Aloha TuDiabetes Friends!

I just wanted to post a quick update on my status and life after cancer. So here we go... I am officially cancer free!

I actually hesitate in saying that... It makes me a bit nervous to declare my new health status but I had my first follow-up cat scan and it came back N.E.D. (no evidence of disease). I had to wait three days for the results. It was a very long three days. Needless to say I was overcome with joy to hear the results. Having cleared my cat scan, my doctor said it was ok to have my chemo port removed. One week ago it was taken out. It had been embedded in my chest for the past 9 months. I'm happy to see it go!

Generally speaking life is good! I certainly have a new found appreciation for it. This new appreciation for life interestingly enough has made it a bit difficult to get back to what use to be my 'normal' life. I've been feeling a sense of urgency to make the very most of every day which can sometimes lead to disappointment... There really is no going back to life as usual once you are a cancer survivor. I am very happy with my new life just seeing things from a different perspective which takes some getting use to.

I'm also dealing with some residual side affects. About a month after chemo neuropathy set in. I have a lot of numbness and tingling in my fingers and some in my feet. It's a side effect of the drug oxaliplatin. My doctor said that it should resolve over the next year or two... I really hope it does.

Well that is all for now folks. I hope everyone in everyone in tudiabetes community is doing well. Thank you for your continued support!

Best,
Brian

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Comment by Leticia on September 29, 2009 at 5:43pm
Congratulations.....Now that is something to be grateful for...

God Bless...
Comment by dino on September 29, 2009 at 6:21pm
I saw the blog title and I knew it was you. Your strength and courage is truly inspirational. I wish you a lifetime of continued health and vigor. You rock!!
Comment by Diane Faust-Counsellor on September 29, 2009 at 7:20pm
I'm so happy for you!
Comment by Gerri on September 29, 2009 at 7:29pm
Way to go, Brian! So very happy for you.

Imagine it must be quite an emotional/attitude/worldview adjustment.
Comment by Lou on September 30, 2009 at 3:34am
Looooong may it continue, woo hoo ! x
Comment by Kathy on September 30, 2009 at 6:02am
Whooo hoooo! Oh happy day! Very happy for you Brian!!
Comment by Robyn on September 30, 2009 at 7:36am
OH, So very very happy for you! Wishing you many years of happiness and good health.
xo
Comment by Kristin on October 1, 2009 at 4:08am
Great news! SOO glad to hear it. Thanks for the update Brian!
Comment by elaine peterson on October 1, 2009 at 7:44am
Wonderful...congratulations.
Comment by MTendler on October 1, 2009 at 8:51am
Awesome! I don't know you, but I'm so happy for you!
I'd like to hear more about how you readjust with your different outlook on life. Do you plan on making any big changes? If so, what are they?

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