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    Why do you have to wait until the end of Feb to find out?

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    Because this cancer is so slow moving compared to others even though my type is aggressive.
    There are many slightly above average lymph nodes seen but only a surgical biopsy will tell for sure and they are too far inside, even for a CT guided biopsy which can often do more harm than good. We wait to see if they grow. Absolutely nothing else can be done.

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    Perhaps you can get some Reiki in the mean time?

    *hugs* I hope you're feeling better asap.

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    Hope the news is good in a months time & my heart goes out to you for having to get through that said month.
    Look after yourself & stay positive & strong as I'm sure you already are.
    God Bless will be thinking of you.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Better update, lol.
    The scan in Feb showed no growth, in fact the 2cm node had SHRUNK a mm. Has to be dead scar tissue. Still in remission which surprised the docs and us.

    Next checkup is end of August.
    Am not anticipating any nasties.

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    Wow, I had not read all of this before, being fairly new and all of that.

    You have had an amazing journey and you seem to deal with it amazingly.......During times like you have had/have it must be good to have the reliable companions that we all so adore, your dogs.....
    You sound positive and I am sure that helps. I sit on the other side of the fence. I work in the place where all these horrible things get diagnosed and biopsied (Radiology).
    Good for you for managing so well. And hope all keeps going so well, Take care, stay well
    Pets are forever

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    Great news Di!

    Can i ask - having been through what you have, has it changed your perspective and views on life? Do you live differently and feel differently?
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    It really has not changed my life in the everyday sense. I am a stay at home wife, on our farm, two kids are grown and gone.

    Hubby stepped up to the bat so well. He told me my only job was to get well.
    I took the serenity of being out here, with hubby and the dogs and screaming at times at the cows and watching them stampede away was VERY therapeutic.

    I was very lucky that my tumour was sensitive to the chemo. Many with my diagnosis do not respond to it. Many die.

    The night before each chemo I went to bed with an evil smile. Couldn't wait to get another infusion to kill the beast.

    I thought that whatever the side effects that I experienced that beastie was feeling it far worse.

    I did find out who was with me, who backed away as they had no idea what to say or do as it also reminded them of their own mortality.

    I learned not to sweat the small stuff. Pick the important things and let other stuff just slide away.

    My grandies were told that Nana Monster had to have special medicine that made her hair fall out. When I visited I knocked on the door bald. They did not bat an eye.
    I put a headscarf on to go out and Jake said " What are you putting THAT on for" lol.
    I got my son to draw eyes on my skull and told the kids (all under 6 at that time) that I could still see them if I was reading.

    They have called me nana monster their whole lives. It stems from a made up game I did with them.

    It was fun to watch people's reactions when in a mall when the kids yelled out Nana Monster to get my attention and the people saw this pale bald cancerous woman. God I LOVED that hahahaha.

    I don't really think it has changed me much at all.

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    I love the Nanna Monster nic. It sounds like you are a very strong woman and your husband incredibly supportive.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    " I am the nana monster and I'm going to eat (kiss when younger) your hand, arm, belly, foot etc and they have to push the off button on my forehead to stop me. I stop and freeze with an idiotic face. As they got older the off button moved all the time.

    I told the then 3 yo that nana had run out of batteries so the little turd went and got some out of the tv remote and stuck one in my ear.

    I think I am very lucky that I have such a supportive family and so very grateful that I did not have a job that I needed to keep to keep a roof over our heads or young children to look after.

    I am also very grateful for our health system.
    I am on a couple of big American forums and the heartbreak at times with no treatment as they had no insurance, massive bills ( tens of thousands) sometimes selling their house sometimes makes me feel guilty that my treatment was free except for 1 injection each fortnight that cost me just under 34 dollars.

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