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Old 11-20-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Just want to SHOUT IT from the mountaintop!!!

Here I am just ready to SHOUT IT from the mountaintop!

Last April I was diagnosed with endometerial cancer Stage 3 A. I had a total hysterectomy on May 1st, and then began a long haul of 6 rounds of chemo on May 31st...

Due to lots of wierd complications (staph infection to my I-PORT which I lost; chemo diabetics; extremely low potassium levels; several blood transfusions; 2 hospitalizations; oodles of Nuelasta and Procrit shots and getting a PICC Line inserted in my right arm) my chemo did not end at the time we thought it would in early September. Instead it lasted until October 19th.

On Friday, November 9th I was given a PET SCAN. I saw the oncologist yesterday (yes, still processing here) and got the following report:

Per Dr. Burnett, "IT LOOKS VERY GOOD! THERE IS NO SIGN OF CANCER ANYWHERE." I am not to see the oncologist again until March for a 4 month checkup! And as a bonus piece of good news my dang PICC line was finally removed from the bend of my right arm (had it since June 19th"

Can I say I am doing the real happy dance! What a Thanksgiving blessing to be had for me!
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That truly is a thanksgiving blessing!
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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HOORAY! Scream all you want and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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Yayyyy! That is sooo wonderful to hear, congrats!
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:54 PM   #5
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What a Happy Thanksgiving you'll have!

May good health continue to bless you, Arlene

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Yay, I know you feel great!! I am so happy for you. What a great Thanksgiving you will have
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Congratulations...such wonderful news. You have much to be thankful for on Thursday.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
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What wonderful news!!!!

Have a wonderful, thankful holiday!!!!
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Congrats!!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
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How wonderful, Arlene! I am so happy for you!
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Wow Arlene! What a blessing! I am so happy for you!!!
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Woooo hoooooo!!!!!!!!
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God has really blessed you, Arlene! What wonderful news! God still works miracles every day, I know because he has blessed my family with two huge ones that were thought to be hopeless, not to mention all the other miracles that he has performed for us each and every day.
You are proof that every day is Thanksgiving Day. I can't even imagine what you've been through. I'm sure that God has given you the strength to endure it all.
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Ahhhhhhh! Congratulations!
What wonderful news to receive!!
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That's awesome news! Thank God! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Congratulations, Arlene. I've been following your struggle with this and I'm so glad to know that you've come out on top! Happy, happy day!
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Congratulations on such wonderful news..it truly is a blessing and you have lots to be thankful for. Happy thanksgiving Arlene.
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What wonderful news! Congratulations!
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What a blessing. Congratulations!
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what wonderful news Arlene! I am so happy for you.... ((((HUGS)))), Nancyruth
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Congratulations to you!! My mom had stage 4 cancer and after 12 hours of surgery and 38 days of radiation, she has been cancer free since May 2000. Such a miracle for both of you!!
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Great!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!!
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So happy for you!! ((hugs))
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Oh how wonderful!

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Here I am just ready to SHOUT IT from the mountaintop!

Last April I was diagnosed with endometerial cancer Stage 3 A. I had a total hysterectomy on May 1st, and then began a long haul of 6 rounds of chemo on May 31st...

Due to lots of wierd complications (staph infection to my I-PORT which I lost; chemo diabetics; extremely low potassium levels; several blood transfusions; 2 hospitalizations; oodles of Nuelasta and Procrit shots and getting a PICC Line inserted in my right arm) my chemo did not end at the time we thought it would in early September. Instead it lasted until October 19th.

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Per Dr. Burnett, "IT LOOKS VERY GOOD! THERE IS NO SIGN OF CANCER ANYWHERE." I am not to see the oncologist again until March for a 4 month checkup! And as a bonus piece of good news my dang PICC line was finally removed from the bend of my right arm (had it since June 19th"

Can I say I am doing the real happy dance! What a Thanksgiving blessing to be had for me!
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That's great!!! I will pray that the results will be the same in March. Have a great Thanksgiving.
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Beautiful. What a blessing you were given.
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Congratulations to you!!! Can't imagine the happiness & releif you must feel. Enjoy your holidays!
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Awesome news! Congratulations..just in time for Thanksgiving!
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Congratulation on the great news. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
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COngratulations!!! Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

I had a picc line for 8 months myself it was not comfy at all!!!! SO I can feel you when you are excited scream it from all the mountain tops

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What fantastic news! Congratulations on you fantastic milestones!
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What a wonderful blessing to receive around Thankgiving! I'm so happy for you and hope you continue cancer free.
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Sounds like you have been through a very tough time and I am so happy you got such good news. Hope you will be healthy and happy for a very long time now.
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What wonderful news!!! You REALLY have a reason to have a Thankful Thanksgiving. Keep us posted.

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What a blessing! Congratulations to you Arlene!
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Wonderful news!!! You have been blessed! HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

Your story brought tears to my eyes!! What a wonderful way to start my Thanksgiving Day!!

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