chloesmom Posted June 19, 2004 Share Posted June 19, 2004 Hi friends, Well, on the 20th, it will be one year since my lobectomy. It sure does feel good to be a survivor--seems like the past 12 months have passed with lightning speed in some respects, and in other ways, that day a year ago seems unbelievably far away. Either way, I've learned a lot in the past year, much of it thanks to you folks--the info gained from all of you is incredible. What would we have done without the internet when faced with this type of medical crisis? I also find it a little creepy that I now know when the American Society of Clinical Oncologists is having a conference, but I guess that's my new normal..... I felt a lot more celebratory on my first year of not smoking, which now is one year and one month, but I am also glad that this June 20th I will not be waking up in intensive care feeling like my left side is on fire and I've been run over by all the trucks on the Dan Ryan Expressway. No x-ray tech will be coming in my room at 4 am telling me it's time to roll over so they can get a chest x-ray. Roll over--don't they know I'm in tremendous pain just laying still????? Ugh. I've travelled for my work--the first trip 2 1/2 weeks out of surgery--that was pushing it--but I've also been to Colorado Springs (that was during chemo) and Pasadena, CA (no treatment going on at all!!!!!). My husband and I plan to take a short trip for pleasure in a couple of weeks--probably to Door County Wisconsin. Guess what I'm trying to say is that life is good, and I'm one grateful survivor. I wish you all the same good fortune and am setting my sights on year 2. Cindy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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