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5 year past!

claud1951's picture
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Joined: Jun 2007

It is a good morning. 5 years has now passed since my last chemo treatment and I am here to tell you all that I'm still dancing with NED (no evidence of disease)!

I used to come here a lot 5-6 years ago and get help and support and everyone was such a big help. I also like to think I offered help and support for my sisters and brothers.

Actually, I'm a "lurker" (on occasion, now) but felt like I needed to come back and tell you....it is possible to get on with your life. My goodness, I have done things I never dreamed I'd do (since cancer), make cement creations from leaves, photography, make jewelry.....and more. Just felt like there is a lot of things we can do and learn and must do that with our time!

My thoughts go out to all of you. Keep your mind open and just know...anything is possible.
The words that helped me the most are:

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's trouble, it empties today of it's strength."
Keep moving forward and don't look back.

Stage 3 Colon Cancer (ascending)

Momof2plusteentwins's picture
Posts: 505
Joined: May 2012

So nice to hear 5 years NED. I hope to get there. Diagnosed 4/11/2012 stage 4 colorectal cancer with 1 met to the liver. Had 5 weeks chemoradiation, 4 weeks off surgery July 17, 6 hour surgery, removed rectal tumor and liver met and gallbladder. I. Have done 8/12 Folfox treatments and haven't missed 1 yet due to blood work. Only 4 more to go, should be done before Christmas. Good luck to you and hope you always remain cancer free.
Sandy :)

steveandnat's picture
Posts: 887
Joined: Sep 2011

This is so encouraging to hear about. I know you just have to be so much more thankful for every good day now. I pray you continue forever NED. Jeff

YoVita's picture
Posts: 589
Joined: Mar 2010

with the good news. Loved the quote. Sounds like you're enjoying the rest of your life.

danker's picture
Posts: 888
Joined: Apr 2012

Way to go!!! We always like to hear good news. Best of luck to you for forever remaining NED!!

Posts: 64
Joined: Sep 2011

Congratulations!! I hope I make it...not only will it be my cancerversary but also my 25 Wedding anniversary! It's been 2 1/2 years for me! May you be Ned forever!

jr2012's picture
Posts: 67
Joined: Aug 2012

inspiring ... i have surgery on monday to remove the bed since the tumor cudnt be found and lymph nodes .... a bit nervous ... so your post puts a smile back

hope u stay clear forever :!)

Doc_Hawk's picture
Posts: 685
Joined: Jan 2012

Congrats, Claudia! The 19th of next month will mark my 2 and a half year anniversary of my dx and the official halfway point of my first major goal. I hope that some day I can come here and announce a 5 year mark of NED.


k44454445's picture
Posts: 494
Joined: Jul 2012

for posting. it is so good to hear news like this. it keeps us going!

thingy45's picture
Posts: 619
Joined: Apr 2011

Go girl and Thanks, that is all I need to hear, I am also stage III and still NED. Thinking positive and taking it one day at a time. Worry often, but that is my nature I have to learn to overcome. "IT" is always in the back of my mind.
But al things are possible.
hugs, Marjan

Posts: 748
Joined: Jul 2004

congrats on 5 years ned

tootsie1's picture
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Joined: Feb 2008

Fabulous!!! Keep on trucking!!


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