Posted by ZEPP on Wednesday, April 21, 2010
and we are so happy. Her last exam showed that wonderful condition NED (No Evidence of Disease), and the doctors told her she could have her port removed. Thus, last week she went into the hospital once more for deportation.
(For those who are blissfully unaware of what a port is--as I was until Carmen's nightmare began--it is a subcutaneous membrane installed with a line directly into a vein so that it is not necessary to have an IV each time chemotherapy is administered or blood is drawn. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_(medical) for more information. Therefore, having it removed is a wonderfully welcome sign of completion of treatment!)
So now life gets back to normal. Carmen again has some energy and is enjoying life again. Well, all except the work part. One of Carmen's childhood friends died as a result of cervical cancer, as she did not have medical coverage and thus did have it diagnosed on time. Just a reminder: this is a largely preventable cancer, caused by a virus, and not genetically inherited! There are now vaccines that are 95+% effective in preventing this cancer, so please get yourself or your girls vaccinated--there is just no reason for anyone to have this disease!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @7:49:48 AM
That's GREAT news and I'm happy for you and your family!!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @8:08:04 AM
Congratulations to you and your wife Zepp, good news for certain :)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @9:28:44 AM
Glad to hear this Zepp. Hope all goes well.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @9:40:40 AM
That's wonderful, I'm happy for both of you...now, don't go working her too much, she deserves a break!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @10:45:19 AM
Congratulations, prayers do work, don't they? And you and your wife had a lot of us praying for you.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @12:26:49 PM
Fabulous news! Hooray!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @2:46:17 PM
God be praised!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @3:19:06 PM
I just love it when I hear news like this. It really make my day. Prayers and faith really work. God Bless your family Zepp.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @6:33:51 PM
That's huge, Zepp. Thanks for sharing this good news (amd thanks for all of the other sharing you do here).
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @10:41:10 PM
Wonderful. We shall leave her in our prayers just a little longer.
To say thanks.
Bill Rogers Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @1:41:52 AM
That's great, Zepp! Coincidentally, my sister last week got an NED following a breast lumpectomy and 28 follow-up radiation treatments. Not as rough a go as Carmen's, but exhausting nonetheless. My best to both of you.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @1:46:09 AM
Great News Zepp. Best wishes for a complete and lasting recovery...........................Peter V.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @3:33:59 PM
Excellent news, great to hear this report!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 @6:25:30 PM
Wonderful news indeed!
My wife's CC is history - knock on all sorts of wood.
& Just today I myself got a negative biopsy report on
what was thought to be oral cancer.
The sun is shining and the world is rosy!
Dennis - such fun to be 63 years old!! NOT
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 @4:43:00 PM
Wonderful news! Good advice.
Friday, July 16, 2010 @3:34:26 PM
Hi Zepp ... just read this thread. That's great news an good advice. My daughter had the same problem a few years back but thank God they caught it early ... she's been fine now for several years.
Thursday, July 29, 2010 @6:35:12 PM
..and the vaccine (for HPV) is just now available for our teenage sons.
Monday, August 9, 2010 @7:21:31 PM
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