A Year Ago Today

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NewHere
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I picked up the report for a scan that my doctor called about (rather concerned saying it was urgent I call) the night before.  When the conversation the night before started with "You are young in in otherwise good health," you figure it ain't going to be a fun conversation.  He hedged saying he was not an expert on the subject, but the report the next day was pretty clear.  

Found this place a couple of weeks later Cool  

 

Thanks to all once again.

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  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
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    Yes, the day you find out is

    Yes, the day you find out is deeply etched upon your memory. It's the wife's birthday and we're focused on what we're doing after the sigmoidiscopy, then in the midst of the procedure, the doc calls his nurse to come look, a teaching moment! I ask is it cancer, he says yep, and it looks like it's been there a while. Crusty he says it is, the wife comes in and grabs hold of me, a off we go into a direction I never saw coming. Tried to make it up for screwing up her birthday, in the following years, but it just becomes time you ain't getting back. We still managed a lot of good times and memories, things that sustain me now, in the hard moments. It's good to be here, who else am I going share that moment with?.....................................Dave

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Its been a year already?

    Just seems like yesterday you joined us.

    I'm sure it has been a LONG year for you though. 

    Here's to a fresh, Cancer free year. I just had my first Cancer free year, and it really feels good. I want to have another one now cause I'm greedy. 

    Raising a glass to you Smiley drinking 41.GIF.

    Sue - Trubrit

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    Its been a year already?

    Just seems like yesterday you joined us.

    I'm sure it has been a LONG year for you though. 

    Here's to a fresh, Cancer free year. I just had my first Cancer free year, and it really feels good. I want to have another one now cause I'm greedy. 

    Raising a glass to you Smiley drinking 41.GIF.

    Sue - Trubrit

    Cancer-free year

    I have now had 5 of them!! Come join me!  LOL

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,427 Member
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    Yes, the day you find out is

    Yes, the day you find out is deeply etched upon your memory. It's the wife's birthday and we're focused on what we're doing after the sigmoidiscopy, then in the midst of the procedure, the doc calls his nurse to come look, a teaching moment! I ask is it cancer, he says yep, and it looks like it's been there a while. Crusty he says it is, the wife comes in and grabs hold of me, a off we go into a direction I never saw coming. Tried to make it up for screwing up her birthday, in the following years, but it just becomes time you ain't getting back. We still managed a lot of good times and memories, things that sustain me now, in the hard moments. It's good to be here, who else am I going share that moment with?.....................................Dave

    Seems To Be The Date

    It is strange because I am not sure of the exact date, or what should be considered the date.  Even after the call and then seeing the report, when I went to the doctor for a colonoscopy after the reports, he said abut 1/2 the time the reports were off and he would find nothing.  I did not buy that.  But the call came as I was heading for my friend's wake.  And picked up the report about the morning of her funeral.  She had passed away from breast cancer.  And as we were going to the funeral,  once conversation in the car someone mentioned how one of their parent's was diagnosed with  cancer out of nowhere and passed away within two months. I never mentioned to anyone my situation (and still have kept it limited).  

    When they did the colonoscopy 8 days later, the doctor did not even wait for a pathology report.  Told me to get a surgeon immediately and call some from the parking lot before we even left. 

    I am sorry for you loss Dave and hope the hard moments and pain ease more for you.  

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,427 Member
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    Trubrit said:

    Its been a year already?

    Just seems like yesterday you joined us.

    I'm sure it has been a LONG year for you though. 

    Here's to a fresh, Cancer free year. I just had my first Cancer free year, and it really feels good. I want to have another one now cause I'm greedy. 

    Raising a glass to you Smiley drinking 41.GIF.

    Sue - Trubrit

    Be Real Greedy

    Rack those NED years up, you got a ton of off-roading to do with the Jeep  Laughing

    It has been a surreal year.  It all happened so fast.  Been off chemo now almost 5 months.  And so often it seems like none of it really happened.  That I did not have cancer, went through chemo and the rest.  Though I still have the port and medical bills, so I guess it happened. Foot in Mouth

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,427 Member
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    danker said:

    Cancer-free year

    I have now had 5 of them!! Come join me!  LOL

    Working On It

    I have one year NED, you have five years NED.   So you are 5x more NED time than me.   My goal is for you and I to keep going until we are both NED the same amount of years at the same time  (with a big nod to Abbott and Costello)  Cool