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    A Good Report...
    n2meC posted:
    The gypsy is at it again and moved. To Wyoming, where I found I would be able to get the coverage to continue treatment.

    I've been here now almost two months, and have a new Onc. The whole Oncology Clinic is wonderful. Very small... but hey, who needs a large clinic when one is talking about personalizing things, right?

    So we did the bone scan and PT Scan, and...

    My numbers are down!! CA 27 29 was 82. (From 719!) CEA is 35.

    Ok Rachael, sit down.

    The cancer did NOT show in my bones where it first did for my first bone scan. There's still a little activity, but not a lot.

    So, I decided to quit smoking. This time FOR GOOD!! Now that the 'cow is back in the corral'!!!

    I still can't drive, so I am going to see about Vocational Rehab and get some training with something I can do from home, with the computer.

    My lymph nodes are still pretty huge, from the back of my skull, down my neck, under my arm, and it's effecting nerves in my face and arm. That we're still dealing with. But all in all, I feel pretty good.

    Is it too late to submit a question for the doctor?

    Hope everyone is doing well. Have a wonderful Halloween. (safe too!)
    rachael67 responded:
    Oh, Leilani, what a good post! For far too long it has seemed that everywhere you turned was a one way street and you were going the wrong way! FINALLY it seems things might be turning around for you, and I couldn't be happier!! (Obviously, you heard me cheering even as you wrote the post!!:pbpy: )

    So, the help you needed was hiding in Wyoming?! Ah, you have indeed turned into a gypsy. Question I have is does your sweet pup (pictured) also assume his gypsy garb as you relocate each time? (He is a cutie and must be a great companion!)

    Many congratulations on the tests, etc.AND on quiting smoking!!!!!!! I know just how hard that is as I have done it several times over the years, and about 15 years ago it finally took!! One BIG caution: IF YOU SLIP, DO NOT SEE IT AS A FAILURE!!!!!! Every attempt must be viewed as a dress-rehearsal for the real thing that is going to happen eventually!!! Don't get angry at yourself and definitely DO NOT GIVE UP!!! Each cigarette you don't smoke, is one less cigarette you have inhaled. (Glass half full, NOT half empty!!)

    Please keep us posted on how you are doing in both arenas! And, as always, know you are in our thoughts!


    (I'm unsure just how much more we might hear from the doc, but post a quetion to her with her name in the subject just in case.)
    Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!
    Janice_78 replied to rachael67's response:
    I'm so happy that things are finally moving in your direction. Congratulations on quitting smoking.

    Your post totally rocks.



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