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4 Year Cancerversary

Aug 29, 2009 - 7 comments

Four years ago today, I was wheeled into surgery very unsure of what was to follow.  I had been "fast tracked" so the thought it might be cancer hadn't really had a chance to set in yet.  In some ways, it feels like it has been 10 years, but in others, it seems like it can't be more than a few months.  I never take for granted that I am one of the lucky ones.  I'm still here four years after diagnosis...and, as far as I know, I am still stable. I have my three-month check-up the week after next at MD Anderson.  Although I don't expect to have any changes, we all know how sneaky this darn thing is.

I'm already looking forward to the future.  I will be the first one to tell people not to look at statistics.  They take the human element out of a cancer diagnosis.  Everyone is unique.  But I can't help but look towards that five year survivor mark.  I want more than anything to be one of that 40% who are alive five years after high stage ovarian cancer diagnosis.  I will be definitely be celebrating this weekend.  But next year, it's a party, and you're all invited!

Gail

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by butterflytc, Aug 29, 2009
Congratulations Gail on your cancerversary. Celebration in Chicago?

Tc

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by lvfrogs, Aug 29, 2009
Yeah, 4 years is wonderful. I am so happy for yu and I believe we will be saying this next year too!! Celebrate, enjoy, have a wonderful weekend and next year we will have a HUGE celebration. Many hugs, Colleen

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by bohan54, Aug 29, 2009
Bravo Gail!

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by Teresa222, Aug 29, 2009
Ditto to Bravo!

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by junamgen, Aug 30, 2009
Way go girl


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by Hindat, Aug 30, 2009
Congratulations Gail, Here is to many more celebrations.

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by helenl89, Sep 06, 2009
congrats on anniversary. desperatly would love to come to chicago but cautious cause of finances, saw post about butterfly, whats up?

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