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katienavs
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Joined: Nov 2006

Tomorrow is a big day for me and a major moving forward point in my life since cancer.
I was studying for the California Bar Exam when I was diagnosed last June. I was 24 yrs old. Stage IV rectal. I did chemo, chemoradiation, surgery, more chemo, and finally reversal surgery in April. Today I'm NED!
I've spent the past several months studying for the bar and the test starts tomorrow. It's a grueling three day exam. For many people in the room it will be the most difficult and important test of their life. But if I start to panic I will remember all that I've been through the past fourteen months and realize that this is just a test, and much easier than a CEA or CT.
I posted in June looking for help on dealing with post treatment emotions; fear, anxiety, etc. I am still dealing with all of that but it's been so nice to focus on something unrelated to cancer and to feel productive and normal.
Just wanted to share what I view as a big stepping stone for me. And for those recently diagnosed, I hope this offers some hope that the things you have to put on hold now can be yours again when you beat the beast!
If you feel inclined to send me good luck vibes for the exam, I could use them!
Katie

fedester
Posts: 757
Joined: Jul 2004

katie,
good luck tomorrow and everyday!!!
sending good vibes.
be well
never,ever give up!!
bruce

Hanac
Posts: 55
Joined: May 2007

So...Remember...

Issue
Rule
Application
Conclusion

Read the call of the question first and underline the buzzwords.

You are right. It is only a test. I took it eight and a half months pregnant...I was totally calm because I told myself I had more important things to think about than this silly test. I think that helped me pass. So take a breath, stay calm,and go for it.

You Can Do this! GOOD LUCK!

Hana

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KierstenRx
Posts: 249
Joined: Nov 2006

I'll be sending you all the positive vibes I can. My husband took the Tennessee bar a few years ago and it was very stressful. With all that you have been through it will be a breeze.

Kiersten

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jsabol
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Joined: Dec 2003

Katie,
Tomorrow is my baby boy's 20th birthday...many good things happen on 7/24; sending good vibes your way as you start boards. Best of luck, Judy

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claud1951
Posts: 429
Joined: Jun 2007

Katie..

Sending GOOD VIBES your way! You truly are a hero! You'll be sensational!!

Thinking of you tomorrow.
Claudia

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Monicaemilia
Posts: 455
Joined: Nov 2006

Katie: What a great day tomorrow will be!!! Best wishes and sending good vibes your way. Monica

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robinvan
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Joined: May 2007

Hi Katie,
I'll be sending good vibes down from Vancouver!! What a great milestone on your road to recovery. Be confident of your knowledge and abilities, you're well prepared and that's what counts most!
All the very best... Rob

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kbienapfl
Posts: 61
Joined: Sep 2006

Katie, with what you have overcome you can achieve anything!

Best of luck to you. You will be in my thoughts and good vibes are being sent your way!

Kathy

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KathiM
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Joined: Aug 2005

Well, first of all....

YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA!!!!

NAKED HAPPY DANCE WITH NED!!!

Second, just like Lance Armstrong...he said when the going got tough during the uphill part...he reminded himself of all he had conquered, and how most of the rest of the field had never fought so long and so hard, and it gave him strength...

Good luck tomorrow!

Hugs, Kathi

Faith4Cure
Posts: 405
Joined: Mar 2007

I'm sending you lots of good luck vibes, although I don't think you are going to need luck. You have already been through the biggest test of your life! I am so happy that you are moving on with your life. You deserve much success and happiness!!

Faith

changing
Posts: 135
Joined: Oct 2006

Praying it goes well for you!

crazylady
Posts: 544
Joined: Jun 2004

Hi Katie,
I'm sending positive vibes your way!
Good Luck!
Jamie

lv2scrap
Posts: 44
Joined: Jul 2007

I'm sure you'll do great!!! If you can beat the biggest battle of your life, you can beat this!!!

Good Luck.

~lv2scrap

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jerseysue
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Joined: Oct 2005

Good vibes coming your way!

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kerry
Posts: 1317
Joined: Jan 2003

You've already met the biggest challenge of your life.....this is just a test and also allows a "do-over", just in case. I'm sending you lots of vibes. Let the calm, happy, peaceful feeling of NED guide you through.

Good wishes coming your way.

Kerry

P.S. Let us know!!!

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davidsonxx
Posts: 137
Joined: Mar 2007

I always love to read these victory stories. I am so glad you posted this. You will do great on the test. Lots of good vibes coming your way.

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jams67
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Joined: May 2006

The maturity and perspective you've gained will help with not only this test, but it will make you a great attorney!
I'm saying a prayer for your success on the test and in life, right now. You go girl!
Jo Ann

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Moesimo
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Joined: Aug 2003

woohoo!!!

what a milestone, good luck with the exam

Maureen

Ania55
Posts: 8
Joined: Apr 2007

Katie!! I hope you still check this page! Congratulations!!!
Its so nice to hear your story mine is similar as yours, please tell me more about the reversal surgery, I´m going to have mine soon and I´m kind of afraid, even when I know that I have past the worse.....
ania

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