Hello everyone

Russell05
Russell05 Member Posts: 60
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
My name is Russell, I am new to this site. I was just wanting to say hello, and tell you a bit about myself. I think this is the proper thing to do? I have read many of the comment and replys as I waited 2 weeks to get logged on. I am here now and hope I can help and be helped. I was diagnoised in July 04 with stage 3 colon cancer and had surgery to remove the tumor started chemo and radiation finished all treatment in March of 05. No cancer as of now but still have some issues. But doing well.

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  • Patrusha
    Patrusha Member Posts: 487
    Welcome to the semi-colons, Russell! I am glad you are doing well and dancing with NED (No Evidence of Disease). It is good to hear of folks who are out a couple of years or more! Tell us more about what issues you are still dealing with.

    I was diagnosed in June this year and had a resection on July 6. Been doing chemo as part of a study because I am considered stage II.

    Welcome to the board.
  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313
    Welcome Russell,

    If you have been watching this site for a while then you know what we are all about, and that is, comfort, caring, listening and sharing information about our disease.

    We are all ears and hearts and ready to help in any way we can.

    Take care,

    Kerry
  • shmurciakova
    shmurciakova Member Posts: 906
    Hi Russell,
    Welcome and congratulations on coming up on 2 years NED. I had my 2 year anniversary about a month ago. It is a huge milestone, so I have been told. I understand though about still having issues. I think we all "have issues". It is hard to go through something like this unscathed. I think it is impossible.
    But, here we are, surviving! Let us know what you need.
    That is what this group is here for.
    Take care,
    Susan H.
  • HowardJ
    HowardJ Member Posts: 474
    Welcome Russell,

    Glad to year you're doing well. I'm here for stage 2 colon cancer, but my dad was diagnosed with advanced stage III colon cancer 6 years ago and he's doing well after surgery and chemo. Thought it might help you to hear that.

    Howard
  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723
    Hi Russell,
    welcome to the semi's and I wish you the best of luck surviving survival,Ron st3 colon clear since jan 98.
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    Hey, Russell, welcome!

    Issues? Oh, like one young man I know who now is VERY careful in men's restrooms to not make a splash...cause many times he finds himself having to sit on some pretty interesting seats????

    I am the wierd one that dances naked whenever someone has something good...soo....

    YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!

    Naked happy dance for the NED!!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565
    Ahoy, Russell -

    Congrats on your success! Welcome to the SemiColons. Please pay no attention to the naked dancing woman claiming to be my daughter.
  • lynn1222
    lynn1222 Member Posts: 105
    welcome russell, i am fairly new to the site myself but i can tell you that these people are god sent. i am a stage 4 recal cancer survivor and have been dancing with NED since feb. of this year. it can be done. so glad you are here god bless you. hugs lynn
  • pink05
    pink05 Member Posts: 550
    Hi Russell,

    Glad you came to this site for support and to support others. As you probably have read, there are so many people on this site who are very helpful and offer wonderful advice. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

    God bless,

    -Lee-
  • valeriec
    valeriec Member Posts: 348
    Hi Russell, and welcome. You have come to the right place. Everyone on here is so great. I was totally lost until I found this group of people!
    My mom has stage 4 colon cancer. She is doing really well! She had a lot of "issues", too. It was a very long, hard summer. But, as I've said-you have come to the right place.

    Congrats on the 2 yr mark. That is wonderful news.
    ValerieC
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    spongebob said:

    Ahoy, Russell -

    Congrats on your success! Welcome to the SemiColons. Please pay no attention to the naked dancing woman claiming to be my daughter.

    Oh! The tragedy! The heartbreak! My dad has DISOWNED me!!! It MUST be his new woman!!!! He MUST be ASHAMED of poor old me (51 isn't THAT old..sob....is it????).

    I am reminded of the man in the 'Wizard of Oz':
    "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain"!!! (ROFL)

    Hugs, Kathi
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565
    KathiM said:

    Oh! The tragedy! The heartbreak! My dad has DISOWNED me!!! It MUST be his new woman!!!! He MUST be ASHAMED of poor old me (51 isn't THAT old..sob....is it????).

    I am reminded of the man in the 'Wizard of Oz':
    "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain"!!! (ROFL)

    Hugs, Kathi

    Oz is exactlywhat I was thinkingof when I wrote that! Love ya, daughter!
  • nudgie
    nudgie Member Posts: 1,478
    Welcome and congrats on being NED. This is the place to get lots of help and support.
  • lfondots63
    lfondots63 Member Posts: 818
    Hi Russell!

    Welcome to the semi-colons! I'm sure you never knew we had our own club?? This is a GREAT place and I'm glad you found us. I haven't looked yet but I hope you did a webpage so we can all get "caught up" on how you are doing. And of course CONGRATS on the NED status!

    Lisa F.