20th anniversary today Stage 4 colon cancer.

foxy Member Posts: 188 Member

December 20th 1993, I had a right hemicolectomy and wedge resection of a large liver tumour.  During 1994 I had weekly injections of 5 flurourasol, and the dreaded levamisole for 3 days every two weeks.


Over the next 2 years I had a right partial mastectomy, and removal of a tumour and my right ovary.

I have many health problems over the years, but I am still alive, but not quite kicking.

I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.   Virginia from New Yealand.


  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278 Member
    Keep up the inspiration!

    Merry Christmas to you!    We are so happy to hear you great news.  We all strive for a remiission and good health. 


    Keep up the inspiration, and we wish you many more years of good health!


    Best Always,  mike

  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
    The day has finally arrived

          Giant hugs mate. I know that life is not always easy and just to feel well for one day would be marvelous but to think of what you have faced and survived is beyond amazing. This place is about survival. I haven't mentioned beating cancer. You and I both know that it is more like a draw and that the opposition has got in some good hits. But you have survived and I know what you have survived, Hugs Ron.

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
    Incredible story. Thanks for

    Incredible story. Thanks for sharing.


    Merry Christmas

  • BusterBrown
    BusterBrown Member Posts: 221 Member
    Well done!

    That's a monumental achievement, pat yourself on the back for me. Happy Holidays...


  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member

    Thank you for the update and glad you shared your story 20 years later, a big accomplishment, even with all the hurdles.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year also.


  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
    Thank you...

    ...for kicking the butt of statistics. You are an example and inspiration to all cancer patients of what's possible.

    Happy holidays,


  • Gavin63
    Gavin63 Member Posts: 98 Member
    Thanks for sharing this

    Thanks for sharing this inspirational News. Mary Christmas to you & your family.


  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590 Member
    Wow - 20 years!

    Congratulations to you.  You've been through a lot to get this far.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
    Merry Christmas from across the ditch

        Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Virginia. I hope some of your health problems get sorted though based on my experience I do wonder. I start cyclosporin on jan 6th . Not looking forward to it but it is about time something worked and didn't nearly kill me. Hope your new year is a lot healthier, hugs ron.

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member
    Thank you Virginia.

    Thank you Virginia.

    For sharing your story. I hope to hear about some kicking on your next update too. 

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you!


  • Helen321
    Helen321 Member Posts: 1,459 Member
    I just love you right now!

    Thank you so much for posting this! It really does help to hear this.  I wish more people would post these things.  Way to beat this!  

  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    My true inspiration!!!!!

    I look to you always to light the path for my journey, dear one!


    WOW!  20 years!  BIG dancing!!!


    Hugs, Kathi

  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member

    20 years!   Thanks so much for sharing. Truly inspiring.



  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753 Member
    congrats foxy

    many more celebrations for you

    all the best


  • foxy
    foxy Member Posts: 188 Member
    Thank you all.

    Especially the oldies, you know who you are, you are never far from my thoughts, even after all these years.  I will always pray for everyone on this board.


    Love Virginia.

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member

    I aspire to be like you.  20 years, quite an accomplishment!  Keep up the good work.  Wink Traci

  • pcs1453
    pcs1453 Member Posts: 75
    Wonderful News!

    You truly are an inspiration. A happy and healthy new year to you.  

  • UncleBuddy
    UncleBuddy Member Posts: 1,019 Member

    Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours!!!

  • Coloncancerblows
    Coloncancerblows Member Posts: 296 Member
    That is awesome news. 

    That is awesome news.  Congrats to you!