Jan 02, 2005 - 7:47 pm
My name's Joel. I'm 19 years old and have survived cancer. I was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma (bone cancer) almost a year ago. I was treated at Mass General Hospital with 14 cycles of chemo, surgery, and about a month of living hell known as radiation.
The last year has seemed almost a blur. Things are starting to return back to normal for my family and I, but so much has changed! I feel as though I have experienced a lifetime in the course of a year. My hair's just starting to come back in (peach fuzz everywhere for now), and I gotta say its great to know that it won't fall out again. :)
Anyway I thought it would be positive and constructive to network with some other survivors who have shared similar experiences. 2005 means a lot to me, it's the start of a new year, and in my eyes a new beginning. Even though I may not know you personally, I know how tough cancer can be, and for this reason I wish you all the best in this new year