Feb 10, 2012 - 12:08 pm
I first joined this group about 3 1/2 years ago when a wonderful woman named Joanne started a board for us anal buddies!! I haven't been on now for awhile...unfortunately have been on the breast cancer boards as I was diagnosed with yet a 3rd primary cancer last year.
But I wanted to say that I celebrated my 2nd year anniversary yesterday. 2 years ago I had a liver resection from anal cancer that spread to my liver. I am not looking for congrats from all, just wanting to provide HOPE to anyone who is faced with this. I was told that anal cancer RARELY spreads to the liver, and as many of you know, that just isn't as rare as they say. My liver surgeon told me to live like it could come back at any time, which I do. He kind of mentioned within 2 years....so that is why I am WOOHOOING!!!! 2 years and NED....in all areas that I previously had cancer. Of course the threat of it returning to my liver has always been my main concern. Just amazing what one can go through and come back from and how much can be done these days to keep us here living life!!
So thankful to have been on this board in that time of need, as I'm sure all of you are. So few places where people actually understand what we're going through. A place where we find comfort, support, humor, love, and at times great sadness. I have met wonderful people here...Joanne, Martha, Kathy P, Sundance, etc, and am forever grateful to have made these connections. I wish all of you the best in your journey and know that there are so many here to guide you through it.
We are so strong even at the times we feel are weakest!