There was never enough good news when I was enduring surgeries and FOLFOX so I thought I'd drop by and say hello! My fight was strengthened here in this forum where I learned I wasn't alone. I wasn't much of a poster, mostly a reader, butt still I met survivors and caregivers who knew what I was going through. I gained confidence in my battle.
There were dark moments during that awful year. Many times I would rather have died than make another run to the bathroom. The end was nowhere in sight. It seemed that maybe I should have taken leave from work. I wasn't sure how long I could stay strong.
Here in the forum I learned I didn't have to stay strong very long. I just had to get through today. That was more workable. One day at a time.
Six years later, clear of any disease, I am strong and energetic again. I carry scars, butt they only make me unique.
To all of you I wish the best. Keep your attitude positive.
Male 56 at DX 05/14
05/14 Resection, 3.2cm sigmoid CRC Stage IIIb, 2/17 nodes, T3N1M0
06/14 PET scan clear, portacath install
06/14 Begin FOLFOX6 12x, End 01/15
09/20 Still NED!
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NED since 12/09