• Anniversary

    Asked by SandiA on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Anniversary

    Today is my 5 year anniversary of my diagnosis. I will never get making the call to get the test results and hearing hold on for Dr Wampler. The doctor who was not available all of the sudden became available. No big celebration planned in fact other than you guys not sure anyone know it is my five year anniversary.

    Lots of mixed emotions today but mostly feeling blessed to still be here. Beating all the odds. I truly am not the same person that made that phone call but I can honestly say I think I like this person better. Hope you all have a blessed day!

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Congratulations, @SandiA!!

      We never do any kind of celebration either, but I do always make a mental note of anniversaries and praise God for another year of relatively good health, especially considering the initial prognosis.

      5 years is a biggie. It might require a bit of celebration!!!

      7 months ago
    • Schandler1965's Avatar
      Schandler1965

      Congratulations! Just the fact that you are here is a celebration! What ever you decide to do, Have a Wonderful Day

      7 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      That is awesome news.

      7 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Happy Cancerversary! It's always a good day when we pass a milestone.

      7 months ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar
      Dick_K

      Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

      7 months ago
    • Kylerem's Avatar
      Kylerem

      Congratulations!! Great news

      7 months ago
    • Lundmusik's Avatar
      Lundmusik

      Congrats Sandi. You are alive and so helpful to all of us!

      7 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Congrats! A major milestone. And yes, you are a better and stronger person than before - despite any lingering side effects.

      A certain number of folks look at me rather strangely, and one or two have called me names, but I can honestly state that cancer has become a blessing. Without it, I would not have the appreciation for waking up each morning that i/ do, would not have gone places, met people or had the experience of interacting with other patients. There is more, of course, but that is the gist of it. I hope to provide encouragement, as I was given a 0.5% chance of surviving the past 11 years.

      7 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Happy anniversary, SandiA! Many, many more! I wonder if anyone ever forgets the day of diagnosis. Hoping those days recede far into the past for everyone.

      7 months ago

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