Feb 01, 2004 - 8:35 pm
So a few new members have had the courage to surface and join the club. WELCOME!
We'd have you go through initiation rites but the zapping, the chemo, the bags attached to your gut, the diarhea, the scars complete the gauntlet. I was able to skip most of the gauntlet...went right to the scars...but they let me join anyway.
I will officially introduce myself in case you have joined in the middle of the conversation:
I am Stage 3, lymph pos sigmoid colon cancer survivor. My sister died 11 years ago of intestinal cancer so when I got my diagnosis I decided to choose a different path to healing....all alternatives. You may go to my webpage here for the details if you wish and see the photo of me and my baby girl---one of my 5 reasons to live. I am only 42 was 39 at dx and have 2 1/2 yrs of cancer free under my belt. I homeschool some of my kids, live with my hubby and kids on a farm, I dogsled (live in the North--let it snow!!), ski, bike, hike, camp and spend way too much time hanging out here! What's your story?
We need eachother and I am so glad you all come here and help create the beautiful tapestry that is woven when each of you shares your survivor story no matter if you are the family member or survivor.
So any other lurkers out there just waiting to jump in a join please step up and introduce yourself.
peace, emily the welcome wagon whacko