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Old August 9th, 2011   jafabian is offline   #1
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Default Remission!!!

There's a new blog entry added:


It's been quite a journey. That's what I keep thinking. From November of last year until yesterday. But this is the first time I heard the word "remission" from my oncologist. Last week we drew blood to test for my light chain ratio to verify things. Light chains combine with other substances in the blood to form a sticky protein called amyloid, which impairs the function of whichever organ in which it may accumulate and that came up clean. In fact there is barely any sign of Myeloma in my system at all. My creatnine levels in my kidneys came up normal which has been monitored heavily during this entire time since chemotherapy can really take a toll on them. If it's my time to go the side effects of chemo could very well do me in moreso than the cancer itself.
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Old August 9th, 2011   jlaxmn is offline   #2
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There's a new blog entry adde

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Glad to hear that.
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Old August 9th, 2011   Saturn Girl is offline   #3
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This is terrific news! I hope this means lots of celebrating with family and friends, you deserve it.
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Old August 9th, 2011   ronaldj is offline   #4
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great news...
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Old August 9th, 2011   darthlucifuge is offline   #5
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Congrats man!
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Old August 10th, 2011   zekeman1 is offline   #6
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great news now keep fighting .

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Old August 10th, 2011   fldrmaus is offline   #7
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Great to hear, hope you stay well...
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Old August 10th, 2011   E2Brutus is offline   #8
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After all you've been through, actually hearing the word "remission" is a huge deal! Congrats for holding on and making it through all of it.

I'm glad to hear you're positive but cautious. It's all too easy to think "I'm cured!" at this point, but keeping vigilant & maintaining will actually improve your chances of staying healthy.
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Old August 10th, 2011   Eric Q is offline   #9
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Eric Q/Jake1823 2016

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Old August 10th, 2011   chrisbenes is offline   #10
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I couldn't be happier for you!!


I know it's been a tough road!! You never gave up!!

You my friend are a super-hero!!

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Old August 10th, 2011   PyroTwilight is offline   #11
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Hmm. What's the term I'm thinking of here? Oh right. **** YEAH! Congrats!
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Old August 12th, 2011   jafabian is offline   #12
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Thanks everyone. You're support means a LOT to me. I've learned a lot from all this, things I'll remember forever. There's nothing more humbling than to go thru chemotherapy and to see a fourteen year old boy going thru it as well and they have a catheter sticking out of their chest. And next to them is a bald, seven year old girl who's getting chemo as well.

Cancer does not discriminate. And it isn't kind. If you're ever looking for a charity to donate to look no further than the American Cancer Society.
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Old August 13th, 2011   JRM is offline   #13
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Thank goodness. I know it has been a long and trying journey.

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Old August 13th, 2011   Matt Olsen is offline   #14
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Awesome news. Congratulations!
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Old August 14th, 2011   Jake1823 is offline   #15
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Woohoo! Thank God!

Great to hear, man!
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Old August 14th, 2011   michealdark is offline   #16
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Glad to hear that. I hope it means you can become more in the fray again. account,w/my TT fanfics music project's page.

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