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crg123's picture
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It was 4 years ago today that I first heard those 3 little words, "You have cancer". Stage III cancer, at that! What a scary thing to happen to a person without symptoms on Halloween! (Routine screening colonoscopy.)
"But how could this be?" I thought. I take care of myself, eat right, don't smoke, exercise, no family history...I was TOTALLY freaked out...I mean I LOST it!
"I can't do this, I though."
Then I stumbled upon the CSN discussion board.
All I can say, is that YOU GUYS got me through some of my darkest days. Thank you for ALL of your help and support!
And to all of you "newbees" out there...There IS life after cancer and chemotherapy.
I just returned last night from a "Gourmet Inclusive" week in Mexico. The week before that, I was celebrating with the "Semicolons" at "ColonPalozza 8" in Fort Worth Texas.
After all is said and done...there IS life after cancer. And in some ways, it is better. It teaches you to stop and smell the roses.
So to the "oldies" out there, I just wanted to say, "Thank you!"
And to "newbees" out there..."There is light at the end of the tunnel...and it is not necessarily a choo-choo train!"
God bless!

KathiM's picture
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...and that you are back safely!!!!!

Congrats on the anniversary!

It was sure grand meeting you in Ft. Worth!!! But, the question remains, "Where's my cowboy????"

Hugs, Kathi

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and bless you for doing this as well....I know you as well realize just how important this place is, was, and always will be for all who have to join this special individuals lodge, where we light the fireplace, and start the story telling. Your avatar says it all through your emotion......God Bless you and yours, Buzz

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Such good news! Glad you're doing well, and it's nice to hear from you!


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Joined: Oct 2009

This is the kind of inspiration I can sure use right now! I am so glad you are enjoying life to the fullest! Please come back + see us when you can.

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Joined: Jul 2007

So glad you and jerry made it back safe, glad you had a great time. It sure was a pleasure meeting you and your hubby in Ft Worth.

Great News, I am so happy for you...Got my scans this week, so please say a prayer for me...

Take care and dont be a stranger here


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encourage us to continue on fight!
Hugs !

cwork's picture
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Joined: Oct 2010

Thanks so much for the encouragement

Lori-S's picture
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Thanks for the words of encouragement. I know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train as I already got hit by it as it passed so now I'm following the caboose to find my way out.

Congratualtions on your 4 years!

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Thank you Cheryl for the encouragement and inspiration. Your's and the other's words made me teary and get goose bumps. Although I'm right in the middle of my treatment ( I think), I try to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel.


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It was great meeting you in Ft. Worth. You are a hoot!!! Congrats on your GREAT news!!! That is just awesome... You take care.


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