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jsabol
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At my last onc appointment, I heard the words I have been hoping for: still No Evidence of Disease and CURED from this episode.
I was diagnosed on my baseline colonscopy in '03, stage 3, 6 months of 5 FU and leuco, some bumps in the road with side effects, but no recurrance or mets. I found this site just before my chemo, and am forever grateful for the support, info and friendship I found here, particularly in those long and lonely days of treatment.
I was frightened that I would lose this battle like my dad did; I was afraid to hope that I would see my high school age kids grow up. This spring, I saw my son graduate from college; the survivors' lap at our local Relay was overwhelming.
I am saddened by the loss of friends here to this fight, and grateful for the blessing of having beaten this thing. All the best to those in the fight,
Judy

changing2
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Joined: Jul 2008

Thanks for the good news:) Enjoy!!!

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Kathleen808
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Joined: Jan 2009

Judy,
Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. It is so good to here about people like you 5 years out from the beast. Congrats on your son's graduation and you being there!
Aloha,
Kathleen

taraHK
Posts: 1961
Joined: Aug 2003

Wonderful!!!! Thank you for posting. I LOVE news like this.

I was diagnosed 6+ years ago -- Stage III rectal. I, too, have had some bumps in the road. I'm currently sitting on one of those bumps. But I sure have enjoyed the smooth bits between!

My kids were 10 and 12 when I was diagnosed. My eldest (now 18!) is heading off to college in the fall -- and I am looking forward to his graduation!

Thank you for being such an inspiration. You made my day.

Tara

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JADot
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Judy,

Wow, this is great news and thanks so much for sharing it. Rok and I are thrilled for you.

Continue to thrive Judy, and prove that "Yes we can!".

Lots of love,
Rok and Ying

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KathiM
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YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!!!

NAKED HAPPY DANCE!!!

Thanks for letting us know!!!

Hugs, Kathi

fedester
Posts: 758
Joined: Jul 2004

judy,
great news!!
we are all frightened but we can't give up!!
you have kids, and i have my kids. we all have someone in ourlives to keep us going!
be well
never,ever give up!!
bruce

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Moesimo
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Joined: Aug 2003

Judy,

Welcome to the 5 year club. I am so happy for you. We should get together again and celebrate. I am about 1 year ahead of you.

Enjoy the milestone, you deserve it.

Hug your family.

Maureen

Fight for my love
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Joined: Jun 2009

Congratulations!5-year NED is a great achievement.Life is so precious,thank you very much for sharing the best news with us.

Julie 44
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Joined: Oct 2008

Congrats to everyone on being NED....I am 3 months NED and it is the BEST feeling EVER!!!!!! For those of you who are not there yet keeping fighting cause you will be there too...
Enjoy your "new" normal and cherish every moment you have...NED is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!ENJOY JULIE

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Paula G.
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Great news Judy, We are just starting down this road. So happy for you Paula G.

dmdwins
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Joined: Aug 2008

I am thrilled to be NED right now but CURED!!! sure would love to hear that in a few years. So glad that you did! Congrats

Dawn

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mom_2_3
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Joined: Nov 2008

So happy for you! Here's to another 5 and then 10 and then 50 years!!!

elizabethgd
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Joined: May 2009

GREAT NEWS!!! Wishing you many more years of health and happiness!!!!

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Annabelle41415
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Congratulations that is wonderful news. So sorry to hear of your father.

Glad that you are doing so well.

Kim

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