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Hope, Strength and Inspiration

October 10, 2015
By 2016 Colondar Model Lauren Miller   I recently found out my coworker is having preventive surgery for breast cancer. She is a 5-year breast cancer survivor and had the genetic testing done. It was confirmed that she has BRCA-1 gene. Because of…

I'm Stuck

August 8, 2015
I’m stuck…I’m stuck between a world of cancer and wellness. I’m very grateful to be cancer-free but I’m far from healthy. It’s a lonely place. Sometimes I find myself jealous, even resentful of people who beat cancer and carry on with “normal” life. Then I’m quickly reminded of the many friends…

2016 Colon Camp

June 6, 2015
By 2016 Colondar Model Phuong Gallagher   Eight years ago today, I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Although the cancer itself was not a blessing, some of the things that it brought me absolutely are. It has given me the experience and with it the wisdom to help those that are lost…

Health Insurance Q&A

May 5, 2015
By Andrew Elder After my last post, The Best Defense is Good Insurance, I received an email from a recently diagnosed gentleman (we’ll call him “Mike”) through LinkedIN with several excellent follow-up questions. I replied, but it seemed that his connection in LinkedIN wasn’t working. So to be…

Call on Congress 2015

May 5, 2015
One day in 2006, while I was on my way to see my oncologist, the Patient Navigator at my cancer center stopped me in the hall and asked me if I’d be interested in going to Washington, DC to talk to Congress about colon cancer with a group of strangers who call themselves Fight CRC. I pictured…

Last Moments with My Best Friend

April 4, 2015
By Maria Williams I lost my best friend a short time ago. As I sit here re-reading through the e-mail she sent me regarding her final wishes I find something I had either forgotten or suppressed. She asked, with great clarity, that I write about her final experience, her death. This is…

The Last Blog

April 4, 2015
By Belle Piazza Over the years on The Colon Club, I have read about knights in shining armor. Husbands whose wives they could not do without. Husbands who meet their every need, every moment of every day. And it angers me because I wasn’t lucky enough to have landed such perfection, but this…

Very terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

April 4, 2015
By Belle Piazza Today was a hard day.  I’ve recently been put on a dilaudid pain pump – so I’m receiving dilaudid 24/7 with a bolus button I can push for break through pain.  It’s taken a little adjustment and I’m not hallucinating as I doze off as much as I used to – but I wouldn’t say I…

Belle Strong

March 3, 2015
By Leighann Sturgin After a respectful ‘moment’ of blog silence, it’s only fitting this blog entry should be in honor of our beloved Belle. She and I developed a relationship while writing for this blog together over the last 9 months. She was an amazing, honest, genuine, person with an…

2015 Colondar

December 12, 2014