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janderson1964
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Today is the 7 year anniversary of when i was diagnosed stage IV. I currently am NED per my last scan. I started this post not to brag but to give hope to others who are new to this. The same way that Craig Phil and Mags have inspired me in thier many years of beating this disease. Some might say surviving the disease. But i say as long as we have a heartbeat we are beating this disease.

Coppercent
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Way to go on 7 years! And these posts are always great to read!

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darling boy....I feel very humbled ...thank you so very much for mentioning me as inspiration....yes indeedy there are in fact some of us still treking on ....I congratulate you on your continued ned-ness....have a huge hug

mags.....

I know.....guess I just keep saying the same thing over and over......hard hard day here....just came in from funeral of neighbour's brother...lung cancer.....my daughter not here for Christmas because her hubby's sister's husband just died of cancer...he was 38.....on Thursday a very good friend that I taught school with died of cancer....she was58....

just feeling swamped by the beastie....sorry

mags

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janderson1964
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It seems like once a month i hear about someone i know or a friend of a friend being diagnosed with cancer. I think we were chosen to be long term survivors to help inspire and comfort others battling the beast.

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barbebarb
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My liver is the next hurdle. Plan will be known this week.
Thank you for keeping us inspired. You have helped me so much!
Merry Christmas and all wishes for good health.
My bike hes been my therapy this fall......
Barb

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janderson1964
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Keep riding. That is my best therapy mentally and physically. You are in my prayers.
Merry Christmas

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lilacbrroller
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thank you - your experience represents a lot of hope!  Happy holidays

 

Karin

jasminsaba
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congratulations!!! wishing you many more years of NED and good health. Thanks for posting - very uplifting.

jen2012
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Awesome! I hope you have many more anniversaries!

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Maxiecat
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Congratulations on your 7 years and our NED!

Alex

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maglets
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oh darn......more gushy tears......

darling boy...sooo happy for you....7 years....hug hug

that is so amazing....

mags

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pepebcn
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Congratulations!

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jr2012
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congrats - hope u keep beating this for years and years to come :) :) :)

Chelsea71
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My wife showed me your post and it's given me hope and a fresh sense of determination. It comes on a day where I'm feeling tired and run down from my last chemo session. I'm inspired by your bravery and I thank you for sharing your story. Your success motivates me to fight this disease with all I've got. Happy Anniversary.

Steve (Chelsea's husband)

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janderson1964
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Keep fighting Steve. My motto is I will not let the disease or the treatments hold me down. I used to force myself to mountain bike 2 days after they took the pump off me. This would speed up my recovery mentaly and physically.

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marbleotis
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7 what a great number. Thanks for sharing

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Sundanceh
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You did it!

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Annabelle41415
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Congratulations on 7 years of birthdays. Glad that you are still on this board contributing your valuable information and good news.

Kim

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JayhawkDan
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Congrats -- I'm really happy for you, and for your family. Dan

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k44454445
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so happy for you! way to go!
hugs
judy

danker
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I am nearing my 3 year anniverary.ope i make it tp 7 like you. You are indeed an inspiration!!

steved
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Thank you for sharing your great news and giving us all something to celebrate.

Also thank you for still being on this site- the contribution of people with long histories and good outcomes are vital and valuable though I understand why so many move on. Thank you for staying with us,

Steve

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janderson1964
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I feel like it is the least I can do.

John23
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May you have a hundred more!!

John

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PhillieG
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Congrats!

Minnesotagirl
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Congratulations! So inspiring to hear stories as yours. We must continue to share the good and wonderful stories during our personal journeys with this disease. So proud that you continue to fight back with exercise and positive thinking. An inspiration to all of us here. Keep it up~

"Minnesotagirl"

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ron50
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Wishing you many more.Ron.

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YoVita
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on your 7 year anniversary of survival. You give the rest of us hope. As others have said, thank you for sticking around. I'm especially impressed with your exercise regimen. Keep doing what you're doing - seems to work for you! Cheers.

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janderson1964
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What i love about this comunity is we can all inspire and help each other in different ways. I am very thankful for forum and all who participate in it.

micah68
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Thank you for sharing your good news! Always share the good stuff, hope is so important and I am so glad that you are doing well!

Cathleen Mary
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Hope is a precious gift to share. You make a vitaluable contribution to this forum and it is much appreciated. I, who pre-cancer, never thought I would join any online group, am immensely grateful for all who post here and share the blessings and shadows of this cancer journey. This community has made an incredible difference in the way I deal with this illness. Thanks for letting us have a piece of your hope.
Cathleen Mary

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menright
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Thanks for sharing. It has the intended effect

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tanstaafl
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Dedicated to peeling back those 5 yr stats one survivor at a time. Good for you, Jeff. Thanks for sharing your journey. Congratulations.

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janderson1964
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I have been saying for a while that they should be focusing on 10 year survivor stats since 10 year survivors is becoming more common.

cinreag
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I have read some very inspiring stories on this site. Im so glad you are doing so good, your post definitely gives people hope.

smokeyjoe
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Sweety, this is the best news ever!!! Celebrate :)

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thingy45
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WOW Janderson Fantastic that gives me hope to make it that far also.
I still believe in one day at a time.
Congratulations keep it up.
hugs, Marjan

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janderson1964
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I believe in one day at a time as well since that is all we have but it is nice to celebrate milestones.

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JayhawkDan
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I've been hoping for 5 years, so I've been selling myself short and need to readdress my goals! Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement!

Hugs, Dan

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tootsie1
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Fabulous! I'm looking forward to another post similar to this in 2019, when you reach 14 years. *smiles*

*hugs*
Gail

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thxmiker
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It is inspiring for all of us! Keep up the good fight.

We sometimes here to much bad news, about the difficulties of cancer. We need to hear the triumphs also! Keep Bragging! (Just Kidding)

Best Always, mike

PS If I believed statistics, I would not be posting right now. Keep up the inspiration!

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janderson1964
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You can count on it.

Labra
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Congrats to you!!!!

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wawaju04976
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You are not bragging. You are giving newbies like me (diagnosed a month ago) hope. When the surgeon told me I had colon cancer w/mets to my liver, I asked if it was curable. He said no, and gave me statistics. It wasn't until I started with the oncologist that I began to have some hope, that this was "treatable."

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janderson1964
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There is always hope and exceptions to the statistics. Statistics are outdated.

Antpopoola
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Just remember, you are not a statistic. You are an individual. Just maintain a positive attitude. Don't let cancer control you, you control the cancer. Best wishes.

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wawaju04976
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Thank you!!!

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wawaju04976
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Thank you!!!

danker
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May you still be living beyond 80 years old as I have!!!

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Varmint5
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Congratulations! Thank you for sharing hope. I love hearing your story and the fact that you've stayed on the forum. I've been inspired with hope for my daughter by you and so many of the others here, including those you mentioned! It's been a hard year and the advice and stories I've read here have helped my family immensely, yours included. Wishing you many more years of hope and good health. Merry Christmas!

Sandy

 

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marbleotis
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You inspire all of us!!!!

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