FIVE YEARS and I'm still alive!!

EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,477 Member

Five years ago today I had my hysterectomy. When I went in for my first doctor visit, he gave me the bad news I had UPSC. He ordered an MRI and x-rays to see if it had spread beyond the cervix. Based on those test results he decided not to go back in and take lymph nodes. That's why I was given a Stage II/III, Grade 3 diagnosis. Of course, I went home and found a web page that said I had a 16% to 20% chance of being alive in five years. I was devastated! But yet, five years later, I am not only alive, but I also have not had a recurrence. 

Luckily I found this forum! We have lost so many good women and I've tried to make sense about why I'm still here but there is no explanation. The help and support I have received are beyond measure! 

So.... don't believe those statistics. Live the best life you can and enjoy every minute of it.





  • cmb
    cmb Member Posts: 988 Member
    Such good news!


    Considering the tough time you had with chemo and some residual side effects, reaching this milestone is really something to be savored! Whether you're in Florida or Wisconsin, I hope you and your husband can do something nice to celebrate. 

  • BluebirdOne
    BluebirdOne Member Posts: 632 Member
    edited October 2020 #3
    Congrats, Eldri!

    Such a huge milestone! We are so lucky to have so many survivors to cheer us on, to give us hope, to continue to give fabulous support to everyeone here. Thanks so much Eldri, and I am so glad you have proved them wrong! Five Years! Woo Hoo!



  • MAbound
    MAbound Member Posts: 1,166 Member
    edited October 2020 #4

    I'm so thankful that you are still here Eldri! The loses are so hard to bear, so the celebrations mean so much, especially when it's UPSC! I'm so glad your retirment has been so good for you after everything you've been through. Lovin' that you are still using the sock monkey!

  • LisaPizza
    LisaPizza Member Posts: 358 Member
    Wonderful indeed! :)

    Wonderful indeed! :)

  • Forherself
    Forherself Member Posts: 900 Member
    What an anniversary Eldri

    Thank you for sharing your news.  May they continue forever.

  • Yeo
    Yeo Member Posts: 25 Member
    edited October 2020 #7

    Love hearing you beat the stats.  Thank you for sharing great news!

  • SF73
    SF73 Member Posts: 317 Member
    edited October 2020 #8
    Thank you for sharing this

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment with us. Wishing you many healthy years!

  • Tamlen
    Tamlen Member Posts: 343 Member
    So happy for you

    So glad you shared this milestone with us, Eldri! I'm grateful you're here and happy and I'm grateful you're here on the forum with us -- you're both an inspiration and give so much to us all. Happy day!!


  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,647 Member
    edited October 2020 #10
    Right on, Eldri

    I have been feeling really down lately so celebrating with you is a joyous thing.   I am reminiscing about some of your stories ( especially the one about your little dog and your wig) and look forward to reading many more.  

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,811 Member
    edited October 2020 #11
    And many more to come!

    Congrats Eldri! Perfect time of the year to celebrate here in Florida. I hope you make it a very special day. 

    Connie, that is my favorite story from Eldri's treatment time as well! :-)

    Love and Hugs,


  • oldbeauty
    oldbeauty Member Posts: 336 Member
    edited October 2020 #12
    5 Years and Counting....!!!

    It's great to share such good news.  Enjoy! Best wishes, Oldbeauty

  • Fridays Child
    Fridays Child Member Posts: 271 Member
    Such great news!

    Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us!

  • Maxster
    Maxster Member Posts: 102 Member

    Thank you for sharing your good news and bring hope to those of us with UPSC.  I am so happy for you and grateful for the joy this brings to all of us.  Have a wonderful anniversary!

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,248 Member
    edited October 2020 #15
    Eldri, I am so happy for you!

    Eldri, I am so happy for you!!!!  Celebrate with something special.

  • MoeKay
    MoeKay Member Posts: 454 Member
    Big Congrats on this Huge Milestone

    Hi Eldri, I'm so happy for you!  I hope you're continuing to celebrate this huge milestone.  Wishing you many, many more years of good health and an unending list of fun-filled adventures! 

  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,088 Member
    edited October 2020 #17


    So happy for the good news and on my son's birthday too!  Of course I need to do the "happy dance"





  • Armywife
    Armywife Member Posts: 450 Member
    edited October 2020 #18

    Eldri, we all adore you.  I am so thankful for the five years God has given you, and that I've "known" you for over three of them.  Great cause for celebration!

  • Quilter_1
    Quilter_1 Member Posts: 117 Member
    edited October 2020 #19
    Congratulations.  I am in my

    Congratulations.  I am in my living room in my pj's dancing for you.  I hope that you continue on your journey through life for many happy years.  Cheers.

  • zsazsa1
    zsazsa1 Member Posts: 562 Member
    Wonderful news, Eldri.  THank

    Wonderful news, Eldri.  THank you for coming back to share this.  It gives people hope, especially newly diagnosed women who find this site.

  • cheerful
    cheerful Member Posts: 261 Member

    Hi Eldri:  

      Congratulations on reaching your 5 year mark of being cancer free!  I hope you can continue to remain cancer free for the rest of your life!  Enjoy every day that you have! 


    a/k/a Jane