A different anniversary

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Phuong
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A different anniversary

Postby Phuong » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:24 am

5 years ago today I married the most wonderful man. I was dx'd shortly after our marriage and we spent our first anniversary in the hospital following my first surgery ever - my colon resection. He has held me and helped me through everything and I am so grateful to have him and our sweet little girl. You guys have helped me through so much too, so I just wanted to share some happy news.

My anniversary gift...
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Phuong
http://sonofamotherlessgoat.net/
dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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barbara jayne
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Re: A different anniversary

Postby barbara jayne » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:49 am

Aw sniff sniff !!
Beautiful story, stunning gift !
Happy Anniversary and here's to many many more.

Barbara x
DX. Colon Cancer (Cecum) stage 3
Right hemicolectomy Jan '08
2/22 L.nodes positive
Oxi and Xeloda
Xeloda discontinued
due to DPD enzyme deficiency
Lynch Syndrome
11 years NED
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CheeseHead
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Re: A different anniversary

Postby CheeseHead » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:29 am

Sniff here, too :D

Congrats & wishing you many more happy anniversaries!

Cheers,
Cheese
    2008
    10 Stg 4 colon srgry
    12 Xelox/Avast
    2009
    05 Liver srgry
    -12 Xelox
    2010
    05 Xelox
    08 Iri/Vect
    11 Liver srgry
    2011
    01-05 Iri,Vect,Xeloda
    09 CyberKnife
    2012
    03-07 Ph I trial
    08-11 Regorafenib
    2013-
    Xeloda
    Vecti
    Iri
    Xelox

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Re: A different anniversary

Postby Granny » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:34 am

I am so happy for you! The jewelry is beautiful!
What a wonderful man and caregiver. I wish you many, many more years of love.
God Bless!

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Re: A different anniversary

Postby nbrandt » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:50 am

Congratulations. Beautiful picture, Beautiful Story of Love and Devotion and the true meaning of marriage in sickness and health. Prayers for many more wonderful anniversaries.
NBrandt
DXCCT3N2aMx 5/20LN
Folfox10/10-4/11
Scan 10-13-10,4-4-11,7-4-11,9-22-11,4-9-12,9-24-12,10-1-13,4-9-14,9-17-14,9-10-15,9-15-17NED,
CEA 1. Pre .6 7-4-11 .7 9-22-11 .6
1-13-12 .9 4-9-12 .7 9-24-12 .6 1-4-13 .8 10-1-13 .8 4-9-14 .7 9-17-15.8
Courage, Hope, Health

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Re: A different anniversary

Postby Surroundedbylove » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:48 am

Congratulations! Beautiful ring and beautiful story.

SBL
Surroundedbylove

Rectal Cancer @ 43, '08
Clinical: T3,N2a,MX (IIIB)
6 wks XELOX & radiation
LAR, colonic j-pouch, & temp ileo '09
Surgical: ypT3,ypN0,ypMX (0 of 20 nodes)
FOLFOX; XELOX
Ileo Takedown ‘09
LARS for 10 years before learning it is finally being studied
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Re: A different anniversary

Postby jens22 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:56 am

That is incredible!!! Wear it with the love and strenghth that marriage brings!
Colonoscopy 3/10 for ? hemmorrhoid.
Diag Colon Cancer 3 days later
Colon Ressection 3/30/10
Stage 3B 5/14 Nodes positive.
Power Port and 7 months of Chemo
Port removed 11/11
8 negative Cat Scans..... 7 years cancer free and Discharged from Sloane Kett!!
Diag age 47 , now 54 Mom of 3 boys.

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Re: A different anniversary

Postby Icesk8tr » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:13 am

Phuong,
Beautiful touching story. Happy Anniversary....may you share many, many more, happy, healthy years together.
Your gift is beautiful!

Christine
Stage IV CC 2010

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Nanette
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Re: A different anniversary

Postby Nanette » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:13 am

Happy Anniversary, Phuong! Beautiful story...enjoy many, many more years together! And what a beautiful ring!

-Nanette
Husband, Bruce - diag. 12/07/08 at age 50
Stage IIIB CC, poorly diff, muc. adeno, sig. ring cell
Stage I bladder cancer
1 of 17 LN affected
Colonectomy 12/11/08
Finished chemo/rad on 8/19/09
Four years NED on 12/11/12 - Thank God!!
Livin' life!!!!!!

Seriously, WTF?
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Re: A different anniversary

Postby Seriously, WTF? » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:18 am

xoxoxoxo Many more happy years ahead!
ALWAYS IN MY HEART!
5/7/2013

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Re: A different anniversary

Postby horizon » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:09 am

In sickness and in health.

Congratulations!
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 8 years NED). Is this real life?

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Anji
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Re: A different anniversary

Postby Anji » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:14 am

Gorgeous!!! Happy anniversary. Here's to many, many more.....

Anji
Anji
Wife to Larry, Stage IV Colon Cancer, with mets to liver
Diagnosed 1/10 at age 44
Folfiri + Avastin 2/10 to 7/10
Liver resection and ablation 9/10
Numerous mets to lung and liver 1/11
Folfox + Avastin 2/11 to 6/11
Folfiri + Vectibix 6/11 to ???

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Re: A different anniversary

Postby Guinevere » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:27 am

Happy, happy anniversary!! May the ring be a constant reminder of how strong the two of you really are. (Wish there was a heart smilie on this site!)
Hrt atk - Feb 11
CRC4 DX - Apr 11
APR liver rsct, procto - Jul 11
Folfox/Avastin - Sep 11
Xeliri - Nov 11
Iritux - Jun 12
Break - Jan - Mar 13
Iritux - Mar 13
Stivarga - Aug 13
Folfiri - Oct 13
Exhausted treatment options - May 14

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Re: A different anniversary

Postby Aughhhh » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:33 am

Happy Anniversary Phuong!
Such a sweet story and such a sweet husband. Hang on to him, he's a keeper!.....a perfect match for you.
Pam:))
Stage IIA (T-3,N-0,M-0), sigmoid colon cancer, Diagnosed age 43 on 8/19/03, sigmoid colectomy on 8/30/03, finished 22 rounds of 5-FU & Leukovorin on 6/8/2004. Currently NED!

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Re: A different anniversary

Postby thiemanndi » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:04 pm

Happy Anniversary!! Wishing you many more.
Di
09/2003 Dx Rectal Ca
10/2003 surgery & temp ileo
extremely low anastamosis
12/2003-06/2004 Chemo (5fu) & chemo/radiation
multiple obstructions beginning Oct 2011
Not coping so well anymore!
Reconstructive Surgery Scheduled for October 13 2016


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