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Whoa! had to make sure I was at the right place.

Forums General Melanoma Community Whoa! had to make sure I was at the right place.

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    Treg
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    Things are a bit different since the last time I visited. Some of you may remember me. My name is Treg and this place made my life a whole lot easier back soon after I was diagnosed. I am approaching 6 years ned and other than the poor economy that has hit pretty hard in the Brooks household, life is amazing. My boys are growing like weeds (mind & body) and I celebrated my first wedding anniversary back in Aug.

    I see many new names and some familiar names as well.

    Things are a bit different since the last time I visited. Some of you may remember me. My name is Treg and this place made my life a whole lot easier back soon after I was diagnosed. I am approaching 6 years ned and other than the poor economy that has hit pretty hard in the Brooks household, life is amazing. My boys are growing like weeds (mind & body) and I celebrated my first wedding anniversary back in Aug.

    I see many new names and some familiar names as well.

    The one message I would have for newly diagnosed, there is much hope. Back in 2004 I felt powerless and lost. Thanks to the research where I gained the knowledge, the caring people here at mpip, my docs and the love of my boys, I was able to pull myself up and resume a normal life as a survivor.

    Good luck to you all. Keep your spirits up. Say hey on Jan. 6, 2011. I will be celebrating 6 years.

    Treg, stage 3…NED!

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      2atlascedars
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      Hi Treg,

      Thanks for the post. I am one of the new-comers you referenced. It is great to hear a positive story of life returning to normal. Due to the aftermath of my WLE I am still recovering from an extensive skin grafting and reconstruction of my heel which included 3 weeks in the hospital and surgical rehab facility. I have been in a wheelchair for 5 weeks now and am looking forward to getting my life back together and getting on with it.

      Happy holidays to you!

      Mark (Stage 2A) from California

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      2atlascedars
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      Hi Treg,

      Thanks for the post. I am one of the new-comers you referenced. It is great to hear a positive story of life returning to normal. Due to the aftermath of my WLE I am still recovering from an extensive skin grafting and reconstruction of my heel which included 3 weeks in the hospital and surgical rehab facility. I have been in a wheelchair for 5 weeks now and am looking forward to getting my life back together and getting on with it.

      Happy holidays to you!

      Mark (Stage 2A) from California

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        Treg
        Participant

        Hi mark, sounds like you've seen better days. I had a graft done myself but because of a pretty bad burn at work.

        Keep up the spirits and work toward your goal. mpip will always hold a special place for me, I hope it will for you as well.

        Treg

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        Treg
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        Hi mark, sounds like you've seen better days. I had a graft done myself but because of a pretty bad burn at work.

        Keep up the spirits and work toward your goal. mpip will always hold a special place for me, I hope it will for you as well.

        Treg

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      dian in spokane
      Participant

      Hey Treg!

      Good to see you! Congrats on your continued NED status!

      dian in spokane

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      dian in spokane
      Participant

      Hey Treg!

      Good to see you! Congrats on your continued NED status!

      dian in spokane

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Hi Treg,

        Good to see you back. yes the format of MPIP is different but many of us are still here and many have passed away or moved on from the site. I myself remember your posts before. I am a four year melanoma patient, not NED, but doing IPI and just had my second round. I have had many treatments and NO treatment has gone well or easy! I am well known at my medical center now, lol.

        Good luck to you and enjoy your family, watching them grwo up…it goes by so quickly!

        Hugs,

        Vermont_Donna

        stage 3a, many treatments, currently doing Ipi

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        Vermont_Donna
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        Hi Treg,

        Good to see you back. yes the format of MPIP is different but many of us are still here and many have passed away or moved on from the site. I myself remember your posts before. I am a four year melanoma patient, not NED, but doing IPI and just had my second round. I have had many treatments and NO treatment has gone well or easy! I am well known at my medical center now, lol.

        Good luck to you and enjoy your family, watching them grwo up…it goes by so quickly!

        Hugs,

        Vermont_Donna

        stage 3a, many treatments, currently doing Ipi

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        Treg
        Participant

        Hi Donna, I am so sorry for the fighters who did not make it and very happy for the ones who have…and like yourself, still fighting.

        Best of luck with your treatments,

        Treg

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        Treg
        Participant

        Hi Donna, I am so sorry for the fighters who did not make it and very happy for the ones who have…and like yourself, still fighting.

        Best of luck with your treatments,

        Treg

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        Treg
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        Hey there Dian, good to here from you and thank you. Hope all is well.

        take care

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        Treg
        Participant

        Hey there Dian, good to here from you and thank you. Hope all is well.

        take care

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        Treg
        Participant

         Hey there Dian, good to here from you and thank you. Hope all is well.

        take care, Treg   ,,Treg

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        Treg
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         Hey there Dian, good to here from you and thank you. Hope all is well.

        take care, Treg   ,,Treg

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      ValinMtl
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      Hi Treg,

      Thanks for dropping by an telling us your story…always nice to hear that things do go well for some eventually.  Looking forward to celebrating like you, THAT"S 6 YEARS NED  YEEEAAAAHHH you go and enjoy your wife and family life.  Val, currently on compassionate ipi.

      P.S.  one of our regulars Jim lives in Denver…have you ever met up?

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      ValinMtl
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      Hi Treg,

      Thanks for dropping by an telling us your story…always nice to hear that things do go well for some eventually.  Looking forward to celebrating like you, THAT"S 6 YEARS NED  YEEEAAAAHHH you go and enjoy your wife and family life.  Val, currently on compassionate ipi.

      P.S.  one of our regulars Jim lives in Denver…have you ever met up?

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        Treg
        Participant

        Hi Val, Congtrats on the ned. I have not met Jim but I did see his name on a couple of posts. Keep up the good fight.

        Treg

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        Treg
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        Hi Val, Congtrats on the ned. I have not met Jim but I did see his name on a couple of posts. Keep up the good fight.

        Treg

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        ValinMtl
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        oops…I was congratulating you on the NED…something I want to be one day…been battling this monster for 2 1/2 years.  Val

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        ValinMtl
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        oops…I was congratulating you on the NED…something I want to be one day…been battling this monster for 2 1/2 years.  Val

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      DebbieH
      Participant

      Welcome back, Treg and congratulations on 6 years NED AND your wedding anniversary! 

      There IS much hope to be gained here.  When I was diagnoised back in 2001, stage IIIC, the ONLY hope I found was here, seeing other people at my stage doing well. 

      Don't be such a stranger.  It always makes me nervous when people disappear from here.  Good luck to you, too, Treg.

      DebbieH, stage IIIC, NED over 9 years

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      DebbieH
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      Welcome back, Treg and congratulations on 6 years NED AND your wedding anniversary! 

      There IS much hope to be gained here.  When I was diagnoised back in 2001, stage IIIC, the ONLY hope I found was here, seeing other people at my stage doing well. 

      Don't be such a stranger.  It always makes me nervous when people disappear from here.  Good luck to you, too, Treg.

      DebbieH, stage IIIC, NED over 9 years

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        LynnLuc
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        Hi Treg, Guess I am new since you were here …I am stage 4 Melanoma NED 8 months….congrats on NED and anniversary!

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        LynnLuc
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        Hi Treg, Guess I am new since you were here …I am stage 4 Melanoma NED 8 months….congrats on NED and anniversary!

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