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23 Aug 2019 17:32

I’m awaiting the histology results but an endoscopy today showed a normal-looking oesophagus, stomach and duodenum.

The endoscopy nurse said that if it wasn’t for my medical notes they would’t have realised I was a cancer patient. Another nurse double-checked my name, address and date of birth because the notes said I’d been referred for palliative chemo in 2013 and she thought she’d been given the wrong patient records.

Something very strange has happened to me.

I don’t believe in miracles but I feel so very very lucky. 


Best wishes


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23 Aug 2019 17:40 in response to davek

Hi davik, congratulations, that's what they say strange but true, hope you keep well for a lot longer. Best wishes.... Billy 

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23 Aug 2019 17:48 in response to davek

WOO HOO ... think you got that cancer on the run ... here's to many many adventures yet ... 

Here's to kicking cancers ass ... you rock Dave....   know your not keen on hugs but after that news , sorry here comes a vertual hug.... lol ....  Chrissie   ; ))

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23 Aug 2019 19:13 in response to davek

Hi Dave, 

Just wanted to pop along and say what fantastic news. I remember when you joined the forum 6 years ago - your post today has put a big smile on my face and I know the other mods will be just as pleased. 

What ever it is that you're doing Dave - keep doing it! Wink 

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24 Aug 2019 09:24 in response to davek

Thanks to everyone for their lovely messages.

I wasn’t sure whether to post or not as I know how bleak life can feel if you’re recently diagnosed or bereaved and you read about someone else’s good news. 

It will take a while before my mind fully accepts this as being real - sort of a denial in reverse. 


Thanks again


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24 Aug 2019 10:19 in response to Moderator Jenn

Hey Dave, 

I can only echo what Jenn said and give you the very same advice. Whatever it is you're doing Dave it seems to be working really well! 

What amazing news. Incredible really. And you were right to post about it - we all love good news here. 

You've also made my day Happy we are so lucky too to have you on this forum. 

We'll be curious to find out more about these histology results. How funny too that the nurse thought she'd be given the wrong patient records I think you've puzzled everyone Wink 


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24 Aug 2019 10:36 in response to davek

The best news! I do believe in are one! Brilliant.....just brilliant.....xx

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24 Aug 2019 11:57 in response to davek

Oh Dave... 

If no one posted good news everyone would think nothing positive can happen ... we need the good story as much if not more then others ... 

People given terminal diagnosis can look at how you've grabbed life and ran with it ... now they can see your story and our lovely Billy not giving in to that crule cancer ... the more we look it in the eye , the cancer will know it's got more of a fight on its hands then ever ...

Sending you a little hand shake .....  Chrissie  ; ))

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24 Aug 2019 15:37 in response to davek
We maybe dont talk much dave but we all know what you have and have been going through good to get good news never much of that at times .paul

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24 Aug 2019 15:40 in response to Chriss

Your a good example to crissie dont forget well done to you to and you have given so many support to otheres when your suffering yourself a true angel .paul

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28 Aug 2019 08:16 in response to Moderator Lucie

Thanks again.

The histology results are due back at the end of September. I’ll also hear the outcome of an MDT meeting where my six-monthly CT scans and endoscopy photos will be compared in sequence to track the changes from my first pre-diagnosis scan to last week’s.

It was strange to watch the screen and seeing for myself how the lining of my gullet had changed since the first time when the primary and the oesophagitis were obvious even to my untrained eye.

I guess seeing helps believing!

Thanks again everyone!


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28 Aug 2019 11:25 in response to davek

Hi there, FANTASTIC news!  Well done, big hugs and ENJOY!!


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28 Aug 2019 18:25 in response to davek

Thats excellent. My husband has esophageal cancer too. He has had 3 EOX chemo so far. He has a scan next week to see how things are going. Can I ask if you used any other unconventional treatements other than what are offered by your oncologist? 




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28 Aug 2019 18:43 in response to davek

That is amazing news! Good luck to you!

ive been checking regularly to see if you’d had any results.

im hoping if you can do it so can I!

bedt wishes

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28 Aug 2019 19:35 in response to nickif

Just EOX, unless you count wine and dog-walking Happy