BusterBrown Member Posts: 221 Member
Greetings all, every once in awhile I'll visit this board and share a little. I was dx in Dec. 2004 with stage iv crc and liver mets. Since then I've gone through 3 abdominal surgeries( colon and liver resection, and a liver cryo procedure), 5wks of radiation, 46 doses, and counting, of folfox and folfiri & avastin, I've been told NED twice, I've been through countless scans (ct & pet), and waited for results for each scan. As Tom Petty so eloquently put it, "the waiting is the hardest part." I hate waiting for test results! Anyways, I've got my PetScan results back yesterday and there's no news, and we all know no news is good news. I have cancer and have had it for the last two years, I have a small spot on my plural(lung lining) and one on a node in my gut and they have not changed in 2 years. Chances are I'll do another surgery to remove spot on my gut, they're not sure about plural tumor, it may have calcified.
Anyways, here's some advice from seasoned vet. Compartmentalize your illness, don't let it rule your life, visit it when you have to, the rest of the time, head down and full speed ahead...


  • sasjourney
    sasjourney Member Posts: 395 Member
    Thank you!!!!
    Thank you for posting. It always gives me so much hope and strength to hear from long-term survivors. I am so happy that you are doing well and "living your life". I find the hardest part for me is compartmentalizing this disease. I think I still think about it too much and let it take over my life and every thought. I will take your advice to heart and try to not let it rule my life.

    I wish you many, many more years of health and happiness. Keep in touch, okay?