In the summer of 2000, less than a year after finishing chemotherapy, Molly inline skated from New York to Colorado, where she lived when she first had symptoms. During “Rolling to Recovery,” she raised over $60,000, educated a lot of people, and found a new friend.
veckon wrote:Yes. Diagnosed on my 27th birthday actually.
[Ana & Alex] wrote:Hey Bina,
I was diagnosed when I was 29. Finished chemo now for a couple of weeks and I'm hoping terribly for a long cancer free fully fullfilled life.
No one that hasn't a chronic and potentially deadly illness in our age will really understand where we are coming from.
I've heard some of the supiddest things coming from people I thought cared about me. Friends who I though where friends were gone after finding out about my diagnosis. Most of people try to empathise and end up building an uncomfortable sympathetic posture that mostly irritates me.
I try to see it as an advantage. Younger people have a better prognosis, heal and adapt faster. So, it can be viewed as an advantage. This is the viewpoint I choose for me. Of course I have some moments of anxiety as well, but I try to put everything in perspective and rationalize.
If I die, the world will go on as always and I know my loved ones will have a though time, but they will find a way without me. And this kind of thinking helps me to take the pressure out of death. Of course I feel very pleased with my life so far and that helps a lot.
But most of the time I think I am just fine. That i am cured and I'm going to live long still, see my daughter grow up and enjoy time passing us by alongside my dearest husband. I try to visualize this things and keep them in my mind as vivid as I can, trips I want to do, conversations I want to have with my daughter and places I want to show her...
And that keeps me going
My goal, more than living a long life, is to be happy. So I need to cherish everyday and I do not let anxiety take the best of me and my family in this time we all have together, and no-one knows when that is going to end, for whatever reason.
If I die soon, I will surely squeeze every effing thing of the good days I may still have of this life. And that is enough for me to fall asleep comfortably tonight.
I hope you as well, find a way to cherish all the good things you still may have...
veckon wrote:Dr. Stadler is not my primary oncologist but I actually have had appointments with her and she is fantastic.
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