Aug 04, 2003 - 10:39 pm
Hi, I'm new here and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm 34. I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999. I had surgery on 3-29-99. I started chemo treatments on May 10, 1999. I had a total of 40 chemo treatments and 6 weeks of radiation/chemo combined treatments. At the time of the treatments my only child was 5 yrs. old. It was real hard for us to deal with at first. I just couldn't believe at such a young age of what I was having to go through. I thought I was in great health. My son, bless his little heart, had a real hard time knowing that I was sick and had to go to the doctor all the time. He is the reason why I stopped feeling sorry for myself and started to fight for my life. My fiancee was there for both of us through the whole thing. I think the hardest for me was watching my son go through this with me and knowing that I wouldn't be able to have anymore kids. My fiancee informed me that my life was more important than having children with me. From that moment I knew he was the man that I would spend the rest of my life with. January 2000 was my last treatment. I have been cancer free since then. We are living ours lives together. We take nothing for granted. I hope I can get to know some of you. It helps to know that there are other people to share this with.