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Leslie221

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    Leslie221 got a reaction from Paulak64 in How long do you have to survive to be a Survivor?   
    Since my diagnosis, I sometimes forget that every sunrise I see entitles me to call myself a cancer Survivor. Some of us think we can only acknowledge anniversaries in terms of years. But seasons, months, weeks, and even days since diagnosis are important milestones. So are special events you hoped to enjoy and wondered if you would be able to- a new grandchild, the day your worst neighbor finally moved, the next novel by your favorite author, the first cucumber in this year's garden.
    Please share your milestones on this board with the rest of us. Your joy or surprise at achieving something you couldn't count on will be contagious.
    That's what makes this board different than "My Story." You don't have to tell your whole story if that seems to much; just tell what special goal you've reached and let the rest of us smile with you and send our WOOOHOOO's!
    Also share your thoughts on reaching a milestone - things that motivated you, how others helped you, actions you took to fight your cancer. And remember, newcomers will probably look here for hope. Remember what it was like to be so terrified and so sure you'd never get to......Remind us all that we CAN get to...
    We (the moderators) will try to keep track of everyone's annual anniversaries since diagnosis and share that news for those who are too shy or too busy enjoying life to remember! (Let's hope there are LOTS of those!) It'll take a little time to get our lists organized, so, in the meantime, don't wait for us - share it loud and clear!
    "If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell."
    ----Lance Armstrong
    Leslie
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