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20th anniversary today Stage 4 colon cancer.

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December 20th 1993, I had a right hemicolectomy and wedge resection of a large liver tumour.  During 1994 I had weekly injections of 5 flurourasol, and the dreaded levamisole for 3 days every two weeks.


Over the next 2 years I had a right partial mastectomy, and removal of a tumour and my right ovary.

I have many health problems over the years, but I am still alive, but not quite kicking.

I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.   Virginia from New Yealand.

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Merry Christmas to you!    We are so happy to hear you great news.  We all strive for a remiission and good health. 


Keep up the inspiration, and we wish you many more years of good health!


Best Always,  mike

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      Giant hugs mate. I know that life is not always easy and just to feel well for one day would be marvelous but to think of what you have faced and survived is beyond amazing. This place is about survival. I haven't mentioned beating cancer. You and I both know that it is more like a draw and that the opposition has got in some good hits. But you have survived and I know what you have survived, Hugs Ron.

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Incredible story. Thanks for sharing.


Merry Christmas

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That's a monumental achievement, pat yourself on the back for me. Happy Holidays...


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Thank you for the update and glad you shared your story 20 years later, a big accomplishment, even with all the hurdles.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year also.


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...for kicking the butt of statistics. You are an example and inspiration to all cancer patients of what's possible.

Happy holidays,


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Thanks for sharing this inspirational News. Mary Christmas to you & your family.


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Congratulations to you.  You've been through a lot to get this far.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

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    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Virginia. I hope some of your health problems get sorted though based on my experience I do wonder. I start cyclosporin on jan 6th . Not looking forward to it but it is about time something worked and didn't nearly kill me. Hope your new year is a lot healthier, hugs ron.

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Thank you Virginia.

For sharing your story. I hope to hear about some kicking on your next update too. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you!


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Thank you so much for posting this! It really does help to hear this.  I wish more people would post these things.  Way to beat this!  

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I look to you always to light the path for my journey, dear one!


WOW!  20 years!  BIG dancing!!!


Hugs, Kathi

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20 years!   Thanks so much for sharing. Truly inspiring.



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many more celebrations for you

all the best


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Especially the oldies, you know who you are, you are never far from my thoughts, even after all these years.  I will always pray for everyone on this board.


Love Virginia.

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I aspire to be like you.  20 years, quite an accomplishment!  Keep up the good work.  Wink Traci

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You truly are an inspiration. A happy and healthy new year to you.  

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Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours!!!

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That is awesome news.  Congrats to you!

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