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1 year anniversary

crazylady
crazylady Member Posts: 543
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi Everyone,
Happy 4th of July!
Diagnosed March 2004 with rectal cancer. Had radiation and chemo(xeloda), surgery June 28 with permanent colostomy, followed by 6 months of xeloda.

I have been cancer free for 1 year, but I never got a chance to celebrate. My father unexpectedly passed away on that day.

I just wanted everyone that is going through treatment now to know that there is hope and life after cancer. Since my diagnosis, I have gone to work full time for the first time in my life,(I was home raising 7 children) beginning 2 1/2 months after surgery, separated from my husband of 28 years and will hopefully be finishing my master's degree next spring. Looking back on the year, I'm not sure what I was thinking!

I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday!
Take care,
Jamie

Comments

  • CAMaura
    CAMaura Member Posts: 719
    Hi Jamie,

    You are one busy lady! Congrats and happy one year Anniv. Wishing you all the best.
    Cheers,
    Maura
  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105
    CAMaura said:

    Hi Jamie,

    You are one busy lady! Congrats and happy one year Anniv. Wishing you all the best.
    Cheers,
    Maura

    Congratulations Jamie!! Coming out of all this swinging is a difficult thing to do. Dealing with all the everyday hassles is hard enough without having to deal with cancer. We both commend you and thank you for encouraging all here that we can still be achievers.
    See you next anniversary!!!!
    love kanga n Jen
  • Moesimo
    Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072
    Congrats on your anniversary. Doesn't it feel good.

    Maureen
  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313
    Congratulations Jamie. You are one courageous woman. Keep up the good work. It is time for YOU now.

    Kerry
  • hapie2bhere
    hapie2bhere Member Posts: 8
    Congrats Jamie. I am coming up on my one-year anniversary in August and share in your excitement. Happy anniversary and many many more.

    Jonna
  • tkd3g
    tkd3g Member Posts: 767
    Congratulations you crazy lady , you.

    I'm right along with ya.

    LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH. AND don't forget to LIVESTRONG!

    BArb ( who is obsessed with Lance)
  • ramona41
    ramona41 Member Posts: 72
    yeahhhh whooo hooo congrats... does the happy dance for you..thenhas to slow down..cause when i get all this in motion i cant stop whaoooaaaaaaaaaaaa good on you.... very happy for you... peace..ramona41
  • HowardJ
    HowardJ Member Posts: 474
    Congratulations...great news (on your 1 yr that is)!
    Howard
  • juliababy
    juliababy Member Posts: 130
    ramona41 said:

    yeahhhh whooo hooo congrats... does the happy dance for you..thenhas to slow down..cause when i get all this in motion i cant stop whaoooaaaaaaaaaaaa good on you.... very happy for you... peace..ramona41

    congratulations! you deserve it! now go and celebrate!

    Susana