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lgraz
Posts: 6
Joined: May 2002

Hi, I am a 34 year old bone cancer survivor. I was diagnosed at age 13 with osteosarcoma and was "terminal" I had my Illium removed, an infected bone grat taken out but managed to learn how to walk again. I also have chronci staff infection in my leg and had my femeral head removed a few years ago..but agian can still walk. I deal with chronic pain and fatigue but manage to live a very productive and fulling life. I'm happt to talk to anyone and am happy to jin this group!

henryev
Posts: 8
Joined: Jun 2002

Dear lgraz,

sml536
Posts: 6
Joined: Jul 2002

Dear lgraz: I am a mother of a young man, who is now 21, that has had bone cancer twice. First time in his humerus in the right arm -was cancer free for 5 1/2 yrs. when it returned in his pelvis and illiac wing. He had the left side of his pelvis removed and replaced with an allograft and then a hip replacement at the same time. He is walking using a walker. It is nice to hear that there are others out there in the world going through so much in life as my son is and still living a happy, productive life 21 years later. God bless you!

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