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by firechief on Thu Aug 26, 2010 05:14 PM
My IL sugery was 2 years ago at MD Anderson. I was dx at stage III. Had preop chemo/rad, then the surgery. I am at the moment doing very well with NED.
Just remember, always get you a second opinion if you are not comfortable. My local oncologist told me there was not a lot that could be done other than chemo. MD Anderson restaged at stage III with only 1 node involved. At surgery, no evidence of tumor was found.
I now work again full-time, eat what I want, and do any thing physical like before. I know I am not out of the woods yet, but I am going on with life like it never happened.
I pray for the one's that are fighting this disease and ask that you be strong and fight it with your best.
by MariaL on Thu Aug 26, 2010 05:48 PM
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. It's good to hear that everything is going so well for you. We are also trying to move on with our lives and live life like this whole thing never happened.
by rickjenn on Thu Aug 26, 2010 06:19 PM
firechief, Congratulations on reaching 2 yrs with NED -- big milestone. I'm very glad to hear that the recovery has gone well and you are back to living your life. I also just had my 2 year anniversary in July, and it feels great to be back to doing the things I love. Rick
by cjmac49 on Fri Aug 27, 2010 09:04 PM
Congratulations on your 2 years NED. I just got my 2 year NED results last Monday. Sure feels good.
Keep it up.
by Phil_A on Fri Aug 27, 2010 09:21 PM
Congatulations FireChief on your two year milestone. Please keep up the good work and congrats to you also Jim, on your two yrs. Phil A.
by andy2009 on Sat Aug 28, 2010 01:34 AM
firechief, rick, jim - congrats on 2 year NED. i will be following your footsteps.
by Oudave83 on Sat Aug 28, 2010 03:46 AM
way to kick buttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt-2 years is a wonderful achievement and testament to your faith, hope courage and bravery-way to blaze a path for all!!!!!!! Dave
by mapesuma on Sat Aug 28, 2010 03:10 PM
Congratulations on your superb recovery. It is really heartening to see Stage III dx do this.
Congrats also to Rick and Jim.
I had my 2 year all clear yesterday - as you say it feels great to to be getting back to doing loads of things. And to know that all the little problems are just little problems, of small consequence.
Stay healthy. All the best,
by cjmac49 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 01:53 AM
Andy I hope your 2 year NED is soon.
by Phil_A on Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:29 PM
Sue congratulations on your two years, that is considered a very important milestone by my oncology Doctor's. Please keep up the good work. God Bless, Phil A.
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