Sally’s Story

Site created on January 2, 2020

Welcome to our CaringBridge website.
I’m very sorry if you are just seeing this now; I wanted to share this with you myself. 
I have been diagnosed with colon cancer, and will be out of commission for at least the next few weeks. I had surgery on January 2nd I , and have few days in the hospital (UVM Medical Center). I anticipate two weeks off following the surgery, with a hopeful return to work at least part-time in mid- January. I will be starting chemo a few weeks after that, and am not sure what that will mean — TBD.  

I feel optimistic about my health projection, fortunate to have such excellent health care, and blessed to have such wonderful support from family, friends and colleagues.Joe is the best caregiver, spouse and love anyone could hope for. And I’m so fortunate to have been able to spend some wonderful time  with both kids, who I love with all my heart, over the holidays. 

We are using this site to keep family and friends updated in one place. I have been letting family, friends, and colleagues know this over the past few days and want to be open about this, so please feel free to share this with others!
 We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Sally Borden-Arioli

Preliminarily PET results look good! Waiting to meet with UCLA radiology oncologist on Friday, will know more then. Meanwhile, Joe bought me 💐to celebrate. ❤️ March is colon cancer awareness month 🔵
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