Sep 22, 2004 - 9:40 am
Regular reader, irregular poster...just wanted to let you all know that I follow your postings, your struggles and your victories. I am a 42 year old and going on 6 year survivor of stage 3 rectal cancer. For awhile there I never thought I would see 42...and for the past two weeks I have watched my daughter run cross country races at my old high school. She's now 12, and was 6 when I was diagnosed. We can even run together now. Running helped keep me sane while recovering physically and emotionally from cancer, and I run almost every day. My strength continues to grow even after 5 years. The chemotherapy, radiation and surgery were no picnic, and I admire every one of us that endures these treatments for this disease. I just want to encourage everyone here....fight the good fight...I did, and my reward has been almost 6 years of beautiful life and perfect health since that time (I have not seen a Dr. other than an oncologist in almost 5 years!). Keep on movin' surivivors...we all have miles to go before we sleep!