I agree with Lifes2Short -- sometimes it is good when we don't know what lies ahead. That is how I felt about the summer of 2003 when I was diagnosed with cc.
I had 7 surgeries in less than a month, was in a medically induced coma due to severe sepsis for 17 days, went into early menopause with the hysterectomy, lost a vocal chord due to being on the ventilator too long, had to learn how to live with an illeostomy, the list goes on ... But I do feel stronger for survivoring all that crap! I hope that we get a cure very soon and that all of us have a HEALTHY and happy 2007. This message board has been so fantastic for me. I check it every day and have learned so much from all of you. Cheers to all the Colon Club members!!!