10 year survivor here

Muzzy Member Posts: 175 Member

Hello all

it has been some time that I have been on. I remember 10 years ago being told that I had stage 4 cancer. I turned  to this group and meet a lot of wonderful people, that help me in the worse parts of my journey. i Hope the format helps you as much as it helped me.


  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member

    Thank you for coming back and sharing your wonderful news.  10 year, what a treat! Do you have an sage advice for us? 

    Here's to 10, 10 and more than 10 more years


  • Butt
    Butt Member Posts: 352 Member
    edited April 2019 #3

    Would love to have it but doesn’t look promising....

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member

    So glad to see you posting.  You came on later in the year I joined.  Your surgery was the day of me finding out.  Real memorable Thanksgiving for us both.  So glad to hear that you are 10 years clear and letting us know.


  • myAZmountain
    myAZmountain Member Posts: 417 Member

    So inspiring to see posts of many years post cancer diagnosis and treatment--gives hope to other Stage 4's like me! Curious as to where your mets were? 

  • Msboop15
    Msboop15 Member Posts: 83 Member

     Thank you so much for posting such wonderful news! When you do you give all of us, particularly us stage 4s, hope. 

  • Joan M
    Joan M Member Posts: 409 Member

    It's wonderful to hear from Stage 4 survivors!  You are a lucky man to have beat your cancer.  It is so inspiring to hear from you and others that have survived for so long.  

    I have found alot of support on this site since I was diagnosed at Stage 4 over 3 years ago.  I am still in the battle and have been told I will be on chemo for the rest of my life.  Praying to find a cure or at least a more tolerable chemo regimine.       


  • Twinzma
    Twinzma Member Posts: 236 Member
    10 years!


  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member
    edited April 2019 #9

    you give us all hope. Here’s to many more years!


  • ThomasH
    ThomasH Member Posts: 106 Member
    Awesome news to hear!

    Awesome news to hear! Congrats!

  • garrison.gu
    garrison.gu Member Posts: 1 Member

    Glad to know your news.What treatments did you receive during the past 10 years?

    Thank you very much.

  • Carol72
    Carol72 Member Posts: 2 Member
    Stage 4 colon cancer

    i was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in January. Go for chemo every 2 weeks and then take home chemo for 46 hours. I’m really frightened. 

  • the_widower
    the_widower Member Posts: 3 Member
    edited April 2019 #13
    10 years? Congrats.

    10 years? Congrats.

    Some questions, if you don't mind:

    1. Was yours a right-sided or left-sided cancer?
    2. What genomic mutations were you tested for and what were the results?
    3. What treatment regimens did you receive?
  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
    Great to hear Muzzy, I read

    Great to hear Muzzy, I read your story and they took some large parts of things, but caught it, which is itself an inspiring story for those who have that sort of spread. Thanks for coming by and sharing..........................................Dave

  • k_adams
    k_adams Member Posts: 4 Member
    edited May 2019 #15
    Carol72 said:

    Stage 4 colon cancer

    i was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in January. Go for chemo every 2 weeks and then take home chemo for 46 hours. I’m really frightened. 

    Same here

    I was just diagnosed yesterday with stage 4 colon cancer. They have told me to be on a chemo regime every two weeks that I take home as well. They also told me it is treatable but not curable. Frankly I am frightened and depressed. Is this the only solution to keep from dying of the disease? I never thought I would be having this discussion. 

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
    Congratulations!!! That's

    Congratulations!!! That's wonderful! Thank you for sharing this! Hope is so important to us all!


  • Ebarrera
    Ebarrera Member Posts: 19 Member
    edited May 2019 #17
    When you were diagnosed thay

    When you were diagnosed what symptoms were you having? My husband's just been diagnosed but we haven't been told what stage yet.  What have the past 10 years been like for you

  • Tom M.
    Tom M. Member Posts: 223 Member
    God bless you.

    God bless you. Congratulations.