Michael Lewis Posted February 13, 2007 Share Posted February 13, 2007 For all those newly (and not-so-newly) diagnosed, especially with a daunting prognosis, I just wanted to share that this month I entered the 24th month following a mets diagnosis. The original prog was 6mo to 1year. How little they know! I have not posted for some time, but the last two years have been wonderful, living life to its fullest. Setting and achieving short-term goals has been a big part of my survival. (at least I believe). Managed to walk my very special daughter down the aisle this summer, shortly after walking my bride of 39 years for a re-commitment of our vows. Made the second relay for life survivors walk at Husky Stadium and was filmed with several others for a TV special on Lung Cancer, broadcast here in Seattle. A big blessing has been working directly with several other lung cancer patients, sharing experience, strength and hope. Networking directly has given me a sense of connection and a happiness beyond description. I have never felt more in touch with myself, my humanity or others. Without the very mixed blessing of this disease, this would have never happened. What's next? don't know, but as the disease progresses, I hope to reach my 65th birthday in July, to hang a third survivors ribbon around my neck at the Relay for Life, celebrate my wife's birthday in April, maybe eat turkey come Thanksgiving and pass out the gifts, as is our tradition, at Christmas. Hey...Why Not! The grace of God has given me more time than I ever thought possible. The rest is absolute bonus time.. Bless you all.. Michael Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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