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A Day Filled with Gratitude and Joy!

Cindy225
Cindy225 Member Posts: 172

Hi All

So happy to see the NED posts and everyone's support!  Stage 3b rectal cancer with LAR 7/13 lymphnodes involved. Just finished 12 rounds of Folfox 4 (rang the bell!) and celebrated by completing a 5K walk/run.  Cat scans on Monday with results today that showed both the chest and abdomen/pelvis - no masses.  I have only been on this journey since October 2016 but it has been such a roller coaster.  Everyone's posts have been so helpful to understand the process and what to expect. Now time to schedule the port removal and ileostomy reversal. I have been welling up all day with tears of joy and gratitude for all the friends and family who have supported me as well as for those who are still waiting for NED. I recognize that recurrence during the next 18 months is high risk but drinking lots of coffee and eating tree nut butter. Learning to run again...

I am so thrilled to be able to say NED and pray for everyone else to be able to say the same...

Thank you CSN friends for your ongoing support and engagement!  

Cindy

Comments

  • Kmessier
    Kmessier Member Posts: 79
    edited June 2017 #2
    NED

    Im so happy for you and so glad your NED and got to ring the bell. I see the bell where I go and can't wait for the day and posts like your give huge hope so thank you for your post. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you. Congratulations!! 

    ~~ Kim

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172
    Kmessier said:

    NED

    Im so happy for you and so glad your NED and got to ring the bell. I see the bell where I go and can't wait for the day and posts like your give huge hope so thank you for your post. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you. Congratulations!! 

    ~~ Kim

    NED

    Thanks Kim! Hope is a huge strategy so keep it going.  Thoughts and prayers are with you also to ring that bell ... It's pretty loud! :-)

    Cindy

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478
    Yay! So many successes in the

    Yay! So many successes in the last few days! Hooray!

    Jan

  • MyJourneywithCancer
    MyJourneywithCancer Member Posts: 82
    Hello Cindy

    Proud of you. The best news of the day for me. Great!

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,523 **
    Happy Dancing Man

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    So happy to be able to post my Happy Dancing Man again.

    Congratulations!  May you put all of this behind (no pun intended) you, and make it a memory. 

    Tru

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172
    edited June 2017 #7
    Successes, Best News, Dancing Man!

    Yah!  Good news today and hope for the future.  Goal to create awareness.  "Keep Calm and Schedule a Colonoscopy".

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    Good luck

    Best of luck with your ileo reversal. May you be NED forever!!!

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,173 **
    That's wonderful Cindy, enjoy

    That's wonderful Cindy, enjoy the moment and those feelings, that NEDness. Have you looked into baby[81mg] aspirin and its asserted anti-crc properties? If your stomach isn't too sensitive, it may be worth trying. Again Congrats.......................................Dave 

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,711 **
    edited June 2017 #10
    Congratulations

    You have much to be thankful for so time for the happy dance.  Dance, sing, jump around because it's all good to do especially when you get such good news like you did today.  Your travel may include some tests, but you got past a really hard one and now there is light again.  Way to go and enjoy the day and moment.  Thanks for sharing your news.

    Kim

  • marbleotis
    marbleotis Member Posts: 715
    NED is a beautiful thing

    I am sooooo happy for you.  It feels like you are walking on air.  Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.  Make plans, lots of plans.

  • Joan M
    Joan M Member Posts: 409
    Congratulations Cindy!  I am

    Congratulations Cindy!  I am so happy to hear that you are NED -   Praying for you stay that way. 

    When one of us reaches that goal, it gives hope to the rest for us.