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Kathy’s Story (Colon Cancer)

Colon Cancer StoriesIt’s hard to talk about cancer. I have colon cancer. I have had it for over a year now, and I can’t seem to ever get it out of my mind. The day I was told in the hospital, I had gone in with a bad stomach ache that I had tried everything to get rid of. The doctors came into the emergency room and said it was my appendix. They took me to surgery, and I came out in a room, and a doctor was sitting there looking at me. I looked at him, and he said, “I am sorry to tell you this, but you have cancer”. I was not stunned or shocked. I just looked at him and said, “what?”  He repeated it and said they had found 2 masses in the colon and that they would have to operate as soon as possible. I was under so much medication that I just said “ok”.

Now I can go on with this but, wow, I could write a book. It’s been a long journey for me. I have turned myself around and started to think good, positive thoughts in my life. I even make people laugh. I will now live to the fullest in my journey of life, and God will see me though it. I guess, out of all this, something came out good; I love more, I share more, and I laugh more, because I feel everyone has to die, and it’s OK, because God gave us life to live in happiness, no matter what life has to dish out to us. In my book, I think we all in this world have to be the best we can, and never, ever take anything for granted. Live life to the fullest, because to each of us life is short.

Kathy
California
Submitted 5-27-13

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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