Topic: Merry Christmas

I haven't been here for awhile but wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  I am so thankful that I am here & able to celebrate!  My oncologist is amazed that I am doing so well.  I have been off chemo for 3 months now & my blood work is good.  My CA-19 has gone up slightly.  I saw another surgeon 2 weeks ago.  Dr.  Selby from USC.  He said there might be a slight chance for surgery.  He wants me to have a PET scan and try & get on a trial.  I am waiting for the authorization to get the PET scan.  Then in January I will be able to see doctors I want as we have changed my insurance to a PPO.  Financially it is going to stretch us but my husband needs to do all he can to 'fix' me!!  I am just so happy to be feeling pretty good right now.  We will continue this battle as long as we can.  CC is so different for everyone.  Some find out they have it and only live for a few months.  Some have lived for years with it.  I am not sure how long I have had it but my diagnosis came 15 months ago.  I know God has a plan & He knows the number of my days more than any doctor & He is the Great Physician. 
God bless you all & bless your holiday however you celebrate it.

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Thank you, Patti.  As always it is wonderful to hear from you.  Your report is awesome and many good things have come your way.  So glad you were able to insurance coverage which then allowed you to consult with another surgeon.  Things look good, dear Patty. 
Happy Holiday wishes to you as well.
Hugs,
Marion

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Oh, Patti, it is so good to see you and you are looking good! Good news at the best time of year! Anyway an Angel came down and told me that Teddy's Italian restaurant is full up for the years to come so I can't get you a reservation, you will just have to wait! Have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas and more good news in this year to come.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Hi Pattimelt!

I always smile when I see your name on posts!  Glad to hear you're moving forward.

Merry Christmas to you!  And may the new year bring you nothing but happiness and health!

Hugs,
-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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Feliz Navidad and healthy blessings, Pattimelt!
Let us know what Dr Selby says. Glad you got to consult with him.
Willow

Willow

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Patti -
Sounds pretty darn good to me. Keeping my fingers for things to just keep getting better.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

KrisV

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Hi Patti,

So much good news and such a positive attitude is so good to hear.  Hoping for more good news from you in the future.

Have a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Hi, Patti,
Love your positive attitude! Enjoy your holidays and lets all kick some cc butt next year!!
Love the encouragement from Dr. Shelby!

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
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