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   Posted 5/26/2006 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
You are not gonna believe this  . . 9 years following diagnosis, too many recurrences to count, my infamous online BMT, hundreds of treatments, 5 times bald and my doc calls today.  Yesterday I had a PET/CT and it is CLEAR!!!  He told me there is NO EVIDENCE OF METASTIC DISEASE?!??!?!  He was stunned, kept looking over the report and reading it to me. I asked him what the plan is now and he doesn't have a clue . . .I am still on cloud 9 -- Of course the plan is to keep up my bi-weekly Gemzar/Herceptin, to keep me disease free for as long as the Lord allows, let my hair grow back and LIVE! LIVE! LIVE! yeah
Ladies -- coming from a lifer on this board, and I do intend to remain a lifer, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!!!
Hugs to all who have continued with me on this battle!
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   Posted 5/26/2006 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
You go girl! Beat those drums! Play those horns! There's a celebration going on around here for Jackie!!!! Wow and double Wow, what great news. I remember all that you have been though over the years. Let's keep the records clean.

Remember several years ago when we met at the Grapevine Mall Rain Forest Restaurant? You brought your kids and I brought my grandkids? There was a little blonde headed guy with me who started taking trombone lessons in 6th grade band. It turns out he got all the right genes from all sides! He is so good on that trombone that his judge for solo contest told him "Bravo" you will play with a symphony some day. We just learned in the past few weeks that he has been chosen to play with the Fort Worth Youth Symphony, one of the youngest at 14 to ever earn that privilege. Next year they are going to China! I took him at Christmas to buy him a special mouthpiece he wanted and even the guys at the music store told me how good he is just listening to him trying mouthpieces. His Junior High Band director loves him.

Big hugs, MK

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   Posted 5/26/2006 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
FANTASTIC JACKIE!!!! This is the kind of news that is great to hear!! Congratulations!
L&H, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
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   Posted 5/26/2006 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Jackie - Sounds like you have been through it all! Hang in there and enjoy.
Dx: August 2004; bilateral mastectomies September
Diverticulosis, GERD, depression
Life is lived in the present.  Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow is yet to be.  Today is the miracle.
The challenge may not be easy, but it is possible.

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   Posted 5/27/2006 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Jackie, this is marvelous news. I can hear how thrilled you are, too. The newbies, especially those with mets, neet to hear stories like yours. Stay well and keep going, girl. Hugs, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
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   Posted 5/27/2006 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   


That is nothing short of absolutely amazing! I couldn't be happier for you. Your attitude has always been positive-- even when you fighting like hell...A positive attitude goes a long way. You are an inspiration!



Do not go gentle into that goodnight,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
~Dylan Thomas

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   Posted 5/27/2006 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Such wonderful news to hear. You need to celebrate......shopping and a nice dinner sounds good to me.


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   Posted 5/27/2006 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
From someone with a negative prognosis to another, if I could see you now, I would kiss you. I've been in awe of you all through your journey. Anytime something got in your way, you managed to dance around it.

Congratulations just doesn't seem like enough to say. You are truly the ruling general in our sisterhood of b/c warriors.

There are miracles happening all around us, every day. Today, we learn of another miracle, yours. May miracles continue in your life for many, many more years.

BTW, if no one experienced the on-line BMT, you missed a once in a lifetime experience.

I think you should compose something your band can play in your honor. I'd be willing to come to Alabama to hear it.

Love and lots of hugs, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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   Posted 5/27/2006 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
That is absolutely fantastic news!  What a wonderful gift!  ENJOY!
L & H,

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   Posted 5/28/2006 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
That is just the greatest news, Jackie! If ever there were someone who has personified the idea of "living with cancer," it has been you. Let's keep that clean bill of health thing for a long, long time!

So happy for you!!!

Love and hugs...

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   Posted 5/28/2006 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
ohmigosh Jackie. that is AWESOME !!!! i got the chills reading your email.... YOU GO GIRL !!!! a log, hard battle fought and WON! Congratulations! i am going to print your email for inspiration!!!!! BIG HUGS ! stefanie
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
 To do what I do"

                       To Do What I Do   -Alan Jackson, 2004

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   Posted 5/28/2006 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
forgot to say..... AMEN TO HERCEPTIN!!!! the wonder drug for us her2neu ++++ gals!!! yipee!
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
 To do what I do"

                       To Do What I Do   -Alan Jackson, 2004

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   Posted 5/29/2006 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Jackie,...you GO GIrl! What wonderful news for you and thank you for sharing! It is people like you that inspire the fight and inspire us all to beat this darn disease....COngrats and high five!

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   Posted 5/31/2006 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
AWESOME! Way to go girl....Happy Dancin here in Kentucky! I am so thrilled to hear your news. I do still belive in miracles and I believe you definitely got one and deserved it. Sending big cyber hugs your way! Thanks for posting the great news, got me out of hiding!

Love ya
Sara Dearing
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present!

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   Posted 6/2/2006 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   

What fantastic news!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. You are truly a FIGHTER!

God Bless you.
^j^ ^j^
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"

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   Posted 6/3/2006 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
That is such great news. Go celebrate!

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   Posted 6/4/2006 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Jackie, I don't have the words to express my joy. I remember your online BMT. I had just finished mine and it was like reliving it again. I remember waiting for you to wake up. Being another lifer with a terrible prognosis. I can also say the the doctors certainly don't always know. They are forgetting who is in charge. You have given us all hope and showed us how to live. I was amazed at everytime you went back to teach! Cartlady gave it all up a lot sooner. I have a PET on Wednesday, and I will remember that if she finds anything, it can be sent into remission again. I will send your letter to my friend RoseMary. She needs some hope right now.
Thank you for letting us know. I have been wondering about you but could not have guessed at anything so wonderful. You are in my heart. Love, Di

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   Posted 6/14/2006 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   

That is sooo wonderful to hear!  It's so nice to hear good news!  I wish you the very best and my God always stand by you and keep you in good health.  Your letter is so  inspiring to me.  Thank you for sharing with all of us!


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