• Terminal

    Asked by Brook on Sunday, April 14, 2019


    Once you are told it is terminal but you might have 3 years could that Chang to much sooner or later

    11 Answers from the Community

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    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Hey, Brook!
      We have esophageal cancer survivors here and many Stage IV survivors with cancer in different locations. Lead a healthy lifestyle and do what your doctor says, and we'll all pray for you, too! If you have acid reflux, it's a priority for you to take care of, as well as it is for me. (My cancer is stomach cancer.)

      Wishing you the Best!

      3 days ago
    • akristine's Avatar

      No one has ever told me how long I have to live. I survived retroperitoneal liposarcoma and have been NED since October 2011. I survived breast cancer and have been NED since January 2016. I barely survived necrotizing fasciitis (within minutes of death from liver failure, kidney failure, lung and heart failure) and have been restoring my immune system for a year. I have every expectation that I will overcome all of these attacks on my health and survive so I can help others. Good luck to all of you.

      2 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Akristine, no one has ever told you how long you have to live because. . . .NOBODY knows that except our Creator!!! Doctors are cancer experts and in trying to be KIND, I think they try to give us an idea how hard we need to fight to get more time on this Earth, but it's just an educated guess based on our scans. Most of us dig our heels in and fight like the Warriors we are, so I appreciate that incentive!

      The long-term result is we all become more aware of our mortality, whether it be sooner or later, and we appreciate everyone and everything so much more than we did. Hopefully we'll enjoy some more time to make more precious memories. Then at some point Believers will be rewarded with Paradise. As LiveWithCancer reminded us recently, it's a Win-Win for us. (Maybe cancer is God's reminder that we all need to be ready to meet him.)

      BROOK, the above is the answer to your question, I think. If you want to share more information about your cancer, we may be able to help more. Wishing you the Best.

      Everyone have a very special Easter Weekend.

      about 22 hours ago

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