fedester Member Posts: 753 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
hello all semi's
well today is my 50th birthday.
i had some doubts but i made it. for newbies, dx 5/04 stage 11, chemo 6 months,resection,2 hernia surgeries,alot of praying,my family here which i found while in the hospital. i have alot to be thankfull for even though alot has gone not as expected. some bumps along the road. still ned looking forward to the 4 year mark. each birthday is important as is everyday we beat the beast.
i love and respect all my family here.
be well
never,ever give up!!


  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
    G'day Bruce,
    Happy 50 th birthday, you have had some tough times but you have always been there for others. For your birthday I wish you a long and healthy future,Cheers .
  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925 Member
    Happy Birthday and isn't it great to be alive to have a birthday! Yeah!
    Looking forward to the next milestone,
    Jo Ann
  • sladich
    sladich Member Posts: 429 Member
    Happy Birthday and may you continue to have your health.

  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    Happy, Happy, Happy birthday!!!!

    You now are officially half a century old...

    When I turned 50, I decided that the NEXT 50 years were going to be WAY better than the

    Hugs, Kathi
  • funnyguy
    funnyguy Member Posts: 89
    Way to Go!

    May you have many many more...

  • Faith4Cure
    Faith4Cure Member Posts: 405 Member
    Happy Birthday, Bruce! I have recently decided that getting older is really a great thing! Hope you are having a great day. I know that your next 50 years will be even more enjoyable than the last.
  • HowardJ
    HowardJ Member Posts: 474
    Happy 50th, Bruce! Enjoy the day.

  • Patti1
    Patti1 Member Posts: 109 Member

    Happy Birthday and many more.
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Happy Birthday!
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  • valeriec
    valeriec Member Posts: 348 Member
    Happy Birthday Bruce, and here is to another 50!
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Happy 50th, Bruce!! Congratulations!!

    I wasn't on board when you were having your bumps along the road, which some of the others seem to know about. So, with the risk of sounding repetitive, could you let those of us who are fairly new to the board what some of those bumps were that you ran into?

    I was dx 12/06, cc Stage III, surgery Jan/07, 8 months of chemo, 6 weeks of daily radiation and now am 4 months post-chemo. I'm having muscle/joint pain (which I didn't have while taking the chemo, but it has showed up afterwards) and my CEA is somewhat elevated so am going for a PET scan on March 6th. Other than that, I seem to be feeling fine and have an upbeat attitude, etc.

    But if you could share what some of the bumps are, I figure it's always better to be prepared for bumps along the road :)
  • Moesimo
    Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072 Member

    Happy birthday. I turned 50 last year and celebrated all year.

    I hope you celebrated big time

  • jerseysue
    jerseysue Member Posts: 624 Member
    Happy Birthday Jersey Boy and many more!
  • nudgie
    nudgie Member Posts: 1,478 Member
    CONGRATS on still dancing with NED and 2/3 months away from the 4-year mark :)
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876 Member
    Happy Birthday, and ain't it good to be here!!! Congratulations! May you continue in good health and live a wonderful life!
  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642 Member
    Happy 50th birthday Bruce,wishing you the best today and forever.
  • Monicaemilia
    Monicaemilia Member Posts: 455 Member
    Happy Birthday Bruce!!! What a lovely milestone. Here's to 60, and 70, and 80!!!! Monica
  • changing
    changing Member Posts: 134
    Hope your day was wonderful!
  • cahalstead
    cahalstead Member Posts: 118
    Happy 50th to you. Birthday's are special but even more so after a cancer diagnosis. I cherish each day!

    I pray you have many more b-days.