Jan 30, 2011 - 7:47 pm
I have started this new discussion thread because over the last year of posting we have ended up with many different threads going on at the same time. It was hard to keep up with them all. I had many people tell me that they couldn’t find where they originally posted.
Over the course of the last year I have met some wonderful people and I’m so glad that this forum has brought new friends into my life. I’m asking that you all come to this forum and tell us how you are doing, or if you are new tell us a little bit about yourself. There are many success stories out there and with so many people being diagnosed with gallbladder cancer recently we need to show them that there is a way thru this darkness. Give a small profile update (diagnosis, dates, treatments, where you are located, doctors that you love, things that have or have not worked for you etc... Also anything that you might want to share with others. We have lost some very special people in the last year but we always will carry them in our hearts and memories of the many discussions that we have had.
My name is Lily and I am a survivor. My diagnosis was in 2005 as Gallbladder Cancer Stage 4 and I was given a short time frame to live. It is now 2011 and I am so grateful to be here everyday. I had chemo, surgery and more chemo for a year and a half. Recovery was about another year and a half after that and I get better and better every day. I have had no recurrences at this time. I live in Henderson, Nevada (suburb of Las Vegas). I rolled the dice and Lady Luck was on my side. The two most important men that are in my life beside my husband of course is Dr. Russell P. Gollard (Oncologist) and Dr. Howard Reber (Surgeon – UCLA, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Pfleger Live Institute). They all saved my life. I believe that you have to treat your body in its entirety (mind, body and spirit), Mediation, yoga, healthy eating and the list goes on. Do whatever makes you feel better.
Ask any of us questions and we will try and help you the best that we can.
Hope and Faith will carry you through.