Topic: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

Hello all!  I just wanted to share a bit of his story in more detail.  He had a scan on May 7th, and is currently 11 months and 12 days CANCER FREE!!!


Dave

I lost my incredible husband Dave to CC February 13th, 2011 after a 2 year battle.  He leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten..I will miss you forever.

Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

Thank you Beth and congratulations to Dave and your entire family.  Thanks for keeping us informed and for sharing this inspiring story.
Tons of hugs coming your way,
Marion

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Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

Hi Beth,

Great news indeed and thank you so much for sharing this with all of us!! Long may the good news continue!!

Best wishes to you and Dave,

Gavin

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Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

Wonderful story and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  You should send this to Rick@cholangiocarcinoma.org as he just made a request for stories today.
Good news as this is always so welcome!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

Thank you, Beth!!  big_smile xx

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

This is a wonderful story! I can relate a lot to what Dave is going thru. I'm currently a 6-year survivor of Stage 2 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. In May 2004, I also had a liver resection, about 75% of my liver was removed. I had follow-up adjuvant treatment of chemo (pill form - Xeloda) and radiation for 6 weeks.

I am now basically "cancer free" and a survivor. I'm also 52 years old (I was 46 when diagnosed). I also do cancer events like Relay For Life. I also just completed my second half-marathon in January this year.

I'm happy for Dave and agree with him, there is HOPE!! My best to Dave and wish a belated happy birthday! And continued success in his cancer journey!

Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

dmeek....

You are awesome!!!

Hey I know this is off the wall, but did you have any hernia problems after??? Dave is dealing with one, and I have searched the site too, but your stories sound so much alike!

I lost my incredible husband Dave to CC February 13th, 2011 after a 2 year battle.  He leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten..I will miss you forever.

Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

ladybug02142004: no I didn't have any hernia problems. Sorry to hear about Dave's. About the only real issue I had was few months after my surgery I developed excess fulid build-up at the surgical site, called Seroma. They attached a small drainage tube there to a bag gizmo, and the excess fluid drained out. In about 1 week it drained all out, and they removed the tube. Hope Dave's hernia issue gets better!

Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

Beth....I remember Peter having had his hernia repaired after 2 or 3 years.  Hernias post resection appear to be quite common.
Best,
Marion

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Re: Dave's Journey with Cancer - Telling his Survivor Story

Hi Beth. Teddy is full of small hernias (looks like he is wearing a string of golf balls on the inside all along the incision from the Whipple. In his case all doctors on Team Teddy say they are not going to do anything on the hernias. They are not a danger, don't hurt and he has been through enough surgeries at his age. Yikes, that "at his age is scary"!!!!  Well he doesn't look it. Just ask Marion as she is his "other" girlfriend!

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.