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VERY GOOD NEWS & KINDA SAD NEWS

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Had my most recent CT scan last week (I'm 4 years cancer free)  and saw my oncologist today and I'm doing great!

 

Dr. C has been my cancer doc for 4 years and I just adore him. Sadly, he is retiring on 12/31 of this year. We had a lovely chat and I thanked him for all of his care and told him I think the world of him. He said some very kind things to me.

 

He said the new doc is a GI oncologist specialist and I am "good for a year"! I'm glad I have just 1 more year of port flushes, blood draws and likely 1 or 2 more CT scans but boy will I miss Dr. C.

 

I'm thankful for all the wonderful care I've gotten and continue to receive but gee I'll miss him!

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What wonderful uplifting news!!!!  I am so glad you are well !

 

I too am cancer free and I can relate to how you feel about your doctor.  I see my doctor's assistant now but I do miss him and am grateful for all he did for me.

 

Keep up the good work and thanks for the happy post!!!!!!!!

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Congratulations on your good health news!

 

I can relate to you missing your doctor who will soon retire.  My family doctor who I’ve had for 15 years died suddenly about a month ago (I was always afraid he would retire since he was 76).  I was so sad when I found out because he too was a wonderful caring doctor and after 15 years a friend.  

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@Love my grandkids 

 

HUGE congrats on your fantastic news!Heart

 

I know it's so hard to lose a Dr. that you feel gave you such great care and was such a source of comfort.

 

I had a urologist who saved my life (literally) when I had kidney failure and congestive heart failure as a result, it broke my heart when I lost him as my Dr.

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Cancer free, that is indeed wonderful news.  It's always distressing when a doctor you have a longterm relationship with, a good rapport with, retires or moves.  I imagine it's even more distressing when you have gone through cancer treatment with that doctor.  

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@Love my grandkids  Sorry to hear that your favorite doctor is retiring.  I've been through that a few times and it's always sad when you really like your doctor.  Glad to hear the good news on your being cancer free 4 years!  Awesome! 

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@Love my grandkids   I know you were elated to get the good news so it's too bad you got the bad news too.  Now you'll just have to train a new doctor. 

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@Love my grandkids ~ Yay on 4 years cancer free!  Prayers and blessings for continued good news.

 

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To all of you: Thanks for all the nice comments. I'm sure the new doc will be fine but gosh I just love Dr. C. All the nurses who I met when I had chemo said they just love him. And he has such a wonderful sense of humor and is just a kind person. Told me about his 2 little grandsons today and will have more time to spoil them after this year, so being a grandma I can relate.

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@Love my grandkids  Great news re your health.

 

 Know what you mean re your Dr.  DH had Cancer and when we moved we still travelled up to 3 hours each way for his  6 mos. then annual check- ups  as he really liked his Dr.

 

Now thankfully he has been clear 15 years so no more travelling!  I am sure you will soon relate to your new Dr.  Continue in good health.