Some of you know me and my story. Others not, but I've been here for a while and am planning on being here for a loooong time. If all goes well.
Tomorrow I get the results of my latest PET/CT scan. At this point an all clear would put me at 3 years survival, a goal that I will officially mark on July 7th (my surgery date 2009) by heading to the beach with my family and some friends.
I'm a stage three survivor and I realize that I have already beaten some pretty tough odds. I realize how lucky I am. This damn thing is so random and ugly.
I have tried to keep up with everyone, haven't really been commenting too much, but please know that I have been lurking and keeping track. I know and feel sad for those we've lost and welcome the new ones, sadly, to our club.. Sometimes I don't know what to say, so many have lost and suffered much more than me. I'm in awe of you all: caregivers and current fighters, your strength, determination, humor, etc..., I'm simply amazed at how you all cope.
Anyway, if it's not asking too much, send a little good mojo my way tomorrow. We all know what it's like waiting to get the news from these things and it's nice to share this with people who really know that feeling.
Thanks and all the best to you all....
T3N1M0 I think
En Bloc Esophagectomy 7/2009 Dr. Tom DeMeester USC
Neck Dissection 7/2010 Dr. Tom DeMeester USC