Topic: Good scan...

Hi everyone,

Went to the doctor yesterday and got the results of my 3 month scan.  The doctor was very pleased with it and my blood work and exam. There is one sort of annoying thing on the scan in my liver called THAD (Transient Hepatic Attenuation Differences).  This is what they saw 6 months ago that was gone 3 months ago and now is showing in a completely different area.  Apparently these are benign images that are just annoying and don't indicate a pathology.

So...I will take my good scan and live my life and in October I will begin freaking out again just before my next scan.  This is my pattern, but if I can keep it to just before my scan, I feel like I am living my life the best that I can given the circumstances.

Here's to more posts of good scans and living life!!!

Thank you all...much love sent your way.
-Randi-

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

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YIPPEE! Randi!  Just the post we love to read. Keep up your excellent progress and keep us posted. We all know how awful that wait between scans is, but you are doing wonderful!! You are a real CC poster girl.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Wonderful news!!!!

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Hi Randi,

What great news!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us all here. Looking forward to reading more good scan reports from you in the future!

Best wishes,

Gavin

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Randi.....benign tumors?  What lovely news that is.  Congratulations and enjoy your summer.  Come October we will be right here to support you.
Have fun.
All my best wishes,
Marion

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Another thing the doctor told me that I hang on to...70-80% of recurrences happen within the first 2 years.  It will be 2 years in December for me, yay! 

Thanx for all the well wishes and support.  I am learning how to live my life, one day at a time.

-Randi-

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

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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YEA YEA!!! I am so glad that we could both post positive CC success stories on the same day. Hopefully this will start a new trend for our site. Nothing like HOPE with facts to back it up, to keep you fighting!
Congrats Randi
Lots of prayers-Cathy

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Excellent news Randi,
You're right about the recurrences.  Another thing my dad was told was that he would most likely know before the scan if things weren't right.  So if you are feeling good up to October then fingers crossed the scan will confirm that!
Enjoy your summer one day at a time x

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Randi
Fantastic news...you go girl take your clear scan and your life and you live it to the fullest!!!

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