Topic: Good Scan!

(my background story is here:  http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … p?id=6103)

It's been just over 7 months since my liver resection.  Last week I completed 4.5 weeks of Gem/Cis chemotherapy.  I tolerated it well.

This morning I met with my surgeon, Dr Oliver Bathe at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, to review my MRI report which shows no recurrence.  Yay!  I'll have my next MRI in December, fingers and toes and everything crossed.  Meantime, my wife and I and our 2 young sons and her family will take off to Hawaii for a vacation - 14 of us in a big house on the beach.  Something good to look forward to.

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Philip....Wonderful..wonderful news..many more clean scans for years to come is what I wish for you!  Have a great time in Hawaii enjoy!

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Philip, what fantastick news to wake up to. Have a wonderful time in Hawaii!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Enjoy smile !!! Life is NOW for all of us, happy for you!
Maria

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

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Hi Philip,

This is great news, many thanks indeed for sharing it with us all here! I too will keep everything crossed for you for your next scan in December. A family holiday in Hawaii sounds just the thing to me and I am sure that you all will enjoy it, have a great time!

Best wishes,

Gavin

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Phillip....Everything has been said already.  Have fun and enjoy.
All my best wishes,
Marion

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Wonderful news Philip!!  Enjoy Hawaii - hopefully the weather here (in Calgary) is still as beautiful as it has been this last month when you return from your vacation! 

Jen

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Thank you all for the wonderful well wishes!  The support from all of you and this website are uplifting and encouraging. 

Unfortunately, the trip to Hawaii was a bit more tiring than we'd hoped - traveling with two children (ages 2 and 10 months) such long distances can be exhausting.  But:  my wife and I and another couple have a Vegas trip planned for November - this time kids will be staying with grandparents so it will feel like more of a "real" vacation for us.  While we're in Vegas we will be making some arrangements for our "Renewal of Vows" ceremony which we'll do in June with family and friends and the same officiant who married us in Alberta.  The point is to counter the frightening events of this year with wonderful things to celebrate - and why not?

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Aloha Philip, this is all so wonderful keep on planning it seems to work well! What a marvelous goal you have set for a June Vow renewal. Have a great time in Vegas and remember.......what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...couldn't resist!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Phillip...I agree....why not?  There never is a wrong time for a celebration.  Have fun.
All my best wishes,
Marion

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Lainy....have I ever told you that you are one of the funniest persons I have ever met?   Would you mind passing on some of this humor to me?
Hugs
Marion

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Thank you, thank you. Guess I get it from my Dad who used to crack himself up with his own jokes! I crack myself up and so does Robin. You also know that often Teddy and I got through this CC stuff with humor as well.
Say, I was supposed to get my PET this morning at 630AM. The machine broke!
Now it's set for Friday at 630AM. Just saying! Looking forward to meeting up again!

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.