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2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:25 pm
by benben
Hi all.

Yesterday I had my 2 year CT-Scan.
I had very heavy scanxiety given it'd been a year since the last scan.
My CEA levels have been hovering 2.5-2.8. I've had some mild abdominal discomfort from time to time.
Overall, my energy levels and overall health seemed pretty good.

Long story short the scan came back NED! So I'm celebrating 2 years and 2 months cancer free today.

It's been a fantastic year for me. I've biked several thousands of miles, had my port removed, and met a wonderful
woman that loves me regardless of my diagnosis. Took a trip to Hawaii and have been planning a property purchase/home building/cohabitation
with said lady :). We were holding back on closing on a property until results were in. Now we're taking the plunge forward.

Wishing you all well!
thank you.

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:28 pm
by Punky44
Awesome!! Congratulations!!

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:40 pm
by Koreysue
Yahoooo!
Congratulations- that’s great news. I’m waiting on my 2 year scan results, and know that anxiety you describe :roll:
Happy for ya!
Koreysue

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:07 pm
by Beckster
Congrats! This is awesome!!! Scanxiety is so real!!!! I just got my results back yesterday at the onc office. My pulse rate was 138! When he opened the door to the room, instead of saying "hello", he said "scans are clear!" "Now you can calm down"! :lol:

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:18 pm
by susie0915
I so get the anxiety. I just had mine in April and it was clear. I'll be 4 years cancer free in September. I wonder if the anxiety ever ends.

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:37 pm
by Claudine
Woot woot!! My husband will never be NED (once cancer is in the bone, the specialists won't ever call it NED because it's still there, you can rarely remove the bone) but it's always great to read that others have reached this important milestone. May it stay that way!

Claudine

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:03 pm
by benben
Punky44 wrote:Awesome!! Congratulations!!


Thank you!

Koreysue wrote:Yahoooo!
Congratulations- that’s great news. I’m waiting on my 2 year scan results, and know that anxiety you describe :roll:
Happy for ya!
Koreysue


Thanks KS

Beckster wrote:Congrats! This is awesome!!! Scanxiety is so real!!!! I just got my results back yesterday at the onc office. My pulse rate was 138! When he opened the door to the room, instead of saying "hello", he said "scans are clear!" "Now you can calm down"! :lol:


LOL. Yes, I didn't want to open my scan results on the portal. My GF stopped by and we looked together. It was a happy conclusion :).

susie0915 wrote:I so get the anxiety. I just had mine in April and it was clear. I'll be 4 years cancer free in September. I wonder if the anxiety ever ends.


I'd imagine that it lessons with time. This one for me seemed greatest given some periodic abdominal discomfort and the fact that majority of recurrence happens in the first 2 years.
Claudine wrote:Woot woot!! My husband will never be NED (once cancer is in the bone, the specialists won't ever call it NED because it's still there, you can rarely remove the bone) but it's always great to read that others have reached this important milestone. May it stay that way!

Claudine


I hope some day that a cure can be had for any stage. Perhaps immunotherapies or some other method of treatment will make it possible.
I wish your husband the best health and QOL he can have.

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:08 pm
by mobrouser
7 months behind you.
Congratulations on the new home. It will be awesome.
8) mob

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:19 am
by Deb m
Congrats! Go celebrate. The two year mark is a big hurdle.

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:11 pm
by bitchslapped
Uh, not so fast benben. You have been doing all of those activities for the last year & not ONE pic? We have a new pic thread for photos & stories:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62684

Congratulations to you on the wonderful news (medical + romance)!


Happy Trails, Best Wishes

BS

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:42 pm
by Tdubz
Awesome news man!!!

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:17 am
by DarknessEmbraced
Congratulations on being NED! :D

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:16 pm
by juliej
Congratulations, benben! 2 years and 2 months is awesome! :D :D :D

Take the plunge - move to Hawaii with your lovely lady! Cancer has stolen enough from you. Claim some back!!!

Juliej

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:32 pm
by CRguy
benben wrote:Long story short the scan came back NED! So I'm celebrating 2 years and 2 months cancer free today.

You had me at NED buddy ....
then you added all the really good stuff

kick ass and take names ....
here's to a permanent reservation in the NEDsville resort !!!

Cheers and Harmony on the journey bro'
CRguy

Re: 2 year scan

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:19 am
by LPL
Big Congratulations benben !!
A lot of good news in your post :)