Sep 18, 2012 - 10:30 pm
It has been a hard few months on this board. A lot of people I have formed relationships with had their love one take a turn for the worse. Some died and some are dying. But through all of it, I am always amazed of the unconditional love that I witnessed.
I though some of the survivors out there needed some positive stories. My youngest sister (30 years old) is doing very well more than a year after her initial diagnosis of AA3. She still has zero deficits, running 5k, swimming and going out with her friends; she still works in physics (PhD) and she is still is the most intelligent person I know. She travels often (with me, her friends, or boyfriend) and enjoys life to the fullest. If she has any dark moments of desperation, she has not shown them to me. Her MRIs are stable.
I would have like for her to be in a clinical trial but she seems to be doing alright without it. I sometimes can go for a few hours and "forget" that she has been diagnosed. We are living a very normal life. If it was not for the wigs she has to wear and the monthly temodar we could almost imagine that this terrible nightmare never existed.
I know it has only been a year; but the longer she is in remission, the more I am hopeful. She is talking about having kids of her own one day.