Today is exactly 5 years since my LAR surgery for stage IIIC CRC. I've mostly adapted to the increase in bathroom visits by now (usually fine if I eat right), and almost forgotten that my feet feel different ever since the Oxaliplatin. On the whole I'm back to normal and have been for years now. To all of you recently diagnosed and freaking out, know that you can make it through. Sharing stories here and everywhere else is a powerful way to help each other and to take control in a process where it's easy to feel powerless. I am grateful to everyone on this board for helping me and all of us to be empowered.
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Aug 2012: RC DX Stage IIIC, T3N2M0 by MRI - 38M
Fall 2012: Chemorad
Nov 2012: LAR - Path report: 0/13 LNs, tumor reduced to "microscopic foci"
Jan-Apr 2013: 8 rounds FOLFOX
May 2013: Ileostomy takedown, port removal
July 2013 (and since): NED!