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25th anniversary

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Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of my colon cancer operation. I was 34 years old at the time, with a wife and 4 year old son. It was the most trying of times. The support of my family and friends was paramount in my recovery. I had an annual colonoscopy for a while after, then every two years, now every three. Doc says I could go to 5, but I'm more comfortable with 3.

This group - and the Internet - didn't exist back then. Too bad. Support and communications with fellow survivors would have added to my life.

All in all, glad to be here!

jerseysue's picture
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Congrats love the good stories.

ron50's picture
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Hi Bransburg,
Thanks for posting particularly with such an awesome tale of survival. Congratulations not only for surviving cancer but surviving survival , life after cancer is rarely easy. MY best wishes to you and your family,Ron.

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Congrats on the anniversary.....and, I agree 100% that support makes all the difference!!!

Hugs, Kathi

KierstenRx's picture
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That is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your story. I had my surgery 1 year ago (stage III rectal caner, 32 years old). While I am NED, I still wonder if I will be here 20,30,40 years down the road. Your story gives me hope.


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Congrats on the 25th anniversary. That is awesome!!!!

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Congrats! Awesome and ... All in all... we are so happy that you are here to share the hope! God Bless ( I'm in favor of the 3 year as you are!)

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You give us all hope. I am coming up on 5 years and had a scope last week, I am on the 2 year plan.


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