I am almost there--almost 4 1/2 years

Moesimo
Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I had an appt. with my surgeon this week to review my recent Cat Scan. I remain NED. I am now almost 4 1/2 years since my surgery for stage 3 rectal cancer.

To all the newbies---you will get there. I remember when I was diagnosed on 3/17/03 that 5 years seemed so far away. Now I am almost there. I haven't figured out what I will do for the actual celebration. Five years will be on 6/26/08. My surgeon uses the day that the cancer was removed.

Please read my web page for details of my cancer journey. It had been a long and rocky road. But my NEW life is back to normal for me. I am thankful that I am still here.

I feel guilty posting this because I realize that everyone is not as lucky and that many here have lost their battle and I realize that many of you are still in the fight.

I want to give all the newbies hope, because that is what I wanted to hear when diagnosed. I wanted to hear the success stories.

Livestrong.

Maureen

PS I continue to pray daily for all of you, especially those still in the fight.

Comments

  • jenalynet
    jenalynet Member Posts: 361
    Great news is always good to read. I am happy for you and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving also. Hugs to you, Audrey.
  • JoyceCanada
    JoyceCanada Member Posts: 134
    Maureen I am so happy for you. Your news sure came at a good time for me because recently I have been feeling very "low" with doubts creeping in that I will not beat the beast. You know the feeling of waiting for "the shoe to drop"!!!

    It is such an inspiration to me that "Cancer is a word not a sentence --- it can be beaten"

    Yippee - congratulations - many, many years of happiness!!!
  • goldfinch
    goldfinch Member Posts: 735
    Yay!!!!for Maureen! I'm so happy for you! You're so special to me. Love the news!
    Love, Mary
  • JoyceCanada
    JoyceCanada Member Posts: 134
    Maureen I am so happy for you. Your news sure came at a good time for me because recently I have been feeling very "low" with doubts creeping in that I will not beat the beast. You know the feeling of waiting for "the shoe to drop"!!!

    It is such an inspiration to me that "Cancer is a word not a sentence --- it can be beaten"

    Yippee - congratulations - many, many years of happiness!!!
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965
    Yahoo!!!!!!!

    Way to go Maureen!!!! June will be here before you know it. Have fun planning the celebration.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

    Lisa P.
  • sladich
    sladich Member Posts: 429
    Congratulations Maureen. Don't feel guilty - celebrate! You go girl. Have a great Thanksgiving.

    Debbie
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!

    NAKED HAPPY DANCE!!!!

    Congrats, Maureen!!!!

    (We'll celebrate together...May 10, 2008 will be 3 years for me.....yippee!)

    Hugs, kathi
  • jerseysue
    jerseysue Member Posts: 624
    Congrats to you!
  • cherriann
    cherriann Member Posts: 155
    hi maureen,
    i remember how you were one of the people who helped me thru my jouney the most.so happy for you and you give me hope. im back on chemo again found the beast in my pelvic lymph nodes. all seems to be clear at the time. i cant wait for my 5 year mark. it is so funny, i havent posted here in some time. i got so depressed with life. i lost another grandchild, got cancer again it seemed as though the tragedies would never end. but im putting out my positive vibes putting my chin up and beating this thing. anyways thanks for your past help and thanks for a look at the bright side.
    still living strong, cherri
  • jsabol
    jsabol Member Posts: 1,145
    WooooHoooo!!!! Great news, and thanks for the update; I clung to these reports of good outcomes when I first found this site.
    We need to celebrate this summer; palooza for 2??? I will reach my 4 years post-surgery next month, but my follow up appts are with my onc, who counts from end of chemo. Either way, I'll take it! We have so much to be thankful for; enjoy your holiday. Judy
  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753
    hi maureen,
    great news and attitude, you will make it girl!!!
    you give us all hope we will beat the dragon.
    be well
    never,ever give up!!
    bruce
  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925
    Everyone celebrates the success stories! We're all so happy for you. Wow!
    Jo Ann
  • pink05
    pink05 Member Posts: 550
    Maureen,

    Thanks for the update and congratulations!!! Only a few more months to go and you'll be considered cured!!!

    God bless,

    -Lee-