Three years today.

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    Buxton
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    Just an encouraging post. Three years ago today I had an emergency extended right hemicolectomy. A complete blockage and a small underlying perforation well away from the tumour. But so far, all is well. Good colonoscopy, CT scan and CEA tests. Best wishes to all.

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    Great to hear- go well. Anna

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    3 years, 3 months and 12 days, if I counted right. My colorectal nurse was pleased with my 9 monthly check and doesn’t want to see me for a year! Which must mean she isn’t too worried? I’m still a worrier and might see a councellor next week. It’s a pity the 5 year survival graph doesn’t have a 3 year point as it heads to the ‘cancer is unlikely to recur after 5 years’ point. All I am told is that the chances improve as each day passes etc. I think I started in the mid to high 80’s for my T3N0M0 extended right hemicolectomy. 22 clear lymph nodes and no chemo.
    Just rambling on a Saturday afternoon. This disease is always on my mind.

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    Well! I have passed the 5 year mark and am considered disease free. Had my last appt with my lovely colorectal nurse and gave her a hug. And some flowers. BUT, not all good news. I am half way through 20 radiation sessions for localised prostate cancer, Intermediate a Favourable and the shingles rash I developed has mostly faded. It’s all go. Best wishes to all.

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