Just diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer



  • Eltina21
    Eltina21 Member Posts: 173

    Stage 3c Colorectal Cancer Survivor

    I was diagnosed with Stage 3c Colorectal Cancer in July 2011. I had surgery in August to remove about a foot of my colon. I finished 6 months of Folfox chemo a year ago. I have had several CT scans, two colonoscopys and alot of bloodwork since and as of today am totally cancer free! BELIEVE that you too will survive this! I know you are scared! I was too and there were days when I would get discouraged and think I couldn't take one more day. But I am here to tell you that YOU CAN DO IT!!! Focus on the positive things in your life. Surround yourself with people you love and with activities that lift your spirits. Keep your mind occupied with pleasant things. Don't allow yourself too much time to sit and think. For me the thing that kept me strongest was my faith in God. I will be praying for you. If you have any questions or need some advice as you go through this journey, don't hesitate to ask! I will be happy to help any way I can. Don't ever forget, YOU CAN DO THIS! Just BELIEVE!

    Stage IIIc

    Hallelujah and thank you again Tammygent.

  • Eltina21
    Eltina21 Member Posts: 173
    Sonia32 said:

    Oohh I want to hug those of you going through this

    I was stage 3, 10/11 lymph nodes infected

    4 years on providing my scan is ok, I am still in remission.

    It is a nightmare but there is light at the end of the tunnel, although it might look a million miles away



    To Sonia

    Thank you so very much for your testimony and have a blessed day.Smile

  • Eltina21
    Eltina21 Member Posts: 173
    betina61 said:

    to all newly diagnosed stage III

    I am a stage 3 colon cancer survivor,I was diagnosed in July 2006 and have remained cancer free since surgery july 20th of that year. I come to this site once in while just to look but I felt the need to write today and give you guys  some hope that you too can remain cancer free and you will,  I will pray for that, me too went through 6 months of chemo, a colonoscopy every year for the first 5 years and of course all the ct and pet scans and all the scanxiety that comes with that, what I can remember very clearly was what my wonderful surgeon told me that I should stay very positive that I will be fine that he thought and I cuote 80% of my recovery was going to depend on that.I always been a spiritual person and my faith in God helped me greatly through those difficult times.

    If anyone of you newly diagnosed survivors want to PM me feel free to do so.

    God bless you all


    To Betina

    Thanks you for posting.  I love your word "scanxiety."  Keep enjoying life and many years.  Have a blessed day.Smile

  • Eltina21
    Eltina21 Member Posts: 173
    ron50 said:

    G'day Littlethings

       I was dxed in 1998 stage 3c 6/13 nodes involved . Had a year of chemo after surgery . have been ca free ever since. Ron.


    Yeah Ron.  Congratulations.