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has it really been 3 years?

Patteee's picture
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nope not yet
May 20, 2008 I had the colonoscopy that said colon cancer
I remember being in shock for a very long time. My first grandchild was born on May 16, 2008 and he kept me grounded. My sweet Andy, who is now 3 and a ton of fun!

I got 2 opinions- the first one with a colorectal surgeon who basically said I could wait a bit, his first opening was in JULY. Nah, I went to Mayo 2 days later- had everything done and surgery was on for June 9th. My colon obstructed in the middle of the night- I was pumped full of morphine at the local ER and transported to Mayo. My surgeon, Dr. Chua and her Angels met me and went right to work. I called them Chua's Angels.

6 months of chemo- that was horrid.

take down surgery in Feb 09

hernia repair in Aug 09

And since then, just been living my life. One foot in front of the other. Grateful for my life, my children and that Andy-bear.

And so far, I am NED.

And that's all folks.

pete43lost_at_sea's picture
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congratulations on reaching three years.

its so fantastic. andy sounds wonderful and your 3 years have been full of joy and love as well as the journey.

hugs and love.


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So, Awesome....happy to hear your still going strong.

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That is just wonderful! congratulations.

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You're awesome Pattee!!!

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I am so happy for you!

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very happy for you.

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RickMurtagh's picture
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One foot in front of the other, eyes looking forward with expectation and never looking back except to look on fond memories! One more day for three years since your dx and no reoccurrence - CONGRATULATIONS!

For my date marker I am using the date of chemo completion, January 27, 2010. In my eyes I was given a fresh start from that point. I am one happy camper and you should be too! Grandkids are great!

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Woohoo! on "since then, I've been living my life".
It's amazing to look back on all we've been through during the cancer journey, huh? This August 7th, it will be 4 years for me since my diagnosis. Hard to think back and realize all that's transpired since then. Still in the fight, but I've grown so much as a person and in spite of all the bad that cancer has brought, there has definitely been a lot of good during this time, too.

Keep on living life, Pattee & congrats on the continuing NED status!


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Hi Patteee

It's been ages since I've had the chance to talk with you. Think it's just great that all is still well with you. I know you will keep that going:)

I know what you mean - I can't believe it's been 7-years and counting:)

Time really flies when you're having fun:)

Nice to see you!


HollyID's picture
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I am so happy for you! I really, really hope that things stay status quo with you. Three years is great and your attitude is so inspiring. Congratulations!!

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hi, its 9 mths since dx stage 3c cc, been hard, chemo sucks, still hear, and not bad news yet, living life to the full, so can understand what your feeling. all the very best too you.

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Happy for you. I am a newbie dx 7 months ago also state 3c CC. Just finished Folfox and feeling the effects. Hope all continues to go well for you.

Belindahill, Hope all goes well for you as well with the scans and tests and I too am with you that living life to the fullest between the scans.

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