Celebration - stillkickin

Celebration Associated with Pancreatic Cancer. Posted on April 3, 2012 View this journey (6 Experiences)

To Hilary, Staci, Karen and others that have been supportive of me...I have some BIG news to share. I've been sitting on this news since last week, because I was still trying to figure out how I felt about it, and still getting over my initial shock and disbelief.

Last week I saw my oncologist, and to my shock and amazement, he told me that I am now CANCER FREE!

I spent a few days crying and thinking and crying some more. I asked myself over and over why *I* deserved to have such a wonderful miracle in my life, when so many of you are still struggling. I don't know what the answer is, but I am profoundly grateful.

Two years ago I was given six months to live, and now I am here, doing well, and cancer free. It doesn't get much better than that.

A huge thank you to all who have supported me on my journey, and I hope that this miracle of mine can bring hope and inspiration to many, because miracles DO happen!

Coming out from behind my stillkickin username...

Pat

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  • Staci1219's Avatar
    Staci1219

    AWESOME!!! Congrats to you for being CANCER FREE!!! You have the right to do some celebrating. Just remember you still have a family of support here as your journey continues along your recovery path. Lots of love to you.
    Staci

    over 9 years ago
  • KarenG_WN's Avatar
    KarenG_WN

    Whoa!!!!!!! That is the most fantabulous news! CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for you, words can't even express. What an inspiration you will be to so many other pancreatic cancer fighters. Thank you for all you have done (and I hope will continue to do!) for everyone else here. You have always been so thoughtful and generous. Enjoy your beautiful life =)

    over 9 years ago
  • G8Rdee's Avatar
    G8Rdee

    That is fantastic news Pat! Congrats to you and hopefully with that inspiration more of us will soon be able to make the same post. You keep on kickin!!!

    over 9 years ago
  • GregP_WN's Avatar
    GregP_WN

    Outstanding! Enjoy life in a whole new outlook now.

    over 9 years ago
  • danellsar's Avatar
    danellsar

    That's not just good news, that's mind blowing great news!!!!
    Ellen

    over 9 years ago
  • Emily6040's Avatar
    Emily6040

    That is amazing News! Thanks fo sharing as it gives us all hope!

    over 9 years ago
  • MAGNUM1's Avatar
    MAGNUM1

    "Still kick"n" you DESERVE your cancer free news! You preservered over a long, ardurous journey. Miracles DO happen! Attitude plays an important role, in the path your journey takes, I truly believe. Congratulations.

    over 9 years ago
  • cranburymom's Avatar
    cranburymom

    HUGE PARTY time!!!
    You made my day!

    over 9 years ago
  • Bashiemn's Avatar
    Bashiemn

    FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! Never second guess that you deserve it. Never.

    over 9 years ago
  • akristine's Avatar
    akristine

    Yay! Good for you. Party like it's 2022.

    over 9 years ago
  • Statto's Avatar
    Statto

    Thanks for sharing...it proves what we all know. NEVER EVER give up...Good things can and do happen!

    over 9 years ago
  • Marisa's Avatar
    Marisa

    Hooray Pat! Thank you for sharing your fantastic news!

    over 9 years ago
  • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
    Lirasgirl33

    I am extremely happy for you! :)

    over 9 years ago
  • hilary's Avatar
    hilary

    Celebrating WITH you and FOR you, Pat! These days are definitely "Grape Jelly Bike" days! ~ Hilary

    over 9 years ago
  • jamrck's Avatar
    jamrck

    That's awesome. And it happened to you because there's something you're supposed to do, whether it be to spend more time with your family, be there for someone else going thru the journey, or to let others know there are miracles. Don't feel guilty - just make the most of it.

    over 9 years ago
  • StunnedMike's Avatar
    StunnedMike

    Awesome new!

    over 9 years ago
  • CarolLHRN's Avatar
    CarolLHRN

    This is such great news. I understand how you feel about being cancer free while so many are fighting. I know I am cancer free and just doing my "And Stay Away" chemo. I sometimes feel badly knowing I will be able to close this journey in about 3 months and so many have to keep fighting.

    over 9 years ago
  • greghull's Avatar
    greghull

    Wow!!!! Such great news!!! It makes me cry just reading about it too. I hope my Mom can get the same news as well soon. Congratulations!!!

    over 9 years ago
  • TomLand's Avatar
    TomLand

    What wonderful news! Knowing some of what you had to go through to get to that stage I have to say it is earned. As my Doc said recently, there are no gifts or free rides with this type cancer, you pay for every inch gained. Now you have set a target for me to reach. Those words must still be dancing on your ears!

    over 9 years ago
  • Blue's Avatar
    Blue

    That is inspiring news. Big congratulations.

    over 9 years ago
  • susie81610's Avatar
    susie81610

    Way to go stillkickin so happy for you and your loved ones to have such wonderful news. Stand up and be proud for what you have been through and beat the odds. Can't wait for the day to be able to say that also. So get out there and do what you have been wanting to do for awhile.
    Happy Days :)

    over 9 years ago
  • SurvivorLiz's Avatar
    SurvivorLiz

    I just read your story and what a blessing. So So happy for your marvelous news. I trust you will continue cancer free. I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer August 2010, went through chemo and radiation therapy, then March 2011 they preformed the Whipple procedure. I'm doing very well now. It was good to read of someone who had gone through the Whipple procedure and survived to become "cancer free". I hope someday to hear those words. My last two CT scans have been increasingly better each time. My next CT is scheduled for September, am anxious to hear how that will come out.

    about 9 years ago
  • Madison's Avatar
    Madison

    WOW what awesome news and a great source of hope for all of us either living through this disease or being the loved- one of someone with it. Congrats

    about 9 years ago
  • JMS's Avatar
    JMS

    Let me add my congratulations. I'm still going through treatments (having had the whipple, IV chemo, just about finished with radiation/xeloda combination, then back to another 7 weeks of IV chemo). I aspire to join you in being cancer free - a condition I hope others accessing this site will also achieve! Jan

    about 9 years ago
  • Kato12's Avatar
    Kato12

    Your journey gives me hope, I have my surgery next month. God Bless you, you do deserve that miracle .I had one miracle last year with Oral soft palate cancer, my Whipple surgery is scheduled for August 7th. Every one I meet I ask to pray for me. God is so good.

    about 8 years ago

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