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I almost forgot I had cancer

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Joined: Apr 2003

This message is to all the nice folks who continuously post messages and answers to questions on this website.

One year ago (March 19) I was diagnosed with colon cancer and had surgery to remove 1/3 of my colon the next day. I had a speedy recovery. I regularly read messages on this website and asked lots of my own questions. You helped me get through my chemotherapy sessions with your tips and advice. You folks were so nice and upbeat with your positive attitude. I never felt down or depressed. You guys really helped me. I even was able to add my "two cents" to some of the questions with my own answers (which I hope helped some patients out there.)

I feel so good and except for seeing my scar regularly, I never think about being a cancer survivor. I have a blood test in a couple of weeks and I am hopeful everything will be OK.

So thanks again to everyone who gave me advice and to everyone wo reads this message, good luck and God bless. Regards, Arlene

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Joined: Mar 2003


Can you believe it has been a full year? And look at the progress you have made! Wonderful! You are a true fighter and inspiration to everyone here. We all feed off these great success stories...I can't get enough of 'em!

Here's to many decades more of excellent health!


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Posts: 1317
Joined: Jan 2003

Hi Arlene,

I too am a 1 year survivor and had 1/3 of my colon removed, but had 2 nodes test positive. I feel so good most of the time that I can't believe sometimes I had cancer, then I remember the chemo and surgery and upcoming blood tests and scans, but we are very fortunate. We must stay positive, it not only helps us, but it helps our loved ones and it helps our "semi colon" friends. We'll never give up! God bless.


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Joined: Apr 2003

It is great to hear that you are doing well. Here is wishing you a great 1 yr followup report and many, many more to follow.


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