I was diagnosed a year ago. JUst after my 60th birthday. Stage 3 with 6 lymph nodes and some arteries affected.
I worked on my fitness and recovered from the surgery very quickly (higher anterial with clear margins).
Chemo was the 12 sessions on 5 FU, although they stopped the Oxyplatin after 6 due to neuropathy.
Now building up my strength and stamina again. Started working again this term. Still very poor muscle condition. Various bits of neuropathy hanging around - still can't feel my toes, tinnitus, eyesight affected.
However, glad to be here. Had the first blood tests (clear), annual colonscopy coming up soon.