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CaSwede



Joined: 28 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Sep Tue 06, 2016 8:42 am    Post subject: Victory Celebration Reno Trip Reply with quote

I consider those on this board my friends. And what do friends do? They share good news and I have some good news.

In November of 2014 without any symptoms I was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. It was a big blow and the doctor gave me only a few months or with chemo a 50% chance of making it 2 years. I think I am going to make it for the 2 years. Liver cancer is one of the worst one a person can get....look up survivor rates.

I have had more than 50 chemo sessions and they are really tough. It has been a hard thing to go through. Despite the chemo I have made a few trips to Reno, but with a reduced energy level on my part. However, these trips give me mental strength to get me through the next session.

My Doctor hit upon a drug combination that seemed to work for me. Three months ago a scan showed no cancer in my body! However, I had a similar result about a year ago and it came back. I continued on with the chemo and less than two weeks ago the next scan again showed no cancer in me!! Very Happy My doctor said I can now use the big "R" word- Remission. She canceled all the chemo and said come back and see me in October.

I am still trying to process the above information, but it is wonderful news for sure.

My wife and I are attending a wedding in less than two weeks near Sacramento and that is on the way to Reno. So, we are going to spend a couple of nights in a Tuscany Suite at the Peppermill to celebrate and have some fun. I am not sure where else we will stop but it will be wonderful. In addition, this will be our 45th wedding anniversary! Note: we were very young when we got married.

Good news is always great to share!!!!


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JD



Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 954

PostPosted: Sep Tue 06, 2016 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee, that's great, Swede. I had no idea you've been ill. My family has been thru that scare and I know the fear it can bring. Any chance you'll be in Reno between 25 Sept - Oct 9? The Outhouse races in VC are on Oct 1st.
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stan_allen



Joined: 19 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Sep Tue 06, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject: Good news is always good to hear! Reply with quote

Tremendous! A hearty round of applause to you...and yes, go party up in Reno to celebrate!!!
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CaSwede



Joined: 28 Feb 2006
Posts: 866

PostPosted: Sep Tue 06, 2016 7:08 pm    Post subject: Here I go again Reply with quote

I will be in Reno Sept. 18 and 19. Actually, I decided about an hour ago to head up there tomorrow. I will spend one night at North Lake Tahoe and one night at Boomtown.
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BC Dave
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Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 1472

PostPosted: Sep Tue 06, 2016 7:13 pm    Post subject: Fantastic! Reply with quote

Great to hear that CaSwede! Those Tuscany suites are great. Treating yourself to a high old time at the Pep is just what the doctor ordered. Well at least it's what your friends on VisitReno.com would insist is good for body and soul.
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mjames1229



Joined: 23 Dec 2009
Posts: 383

PostPosted: Sep Tue 06, 2016 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!

I don't have any cancer survival stories in my circle of friends or relatives, so I will celebrate yours with a big bottle of water! (Sorry, I am on a strict diet as I try to lose 100#).

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