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  • Good News :)

    Hi Everyone,

    Thought I'd share some good news with all of you today!

    It was exactly five years ago today on July 29, 2000 that I was diagnosed with Stage II kidney cancer and had a radical nephrectomy. This being my five-year anniversary, I met with my doctor for my FINAL cancer check-up this morning. All of my tests look great... and I have officially been declared (say it with me folks):

    CANCER-FREE

    WOO HOO!!!

    Doin' the happy dance... shakin' my pants...



    Good times ahead

    Jim
    "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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    CONGRATULATIONS! It's nice to hear some good news for once!
    Life is a banquet...and I got botulism! -- Me

    If time flies when you're having fun, will I age faster at Disneyland? -- Joel Perry

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    • #3
      Jim,

      That is so d**n AWESOME!! Congratulations!
      John

      41 years old. Diagnosed with HOCM in Feb 2005. Myectomy at Mayo on June 8, 2005

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      • #4
        HOORAY JIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Daughter of Father with HCM
        Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
        Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
        ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
        Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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        • #5
          Jim, I am so happy for you. It is time to go out and have a party till the cows come home. Or till you get ready to go home.

          Have a good rest of your life.
          Donna B. HCM & ICD. 2 sons with HCM. Brother passed away from HCM at the age of 39. Mother has HCM.

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          • #6
            Great news Jim!!!!

            Kelly
            Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do with what happens to you.

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            • #7
              Yahoo!!!

              Reenie
              Reenie

              ****************
              Husband has HCM.
              3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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              • #8
                WELL JIM


                WHAT GREAT NEWS YOU ONE OF THE LUCKY ONE'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                Shirley
                Diagnosed 2003
                Myectomy 2-23-2004
                Husband: Ken
                Son: John diagnosed 2004
                Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

                Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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                • #9
                  AWSOME!

                  That is very cool. Cancer has touched my life (not me personally) in several ways. It is great news when anyone can become a cancer survivor. Congratulations!!!!

                  Doug
                  NEMC's (Boston) First Myectomy 7-22-2003

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                  • #10
                    Jim

                    Not too many people have experience so many health problems as you have in your lifetime. It's about time you got good news.

                    NOW CELEBRATE
                    Esther

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                    • #11


                      Wooooooooohooooooooo!!!!!


                      I am happy dancin'




                      Hugs,
                      Eve
                      49 yrs. old
                      Diagnosed at 31.
                      Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
                      First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
                      Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
                      Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
                      My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
                      2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.

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                      • #12
                        JIM THATS AWESOME NEWS! Im of the believe that cancer is from the devil and Im glad that yours was sent right back to the pit of ****!Thank God!Im also glad you have been doing the cycling.I unfortunately have not been keepimg up with my activities of late and I dont feel as good as when Im moderately active.thank you for sharing your good report.take care mike
                        One day at a time.

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                        • #13
                          Jim.

                          I am very happy for you!

                          Leon
                          God Squad co-moderator
                          Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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                          • #14
                            Hey Jim!!

                            This is FANTASTIC news! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Congratulations and best wishes always!

                            L
                            Lynn Stewart
                            HOCM 4/2002
                            Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002

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                            • #15
                              Jim,

                              Dittos to all the above.

                              Stuart & Barbara
                              Cleveland Myectomy Club
                              August 31, 2004

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