Topic: I almost ditto Scragots post.....
My husband Tom went in Monday and had his stent removed. They opened up the stricture with a balloon, took a bunch of pictures, injected contrast etc. and took four tissue biopsies of the stricture area. The Doc called last night and said the biopsies showed nothing but radiation scarring-no cancer recurrence.
So even though I, like Sue ,almost feel guilty posting good news here when so many of our dear friends are having such a rough time I realize everyone, ecspecially the newcomers, need to have hope and hear about success stories.
Our Doc said he actually has one patient that has survived pancreatic cancer for ten years and is doing fine and now Tom. I don't know why some people are able to do better than others. I really think it is just luck. We HAVE been incredibly lucky! I am very grateful but heartsick when I keep reading about all of our losses. It is hard to come on here some days.
Jeff and Kris, you are both great friends and we are all praying for you! Peace and love to everyone else here, the ones fighting on and the ones that have lost their loved ones.
AND SUE, congratulations!!! It is so wonderful to get positive news! We still worry every time- I almost didn't want the Doc to call yesterday because I was so afraid of what he would say!
Take care all and I hope everyone is getting through the miserable winter weather!!! Think Spring!!!