jJackie W
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    Hey Dian, what wonderful news.  That's what I call starting the New Year right.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Hugs,

                                                                                    Jackie W

                                                                                      Jerry from Cape Cod
                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                        JACKIE!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                        Is that really you.  I didn't expect to see you around for a few months. I hope the trip was good and that you are settling in for the winter.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Jerry from Cape Cod

                                                                                        Jerry from Cape Cod
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          JACKIE!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                          Is that really you.  I didn't expect to see you around for a few months. I hope the trip was good and that you are settling in for the winter.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Jerry from Cape Cod

                                                                                        ChrisB
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                                                                                          Glad to hear such wonderful news Dian!!

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Chris

                                                                                          ChrisB
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            Glad to hear such wonderful news Dian!!

                                                                                             

                                                                                            Chris

                                                                                            BethA in VA
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                                                                                              This is great news!  I am so happy for you.  Keep celebrating.  Beth 3/B

                                                                                              BethA in VA
                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                This is great news!  I am so happy for you.  Keep celebrating.  Beth 3/B

                                                                                                LV
                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                  Great news! I'm so happy for you!

                                                                                                  Enjoy it all!

                                                                                                  LV
                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                    Great news! I'm so happy for you!

                                                                                                    Enjoy it all!

                                                                                                    joy_
                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                      So happy for you!  Love all the good news I'm reading here today! 

                                                                                                      joy_
                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                        So happy for you!  Love all the good news I'm reading here today! 

                                                                                                        carol b
                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                          I am so HAPPY for you. I hope im a walking miracle too and we get together and all the others in remission and walk walk walk walk…omg you give so much hope to me for some reason..im all jittery inside..happy day for you,,,forever

                                                                                                          carol b
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                                                                                                            I am so HAPPY for you. I hope im a walking miracle too and we get together and all the others in remission and walk walk walk walk…omg you give so much hope to me for some reason..im all jittery inside..happy day for you,,,forever

                                                                                                            Jenjen
                                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                                              That is amazing news dian! You deserve to celebrate! πŸ™‚

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                              Jenjen 3a NED 17 months

                                                                                                              Jenjen
                                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                                That is amazing news dian! You deserve to celebrate! πŸ™‚

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                Jenjen 3a NED 17 months

                                                                                                                Jenjen
                                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                                  That is amazing news dian! You deserve to celebrate! πŸ™‚

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                  Jenjen 3a NED 17 months

                                                                                                                  Jenjen
                                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                                    That is amazing news dian! You deserve to celebrate! πŸ™‚

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                    Jenjen 3a NED 17 months

                                                                                                                    NancyGM
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                                                                                                                      Dian, Huge congrats to you on your wonderful news!! I will be 4 years out from stage IV and 3 years NED on Monday. I can relate to what you said about not quite feeling like a miracle compred to others…If you ever are heading east on I-90 come and meet me for coffee in Missoula. Have a lovely time in Hawaii!

                                                                                                                      NancyGM
                                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                                        Dian, Huge congrats to you on your wonderful news!! I will be 4 years out from stage IV and 3 years NED on Monday. I can relate to what you said about not quite feeling like a miracle compred to others…If you ever are heading east on I-90 come and meet me for coffee in Missoula. Have a lovely time in Hawaii!

                                                                                                                        MaryD
                                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                                          Fantastic news Dian!   And the best part of all  ..is that you know how to live!

                                                                                                                          Enjoy!!

                                                                                                                          Mary

                                                                                                                          MaryD
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                                                                                                                            Fantastic news Dian!   And the best part of all  ..is that you know how to live!

                                                                                                                            Enjoy!!

                                                                                                                            Mary

                                                                                                                              Vermont_Donna
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                                                                                                                                YAHOO!!! Such fantastic news! You go girl! You are an inspiration! Live life with GUSTO!!

                                                                                                                                Vermont_Donna

                                                                                                                                stage 3a

                                                                                                                                Vermont_Donna
                                                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                                                  YAHOO!!! Such fantastic news! You go girl! You are an inspiration! Live life with GUSTO!!

                                                                                                                                  Vermont_Donna

                                                                                                                                  stage 3a

                                                                                                                                LynnLuc
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                                                                                                                                  awesome  awesome

                                                                                                                                  LynnLuc
                                                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                                                    awesome  awesome

                                                                                                                                    Amy Busby
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                                                                                                                                      yippee!!!!  I am so happy for you dian – enjoy.  : )

                                                                                                                                      love,

                                                                                                                                      Amy

                                                                                                                                      Amy Busby
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                                                                                                                                        yippee!!!!  I am so happy for you dian – enjoy.  : )

                                                                                                                                        love,

                                                                                                                                        Amy

                                                                                                                                        mike_nj
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                                                                                                                                          Hi Dian

                                                                                                                                          Very glad to see an all clear report.  I  bet you are strumming away and playing your music.

                                                                                                                                          See you in chat sometimes and stay well

                                                                                                                                          Mike from NJ

                                                                                                                                          mike_nj
                                                                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                                                                            Hi Dian

                                                                                                                                            Very glad to see an all clear report.  I  bet you are strumming away and playing your music.

                                                                                                                                            See you in chat sometimes and stay well

                                                                                                                                            Mike from NJ

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