Life after cancer

Aloha TuDiabetes Friends!

I just wanted to post a quick update on my status and life after cancer. So here we go… I am officially cancer free!

I actually hesitate in saying that… It makes me a bit nervous to declare my new health status but I had my first follow-up cat scan and it came back N.E.D. (no evidence of disease). I had to wait three days for the results. It was a very long three days. Needless to say I was overcome with joy to hear the results. Having cleared my cat scan, my doctor said it was ok to have my chemo port removed. One week ago it was taken out. It had been embedded in my chest for the past 9 months. I’m happy to see it go!

Generally speaking life is good! I certainly have a new found appreciation for it. This new appreciation for life interestingly enough has made it a bit difficult to get back to what use to be my ‘normal’ life. I’ve been feeling a sense of urgency to make the very most of every day which can sometimes lead to disappointment… There really is no going back to life as usual once you are a cancer survivor. I am very happy with my new life just seeing things from a different perspective which takes some getting use to.

I’m also dealing with some residual side affects. About a month after chemo neuropathy set in. I have a lot of numbness and tingling in my fingers and some in my feet. It’s a side effect of the drug oxaliplatin. My doctor said that it should resolve over the next year or two… I really hope it does.

Well that is all for now folks. I hope everyone in everyone in tudiabetes community is doing well. Thank you for your continued support!


Congratulations…Now that is something to be grateful for…

God Bless…

I saw the blog title and I knew it was you. Your strength and courage is truly inspirational. I wish you a lifetime of continued health and vigor. You rock!!

I’m so happy for you!

Way to go, Brian! So very happy for you.

Imagine it must be quite an emotional/attitude/worldview adjustment.

Looooong may it continue, woo hoo ! x

Whooo hoooo! Oh happy day! Very happy for you Brian!!

OH, So very very happy for you! Wishing you many years of happiness and good health.

Great news! SOO glad to hear it. Thanks for the update Brian!


Awesome! I don’t know you, but I’m so happy for you!
I’d like to hear more about how you readjust with your different outlook on life. Do you plan on making any big changes? If so, what are they?

Thank you for telling us your good news… Each day is gift to us.

Congrats from me too Brian , signed cancer beater since 1984 , N.

WOOOHOOOO!!! ROCK ON, man!! You are a HUGE inspiration for so many of us, man!

WoW! so excited for you! Big Hugs! I can’t imagine the emotional adjustment in your life…your attitude is a shining example to all of us…congrats!

This is great! I am so happy for you, and wish you the best Brian! Hugs

OMG!!! I am so excited and happy for you and it sure makes me realize that my struggles of late are minimal compared to what you have gone through.

Great news, Brian!!!

That is SO Wonderful to hear Brian. Feel confident when you say that you are cancer-free(then, Thank God and knock on wood). That’s my way, when I overcome something Big. Great to see you back and Congratulations.

ps. On a recent trip I was thrilled to be able to see my Cousin who had been dxd. with the same cancer that you had. He was Proud to say that he was cancer-free for his 4th year now. So…Go Brian!