Guest Estrea Posted October 6, 2003 Share Posted October 6, 2003 Hello all: I just returned from a cruise in the Bahamas with my husband...no kids. Now you are asking "so, what is so special about that?" Well, I will tell you. On October 1, 1998 I was diagnosed with NSCLC Stage IA and told I had a 70-80% chance of being alive in five years. Well, last week, was that five year anniversary and needless to say, I MADE IT TO FIVE YEARS! We decided if I made it we would do something big to celebrate and a cruise to the Bahamas was just the thing. So, Grandma came up from Florida to babysit, we flew down to Florida and sailed on a Royal Caribbean ship for four fabulous, relaxing days. What a treat! On the evening of October 1, our last night, I bought the table a bottle of champagne, told everyone my story and toasted TO LIFE. (Or as we Jewish people say, L'chaim!) I was silent on the boards for a while as this milestone in my life was approaching. I am still not sure how I feel about it. A lot has happened in those five years -- especially two little people called Lara and Justin who will be two next month. But, the most important thing is I have tried to do is make a contribution to the battle against a disease that is ridiculously ignored by the world. I am so proud to have given this group its start, and I am eternally grateful to Katie and Rickey Brown, Connie Berchem, Donna G, Dave Grant and a host of others for keeping it going so strong. Grateful to be alive, Estrea Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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