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Stage 4 - 2 years Ned!

emrose's picture
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Joined: Dec 2008

Hi all... Some of you know me, many of you don't. It's been a while. Just wanted to let you all know that my husband was diagnosed stage 3 colon cancer of December 9, 2008 at the age of 34. He did 6mo chemo and then we had our baby boy 1 month later! Unfortunately, his first scan showed a spot in his lung (that was actually just barely there even at diagnosis, so I suppose he probably never really was stage 3). and he was given the dreaded stage 4 label February of 2010. He had lung surgery shortly after, but chose not to do more chemo. This decision terrified me, especially because our son wasn't even 5mo old. and it was just so scary to go against the doctors orders, but the chemo just made him sooo sick, and didn't even seem to work (for him). He did start taking a ridiculous amount of herbal (and other) supplements and changed his diet quite a bit, and it made me feel like we were at least doing something! Well, long story short, last week - over two years after his successful lung surgery - he had another PET scan and it was picture perfect!! Such a huge relief!

Anyway, I just remember how inspiring the success stories were for me when we were early in the fight so I wanted to share. We were given the horrible odds, and it was scary, but we never lost hope, and my husband is healthier today than he's ever been! Stage 4 isn't a death sentence. In fact, it can be just the opposite! It really can be beat!!

Good luck to all of you and thanks for being here. This board has always been a wonderful source of support and information.

steveandnat's picture
Posts: 887
Joined: Sep 2011

This is such good news to hear. At such a young age to be given the best result possible. You are so blessed. Enjoy every day with each other and the baby. Jeff

Vickilg's picture
Posts: 281
Joined: Jan 2011

Thank you for sharing your story. I have a couple of very small places on my lung that they are going to remove by surgery. Also the liver, but I was very scared about the lung. Your post today gives me hope. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.

idlehunters's picture
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Joined: Apr 2009

So good to hear from you! I bet that baby is getting big! I am so happy to hear about the clear scan. Thanks for sharing your news as it is always encouraging to hear stage IV success stories. You take care


Posts: 520
Joined: May 2011

We are so happy to hear good news. I too was diagnosed in 2010 so my two year is approaching in September. Prayers for continued good health and wishing you and your husband many more wonderful years with your baby.

Kat Harrington
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Joined: May 2012

I was diagnosed I'n July 2010 with stage iv!

Kathleen808's picture
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It is great to hear from you. I am so happy to hear that your husband is NED! Such a joy for your young family. May all of you enjoy good health for many, many years!!
Thanks for checking in.


thxmiker's picture
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Joined: Oct 2010

We need to hear more good/Grate outcomes! We hear the negatives, and the friends whom pass away to the big c all to often.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you for many more years of Great news!
Best Always, mike

TMac52's picture
Posts: 358
Joined: Aug 2010

Thats great news. Can you share his treatment in detail. Did he have surgery for the colon Cancer prior to the lung? What suppliments did he take etc???? I am also NED today but am curious about the diet changes.

You can PM me if you would like.

plh4gail's picture
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Joined: Oct 2010

Thank you for sharing that wonderful infomation! Exactly right on what needs to be talked about:)


And congratulations on the inspiring story!

tootsie1's picture
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Joined: Feb 2008

Hey, it's good to hear from you! It's especially nice to hear such wonderful news!


Momof2plusteentwins's picture
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Joined: May 2012

So good to here good news! I am just starting treatment and your news keeps me hopeful. Good luck & stay healthy!


barbebarb's picture
Posts: 464
Joined: Oct 2011

Enjoy your family! Great news....

Posts: 835
Joined: Apr 2004

Thanks for the great news- I too am in my 30's with stage 4 and young kids and think the challenge of facing this at this stage in life has unique aspects to it. It is fabulous to hear your husband is doing so and well and long may it last!


Brenda Bricco
Posts: 579
Joined: Aug 2011

Thanks for posting and congrats on the continued wonderful results.

Annabelle41415's picture
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Joined: Feb 2009

Yes, remember your story very well. So glad that things are going so well. You sure have a darling little bundle of joy there. Thank you for the udate.


Posts: 36
Joined: Sep 2011

This is great news. Enjoy every minute of it.

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