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Lisa_R
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I havent been on the board in awhile and I just wanted to give some support to the ones that are newly dx. I was 37 at the time of my DX in 2007. The dr told me there were "too many to count" when I asked how mant tumors were there. ST 4 colon cancer it was.... Well 14 months of chemo and 2 surgeries later(one colon and one liver resection) I am sitting here cancer free for 4 1/2 years... So newbies Dont let anyone tell you , you cant survive this ... There is ALways hope.. yes you will have your down days and days you dont want to do chemo... suck it up and get it done ... you will be ok... GIVING Up IS Not an Option....

Lisa...

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Trubrit
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What a wonderful post. 

What wonderful support. 

How I want to be you in 4 1/2 years.

Thank you for joining us today and lifting our spirits with your success. 

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Lisa_R
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i just read your bio... have your doctors tried Avasin with cerbitux??? i really credit those drugs with saving my life.... I aslo did the 5FU(stands for Frig you) and folfox... made me so sick... :(

keep the faith Trubrit... (((hugs)))

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LivinginNH
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!  :)   That post put a smile on my face - you really kicked cancer's butt!   Yey! :)

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Semira
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Made me smile!

Keep on going and take care.

Hugs from Germany

Petra

Hopeful0524
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Joined: Jun 2014

Lisa,

Wow, thank you.  Your comment couldn't come at a better time.  Thank you so much.  Yesterday was a rather difficult day as my team of doctors want to do a battery of tests.  I've been diagnosed with invasive aggressive adenocarcinoma, but haven't had the necessary tests to see how far along, much less what my road ahead may be.

But after reading your post, it won't matter what they tell me.... I will do what it takes, I will beat it, and I will be here encouraging others.  Thank you Thank you Thank you.

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Lisa_R
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Yall have just made my day... Thank You!!! I am smiling from ear to ear.... When I go for my tests in Aug I will post an update... I am also seeing a surgeon about removing my port... that is scaring and exciting all at once.  Exciting because nothing made me feel like more of a cancer patient then when my port was put in.. scarey bc it works fine and what of this crap creeps back up and I need a new one and it doesnt work as well.... I havent made a final choice on that yet.... Keep the faith semi colons (lol) what other choice do we have?? to die?? well thats not the choice I want so I choose to Live... hope you do too.. till our final breathLaughing

Lisa

ps i wish this had spell check ....i suck at spelling always have.... Cool

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Trubrit
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I am surprised that you still have your port. My Oncologist had mine out after my first clear scan. 

It is nice being without it. Mind you, I may have to have another one now that they've found the liver tumour. Heres hoping I don't.

Anyway, good luck with your decision making. I hope you get it out. 

UncleBuddy
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Joined: Aug 2013

I am so glad that you're NED.

Keep that positive attitude.

I'm hoping all your scans from here on in are clear as well!

Lin

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Lisa_R
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thanks so much.... me too

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Yolllmbs
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I've been reading the boards but haven't posted before. I'm on cycle 2 day 2 of the Folfox regime. I have stage 3b colon cancer.  I had the resection. They removed almost 5 feet of colon because I had two cancerous areas. I'm now prescribed 12 cycles of Folfox. I'm so happy to hear the success stories. Life has it's ups and downs.  It's taken me the last two months just to get used to the idea that I have cancer. I became an internet obsessed cancer information seeking geek!  I think I read every horror story. The really bad ones I read twice or more. im so happy to find this site with all the support and positive people!

Yolanda

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Trubrit
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Welcome to the forum. I am so happy that you found us, though it sounds like you heard the worst senarios first. 

We are a very happy, upbeat fourm. Now and again we have to have a moan, we do lose members as they pass on, we do have our serious times, but most of all we are here for each other. Information, support, freindship, we have it all. 

Why don't you start your own thread and introduce yourslef, and then others can greet you without taking over another thread. 

Blessings!

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Lisa_R
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pay no attention to the "horror" stories... the first time I read my chances of living 5 years  cried for the day.... (1.8%) but that was before all the new drugs since 1998 were being taking into account... There are alot of stage 3 and 4ers that are living life... one if my cancer babes from treatment is going strong at almost 8 years.... positivity is what gets you thru ... allow for a bad moment or even a day ..just dont stay there... 

Lisa RCool

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Annabelle41415
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Thank you for your update.  It is very encouraging for people.  Hope your continue to feel great. 

Kim

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Lisa_R
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my local surgeon does not like to take out the ports... bc he says 'i just have to put them back in and then they dont work as well" .... so i am seeing one out of town..

 

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