May 29, 2013 - 11:39 pm
I would like to start a thread about survival; I lost a great deal of online friends to brain cancer and I would like this thread to be a beacon of hope for the newly diagnosed. I remember when my sister was diagnosed I went into panic mode. My own life did not seem worth living. I was crying non stop. I refused to accept (I still do) this horrible diagnosis. My sister is my super hero.
I will start: my youngest sister at the age of 28 was diagnosed with AA3 in August 2011. She had two surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy. This spring she graduated from her PhD in Mathematics, found a great paying job a months ago. She travels, runs 5K every day, has a boyfriend. There are no signs of the monster except the patch of baldness where she sustained radiation.
I also know a facebook friend who got diagnosed with AA3 three years ago and got accepted to medical school. He also does not have any deficits and lives his life to the fullest.
Finally, a collegue of mine was diagnosed with AA2 more than five years ago. He still skies every week end during the winter, works full time, has two children and a wife.
Can you post your survival story/announcement?