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tootsie1's picture
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One year ago today I was suddenly hospitalized and ultimately diagnosed with cancer. I'm feeling sort of weird today, because I'm remembering the last day I had before cancer entered my life. But things are good!


krystiesq's picture
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You're a poster child for early diagnosis. I can ditto the feelings of weirdness. My mom's diagnosis was last November 2 and at this time last year she was in the hospital. I've felt weird all month. Last year was such a blur.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers, it means a lot to me that someone actually reads these posts, you know.

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Doesn't it feel good to have the year behind you finally?! It's been over 4 years for me, now, and i can barely remember life before cancer. I do remember the first year and the flash backs to all of that horrible stuff when i was first finding out and adjusting to my new life!

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that was when I heard "I'm sorry, Kathi, you have cancer". And, my normally straight-laced GI gal gave me a big hug and told me she loved me!!! MAN, did I know SOMETHING was up!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

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I was told I had some form of aggressive cancer (they thought it was ovarian) by my gynecologist on Oct. 26, 2007, and had surgery on Oct. 30, when they diagnosed me with Stage IV cc. This year around the same time, I went through a week of an extreme case of the blues. I think I was more or less reliving the trauma and mourning my lost sense of immortality. But then I refocused and remembered that at this time last year, I didn't know if I would even be here for another Thanksgiving. Not only am I here, but I am NED. Somebody else posted they were NERD, which is what my oncologist told me (instead of no evidence of disease, no evidence of residual disease. Wonder why the difference?). I love being a NERD! I think the anniversaries are awful because of the painful memories associated with them, but they're also a time to celebrate because we are still here and we are still kicking cancer butt!


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I certainly find those anniversaries to be "bittersweet". I was diagnosed on Dec 27, and Dec 26th is always a day filled with mixed emotions for me -- my last day of "innocence". But, as others have said, it also allows me to count the years I have remained alive and happy since that time (I'm coming up to my 6 yr anniversary). So, I will join others in saying Congratulations to you -- but I certainly appreciate the mixed emotions you must be feeling.
Best wishes,

tootsie1's picture
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I'm really looking to this Sunday now, because that will be one year since my surgery. I lead the children's choir at church, and they're singing Thanksgiving songs. That'll be such a blessing to me. Thanks to all for your comments. Glad to know I'm not just a freak! *grins*

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Glad to hear things are good Gail. I don't think it's weird remembering a day that has had so much impact on your life. God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving.

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