Hi Sarah, well, I thought I ws the youngest and now you beat me by 3 years, not to say it is a competition, or that we win prizes, just that this totally sux. I had to drop out of school also, but it will only be a 6 month absence, so just to let you know, it is not the end of the world. I got diagnosed in March this year and had surgery in April, right now I imagine you feel like crap, but just look at it as a good time for a break from life, just relax and heal. I know it is hard at this young age to lay around and relax, but thats what we have to do. i am so glad you found the colonclub so soon after diagnosis, it took me a few months and I felt so alone. But, I have found a home here, and I love talking to others and supporting them, so we are all here for you, and know EXACTLY what you are going through. So, if you ever need to vent this is the perfect place, we all always have time to help eachother out. And, have you considering signing up for the colondar, I am Miss September 2006, and it ws the most fun I have had in a long while, everyone is like eachother there, frequent bathroom trips, Imodium, and scars galore, I highly recommend the experience. So, think postive, you will get through this, and just think you always have the ultimate excuse to get out of something.
Stage III rectal cancer, age 21