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z810840b
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i just went to doctor for post colonoscopy visit.He said I don't have to come back for a year!!!!!For the first 2 years i had a sigmoidoscopy every 3 months.When i reached the 2 year anniversary..the testing was every 6 months.alternating with colonoscopy.So today i reached a new milestone...once a year a colonoscopy.Feels great and weird at the same time.Hugs...alyse

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Dee2005
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I remember that feeling of mixed emotions! You've gone so far it is absolutely fabulous! I'm 6 yrs out of treatment & you should've seen my face when cancer docs told me no need to come back! My first thought was what do I do now. You live honey! The constant doc visits, tests, and worry are almost over for you. Great job!

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z810840b
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That is wonderful ..six years NED.You're right about the feeling..Now what do i do??? and i do plan on taking your advice.... thanks Dee.

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mp327
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I'm so very happy for you! I am looking forward to the day when I only need yearly follow-ups. However, my colorectal doc is still insisting on quarterly DRE's and anoscopes. Oh well! I hope you will celebrate your great news!

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AZANNIE
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Congrats on your milestone!!!

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AZANNIE
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Congrats on your milestone!!!

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RoseC
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That is SO nice!

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Lorikat
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HAPPY DAYS! HAPPY DANCE!

mxperry220
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I know you must be breathing a sigh of relief. I am 34 months post treatment and see chemo doctor and colon rectal surgeon every six months. I look forward to annual visits only.

Phoebesnow
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Celebrate. That's huge. I can't wait to hear those words!

duckyann
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Great News!!! My colorectal doctor told me that also but I was just 2 yrs out and I looked at him and said NO WAY!!! He smiled and said whatever you are comfortable with I will see you in 6-12 months. Again Congrats!!!!

Nancy

ThingofBeauty
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Congratulations!!!! So, so happy for you!,

ThingofBeauty
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Congratulations!!!! So, so happy for you!,

ThingofBeauty
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Congratulations!!!! So, so happy for you!,

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lizdeli
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Alyse, so happy for you! Wonderful news. I am just passed my 2 year mark. Check up at MDA on 12/5. We will see what they say. Either way, I'm happy! Congratualtions.

Dee,
Thanks for sharing your 6 year "we don't need to see you anymore" story. Wow! Inspirational for us all.

Liz

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z810840b
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Thank you all for your cheers!!! It is a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful group of people.I adore you all...Hugs..alyse

shirlann54
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So happy for you .Now that you don't have to go to the Dr all the time .You can injoy getting ready Thanksgiving .We have a lot to be thankful for.It will be a year on the 29th of this month when i frist started my treatments.My chemo Dr told me the other day that he would see me in 6 mo.I was really glad about that because i was going ever 3 mo.My other Dr i go every 3 mo....Shirley

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sandysp
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I have that scheduled for Tuesday and am really dreading it. I can't imagine having to do this every three months. But maybe you are predicting my future. Eeegadddd. But so glad to hear you can go a year now. I guess after all we've been through, that procedure is small potatoes relatively but I am dreading it anyway. The first one was pretty uncomfortable.
All the best,
Sandy

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mp327
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I am still on a 3-month follow-up schedule with my colorectal doctor and I'm over 3 years out of treatment. However, she just does a quick DRE and anoscope on me each time. There is no prep necessary for this exam and it's quick and only slightly uncomfortable. I used to dread the exam itself, but no longer do. I will only dread it if she finds something that shouldn't be there!

Good luck to you on Tuesday--I hope it goes well and you get the all clear!

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z810840b
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i have always had sigmoidoscopy with anesthesia.Wether it was 3 months or 6 months.I never felt a thing..alyse

cap630
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Good for you! No poking for a year...God Bless ~Carol

pjs62
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So very happy for you Alyse!! Although you'll feel 'lost' not having those annual appts I'm sure it'll feel great! Time to begin a new journey!!
Many blessings & hugs to you!! (*o*)

7243
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Yipeeeeeeeeeee!

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