Any stage 3C colon cancer survivors out there?

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RE: Any stage 3C colon cancer survivors out there?

by anonymous_2018 on Wed Oct 23, 2019 07:37 AM

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Hi,

Thanks for letting me know and I will certainly ask my oncologist about getting him on maintenance chemo. My dad has limited his sugar intake and we're keeping him as active as we can. 

It's amazing the support we get through this forum. 

Thanks again and keep up the fight.

RE: Any stage 3C colon cancer survivors out there?

by Rizla on Wed Oct 23, 2019 05:02 PM

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On Oct 23, 2019 7:37 AM anonymous_2018 wrote:

Hi,

Thanks for letting me know and I will certainly ask my oncologist about getting him on maintenance chemo. My dad has limited his sugar intake and we're keeping him as active as we can. 

It's amazing the support we get through this forum. 

Thanks again and keep up the fight.

I had surgery for IIIB 3 years ago. Right side 12cm tumor. The doctor told me I'd had it for years. She was a great surgeon. She removed over 70 nodes and only one was cancerous, so I was lucky. The tumor was large but pretty well contained.

I did Folfax for 6 months. That was hard. I didn't react well and had to have drugs to increase my white blood cells. Fortunately I live in Canada and the health service was stellar. So grateful. Still have neuropathy in my feet, but over all my nerves are very gradually rebuilding.

I seem to be clear. I exercise regularly. I keep my weight down. I don't smoke or drink or do drugs. I stay calm and meditate. I don't worry anymore. Life is too precious to waste it worrying or getting angry about transient stuff. I think worry and stress made me sick in the first place.

My heart goes out to those of you who are still undergoing treatment. Go easy on yourself. Stay out of the cold and wind. I laid very still and didn't eat for days during chemo, but I got through it. You will too. You're difficult time will pass and you will be happier and more appreciative of life afterwards. The illness taught me wisdom. Don't worry. It will pass.

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