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  1. #151
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    Wow, did not know chemo could loosen teeth. Have had several teeth removed before cancer then one a few months ago. Glad it went o.k. for you. Always something isn't It?
    I just noticed your picture on your post, it's a nice picture
    Take care of yourself.
    Linda
    1/17 Chest Xray. Mass found LUL and nodule in RUL
    2/17 PET scan, no evidence of cancer anywhere else.
    3/2/17 LUL lung biopsy
    3/7/17 DX NSCLC LUL
    3/7/17 LUL lung collapsed, hospitalized 5 weeks due to lung not staying inflated and lung infection.
    6/17 PET scan. No evidence of cancer in other parts of body. RUL nodule was never dx as lung cancer.
    7/17 Radiation started on LUL and RUL. 5 high dose radiation treatments every other day.
    10/17 CT scan . LUL tumor has shrank as has RUL nodule. All good!
    2/18 CT scan LUL tumor and RUL nodule continue to shrink. New small spot on left lung. Oncologist recomends wait 3 months and get PET/CT.
    6/14/18 PET. 3 new "spots" show up, 2 LUL, 1 URL. No evidence of cancer in other parts of body.I
    7/17 Lung biopsy. Cancer found LUL
    8/17 PET and brain MRI. Cancer nowhere else.
    9/5 Opdivo and Ipilimumab started.
    1/10/2019 PET scan reveals tumors in both lungs resolved, will continue on immunotherapy.

  2. #152
    Hi Linda!
    It wasn't chemo alone, it was the smoking too,but...
    So today now all upper ones gone, it was a shitty day anyway as i had to put my lovely dog down yesterday after dog attack, her hip was dislocated and after 3 days back out and surgery could not be done as she has bad bones..so i'm just sitting here crying again..but i try to remind myself she is not in pain anymore and can run around again.
    Miss you Heidi...
    Oct 15 diagnosed NSCLC stage IV , Mets in lymph nodes,
    Chemo 6 months, Tumour didn't grow but lymph nodes
    New Chemo 4 months, not working, new spot 4mm in Liver
    Aug 16, start Opdivo ,immune therapy
    CT Nov 16 , Tumor shrank, Lymph nodes shrank
    CT Jan 17, Tumor all the same, Lymph nodes on Neck and under arm back to normal, in Lung and Chest a bit smaller
    July 17, 2x3 cm Brain Tumor found, removed in Surgery, now radiation on spot,still on Nivu
    August 18, all still same, living life every day
    January 2019 < CT said NED!!!!
    Fingers crossed

  3. #153
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    I am so, so sorry. Doing what you did for your dog is one of (if not ) the hardest things we will have to do and having done it many times with my own pets, I can truly know it takes a long time for the crying to stop. Wish I could give you a hug, Petra. I will be thinking of you.
    Linda
    1/17 Chest Xray. Mass found LUL and nodule in RUL
    2/17 PET scan, no evidence of cancer anywhere else.
    3/2/17 LUL lung biopsy
    3/7/17 DX NSCLC LUL
    3/7/17 LUL lung collapsed, hospitalized 5 weeks due to lung not staying inflated and lung infection.
    6/17 PET scan. No evidence of cancer in other parts of body. RUL nodule was never dx as lung cancer.
    7/17 Radiation started on LUL and RUL. 5 high dose radiation treatments every other day.
    10/17 CT scan . LUL tumor has shrank as has RUL nodule. All good!
    2/18 CT scan LUL tumor and RUL nodule continue to shrink. New small spot on left lung. Oncologist recomends wait 3 months and get PET/CT.
    6/14/18 PET. 3 new "spots" show up, 2 LUL, 1 URL. No evidence of cancer in other parts of body.I
    7/17 Lung biopsy. Cancer found LUL
    8/17 PET and brain MRI. Cancer nowhere else.
    9/5 Opdivo and Ipilimumab started.
    1/10/2019 PET scan reveals tumors in both lungs resolved, will continue on immunotherapy.

  4. #154
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    Hi Pet,
    I'm sorry about the teeth. I've been there. During my last chemo, my upper teeth started breaking off at the gum line. It was almost continuous, one or two a day 'till I had few left. I inherited bad teeth from my father's line, but I had managed to keep most of them until that last go round. So good luck on the replacements.
    Hang in dear lady,
    zim

  5. #155
    So some news now>>> First got my teeth, now just need to learn to eat lol. But time will tell..
    Then >>> results from Ct >> NO evidence of metastatic disease ...woohooo. So still on Nivu and living each day!!!

    Petra
    Oct 15 diagnosed NSCLC stage IV , Mets in lymph nodes,
    Chemo 6 months, Tumour didn't grow but lymph nodes
    New Chemo 4 months, not working, new spot 4mm in Liver
    Aug 16, start Opdivo ,immune therapy
    CT Nov 16 , Tumor shrank, Lymph nodes shrank
    CT Jan 17, Tumor all the same, Lymph nodes on Neck and under arm back to normal, in Lung and Chest a bit smaller
    July 17, 2x3 cm Brain Tumor found, removed in Surgery, now radiation on spot,still on Nivu
    August 18, all still same, living life every day
    January 2019 < CT said NED!!!!
    Fingers crossed

  6. #156
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    Petra,
    So happy for the good news!!! Big smile for you. Hope the adjustment to your new teeth isn't too hard.
    Linda
    1/17 Chest Xray. Mass found LUL and nodule in RUL
    2/17 PET scan, no evidence of cancer anywhere else.
    3/2/17 LUL lung biopsy
    3/7/17 DX NSCLC LUL
    3/7/17 LUL lung collapsed, hospitalized 5 weeks due to lung not staying inflated and lung infection.
    6/17 PET scan. No evidence of cancer in other parts of body. RUL nodule was never dx as lung cancer.
    7/17 Radiation started on LUL and RUL. 5 high dose radiation treatments every other day.
    10/17 CT scan . LUL tumor has shrank as has RUL nodule. All good!
    2/18 CT scan LUL tumor and RUL nodule continue to shrink. New small spot on left lung. Oncologist recomends wait 3 months and get PET/CT.
    6/14/18 PET. 3 new "spots" show up, 2 LUL, 1 URL. No evidence of cancer in other parts of body.I
    7/17 Lung biopsy. Cancer found LUL
    8/17 PET and brain MRI. Cancer nowhere else.
    9/5 Opdivo and Ipilimumab started.
    1/10/2019 PET scan reveals tumors in both lungs resolved, will continue on immunotherapy.

  7. #157
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    YAY! you and Linda are the NED twins!
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

  8. #158
    Yepppppp..love to be a NED Twin...just sad that we can't be a triplet or so...wish Zim would be our Brother!!!
    Oct 15 diagnosed NSCLC stage IV , Mets in lymph nodes,
    Chemo 6 months, Tumour didn't grow but lymph nodes
    New Chemo 4 months, not working, new spot 4mm in Liver
    Aug 16, start Opdivo ,immune therapy
    CT Nov 16 , Tumor shrank, Lymph nodes shrank
    CT Jan 17, Tumor all the same, Lymph nodes on Neck and under arm back to normal, in Lung and Chest a bit smaller
    July 17, 2x3 cm Brain Tumor found, removed in Surgery, now radiation on spot,still on Nivu
    August 18, all still same, living life every day
    January 2019 < CT said NED!!!!
    Fingers crossed

  9. #159
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    Well, I think you both know that I'd be honored to be call your brother!

    But, the only way I'll ever be NED.....is to change my name! He He!

    Luv you guys!! zim

 

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