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Memorial Day 2004. The day I finally gave it up and admitted I was very sick and went to the ER where, over the next 5 days, I was diagnosed, scanned and biopsied, and started on chemo before leaving the building. I truly did not know if I would still be alive today.

I finally located this forum, made a post, dove in head first, and the rest is behind me now.

Aside from these pesky and unwanted liver "spots" (mets) I'm finally feeling better than I have in a while. I'm over the food aversion hump for the most part, have been eating like it's going out of style, blood counts this morning were "perfectly normal" after 1 5-day round of Topotecan. Can't get much better than that, all things considered.

From the start, I didn't expect miracles or sudden "cures." My goal has been consistent -- to maximize my survival. I've had some down times, as we all do, but for the most part, haven't had what I'd call a year spent "sick."

I'm just glad to be here as long as I can. I try to look every day straight in the eye, and go forward.

God bless all of you for being here and posting and sharing your experiences, knowledge, and wisdom.


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A BIG congratulations to you!!!! One year - great to hear! Whenever I read that, I get a bit teary eyed...hopeful that someday I can celebrate myself!

My very best wishes that you celebrte so MANY more anniversaries...too many to even count. I am so happy for you!


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You're one of the greats, Di....and I hope this is just the first of MANY anniversaries for you.

Next year, we'll have a joint bash at Cindy's Pub...okay? I just passed my one year since dx on May 10th. Close enough for a joint par-tay...wouldn't you say?

So glad you're feeling better and on your way with the Topo. Keep us posted on how you're doing. Love you....

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