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    I agree about the health system in the US. I am also on a forum tha is frequented by mainly US people and I am horrified at what I read. We have it so damn good here!
    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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    Hugs Di Dee - glad to read the big C is staying in it's box. Be nice if it cleared off entirely. Dreams of spontaneous remission.

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    18 months remission now which is kind of a record with my type, lol.

    Been having a few problems, had an upper spine scan

    Saw doc today. Neck and spine riddled with arthritis...spurs, degeneration, nerves being pressed on, Yada yada.

    He said to me "Why are you smiling? Most are so upset if I have to tell them something severe like this"

    Di says....Think back to my last diagnosis, lol.
    I really love my Doctor.

    He told me I will have to do something that I won't be happy with, I said, oh? What's that.
    He said neck exercises.
    I said...and?

    Then he told me something I didn't want to hear...I have probably shrunk in height a bit due to compression.

    OH GREAT! Now my weight height ratios are gonna be worse.

    I did the biggest pleading lash fluttering look I could give and said that it was so bad I could no longer vaccume...Right??

    He said no not right......I hate my Doctor.

    Ohhhh, I forgot the BEST bit.
    He said to me for this severity you must be doing very strenuous stuff.
    I burst out laughing.
    Told him the most strenuous thing I do is let the dogs out of the pen or get out of my chair to make a coffee.

    He then said maybe when you were younger....not in this lifetime I said.

    One lovely thing I learned about this Doc today is that he tries his best to get to funerals of his patients (that sounds so wrong but you know what I mean)

    He was late today and I was told as he was at a funeral. The elderly woman and he used to fight like cat and dog and they both loved every minute of it.

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    You can get a roomba to vaccuum for you...

    Tah for the update. Nice to hear it's manageable stuff.

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    CT scan results. Still in remission.
    It is bittersweet though because a friend of mine is end stage with this very aggressive cancer which tends to relapse a few weeks after initial remission with most.
    It will be 2 years in April for me that I have been lucky enough to attain remission as mine did respond to initial therapy. Looks like I have a good shot of being in the 30% who get to 5 years without relapse or death.

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    Great news Di!!!!!!

    Sorry to hear about your friend though, it would be hard to celebrate when someone else is going through the opposite

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    Fantastic news, Congratulations!!!

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    So...
    I just spent the last 1.5hrs reading the 39 pages of this thread. (who knows why I did this at 2am??)

    I am so inspired by Di's positive attitude toward the whole thing. I don't know if I'd have been that strong. I hope that I will never have to go through Cancer of any kind, but if I do, I hope I can be as strong-willed and positive as you, Di.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us on this thread. It is nice to get to know a bit more about everyone, besides whether their dog/puppy is peeing inside or destroying the yard :P

    I look forward to the future remission milestones

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    Thank you...gawd, you read the whole thing in one sitting???

    You deserve a medal.

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    I must admit I never read all 42 pages. But I am very, very happy that there is happy ending to it for you. And I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I have a friend who has battled brain tumours with gusto for the past 6 or so years and has been given up on by the surgeons now. It makes you very angry to see someone with that much courage and determination being beaten by some stupid disease. It's the ultimate 'life is so not effing fair!' situation.

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