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I'm new here... felt it would be good to connect with others who are experiencing something similar. I'm having a difficult morning, the first one since the diagnosis which was 8 days ago.
We've been married 36 years, lived what I would call very healthy lives. He doesn't drink or smoke and decided to be a vegetarian when he was 20.
So to be diagnosed with colon cancer is a bolt out of the blue. What I realise now is that it has nothing to do with diet, although I had the belief that people with unhealthy diets were more likely to get colon cancer. Wrong!
Today I'm feeling angry and pissed off. I need to change that.
Thanks for letting me vent. Any support is more than welcome.
"A bad day is just a good day in disguise."
Hi Jojo.Very sorry for what you and hubby are going through.Im not actually in the same boat but decided to reply to show support.It is an extra shock when you Hubby has led a good lifestyle but sometimes genetics comes into it.Its good to vent so keep on doing it if you need to.Sending good wishes & HUGS xxxxx
Hi Jojo, sorry I have been trying to post to you but having problems with the site! However, I am now able to do this.
I am so sorry you are going through this but I understand a little. My hubby was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2010. I remember the total shock, the anger and the hurt at diagnosis and would love to share with you if you feel it might help. We have not lived the 'good life' but he had had three years of clear results... only to be told after surgery he had had it over 3 years.
I have requested to be a friend, so if you think I can help say yes and then we can message... or whatever. I have to say he is doing really well so my attitude is really positive.
You can vent..... as much as you want! I have mates on here who let me do that... and more lol Hope to hear from you. Pam x
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