Oct 15, 2011 - 7:31 pm
What a shock it was for me in August 2009 to be diagnosed with stage IV cancer. I was so naive--I asked, "How many stages are there?" When I was told just 4, you can understand my shock and disbelief. I saw 3 oncologists to get opinions on treatment; the first thing out of the mouths of all 3 was "In stage IV cancer is incurable, but treatable." No one would give me a time frame, so I got my affairs in order pretty quickly. The only thing I haven't done at this point in time is plan my memorial service. It is over 2 years later and I am not only surviving, I'm thriving. That's why no memorial service is planned, because it doesn't seem it will be happening anytime soon. Of course, besides hope, there is uncertainty.