70 is good

ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,681 Member

When we learned my dad had lung cancer back in the 80's, the first question I asked his dr was what is the 5 year survival rate.  What that really meant was can you cure him.  He just shook his head. I guess that's why when I was diagnosed in March of 2012 at the age of 65, the first thing that popped into my head was I wonder if I'll see 70.  Although it'll be another 8 or 13 months, depending on how you count it, before I reach the 5 year mark, today I turned 70.  I've done a lot of living in the last 4+ years and hope there's lots more left but I take nothing for granted.  Tomorrow my husband, dtr, SIL  and grands are catching the ferry out to spend our annual week on Monhegan.  I'm happy.

Back in a week.  Take care everyone.  I shall miss you.


  • brissance
    brissance Member Posts: 192
    Go for 80.. 90++++

    So pleased and think 70 is just a kid so keep pushing for more and more and more. God bless and have an aweome celebration.  

  • janaes
    janaes Member Posts: 799 Member

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CONNIE!!! I'm so glad you have lived so well after you got cancer.  I hope to beable to do the same.  I have alot i want to still do.

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
    Happy 70th birthday, Connie!!

    Happy 70th birthday, Connie!!!  I agree, why not go for 100??  I hope you have a wonderful vacation and we'll see you back soon.



  • debrajo
    debrajo Member Posts: 1,095 Member

    A very Happy Birthday...70 is the new 60!  My mother got stage 2 agressive breast cancer back in 1985...she is still here, living very well with me and she is 90(oh, she said "90 1/2"!) Never had a recurrance. Surgery, no chemo or radiation, just the Tamoxifan for five years!  We all still have a little living to do!  Best, Debra

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,388 Member
    edited July 2016 #6
    Connie, have a great

    Connie, have a great celebration with your family!  You have always been so supportive over the years to the women on this board and you are such a GIFT to us.  Happy birthday!

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
    Happy Birthday Connie! Have a

    Happy Birthday Connie! Have a blast on your vacation.

    Agree with everyone else - life is short so keep going for 80, 90, 100!

    Thanks for all of the support and wisdom you provide to all of us.

    Love and Hugs,


  • giggs100
    giggs100 Member Posts: 91 Member
    Happy Birthday !!!

    Connie, hope you have a great time and again HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more to come !!!

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member
    Happy Birthday! I hope to

    Happy Birthday! I hope to reach 70 like you! Enjoy every moment!

  • Kvdyson
    Kvdyson Member Posts: 790 Member
    Happy birthday and wishing you many, many more!

    Connie, happy birthday! May you enjoy many, many more happy annual weeks on Monhegan!

  • Double Whammy
    Double Whammy Member Posts: 2,832 Member
    edited July 2016 #11
    Happy 70th!

    That is so good.  That 5 year mark is just around the corner.  And remember, with each passing year your odds for success improve.  Hooray for you!


  • BabyCoach
    BabyCoach Member Posts: 95
    Great News

    keep on truckin. I can vouch that the 70's is a very good decade. You will enjoy your good fortune. Go ahead and be the center of attention. Your family wants you to be!

  • Editgrl
    Editgrl Member Posts: 903 Member
    Yea! for 70

    A belated happy birthday!  And here's to many more to come!


  • CindylovesMike
    CindylovesMike Member Posts: 50
    Happy Birthday

    dear lady, I too hope to make it to 70. Have a wonderful time with family, that is what life is all about.