Dec 30, 2012 - 5:32 pm
I have not been on this board for some time and most will not know me so here's a brief history: diagnosed with stage 2a colon cancer 12/2004 and underwent a laporoscopic right hemicolectomy. Opted not to do the chemo due to the lack of evidence of benefit for stage 2 at the time (although would have done the chemo if higher stage). Had regular visits, procedures, and check-ups with the oncologist for first 5 years, then "released" (a bit scary at the time). Over time I've had my share of scares with every new ache and pain, all of which were investigated and found not to be cancer (even cancer survivors get other stuff). A repeat colonscopy two weeks ago was clean. I just realized today's date and since it is now 8 years since my surgery, wanted to check in and say "hello" to those who might remember me, and to the newbies. I know not everyone is as fortunate, and some of the people on this board when I used to frequent it are no longer with us--I remember them as if they were my friends although we never met. I found kinship, help, and understanding on this board, and glad to see it is still active.
Best wishes to all.