6 Years out and NED

Hi all. Haven't posted for a few years. I was diagnosed with stage 2a in August 2006. Had a resection and some chemo. stoped chemo less than 1/2 the way through as I got CDIF and was back in the hospital. I've had a colonoscopy each year except the last one. I'm getting one in the next couple of weeks. Just wanted to let you know there is life after colon cancer. I lost 40 pounds in the hospital and didn't gain it all back (which is a good thing). I eat healthier, exercise and feel great. It's tough being in the hospital with tubes going all through you but there is hope. All the best! Mark

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  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    Glad you are doing so well...

    Glad you are doing so well... go get'em. Wink

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    Congratulations. Sounds like
    Congratulations. Sounds like you took a negative experience and turned into into a positive. Keep up the healthy lifestyle. Stay healthy. Thanks for sharing.

    Chelsea
  • forever16
    forever16 Member Posts: 3
    Congrats!!! May I have some

    Congrats!!! May I have some information about your "I eat more healthier." Because I have heard about fight cancer with nutrient/food. My father was diagonosed with IIa two years ago, and gone through 6 Chemo one month later after surgery. He stayed in NED until last Oct. He had CT and was found a lung met (3.8 x 4.0 cm). He is now under Chemo and has finished 3 cycles. Thanks.

  • Sunriver
    Sunriver Member Posts: 50
    forever16 said:

    Congrats!!! May I have some

    Congrats!!! May I have some information about your "I eat more healthier." Because I have heard about fight cancer with nutrient/food. My father was diagonosed with IIa two years ago, and gone through 6 Chemo one month later after surgery. He stayed in NED until last Oct. He had CT and was found a lung met (3.8 x 4.0 cm). He is now under Chemo and has finished 3 cycles. Thanks.

    Healthy Eating

    Hi,

    After cancer I decided to watch what I eat a lot more than I had in the past. I watch the salt content of foods and don't add salt to anything. I watch the fat and try and eat a very low fat diet. I try and eat a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. I use soy milk rather than regular milk. I eat whole grain bread and black beans. I hope this helps...mark

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,625 Member
    Sunriver said:

    Healthy Eating

    Hi,

    After cancer I decided to watch what I eat a lot more than I had in the past. I watch the salt content of foods and don't add salt to anything. I watch the fat and try and eat a very low fat diet. I try and eat a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. I use soy milk rather than regular milk. I eat whole grain bread and black beans. I hope this helps...mark

    Congratulations...

    and thank you for your diet review. 

    I know this is the perfect time for me to change my diet, but I find that during my good days, I go a little crazy. 

    I'm on my third chemo, so I've still got time to get a grip on things. 

    I am happy to hear that you are living a full and happy life NED. Keep it up, and be sure to post next year. 

  • So Worried
    So Worried Member Posts: 111
    Congrats!!

    Good for you!!  So so happy you are doing so well. If you don't mind me asking, what caused your Cdif?  Thank you. 

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Great news!

    Sounds like you can use the word "cured", which is fantastic!  Ann Alexandria

  • luvinlife2
    luvinlife2 Member Posts: 172
    YAY!!!!

    Thanks for posting Mark!!  I very much appreciate hearing from folks like yourself!!  Keep living and luving life  Smile