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Stage IV - Recurrent CC - NED

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Joined: Feb 2004

She has less than 1 year to live.That is what the doctor told my husband after my last surgery in November of 2004. And yet, here I am, CEA at 2.1, CT scan negative, PET scan negative: NED.
What a glorious and humbling feeling!
My journey started in Jan. 2004.A colonoscopy found stage III cancer in my colon. After colon resection and 8 months of chemotherapy I was pronounced clear. One month later I was in the hospital with a 15cm tumor on my ovary, a colon cancer metastasis. Hysterectomy and more chemotherapy followed. My oncologist told me I was now stage IV and should not expect too much from chemotherapy. But I decided to let them talk numbers all they wanted, I was going to fight this!
And with your help I did.
I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. I never posted much, but I drew immeasurable strength from your posts. I want to thank you for answering my questions, for being patient with me and for allowing me to be part of such a wonderful community. I want to especially thank Grandma047 (Judy) and Emily, you have touched my life.
I don't know if the cancer will return, but for now I plan to enjoy life to the fullest.
You are all in my prayers, my thoughts are with you every day.
Don't ever give up, there always is hope.

alihamilton's picture
Posts: 348
Joined: Jan 2004

What wonderful news! This story is inspiring to others experiencing a recurrence. You have a wonderful attitude and are quite right to say you are going to enjoy life to the fullest. None of us know what tomorrow may bring. All the best!


ramona41's picture
Posts: 72
Joined: Jul 2004

good to hear.. keep fighting..


Posts: 319
Joined: Jan 2003

I am happy to hear your story. I too had a reacurrance but in my liver, I have had breast cancer, stage 3 colon cancer and then the bomber a mestastis(sp) to my liver. I will never give up hope I continue to fight and I don't listen to numbers. Enjoy your NED.

Posts: 708
Joined: May 2004

HURRAY!!!!!!!! Thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful story with all of us.

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Posts: 392
Joined: Jul 2002

You are an inspiration! I am so happy to hear your good news!!!! You go girl!
Love and Hugs to you,

Posts: 425
Joined: Jan 2005

Thank you so much for sharing- it gives us hope and as we all know "hope makes a path for the miracle to follow"

Posts: 12
Joined: Jun 2005

I just want to thank you for sharing your amazing story....it shows that you have the mentality of a warrior...i'm fairly new to this site. My mother is currently has Stage IV colon cancer and i'm doing everything that I can to help her maintain a positive outlook and to keep her faith and hope alive...your story has inspire me even more to know that hope is always there....thank you so much and may God Bless every step you take


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