mhutch1366 Posted August 11, 2005 Share Posted August 11, 2005 I am now officially five years post diagnosis, post radiation, will be 5 years post surgery end of August,and post last chemo on Halloween. This is as close to a miracle as I'm going to get. Pancoast tumors are rare; the recent stats shows the combination I received 1-2-3 to be effective. They just don't have data past 48 months. Thank you, Dr. Schrump, my nimble fingered surgeon. Thank you, Dr. Sotos, my oncologist, Thank you, Dr. Holden, my pulmonist, Thank you, Liz Augustine, my physical therapist for over a year. AND Thank You, dear Lord. I have seen my youngest learn to read, develope a sense and style all her own; I have seen my oldest start to date, arrive in high school, contemplate college. I know You have something for me to do as I am still here, and while I'm waiting I'll gladly suffer the shrinking stature, the scoliosis and assorted bone and hypertension problems that come with the pain of surviving the thoracotomy and removal of a massive tumor. I'll pray for those who have gone before me, and for those who will come after me. And I will live each day, enjoy the birdsong, and the color of the sky. I will always remember in my prayers those members of my spiritual family here at LCSC. Love and prayers to you all, MaryAnn XOXOXOX Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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