Nov 19, 2010 - 9:57 am
Hello my name is Bobby Flaherty and at the young age of 38 I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. To say I was shocked is the understatement of the year. After years of misdiagnosed symptoms by my doctor I switched to another doctor who quickly sent me to a GI and they found a golf ball sized tumor in my colon. Two weeks later I was in surgery having it removed at which point they found it to be in 11 out of 14 lympth nodes as well two tumors in my liver. The tumors in my liver where big as one was the size of a baseball and the other half of that. I started chemo about 6 weeks after the colon surgery and to be honest it was no where near as bad as I thought it would be. I guess I remembered watching my mom's chemo when she was fighting breast cancer that spread to her lung and then to her pancreas. She was a fighter and fought cancer for 18 years before it finally took her. After 5 rounds of chemo I was headed to surgery to remove the tumors from my liver. By the grace of God the chemo had shrunk the tumors 40% and that was great news. Six weeks after that surgery I was back on chemo and that is where I am today. I just finished round 9 with only 3 more to go and then God willing I will be done and cancer free. I have 4 great kids ages 18,13,4 and 4 months so I need to get better for them and be here to raise them to become great people. Pray and support have done wonders for me and I could not imagine fighting this on my own. God has surrounded me with such great people and I feel in my heart that the cancer is gone and that I will be back to work living my life again hopefully in March of next year. I am hoping to help educate people on colon cancer and how to prevent this terrible disease. If anyone needs support I am here for you. Never give up hope no matter what the doctors tell you for they are do not have the final say only God above does.
With that said does anyone have success stories in beating this terrible disease? What foods are best for beating cancer?