Wednesday, October 07, 2009

My Five Year Anniversary

On October 7th, 2004 I was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer. Shortly thereafter I was told that someone with it spread as much as mine had was given a 16% statistical chance of making it to 5 years. One doctor told me not to listen to statistics so since then I haven't but I can't help but be excited that...

I've made it to FIVE YEARS!!!!!

I can not even begin to express how excited I am about this. Honestly I never thought the cancer itself would kill me before the five year mark but all the other medical stuff has had me worried. The lack of adrenal glands can get pretty scary (almost dying last year was quite traumatizing) and had me wondering if it was going to cause my time to be up. Making it five more years means my body might be scarred, broken, in pain all the time, and sickly but my spirit is holding it all together just fine. I can't wait for my TEN year anniversary. *smile*

So I just want to thank all my friends who have been with me on this ride. Thank you for the calls, gifts, quilts, love, cards, thoughts, and prayers. You have no idea how much they have meant to me. Thank you for listening to me rant and yes, even cry. Thank you for not giving up even though I know some of you have been scared to death.

Here's to another five years. And then another... and another... and another.... haha.

29 comments:

Mary Beth said...

You go girl! :) I've always loved your spunk! Here's to many more 5's!

John said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats on 5 years!!!

Madame Meow said...

Congratulations, girly! I can't even imagine what you've been through, but damn if you don't make it look easy.

GO YOU!

fasb ratings said...

Those are both great. I have neck and upper back pain too. I have been wanting to try out Tai Chi I have done belly dancing. I was a dancer pre pain. My physical therapist said no twisting and there was twisting so I had to sit out during part of the class. It was still really fun though of doing so.

Meet pPople said...

Congratulations! You strike me as a gutsie woman, that's why you're a cancer survivor. I admire your courage and strength.

Andre Stegplatten said...

I've always loved your spunk! Here's to many more I can't even imagine what you've been through, but damn if you don't make it look easy.

JR of SZC said...

Hi! You have a strong fighting spirit, I admire you for that. Keep moving on and you'll be able to surpass it. It's just a matter of win or lose. I think you're winning. That's good. :]

July said...

I'm convinced that the human mind can defeat any statistics. Never stop wanting! Congratstrr

Replica Jewelry said...

Congratulations! Well i think its really a good news for you. I am very glad to hear this.

Rose Belle said...

My friend's daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002 and the doc told her that her daughter only had a year to live. Well, it's been seven years and her daughter is healthy and living today. The tumor has shrunk to a tiny size. I think prayers and positive attitude play a big role in the healing process. Glad to hear your blessed outcome!

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I've always loved your spunk! Here's to many more I can't even imagine what you've been through, but damn if you don't make it look easy.And Congrats on 5 years

clariceg said...

That's good for you. VERY wonderful gift for this Christmas. Keep it up girl! You have a very strong spirit. :)

kellypea said...

A big fat congrats to you! I can't imagine how you must feel kicking butt and taking names as I know you do -- with style :)

Judith said...

Rather belated, but congratulations anyway. Now I must go and catch up on all I have missed in your blog ! Love Judith & Family XXXX

Tanyetta said...

Stopping by to say hello!!!!

Beth Charette said...

Sometimes in the science crazy world, there are 10 doctors attempting to get us evaluated for everything from glaucoma, to cancer, to colon, to mammary.

Frankly, if I were as body conscious as science wants me to be, that would kill me all by itself.

I am so happy to hear that you are still with us.

Keep in up.

You will most likely outlive all of us, so long as the "scientific" community doesn't worry you to death first.

Forbrugslaan said...

You go girl and congrats with the 5 years. Keep it up you got a really powerfull spirit.

Coleen said...

Congrats on your 5 year anniversary!!! Imagine that I found this site quite by accident only to read you are a thyroid cancer survivor! I am currently battling it myself, and find life with a family and cancerto be tough to deal with. I have detailed my story on my blog:

http://itsnotthegoodkind.blogspot.com

I am going to add your blog to my list so I can start by reading at the begining.

Shawn mitchell said...

This is a time for celebrations. Congrats for the fifth anniversary. I celebrated my 25th anniversary last week and enjoyed it a lot.

sandy said...

Just got here today, and so hope all is still well with you.

Congrats on the 5 years and hope to hear from you.

Sandy

parent gifts said...

Congratulations you gutsy woman. you rock. I think i am pretty late but real hearty congratulations.

Frank Zweegers said...

Wow, that's just great! Congratulations on your 5 years! Ofourse you going for the next 5 years :).

I think it's great that your keeping this blog, so that people with cancer can read your blog and see that there is always chance in surviving!

Keep it up!

raoul-eude partenaire said...

congratulations!
It is really nice to read
I hope you keep on fighting adn struggling
You rock, girl and we are with you!
Lotta kisses

Heru Kurniawan said...

wew.5 years. congratulation for you

queenoftheclick said...

Here's to another healthy 55 years!!!

Bretty said...

Congrats on 5 years!! more years to come..good luck!!

Stephania said...

I admire you on that, I hope that you still have more years to come and your strength is incomparable....do continue to enjoy the life you had!

J.G. Wentworth said...

Here's to many more I can't even imagine what you've been through, but damn if you don't make it look easy.And Congrats on 5 years.

Arlene Davis said...

My friend's daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002 and the doc told her that her daughter only had a year to live. Well, it's been seven years and her daughter is healthy and living today. The tumor has shrunk to a tiny size. I think prayers and positive attitude play a big role in the healing process. Glad to hear your blessed outcome!