Kasey Posted September 17, 2009 Share Posted September 17, 2009 ..................is the day my LC journey began. It started that day with a chest x-ray. It was a Friday. Monday, September 20 was the CT scan and the day my GREAT PCP told me it looked just like lung cancer . I had a very dismal 2 months dealing with bad scans/reports/doctors. Then in November I found LCSC and two women who saved my life ~ literally. DonnaG and mhutch reached out to me with the info I needed to find my way to the wonderful doc who performed what I was told was the impossible. So either today, the 17th, OR the 20th I consider myself a FIVE year survivor. I was told I wouldn't be here by the spring of 2005. I do not know why, as a stage lll(a or b - depending upon which doc you ask) who was deemed inopeable, I am still here and so many of my friends and relatives (niece Tracy) are not. I go from ecstatic to the pits of guilt. However, it just goes to show you - especialy those just starting out on this ominous journey, that stats schmats - they are meaningless . There will be no celebration over this anniversary - just some quiet time with the love of my life - looking at each other, holding each other, maybe even do a little crying together as well. Celebration will come when there is the MAJOR breakthrough that will enable most advanced stage LC folks to achieve long term survival. Now THAT will be a celebration . For now, just a thank you tho those of you who remember me from that long ago and have stood by me, thought of me, prayed for me, have become friends with me. You have all played an important part in this journey and I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you. Love and gratitude, Kasey Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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