gail Posted June 25, 2005 Share Posted June 25, 2005 Attended a Relay this weekend, and found myself in a meltdown after the luminaire program. It left me feeling unsettled and I tried to share that with my dear sister. The question was asked of me if I considered myself "cured". I had stage 1 breast cancer in 1993, and considered myself cured following surgery and treatment. In 1997 I got a new primary breast cancer, and after surgery and treatment, I considered myself cured. In 2001 a nodule was discovered on my lung following pneumonia. Knowing that breast cancer can spread to the lung, I was very dilligent about following up with doctors. When it was removed, it was NSCLC, stage 1A, and was told stage 1A is rarely found, that usually lung cancer was found in much later stages. I answered the "Do you feel cured?" question with a no. What I said was today, I am cancer free. "Cured" doesn't mean anything to me. The response to this was, "Are you just waiting for another diagnosis?" My answer was NO, but I do not feel that with my history I can turn a blind eye to cancer. I am only alive today because I caught three separate cancers in very early stages. Meanwhile, my life moves on, and most of the time cancer stays in its room in my head with the door shut. It came out last night and caused a ruckus. But it is back away now. love you guys gail Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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