Hello all. I am blessed to report in 2013 as a 49th year survivor. I was age 10 when I lost my left kidney to a Wilms tumor. I had 6 months of cobalt radiation. I was on my way to my first cotillion when I felt horrid pain, much like a runners cramp that started early in the day and progressed. I had no symptoms until that day when the tumor ruptured. Although I knew I had an illness my parents never told me the full impact until I became pregnant. They disputed my report and then told me that the doctors had indicated the impossibilities.
I married my second husband late in life and we were married June 2006. June 2008 Doctor discovered colon cancer stage 2 and it had not spread at that time. He had 5 weeks radiation and then a three year remission. February 2012 - June 2012 had to do chemo due to rising CEA and two active swollen Lymph Nodes. August 2012 had to go to surgery for blockage due to radiation scaring and had to have the colostomy. After surgery CEA was 1.9, Doctor also found dead tumor and it was removed. After surger
I was diagnosed in Nov. 2010 With AML m3 cancer. This was during a very rough time in my life with my recent divorce and the death of my 27 yeay old son only four months earlier. My girlfriend and I agreed we wanted me to be treated at Shands Cancer Centerin Gainsville, Florida. They were fantastic and very professional. I spent three months there before being able to go home. I had my three follow-up chemo sessions at a more local hospital in Melbourne, Florida. I have blood test regularly and am doing well so far. My Dr.
This is Rocky. He loves me and I love him. He doesnt care if Im sad or grumpy. Im so glad I have him.