Today I am 9 years cancer free

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by dixeyk, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    September 5th 2002 I got the news by phone that I had "no evidence of disease". It's referred to as "Dancing with NED" (No Evidence of Disease). On September 05th 2012 I will have reached the 10 year mark and I can stop the annual invasive test that I need to go through (cyctscopy). This year mine is set for October 15th...and yes it really does fit through that little hole and no it's not that painful (then again I've endured about 25 or 30 over the past nine years so I probably have developed a tolerance for it.). It stings a might afterwards though.

    Cystoscope-med-20050425.

    Everyday is a good day...today is just a bit better than some, and I thank God and everyone that stood by me and helped me get here. Now it's time for pizza.
     
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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Congrats and much health and happiness to you!
     
  3. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Good stuff Kevin. Go easy.
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Congratulations! I hope this upcoming year brings a lot of dancing!
     
  5. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 22, 2010
    Wishing you health and happiness.
     
  6. UkrainianOne

    UkrainianOne Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 29, 2011
    Long Island, New York
    Congratulations And Blessed Be! I couldnt help but noticing, and maybe i am sick for doing so, but at the end of that scope thing does it say "Olympus" and if it indeed does, which i think it does, what kind of mount will i need for it lol :rofl:
     
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  7. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I'm pretty sure rainbowimaging has a cystoscope to m43 adapter but there it doesn't have focus confirmation. :biggrin: That's hilarious...I'd hadn't noticed it in the picture but yes it IS an Olympus scope they use on me. One year I got to see it "live" on a couple of video monitors. FWIW the inside of your bladder looks like Tyvec.
     
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  8. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    dixeyk,
    Congrats, I wish you a long, healthy and happy life ahead of you. God Bless.
    Sam
     
  9. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    A good day indeed. And many many good days and photos to come yet I hope.
     
  10. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    A good day indeed. Hope you have many many more good days and photos.
     
  11. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Thanks for all the kind words...it feels very good. I spent the day gardening and working hard and to be able to do that...or ride my bike, hug my son, kiss my wife, take pictures or even go to the bathroom is a glorious gift).
     
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  12. Congrats on the continued good news.
     
  13. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Thanks for the good news and I wish you many years to come! And more dancing with Ned :2thumbs:
     
  14. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    Glad to hear Kevin, I've enjoyed your company and look forward to it continuing...
    The real winners are your wife and son as I'm sure your aware. Keep doing what your doing, and keep sharing your good fortune with us please.
     
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Wonderful news, Kevin. Best wishes for many more years of good health.
     
  16. awatahurm

    awatahurm Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 10, 2011
    Congratulations!
    I've had one of those procedures as well. I wince just thinking about it.
    Anybody that can handle 25 or more is obviously too stubborn to relapse.
    Keep up the good work!
     
  17. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Very good news mate. That picture you show looks like the air engraver i use to mark tools! It vibrates like billio too. I hope that don't
     
  18. anidel

    anidel Mu-43 Regular

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    May 13, 2011
    Twickenham, Uk
    Always feel like a beginner!

    Wish all ill people would be able to celebrate like you did.
    Wish you a happy long life.
     
  19. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Congratulations Kevin and thanks so much for the perspective check. I don't want to have to go through what you have to fully appreciate life (and I think I appreciate it an awful lot, every day), but there's a part of me that thinks it must feel somehow richer for someone who's had to confront having it taken away so intimately. I'm happy for you - keep savoring every minute!

    -Ray
     
  20. Duke Mac

    Duke Mac Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Congratulations! I am very Happy for You.