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The map of the journey--Andy

10 years 4 weeks ago #30707 by Humpy
Helen, YOU ROCK!!!!!!!! It was nice talking to you yesterday.
Andy, YOU ROCK TOO!!!!! Own bed, home cookn'.................
Get on oughta there!!!!!
Jim

Age 54
T1NOMX,Grade 3 Urothelial CIS (Carcinoma in Situ)
Neobladder 5/19/2009
Prostate Capsule Sparing
U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 years 4 weeks ago #30706 by Andy
Last of the drains are out and I get to go home today!! I can't believe I'll get to sleep in my own bed tonight - life is good. Thanks for everything folks - you've really given me inspiration. And more than everything, thanks to my wife Helen. She's been on the other side as a breast cancer survivor and knows exactly what I've been going through. Her strength is the reason I've done as well as I have post-op. Life will slowly return to normal now, and I'm looking forward to slow walks outside, home cooking, and March Madness. I'll update in a few days. Onward and Upward!

Andy in Michigan
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10 years 1 month ago #30672 by dukel
Andy, Want to let you know I'm thinking of both of you and
wishing you both the best.
Duke
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10 years 1 month ago #30657 by mmc
Andy,

Best of luck on the liquid diet. If that works well, you will be on your way home very soon! Keep walking. :)

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...
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10 years 1 month ago #30655 by GKLINE
cancer Free..... cancer Freee...... cancer FREEEEEEEEEE!

Andy is the man! Great to hear of your progress! Keep it UP!
Make sure to kiss the woman next to you.... She had to be AWAKE those hours you were under! Just taking it easy and sleeping!

You will soon be just another success story with a great story to tell someone scared and worried because they just heard the news; "cancer" You will be able to tell them how you went in and conquered the monster!

I am proud of You!!

George

Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.

08/08/08...RC neo bladder
09/09/09...New Hip
=
New Man! [/size]
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10 years 1 month ago #30644 by Andy
Hey Rick -

First couple of days are not fun, pretty tough. But you do see improvement each day and little things mean alot. I get to start a liquid diet today. YAHOO! And when we hopefully get to say "cancer free" it will all be worth it!

Andy
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