Dec 04, 2008 - 6:58 pm
Hello! I just recently joined the discussion boards, and I noticed that several threads I was planning to respond to were years old, and thought I'd just start a new one.
I am a 27 year old survivor of osteosarcoma, I was diagnosed at age 9 in 1991 and in remission a year later. I had a year of high-dose chemotherapy and a limb salvage operation where they removed the majority of the muscles around my knee as well as (of course) the knee itself, the thigh bone and most of the shin bones. I am currently learning and dealing with numerous long-term side effects and am eager to hear about other long-term survivors and how they're dealing with the effects of chemo.
If there's anybody on here who is dealing with pediatric cancer, either as a patient or a caregiver/parent, I'd be happy to talk with you. Just send me a message via the network. I currently live in Northern Illinois, and will be moving to Chicago next year. I was treated at the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee, and I still go there for my surgeries.
So - I'd love to just get a feel for how many of us are on here. If you can post a quick intro here, even if you already did one years ago, that would be really great. I don't want to bother somebody with a private message if they haven't posted in years, but like I said I'd love to meet other young adults with similar histories.