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A Sundance Update - News, News, and More News - Gearin' Up for the Next Battle

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  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
    Dearest Craig, I can't even

    Dearest Craig, I can't even imagine the pain that you have been going through, but you are a fighter - and you will win this fierce battle! You have been our inspiration during this fight, and we wish you best of luck in your next round fighting the beast. You're always in our thoughts, God bless you, Cynthia
  • pf78248
    pf78248 Member Posts: 209
    You are AMAZING!
    Craig,

    I don't know where you get the strength and courage to battle this nasty disease the way you do. I am so proud of you! You truly are an inspiration to everyone. Reading your story, I can't begin to know the pain and exhaustion all those treatments and surgeries have caused. Just know you are truly admired and loved, and we will be right by your side.

    I believe it is God's grace that has held you throughout these last 6.3 years, and he will continue as long as you battle.

    Hugs and Healing,
    Priscilla
  • pluckey
    pluckey Member Posts: 484
    Dear Lord Craig, I'm pissed
    Dear Lord Craig, I'm pissed FOR you. Damn right you and Kim's **** are dragging after an unending fight for 6 plus years.

    but once again, you show us what you're made of dear Craig. I'm going to ask my Maker if he can please, please cut you a break. I'm going to ask Him if he's satisfied with how unrelentlessly you've fought and how beautiful your heart is. And then I will ask Him one more time, to give you a break, and let you enjoy the fruits of your labors, which you so deserve

    ((hugs))

    Peggy
  • Lilmiss82
    Lilmiss82 Member Posts: 257
    pluckey said:

    Dear Lord Craig, I'm pissed
    Dear Lord Craig, I'm pissed FOR you. Damn right you and Kim's **** are dragging after an unending fight for 6 plus years.

    but once again, you show us what you're made of dear Craig. I'm going to ask my Maker if he can please, please cut you a break. I'm going to ask Him if he's satisfied with how unrelentlessly you've fought and how beautiful your heart is. And then I will ask Him one more time, to give you a break, and let you enjoy the fruits of your labors, which you so deserve

    ((hugs))

    Peggy

    Craig,
    Have I told you that you are like my rock in this battle?? You have been through so much and you're so composed, positive and gosh darn determined to do whatever it takes. I don't know if I could ever be so resilient. We need you on this board so don't worry everything is going to be ok !- Alright?? Keep staying positive and never forget that you are always in my thoughts and prayers
  • daydreamer110761
    daydreamer110761 Member Posts: 487
    Lilmiss82 said:

    Craig,
    Have I told you that you are like my rock in this battle?? You have been through so much and you're so composed, positive and gosh darn determined to do whatever it takes. I don't know if I could ever be so resilient. We need you on this board so don't worry everything is going to be ok !- Alright?? Keep staying positive and never forget that you are always in my thoughts and prayers

    Craig
    I have been in and out of this place for two years now, and although mostly lurking the past few months, have been keeping up with you and reading your posts. You are a wonderful man, and your wife is truly a beautiful lady. I have watched your ups and downs, surgeries, as I have read about a few others who keep on truckin'. I am so proud of everyone in the way that no one gives up. You, Buzzard, Phil, Donna, and too many to mention have lifted me. I can remember when I was finished with chemo last year, and thinking I was "doing the dance" and I was so happy, I thought I was NED. Then one colonoscopy, 3 positive polyps, another and 6 positive, all spread out and in no certain place. I am so sick of gatorade it is not funny! I think about how tired I am of doctors, blood tests (I was also dx'd with diabetes at the same time and have complications from that). But then I read posts from you, and others, and think about how much you all have gone through and no one gives up hope. I know I'm not done, and I know it will be back, and I also know that I will fight even harder thanx to you guys...Oh, what a day....
  • imagineit2010
    imagineit2010 Member Posts: 152
    Craig, everyone wonders how
    Craig, everyone wonders how you do it. How you keep on fighting with such gusto. You're tough no doubt about it but don't put too much pressure on yourself. Take this one day at a time. Do you know if you'll win this war? No. but niether do any of us. I know you have your eye on the prize but you've already won. You've proven you can take anything they throw at you. You're the Jake Lamotta of the colorectal boards. You remind me of the "Raging Bull" movie with Jake being beaten and bloodied saying to Sugar Ray Robinson, "you never knocked me down". You have alot on your table now, try to relax and re-charge. Enjoy a sunset or two. Enjoy your time off work and with your wife. Time goes by fast enough without focusing on the future. I know you have to get mentally geared up but you also have to mentally step back and out of the cancer world for periods of time. Embrace today. You are alive today and THAT is what matters. Watch a sunrise and a sunset without cancer in between and you have beaten it because it didn't take Today.
    Best of luck to you.
    Kick some cancer A$$.
    Chris
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030

    Craig, everyone wonders how
    Craig, everyone wonders how you do it. How you keep on fighting with such gusto. You're tough no doubt about it but don't put too much pressure on yourself. Take this one day at a time. Do you know if you'll win this war? No. but niether do any of us. I know you have your eye on the prize but you've already won. You've proven you can take anything they throw at you. You're the Jake Lamotta of the colorectal boards. You remind me of the "Raging Bull" movie with Jake being beaten and bloodied saying to Sugar Ray Robinson, "you never knocked me down". You have alot on your table now, try to relax and re-charge. Enjoy a sunset or two. Enjoy your time off work and with your wife. Time goes by fast enough without focusing on the future. I know you have to get mentally geared up but you also have to mentally step back and out of the cancer world for periods of time. Embrace today. You are alive today and THAT is what matters. Watch a sunrise and a sunset without cancer in between and you have beaten it because it didn't take Today.
    Best of luck to you.
    Kick some cancer A$$.
    Chris

    Just do it!
    What ever it takes!! Keep going Craig never give up! Donna is counting on you to beat this!!