5 year past!

It is a good morning. 5 years has now passed since my last chemo treatment and I am here to tell you all that I'm still dancing with NED (no evidence of disease)!

I used to come here a lot 5-6 years ago and get help and support and everyone was such a big help. I also like to think I offered help and support for my sisters and brothers.

Actually, I'm a "lurker" (on occasion, now) but felt like I needed to come back and tell you....it is possible to get on with your life. My goodness, I have done things I never dreamed I'd do (since cancer), make cement creations from leaves, photography, make jewelry.....and more. Just felt like there is a lot of things we can do and learn and must do that with our time!

My thoughts go out to all of you. Keep your mind open and just know...anything is possible.
The words that helped me the most are:

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's trouble, it empties today of it's strength."
Keep moving forward and don't look back.

Claudia
Stage 3 Colon Cancer (ascending)

Comments

  • Momof2plusteentwins
    Momof2plusteentwins Member Posts: 508
    Claudia
    So nice to hear 5 years NED. I hope to get there. Diagnosed 4/11/2012 stage 4 colorectal cancer with 1 met to the liver. Had 5 weeks chemoradiation, 4 weeks off surgery July 17, 6 hour surgery, removed rectal tumor and liver met and gallbladder. I. Have done 8/12 Folfox treatments and haven't missed 1 yet due to blood work. Only 4 more to go, should be done before Christmas. Good luck to you and hope you always remain cancer free.
    Sandy :)
  • steveandnat
    steveandnat Member Posts: 886
    So great to hear
    This is so encouraging to hear about. I know you just have to be so much more thankful for every good day now. I pray you continue forever NED. Jeff
  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590
    Thanks for checking in
    with the good news. Loved the quote. Sounds like you're enjoying the rest of your life.
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    Claudia
    Way to go!!! We always like to hear good news. Best of luck to you for forever remaining NED!!
  • Grace14
    Grace14 Member Posts: 65
    danker said:

    Claudia
    Way to go!!! We always like to hear good news. Best of luck to you for forever remaining NED!!

    Congratulations!! I hope I
    Congratulations!! I hope I make it...not only will it be my cancerversary but also my 25 Wedding anniversary! It's been 2 1/2 years for me! May you be Ned forever!
  • jr2012
    jr2012 Member Posts: 67
    inspiring ... i have surgery
    inspiring ... i have surgery on monday to remove the bed since the tumor cudnt be found and lymph nodes .... a bit nervous ... so your post puts a smile back

    hope u stay clear forever :!)
  • Doc_Hawk
    Doc_Hawk Member Posts: 685
    You Go Girl!
    Congrats, Claudia! The 19th of next month will mark my 2 and a half year anniversary of my dx and the official halfway point of my first major goal. I hope that some day I can come here and announce a 5 year mark of NED.

    Ray/Doc
  • k44454445
    k44454445 Member Posts: 494
    thanks
    for posting. it is so good to hear news like this. it keeps us going!
    hugs
    judy
  • thingy45
    thingy45 Member Posts: 632
    k44454445 said:

    thanks
    for posting. it is so good to hear news like this. it keeps us going!
    hugs
    judy

    Go Girl and Thanks
    Go girl and Thanks, that is all I need to hear, I am also stage III and still NED. Thinking positive and taking it one day at a time. Worry often, but that is my nature I have to learn to overcome. "IT" is always in the back of my mind.
    But al things are possible.
    hugs, Marjan
  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753
    claudia
    congrats on 5 years ned
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Great!
    Fabulous!!! Keep on trucking!!

    *hugs*
    Gail