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I am celebrating 7 1/2 years of good health, diagnosed  Feb. 2006, Treated Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

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YEAH! Staying true to your name...Be Good! A real super hero! You have no idea  what a post like this does for our family! We need the hope and you have given it. Would you mind posting your story or some of it so others know what and where? Thank you for you post and just that little bit will go so far! But we would like to hear more if you can.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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I love reading 7 1/2 years...this is fabulous news...congrats!
Lisa

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wow 7 1/2 years.  Congrats!

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

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Johnny,
Thank you for sharing this amazing milestone and your story (I just read your first post).
Many more healthy blessings!
Willow

Willow

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My positive news is my husband, Gordon was diagnosed Nov 2012 and the way the drs talked to us we didn't know if he would be here today. He is doing great! He is on FOLFORI, just had his forth round, they may do one more. He has been on gim/cis and xyolota and gimzar. They cancelled surgery in August but they reelvuate here in a couple of weeks. We hope but our lives are not wrapped around the words "yes he can have surgery" That was too much last time....Gordons live was just not in good shape but now hopefully that will not be an issue. But I feel it is a blessing that we are coming up on a year. And I pray we have many more!!

Heather

My husband is my hero!!! Love him so much!! We are going to fight the best we can with knowledge, support from friends and strangers and God getting us through!!

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That's brilliant news Johnny, superb in fact!!

And Heather, that's great about Gordon as well! Hopefully when they reevaluate in a couple of weeks then the surgery will be back on the table again. Hoping that you have many more years together as well!

Gavin

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Hi everyone!

Just celebrated my 5 year anniversary of being cancer-free.  I'm still dealing with leaky bile ducts and drains and I'm being evaluated for a liver transplant.  I'm am so grateful to still be here.

Betsy Kubbins

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Oh, Betsy CONGRATULATIONS on being a Survivor and a Thriver! Much good luck on your evaluation and please let us know. Where would you have the surgery? This is THE way to start a New Year!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Yay Betsy! 5 years is awesome!!

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
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Betsy,  What great news to start out the New Year.  Hope things all go your way this year and the transplant becomes a reality.

"One Day At A Time"

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5 Years!!  Congratulations Betsy!  You are a truly a warrior.

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

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Betsy

5 years! Congratulations and thanks so much for posting..it really gives so many hope...
Nancy

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Betsy-Congrats, we need more "feel good there is HOPE" stories like yours. I will be 5 year cancer free May 24, 2014 thank to a transplant!!
I am curious though why would you need a transplant if you are cancer free  and at the 5 year mark??
Lots of prayers for more milestones-Cathy

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Cathy, happy almost 5 years to you! I love this thread because it gives me hope!

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
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Bless you, Betsy. I am so glad you are still here as well. You are one of the nicest people I have ever met. Happy 5 years!!

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

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Congrats to you both, dear Betsy and Cathy.  It is wonderful to see the Good News section brimming with fantastic postings.
Hugs,
Marion

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Very happy for you both!!  smile

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Brilliant news Betsy and Cathy, congrats to you both!

And huge celebratory hugs to you both as well!

Gavin

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I just found this thread.  I am a baby compared to most of you, only a little over eight months.  But have great hopes to extend that indefinitely.  We all beat the odds to join this club, so why shouldn't we beat them again and shift the curve far to the right?

Fighting with dignity, not desperation.

Live, Laugh, Love

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I wonder if they can "Pin" this topic; it is a wonderful thread.  Keep moving the curve!

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middlesister......the request has been made.  Thanks much for pointing it out.
Hugs,
Marion

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Thank you, Rick, for always responding to our requests.
Hugs,
Marion

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I have been stable since I started chemo 15 months ago.  Feeling great 90% of the time.

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Dear EN, WOW and YIPPEE that is just the greatest news. Please keep on letting us know about your progress, you are amazing!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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