• Year Diagnosis Anniversary...Thanking all your support people

    Asked by elissa5 on Sunday, September 29, 2013

    Year Diagnosis Anniversary...Thanking all your support people

    I am coming up on my 1st year Anniversary of Diagnosis....Did you do anything special to celebrate it?( I say celebrate, because I am thrilled to still be here) I am doing a Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk that does happen to coincide with my anniversary, but just wondering what others have done...Also I have had such wonderful support from all kinds of people, besides saying Thank you and sending cards...Have you done anything special for those who have been with you every step of the way?

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    • mistymaggie's Avatar


      over 6 years ago
    • mistymaggie's Avatar

      Took My Wife on an overnight trip to a B & B and nice Dinner--Have more planned <3

      over 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Happy anniversary!! We are all wishing you many more to come!

      over 6 years ago
    • HOBO's Avatar


      over 6 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Sincere congrats to you! I have several important dates to celebrate, as I'm a 2x b/c survivor. Mostly I spend much of each day being thankful--to be alive, for my husband & kids--happy to be alive--and once again, reminding myself to enjoy the good things in life and to let go of those irritating little problems/situations we all have, but that don't really matter in the long run.

      We ALL are lucky, in that this is such a better time to have cancer than it was even 20 years ago; there are so many more options and treatments available now. Also, although not universal, many more people understand what we have to go through in order to fight cancer and there is more support available for cancer patients. When my dad was a child, he was kept away from his grandmother, who had cancer, because it was thought that cancer was contagious! Let's hear it for scientists who study the causes and cures of cancer. :-)

      over 6 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Happy Anniversary. Wishing you many more, we too are thrilled that you are here

      over 6 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      Congratulations. Glad you are feeling good about this.

      Personally, I didn't do anything. I prefer to see the cancer as an annoying, chronic thing that I have to monitor and don't want to give it the power to be important enough to celebrate in any way.

      over 6 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      To be honest I think I thanked my loved one's by simply going through treatment.

      Carpe diem -seize the day!

      And there are more of us everyday but we have got to get the funding to push us over the line.
      All the best.

      over 6 years ago
    • glam's Avatar

      Congratulations!!!! what a great new.....I will also celebrate my first year of NED now in October and since I live abroad and most of my friends and family are distant from me, I plan to write special letters to them, to thank those who have never forgotten to write in the chemo days, those who traveled to be here with me during surgeries or tough moments of the treatment.... those who were constantly calling or in contact, who sent me small gifts to distract me during chemo and those who have prayed and continue praying.......also I will send a special message to my doctors....with my husband we are planning a romantic night together and a day spent with our pets who were also crucial in my treatment success......you can plan a big party or a message sent out, it doesn't matter what you choose, just celebrate and let all people who helped you know how important they were in this moment of your life.....They will be happy only by knowing you won.....you are here!!!!! congratulations and be very very happy in the many more years to come........God bless you and all of us

      over 6 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar

      I have lost track of my diagnosis date. However, I like your idea of commemorating it with some symbolic ritual, perhaps, like planting a tree to honor those who have been supportive.

      over 6 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar

      Hi elissa5...and Happy upcoming anniversary! I know what it is to mark your 1st anniversary and all future anniversaries. Congratulations on such an aspiring event, and many more to come. It takes inner strength to fight as hard as you have over this past year...to defy everything that this disease tried to do to you. I know that you live by the same determination that I do...and you will never give up hope. My own anniversary is celebrated with an email to all my family and friends. They're usually rather long so I don't know if I should post it on WhatNext...we'll see. My anniversary is celebrated on the day of my surgery, the day that I rid my body of all the cancer...that is November 3, 2000 so I will be celebrating my 13th anniversary very soon. I never ever thought that I would make it this far...there were so many days where I wanted to give up, but I refused to do so...and you must do the same. Again elissa5 congratulations on your 1st year, and I know that there are more to come! My best to you...

      over 6 years ago
    • music's Avatar

      Congratulations Elissa5, you are the living proof that Attitude makes the difference: always looking for new natural ways to fight this disease and giving your time for finding funds for research. I wish you many, many more anniversaries!

      over 6 years ago
    • jujunoodle's Avatar

      What a great idea! I never thought about that anniversary, probably because I'm not there yet. I'm sure I'll come up with something. Thanks for sharing.

      about 6 years ago

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