Happy Thanksgiving!!! 10 years NED

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Moesimo
Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072 Member

Hi everyone,

10 years ago I was on TPN - IV nutrition for my chemo induced diarrhea.  I remember eating 2 bites of turkey and spending the afternoon in the bathroom and crying all at the same time while at my sister in laws for Thanksgiving.  Now I am spending the day at my sons house tomorrow --his wife is due with their first baby tomorrow.  We cant wait.  My son was in high school when I was diagnosed. I also have a daughter who was in college when i was diagnosed--she is also married and has a 2 year old and a 5 month old.  My other son is 25--he was only 14 when i started this nightmare.  This board helped me so much.  I am now writing this to give others hope.  I did not have any easy road--there was radiation, chemo, 3 belly surgeries, many bowel obstructions--13 hospitalizations.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Maureen 

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  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
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    Life...

    ...is still beautiful!

    May you spend many many wonderful years with your family.

    Laz

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 720 Member
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    Love, love love your post

    I will be 2 years NED this Jan and I loved reading you are 10 years NED.

    This board has helped me alot too.

    Best to you and the new baby!

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Awesome

    That is wonderful news.  Glad to hear that you are doing so well and thank you for the update.

    Kim

  • fatbob2010
    fatbob2010 Member Posts: 467 Member
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    Inspirational

    Thanks for the testimony to the possible...

    Hear so much about what there is to dread.

    Thanks for the hope.

    Art

  • Gavin63
    Gavin63 Member Posts: 98 Member
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    Hi Maureen,
    So Happy to read

    Hi Maureen,

    So Happy to read your Inspirational post. It gives the courage for everyone fighting cancer & raises the Hope for survival. 

    Happy thanks giving to you & your lovely family. Good luck, You are goona be a grand ma again.

    Keep posting & encourage everyone on the board.

    Gavin

     

  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
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    G,day maureen
    Congratulations on ten. It sure is not easy getting that far down the road. My doctor gave me a funny look the other day and said " you know you are really quite resilient ".Yup. ,keep on keeping on. Hugs Ron.
  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
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    Congrats and Happy
    Congrats and Happy Thanksgiving.
  • moonsovrbend
    moonsovrbend Member Posts: 1
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    still fighting

    Hello, this is my first post. I just joined this site. 

     

    I was Dx 9/14/11 with stage 4 colon cancer. I am still fighting with mats to my right lung. Your post was very very encouraging and our circumstances are almost identical. I have a 22 year old son who has a 2 year old son, my grandson.  I spend a lot of time in a state just like you described - in fact, I also ate about two bites of turkey yesterday and spent the rest of the day, worried and frightened, as usual. Over two years is a long time to live in this kind of fear. Your post lifted me up a lot.  Thank you so much, 

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    still fighting

    Hello, this is my first post. I just joined this site. 

     

    I was Dx 9/14/11 with stage 4 colon cancer. I am still fighting with mats to my right lung. Your post was very very encouraging and our circumstances are almost identical. I have a 22 year old son who has a 2 year old son, my grandson.  I spend a lot of time in a state just like you described - in fact, I also ate about two bites of turkey yesterday and spent the rest of the day, worried and frightened, as usual. Over two years is a long time to live in this kind of fear. Your post lifted me up a lot.  Thank you so much, 

    Welcome to the forum

    Its sad but good to see you here.

    Why don't you open a new thread to introduce yourself and tell us all about this journey you are on. 

    You won't find a better bunch of online friends, here to help support and give advice, and of course you get to share your support and advice right back. 

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    So happy you have shared your survival story

    You really do give us all hope. 

    I too am stage 3 with one lymph node, and I am constantly aware of reoccurance which of course scares me. 

    Your story, although it hasn't been a smooth run, really gives me hope and confidence.

    Do you follow a strict or special diet? I know I should eat better, but I enjoy food and have just got back into eating like I did before my diagnosis .

  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    So happy you have shared your survival story

    You really do give us all hope. 

    I too am stage 3 with one lymph node, and I am constantly aware of reoccurance which of course scares me. 

    Your story, although it hasn't been a smooth run, really gives me hope and confidence.

    Do you follow a strict or special diet? I know I should eat better, but I enjoy food and have just got back into eating like I did before my diagnosis .

    We are always excited to hear

    We are always excited to hear updates such as these.   Awesome!