I am a grandma WOOOHOOO

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Moesimo
Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Happy holidays to all,

I used to post alot here, now I lurk from time to time.

I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer in 3/2003. Had chemo/radiation, surgery with ileostomy, another surgery to reverse ileostomy, more chemo, DIARRHEA for 18 mos. and when I couldn't take the DIARRHEA anymore I had a colostomy done and haven't looked back. It was a tough decision, but has improved my quality of life so much.

My kids were 14, 18, and 21. My daughter was a senior in college. She married her high school sweetheart 4 years ago. They had a baby girl on 12/8, a beautiful baby girl named Isabella Maureen. We couldn't be happier.

My boys were both in high school when I was diagnosed. The youngest was only a freshman. They have now both graduated from college. My oldest son gave his college sweetheart a beautiful diamond last week. We will now start to plan another wedding.

Hy husband has been my rock through all of this and I couldn't have done it without him.

When I was diagnosed and when I was so sick from treatments, surg. etc. this site was amazing. Everyone one here helped me so much to get through it all. I never thought I would get better. Thank you all for all your help.

I think of you often and pray for those still struggling with this horrible disease.

I just wanted to share my Grandma news.

Maureen

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  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    Congratulations, Grandma!
    What wonderful news! Enjoy.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
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    AnneCan said:

    Congratulations, Grandma!
    What wonderful news! Enjoy.

    Maureen What a wonderful joy and happiness !
    there is Not better present forChristmas!
    Congratulations!
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
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    Hey, dearheart!!!!
    Congrats on all of the news!!!

    Check out the new board....long-term survivors...familiar faces there!!

    Happy Holidays, my dear!!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
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    Congratulations!
    Not only on the first grandbabby, but also for sharing with us your wonderful success story.

    May you and your family have the most wonderful holidays and a great new year.

    Marie
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965 Member
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    Hey Mo!!!!
    It is always so wonderful to hear from you my yankee friend! I love that you "lurk" and post to show your long time survivorship and wish more of the others would do the same.

    As I said on the other board I will always remember talking to you on the phone for the first time in Austin @ CP3 in 2006 and you laughing at my southern accent. It always makes me smile when I remember it.

    You have a wonderful Holiday Season with your family Grandma and thanks so much for sharing!

    Lisa P.
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
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    congratulations, grandma!
    Grand children are such a wonderful blessing!
    mary
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Awesome
    That is such awesome news. You better enjoy that little one because they grow up so fast. We just celebrated our granddaughters first birthday tonight. Oh yipppee. That is God's gift to man, another child. Give Mommy, Daddy and baby a big kiss from me.

    Kim
  • dorookie
    dorookie Member Posts: 1,731 Member
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    Congratulations
    That is so exciting, I was a grandma for the first time last year, its been the best time of my life..
    You will enjoy it too

    HUGS
    Beth
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252 Member
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    Congrats Grandma
    Congrats!

    Thanks for sharing with us. My kids were 15, 17, 20 and 23 at my dx just over one year ago. (High school freshman, senior, college junior and college grad.)

    I'm looking forward to grandkids one day, and seeing my youngest graduate from high school, and eventually college, just as you have. Last year my son graduated from high school, and this spring my daughter will graduate from college. I'm thankful to still be here for these big events. Hopefully one day I will be like you, and also be a grandma! Enjoy Isabella!
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Hey!
    I'm glad to hear from you! Congratulations on that grandbaby! They're the most precious gift on earth!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • Crow71
    Crow71 Member Posts: 679 Member
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    Isabella is a beautiful name
    Glad to read your story.
    Baby's are awesome. December babies totally rock!! (My daughter is 12/24. I am 12/16).
    Congrats.
    Roger
  • Crow71 said:

    Isabella is a beautiful name
    Glad to read your story.
    Baby's are awesome. December babies totally rock!! (My daughter is 12/24. I am 12/16).
    Congrats.
    Roger

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  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952 Member
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    Congratulations!!
    Congratulations, Maureen! What a wonderful holiday gift!

    Thanks also for your 'recap' -- I know your story will continue to bring hope and joy to many on this board.

    i remember you befriending me on this board -- almost 8 years ago. You were such a support.

    My boys are home for Christmas -- 18 and 20 now (they were 10 and 12 when I was diagnosed). I'm not quite ready for grandbabies yet! (still haven't trained the boys to put the toilet seat back down) but I look forward to weddings and babies in the future!

    Love,
    Tara
  • crazylady
    crazylady Member Posts: 543 Member
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    congratulations
    Hi Maureen,

    Congratulations on your new granddaughter. I also rarely post, but occasionally lurk. Like you when I was diagnosed in 2004 I had young children. The three youngest were 12, 14 and 16. Although I am still in treatment and have been for the last 6 1/2 years I am happy to say that I have seen many graduations from high school and college and have had 3 new grandchildren and have another on the way. Grandchildren are the best. All I need is a smile from one of them and I am happier. Enjoy your granddaughter and happy holidays!

    Jamie
  • Kenny H.
    Kenny H. Member Posts: 502 Member
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    crazylady said:

    congratulations
    Hi Maureen,

    Congratulations on your new granddaughter. I also rarely post, but occasionally lurk. Like you when I was diagnosed in 2004 I had young children. The three youngest were 12, 14 and 16. Although I am still in treatment and have been for the last 6 1/2 years I am happy to say that I have seen many graduations from high school and college and have had 3 new grandchildren and have another on the way. Grandchildren are the best. All I need is a smile from one of them and I am happier. Enjoy your granddaughter and happy holidays!

    Jamie

    Nice story & congrats.
    Will

    Nice story & congrats.

    Will be a grandpa myself (1st in family) next July. So looking forward to it. Ready to get on with 2011!