Topic: Another 3 month check-up....another good report.

Tom went for his three month check-up and for the report of his 6 month MRI yesterday. Everything remains the same. Nothing but radiational scarring on the MRI.The Docs are pretty amazed. One actually said after his unsuccessful resection he figured Tom would only have a year at the most to live. In June it will be three years.We are blessed.. Mary

Re: Another 3 month check-up....another good report.

Mary,

That is great news.  I will be hoping for the same in the future.  You are truely blessed.

Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Re: Another 3 month check-up....another good report.

WOW!  Ours is maybe not to reason why, we will take the good news!!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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I'm so happy for you and Tom, Mary.   It's so heartening to hear good news.

Sophie

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Mary

What wonderful news!  I'm so happy for you and Tom...tell him to keep the good new coming!

Jean

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Mary,
Your news is tonic to the soul. I am so happy for you and your husband...and it just goes to show that sometimes you need to NOT listen to your doctor. We dont have expiration dates as your Tom has proved. May the good news continue...

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Awesome!!  It is so great to hear a good story.  It just proves every situation with this cancer is different and statistics are just a bunch of numbers, and should always be taken with a grain of salt.  Look forward to many more good reports.

The  Lord is my shephard

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Thanks everyone. I just wish they could figure out why some treatments work for some and not others. Someday, someone has to figure this all out. We just have to hang in there long enough for that cure that's around the corner!! There really have been improvements in treatment and more options available in just the three years we've been dealing with this, so who knows what the future will bring. Have a great day everyone-I hope you have sunshine where all of you are-my daffodils are frozen under an inch of snow!!  Mary

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It is ten months ago today, I had my liver transplant after being treated for Cholangiocarcinoma.

Thanks to the team at St Vincents hospital Dublin I am doing well.Hopefully
many more countries will consider patients for this condition for transplant.

Regards

Patrick

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Congratulations, Patrick. That is great news you are already a great survivor! Wishing the best to continue for you!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Re: Another 3 month check-up....another good report.

Mary was told those wonderful words at the end of September "in remission." 

A quick history.  Our specialists at our local hospital suspected CC at the end of March 2009 and referred her to Stanford.  Multiple ERCP procedures at both hospitals were inconclusive but they did place stents to minimize pain.  Stanford confirmed CC from the path reports after a gall bladder laparoscopy at the end of April performed because of a distended gall bladder.  Stanford removed 80% of her liver in May but the path report did not declare clean (negative) margins.  Therefore, they blasted her with daily radiation and daily oral chemo capecitabine (Xeloda

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Thank you for the hope!

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I found Patrick. Right in this thread! The most important thing is hope, attitude and Grandchildren. Oh, my, sorry. Don't know what possessed me on that one!!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Hi Patrick,

Great stuff, good news indeed. I hope you have a good recovery and I am sending you loads of positive thoughts.

Best wishes

Gavin

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