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Some good news from me

Forums General Melanoma Community Some good news from me

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    KatyWI
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    We can never get enough good news around here, so I am doing my part and sharing…I got my pathology back from my craniotomy today.  This was a site that had been treated with cyberknife, but it had grown substantially and had to be removed.  The pathologist looked at two different slices of tissue and concluded that this was necrotic tissue and radiation-induced change.  The words "no evidence of melanoma cells" are actually on the path report in black and white.  DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD!  Between the cyberknife and the ipilimumab, treatment appears

    We can never get enough good news around here, so I am doing my part and sharing…I got my pathology back from my craniotomy today.  This was a site that had been treated with cyberknife, but it had grown substantially and had to be removed.  The pathologist looked at two different slices of tissue and concluded that this was necrotic tissue and radiation-induced change.  The words "no evidence of melanoma cells" are actually on the path report in black and white.  DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD!  Between the cyberknife and the ipilimumab, treatment appears to be working for me.  On top of it, the other lesions treated with cyberknife in November aren't even showing up on my post-surgery MRI.  I'm so grateful, humbled, and overjoyed!

    I have my 12-week ipi scans on Thursday.  I am hoping for good news in the body to go with the good news in the brain!

    KatyWI

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      lhaley
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      Oh Katy, I am so happy for you!  I hope you get move on and be done with this disease forever.  Your good news not only is great for you but does so much for all  of us here!

      Yahoo!

      Linda

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      lhaley
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      Oh Katy, I am so happy for you!  I hope you get move on and be done with this disease forever.  Your good news not only is great for you but does so much for all  of us here!

      Yahoo!

      Linda

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      MaryBZ
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      SOOOO very happy for you!  I'll continue to keep you in my prayers.  I had my PET scan last Friday in Madison and am happy to report that by the grace of God I am 17 months NED.  Hoping to increase my time at work next year as I feel the "monkey is off my back".  I have let melanoma dicate too much of my life these past 2 years.  I must start living now!  

       

      Mary 

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      MaryBZ
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      SOOOO very happy for you!  I'll continue to keep you in my prayers.  I had my PET scan last Friday in Madison and am happy to report that by the grace of God I am 17 months NED.  Hoping to increase my time at work next year as I feel the "monkey is off my back".  I have let melanoma dicate too much of my life these past 2 years.  I must start living now!  

       

      Mary 

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      debbieVA
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      Congratulations Katy….Great news…Celebrate and enjoy!  

      God Bless….

      Debbie Stage 4 NED

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      debbieVA
      Participant

      Congratulations Katy….Great news…Celebrate and enjoy!  

      God Bless….

      Debbie Stage 4 NED

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      glewis923
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      Great news indeed!  I got 3 more NovalisTS (cyber-knifed) today!  Hope to get on IPI.  

      I'm so glad it seems to be working for you…..wonderful, I think i'll celebrate!

      Love,  Grady & Families.

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      glewis923
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      Great news indeed!  I got 3 more NovalisTS (cyber-knifed) today!  Hope to get on IPI.  

      I'm so glad it seems to be working for you…..wonderful, I think i'll celebrate!

      Love,  Grady & Families.

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      jag
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      Katy, keep the good news coming! That is great!.

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      jag
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      Katy, keep the good news coming! That is great!.

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      JakeinNY
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      Congratulations Katy.

      Build on this.

      Remember to do all that you can for your immune system…body, mind, and spirit.

      Best wishes for a long life.

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      JakeinNY
      Participant

      Congratulations Katy.

      Build on this.

      Remember to do all that you can for your immune system…body, mind, and spirit.

      Best wishes for a long life.

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      Sharyn
      Participant

      Hey Katy! Good on ya! You must be doing a newfie jig for sure!  I'm hoping to be hot on your trail with my own craniotomy next week. We'll have to compare notes. Congratutations!!

      Hugs

      Sharyn, Stage IV

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      Sharyn
      Participant

      Hey Katy! Good on ya! You must be doing a newfie jig for sure!  I'm hoping to be hot on your trail with my own craniotomy next week. We'll have to compare notes. Congratutations!!

      Hugs

      Sharyn, Stage IV

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      Wife of Carl
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      Katy,

      WOW!  I am glad that you got such good news!  It is always encouraging to hear good news here.  I hope that the trend of good news keeps going for your scans on Thursday and that there will be even more reason for celebration.

      Pat

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      Wife of Carl
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      Katy,

      WOW!  I am glad that you got such good news!  It is always encouraging to hear good news here.  I hope that the trend of good news keeps going for your scans on Thursday and that there will be even more reason for celebration.

      Pat

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      NicOz
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      *doin' the happy dance, hun* I may resemble a hippo having a seizure, but it's the thought that counts cheeky

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      NicOz
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      *doin' the happy dance, hun* I may resemble a hippo having a seizure, but it's the thought that counts cheeky

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        KatyWI
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        Oh woman, I like you!  A hippo having a seizure…lol!

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        KatyWI
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        Oh woman, I like you!  A hippo having a seizure…lol!

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      Nice to hear some GREAT news…

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
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      Nice to hear some GREAT news…

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Bonnie Lea
      Participant

      What a lovely post to read Katy.  Congrats and many many more great news to come for us all.  I am so happy to hear this from you.

       

      Bonnie Lea

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      Bonnie Lea
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      What a lovely post to read Katy.  Congrats and many many more great news to come for us all.  I am so happy to hear this from you.

       

      Bonnie Lea

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      triciad
      Participant

      Katy,

      I am so excited to hear this good news.  Thanks for picking up all of our spirits!  May you travel the "melanoma free road" forever!

      Tricia

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      triciad
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      Katy,

      I am so excited to hear this good news.  Thanks for picking up all of our spirits!  May you travel the "melanoma free road" forever!

      Tricia

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      LynnLuc
      Participant

      great great news!!!

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      LynnLuc
      Participant

      great great news!!!

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      Melanoma Mom
      Participant

      Soooooooooo happy for you! Thinking of you on Thursday!

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      Melanoma Mom
      Participant

      Soooooooooo happy for you! Thinking of you on Thursday!

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Katy,

        This is wonderful, fantastic news! Good luck on your 12 weeks scans after Ipi. I have mine next Wednesday!

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

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Katy,

        This is wonderful, fantastic news! Good luck on your 12 weeks scans after Ipi. I have mine next Wednesday!

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

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      KellieSue
      Participant

      Ya for clean scans!!! I hope your scan on Thursday shows the same

      Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV since June 2008

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      KellieSue
      Participant

      Ya for clean scans!!! I hope your scan on Thursday shows the same

      Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV since June 2008

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      Congratulations Katy! That is awesome news

      From a Wisconsin transplant in Florida

       God Bless,

       Jim M.

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      Congratulations Katy! That is awesome news

      From a Wisconsin transplant in Florida

       God Bless,

       Jim M.

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      kylez
      Participant

      congratulations Katy! that's such a great result.

      how is your recovery from the procedure? you don't mention anything so I assume it's going well.

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      kylez
      Participant

      congratulations Katy! that's such a great result.

      how is your recovery from the procedure? you don't mention anything so I assume it's going well.

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        KatyWI
        Participant

        Hi Kyle, yes recovery is going very well.  I had the tiniest bit of facial droop but it has gone away, so I assume it was swelling.  I still struggle to find words sometimes but it's getting better too.  Both of these were symptoms I had before the surgery, so I am hopeful they are related to post-operative swelling.  On Tuesday, I get my stitches out of my head – hooray!  I have to say, I'm surprised how not-very-traumatic recovery has been.  They were digging around in my brain and they let me out of the hospital just two days later?!

        KatyWI

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        KatyWI
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        Hi Kyle, yes recovery is going very well.  I had the tiniest bit of facial droop but it has gone away, so I assume it was swelling.  I still struggle to find words sometimes but it's getting better too.  Both of these were symptoms I had before the surgery, so I am hopeful they are related to post-operative swelling.  On Tuesday, I get my stitches out of my head – hooray!  I have to say, I'm surprised how not-very-traumatic recovery has been.  They were digging around in my brain and they let me out of the hospital just two days later?!

        KatyWI

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      carol b
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      I am so happy for ur good news..it gives us all hope for the future

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      carol b
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      I am so happy for ur good news..it gives us all hope for the future

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      moi
      Participant

      Good luck on Thursday Katy, looking for continued success.

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      moi
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      Good luck on Thursday Katy, looking for continued success.

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