Topic: Three years NED

My husband had another check up today with his oncologist and I'm happy to report that he's three years NED post diagnosis and resection surgery. So blessed to have been treated at City of Hope in Duarte California. For the last 18 months, my husband has been a volunteer at City of Hope in the guest services department.   After new patients have completed their paperwork, John escorts them to the lab to get their blood work done and then up to their doctors for their first appointment. Knowing how scary it was for us our first time at City of Hope, I know that he is alleviating anxiety for  new patients and their families.  When asked by patients , John shares his story about his diagnosis of stage 4 bile duct cancer, his resection by Dr. Gagandeep Singh, and the 6 mo of follow up chemotherapy. There's no doubt  in my mind that God is working through John as he helps new patients and their families face their new normal. We thank God every day for  his life and I thank the members of this group for getting me through the scary early times. It's reassuring to see so many moderators still providing hope and sharing resources and medical options. May God continue to bless the doctors and staff at City of Hope and also all those on this Board who open themselves so that others may thrive.
Hugs, Melinda

Re: Three years NED

Melinda,

That is wonderful news! Congratulations to John.  His success provides hope to so many patients. 

Debbie

Re: Three years NED

Melinda,

Congratulations to both of you  on 3 years NED-  such wonderful news! 

Also, thanks to John for supporting other patients.

Best wishes,
Catherine

Not a medical Professional-  just someone who got caught up in this lousy disease.

Re: Three years NED

Hallo Melinda thanks for sharing the motivational story.

has he got metastasis ? how was the resection ?

“What does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche