Tag: colon cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month Which Means I Run a 5K

I’ve been taking some time off from blogging in case you haven’t noticed. I haven’t taken a planned break for years and wanted to reset. I’ve always blogged for the passion of it. To be able to share my own struggles, experiences, successes and hard more »

Seven Years Cancer Free: Breathe

This morning we made the drive to the Lombardi Cancer Center like we did so many times during Scotty’s colon cancer treatment. It was odd that today’s appointment was on a Tuesday, because it was every other Tuesday for months after his surgery, that we settled in for all day chemo more »

Five Years

Five years ago today.   Hard to believe that it’s been FIVE years since Scott had colon cancer surgery to remove half his colon and we started to live a life beyond cancer. Looking back, so much has happened during the past five years but more »

Seeing Crystal Clearly

It must be the spring weather and the extra sunlight but I am feeling better and more optimistic —and seeing things clearer. Or at least that’s how I feel today.  And I am feeling more empowered to take charge and control of certain aspects of more »

Make a Leap

I want to send a big THANK YOU to my big brother Jon Gettinger for making the FIRST donation to team Hoagie’s Heroes! I love you and you are awesome! We are raising money for the Scope it Out 5K Washington DC Presented by Chris4Life and running the race more »

Hoagie’s Heroes: Scope it Out 5K March 24 2013

Scope it Out 5K This year is a big year for my family. The beginning of Summer 2008, my husband, Scotty was surprisingly diagnosed with colon cancer and had to undergo surgery to remove half of his colon and a year of chemo -that had more »

[VIDEO] Colonoscopy: It’s Not That Bad

With March being Colon Cancer Awareness month, StopColonCancerNow.com hopes this video will encourage people get over their fears and get screened. One test could save a life. Most people need to get their first colonoscopy at age 50. You may need to get screened earlier if more »

Colon Cancer Awareness Twibbon: Show Your Support

It’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Fight Colorectal Cancer & My Colon Cancer Coach is offering a Twibbon – a small image in the corner of your Twitter or Facebook profile image- to help unite survivors, loved ones and supporters with a symbol of support:  I just switched more »

Colonoscopy: Making People Squeamish Since It’s Invention

Coming clean about my first colonoscopy (CNN) — In my 20s, after my doctor performed a laparoscopy to examine my uterus and ovaries, he gave me a videotape of the procedure. I dubbed it “Madame Ovary,” threw a party and screened it for my friends. Three more »

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! if you are at risk for colon cancer, have any of the symptoms below, or are 50+ please go get screened for Colon Cancer. If caught early, colon cancer is beatable! And more and more young people are battling this more »