Topic: 4 Years and Counting!

Good morning all!

Just checking in to let you all know that I had my 4 year CT scan last week and all looks well!  I do have a spot that the radiologist said needed "short term followup", but my internist says the the "high attenuating" lesion does NOT indicate a tumor.  It could just be a change on the surgical site.  I have no idea what that means, except for the words "that's not how a tumor looks".  My oncologist has never even called me, my sister in law was able to get the results in a couple days (she works for a different doctor), so at least I have the results.  Why are doctor's so slow to give people good (?) news????  I am assuming this is good news and am moving forward with it.  4 years!  I truly thought I would be long gone by now. 

As Maya Angelou said:  'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

Hugs to all!
Sue

Today is a new day. Congratulations, you are already a survivor!

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Fantastic news.  I am so happy for you. 
Karen

Wishing all God's blessings!

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Sue, that's terrific.  Keep the good scans coming!

Jim
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Oh, Sue, that is just wonderful news and just keep on scaring the bad news aways!  YIPPEE

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Sue...Awesome news..many,many more clean scans is what I wish for you.  Thanks for sharing it gives hope to all of us!!

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Sue
That's great news.....4 years and counting.    Nice one...........Gerry.

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Hi again, Sue....How nice to hear from you again and then with such fantastic news to boot.  I am thrilled for you.  Congratulations.  Sure feels good for us to.
Hugs are coming your way,
Marion

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What wonder news for you and for everyone reading this...may there be many more clean scans and years ahead.

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

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What wonderful news!! It is so great to hear of people beating the odds of this horrible disease.My dad is still fighting.I pray he will be where you are someday!

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Wonderful!! So happy for you!
Fully agree that the doctors are much quicker in delivering bad news than good news. Afraid of giving false hope?? As if that would be worse than giving false hopelessness?????

No matter whether you think that you can, or that you can´t, you´re right
//Henry Ford

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Sue, what great news to celebrate!  I hope you are enjoying every bit of it.  smile

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Hi Sue,
Great news! Praying that the four turns to fourteen...

God Bless!
bob

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Hi Sue,

This is great news! Thanks very much for sharing it with us. I am looking forward to hearing more good news from you.

Bedst wishes,

Gavin

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Hi Sue,
Great news!!! I'm so happy for you. 

Betsy

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Congratulations! It is wonderful to hear good news and I wish you so many years of more good news! Hope that my dad will one day join you in the good news section!

Lourdes

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AWESOME - now just get geared up for celebrating for the next four years!

Go with God and KEEP KICKIN' THAT cancer!

Margaret

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Great news Sue.I am very happy for you!! Celebrate life every day.I hope my dad one day will be where you are!  Kathy

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This is what we like to hear! Great news Sue! Nancy

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Sue, So happy to hear your good news!!!!!! Yea!! Amy

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That is Fantastic! I am new but I know that is awesome news, CONGRATULATIONS!
Jackie

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Thank you for keeping up with telling all about the good news!  Gives all of us hope and encouragement!

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Awesome scragots!    I see you are from Indiana, where did you go for treatment?  My Mom has just been newly diagnosed and we live in KY.  Going for ALOT of 2nd opinions (2nd thru 5th opinions if we need to).  Just wondering your care & any info. of your situation if you care to share.  I am going to be ALL over this forum.  Looking for help & knowledge-the best power, besides God.  This forum and site is awesome.  So happy to chat with others with this cancer & their knowledge (and their caring families too)!  It is priceless!!  God bless you & MANY more fantastic scans ahead to you!!!