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menright
Posts: 258
Joined: Oct 2008

Well it has been 5-years sinced diagnosis.  Stage IV colin cancer with Mets to Liver, Lung, bone.  I have had 3 surgeries, multiple chemo rounds, some radiation, lung ablation and a few items I am forgetting.

The key is I am still here fighting.  I have traveled to several treatment sites, St Francis - CT; Sloan Kettering - NY; UCONN medical - CT and Moores Cancer Center UCSD - CA.  It has been a journey I would have rather not taken, but as everything in life, I a relatively well.

This forum has provided many a comfort.  It has been awhile but I enjoy being a part of the larger picture fight against cancer.  Best wihes to all, you will remain in my prayers.

Mike

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johnnybegood
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Joined: Oct 2008

too see you again and i am so glad you are still here to join us.its been a ride for me too as i was dx stage 4 in jan.2011 so i will be on chemo for life too many spots in my lungs now.just trying to take it one day at a time,thanks for checking in....Godbless...johnnybegood

jen2012
Posts: 1251
Joined: Aug 2012

Thanks for posting. Are you NED now? It always makes me wonder why some do so much better than others. Glad to hear you are well!

Chelsea71
Posts: 1170
Joined: Sep 2012

Wow, what a success story!  Thank you for taking the time to post.  Your words will give hope and encouragement to so many.

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janderson1964
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Joined: Oct 2011

Thank you for the update

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Phil64
Posts: 517
Joined: Apr 2012

Mike,

 

Cheers to you for fighting the good fight and for sharing your journey with us!

Never Give Up!

Love and Light to you and all!

Phil

Blog: http://pscamihorn.me/

 

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Kathleen808
Posts: 2318
Joined: Jan 2009

Mike,

It is so good to hear from you!  You are an incredible man and you keep going.  Thanks for checking in.

Aloha,

Kathleen

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Coloncancerblows
Posts: 296
Joined: Feb 2013

Mike,

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you.  I joined earlier this year.  We are all fighting the same battle which stinks but every day here is a blessing. 

Gavin63
Posts: 98
Joined: Aug 2013

Hi Mike,

I am new to the forum & it’s just 2 months since I joined. I love this forum as everyone is ever ready to help the members by sharing their experiences in this long journey. So glad to read your post & it is a huge encouragement to newly diagnosed friends. I am diagnosed as stage III CRC with regional Mets found in 4 surrounding Lymph Nodes during the rectal resection in July 2013. Just began the Chemo Rad & more Chemo to follow. A challenging year ahead.

Good Luck to you.

Gavin

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