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HowardJ
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Hi all,

I'm at the two year point and so far, so good. I had a follow-up with my oncologist on Friday and he said all looks good so he "graduated" me from 4 month visits to 6 month visits. I guess I should be ecstatic...my wife is. But I don't seem to feel that way. I'm feeling a bit more guardedly optimistic.

As a recap and for the new folks--
Diagnised December 04 with stage 2a colon cancer. Had laprascopic right hemicolectomy....no chemo. Regular follow-ups with oncologist and had CT and colonoscopy at year 1 and CT/PET a few months ago. Plan is to have repeat CT next Fall, and repeat colonoscopy next December.

Howard

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spongebob
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That's AWESOME, Howard!

Congrats. No doubt KathiM will soon be dancing naked for you!

- SB

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vinny3
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That's great, Howard. Always happy to hear good news.

Dick

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ron50
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G'day Howard,
Congratulations mate. My surgeon always described the first 18 mos as the danger period. Having said that he also kept telling me I wasn't out of the woods yet right up to the 5 years. All the best for Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
Ron.

fedester
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Joined: Jul 2004

howard,
great news, congrats and many more ned years ahead.
that is truly a gift at this time of year.
know how you feel.
be well
happy holidays
bruce

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Betsydoglover
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Howard -

The news is wonderful! That said, I can understand how you feel - that "sword" is always hanging over our necks and even when we are mostly positive, it is hard to ignore completely. I think the ironic thing is that very positive anniversaries tend to bring these scary feelings to the forefront.

So, your negative feelings are normal. But in another day or two, hopefully, you will have less concern. Two years is great news for any stage CRC - two years for Stage II is REALLY good news.

Celebrate! (Where is Kathi with the naked happy dance advice?)

Betsy

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KathiM
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Sorry to be late!

YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA

Naked happy dance!!!!

Good show!!! Before you know it, you will be adding a '0' to the right side of that '2' (20 years...hehehehe).

Hugs, Kathi

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Russell05
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Joined: Nov 2006

Great news Howard.... Ease up and just enjoy :)
Happy Holidays, continue to be well

Russell

HowardJ
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Joined: Jan 2005

Thanks, all!!

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JADot
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Joined: Jan 2006

Congrats Howard! The two-year milestone is definitely a big one to celebrate! Whatever you're doing, keep doing it, it's obviously working for you :)

Cheers,
Ying

finner
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Joined: Jan 2005

Hello Howard
2 years ned is just fantastic. Congratulations. Have a wonderful christmas and a healthy and exciting new year.

XXX
Margo

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nudgie
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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lfondots63
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Congrats! Enjoy. Today is my one year mark from dx and I believe I can say NED but waiting until my next onc visit in Feb before I start dancing. At least there is no sign of the beast that I know of.

Lisa f.

HowardJ
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Thank you!!

Mickey03
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Joined: Dec 2006

Hi Howard,
Just starting out for us - husband had surgery on Dec 14th, diagnosed stage 2a - still recovering from "zipper" surgery. As mentioned in another message, next step is to make the chemo decision.

Hope I will be posting a message like yours in 2008.

Congrats and keep up the good fight.
anne

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