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20 years of Stage 4 MBC de novo!!!

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denny123
denny123 Member Posts: 1,487

Yay me! Today is the start of my 20th year of Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer de novo! 20 years of chemo sure has been a challenge. And after 20 years of CT and PET scans, why don't I glow in the dark? Doing my best to hang in here and I sure have been Blessed!

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  • chicagoan
    chicagoan Member Posts: 993
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    Congratulations Denny! You give us all hope.

  • olma61
    olma61 Member Posts: 1,025
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    Awesome! Keep on going, wishing you many more milestones to celebrate.

  • exbrnxgrl
    exbrnxgrl Member Posts: 4,958
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    Wow! Hearty congratulations on this milestone

  • jelson
    jelson Member Posts: 622
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    Hurray! and wishing you many more years!

  • B-A-P
    B-A-P Member Posts: 409
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    This is amazing Denny !

    I can only hope I have longevity you do. That would be a dream. So happy for you !

  • cure-ious
    cure-ious Member Posts: 2,756
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    Yaaaay, Denny!!!!

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    cure-ious Member Posts: 2,756
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  • myshadow
    myshadow Member Posts: 40
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    imageYay Denny! You are like the energizer bunny! You have seen many new and amazing treatments come along, and you’ve been a trailblazer in that area. Thank you for giving the rest of us hope!

  • ninetwelve
    ninetwelve Member Posts: 328
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    Way to go, Denny! Twenty years, and counting! So glad you're here and sharing this milestone with us today.

  • divinemrsm
    divinemrsm Member Posts: 6,155
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    Denny123, thanks for inspiring us all!!!!



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  • moissy
    moissy Member Posts: 371
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    Sohappy for you, Denny!

  • tinkerbell107
    tinkerbell107 Member Posts: 289
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    Woohoo. Celebrate the day and everyday forward..

  • jacque1102
    jacque1102 Member Posts: 14
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    Wonderful news, Denny. So happy for you and your family.

  • elderberry
    elderberry Member Posts: 1,065
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    Denny: you don't know how you lifted me up today. There is always hope. I remember you from when I got my initial DX and I thought -- wow - I am not going to die tomorrow. I am so happy for you.

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  • tina2
    tina2 Member Posts: 758
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    Denny,

    Wonderful and yet again wonderful!

    Tina

  • aprilgirl1
    aprilgirl1 Member Posts: 779
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    Denny, fantastic news! Thank you for sharing - we celebrate with you and you give us all hope:)

  • lauri
    lauri Member Posts: 59
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    Congratulations!!! Gives me hope -- although 20 years of MBC would put me at 97. This week is my one-month with MBC, hoping to be posting here for a long time.

  • dancemom
    dancemom Member Posts: 404
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    Congratulations Denny!! Your wonderful news really lifted my spirits this morning!

    Here is 120 🥂

  • sunnidays
    sunnidays Member Posts: 160
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    This is just curiosity more than anything else but how do you know you are not cured.

    Like do they still see cancer on the scan and its inactive or what do they see on the scans.


  • denny123
    denny123 Member Posts: 1,487
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    Thanks so much everyone! Love you all!

    Sunnidays-there is no cure for Stage 4 since there will always be cancer cells circulating in our bodies. And I do have a spot in my liver, so it might be a liver recurrence.

    No cure, but it is treated like a chronic disease with meds forever...like diabetes.

  • sunnidays
    sunnidays Member Posts: 160
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    Long-term controls of the disease for those of us with MBC seemes to be the way things are going as opposed to there being a cure, diying with it and not of it.

    congratulation on your long-term control long may it last.


  • katyblu
    katyblu Member Posts: 221
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    How amazing Denny! What a milestone to reach! Continue to celebrate your life. You give me so much hope 😊🎉

  • meja
    meja Member Posts: 84
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    Fantastic Denny 🎉🎉🎉

    Thanks for sharing, you provide so much hope.

    Meja

  • snow-drop
    snow-drop Member Posts: 523
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    Denny congratulations 🎉 we are all celebrating with you and thanks for sharing your milestone with us. I know it was not easy 20 years ups and downs. Here is to many many years of celebrations 🥂

  • hjernt
    hjernt Member Posts: 20
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    Thank you for posting!! This brings such hope and joy! I am in awe and teary.

    Heather

  • Kikomoon
    Kikomoon Member Posts: 358
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    20 years is so awesome Denny! Happy dance over here for you!

  • BarbTheBCBarbie
    BarbTheBCBarbie Member Posts: 29
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    yassssss Denny! Congratulations!!

  • denny123
    denny123 Member Posts: 1,487
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    Thanks everyone!!!!!

  • shutterbug73
    shutterbug73 Member Posts: 284
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    How wonderful! Many congratulations Denny, I'm so happy to read this!

  • simone60
    simone60 Member Posts: 952
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    Congrats on 20 years Denny! That's quite a milestone.