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FIVE YEARS and I'm still alive!!

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EZLiving66
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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.

Love,

Eldri

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cmb
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Eldri,

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. 

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BluebirdOne
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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!

xxoo

Denise 

MAbound
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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!

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LisaPizza
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Wonderful indeed! :)

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

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

SF73
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Joined: Oct 2017

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

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Tamlen
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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!!

Tamlen

ConnieSW
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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.  

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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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,

Cindi

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

Fridays Child
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Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us!

Maxster
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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!

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

MoeKay
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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! 

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Kaleena
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Eldri:

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

 

(((HUGS)))

Kathy

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Armywife
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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!

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Quilter_1
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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
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Joined: Oct 2018

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

cheerful
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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! 

Cheerful

a/k/a Jane

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Primavera
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We all celebreate with you. May you enjoy many more. These posts are good for keeping the hope.

barnyardgal
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Joined: Oct 2017

Wow! Congrats!

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jan9wils
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Happy anniversary. May you have many, many more!

Ag123
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Joined: Mar 2017

Congrats on passing the 5 year mark! :) This is honestly amazing! I'm new here myself but I'm trying not to look at survival rates and such on google for similar reasons. My dad had a different type of cancer (obviously lol) and he was told he had like 30% chance of survival. It's going to be 4 years and he's alive and kicking... So now I'm growing to be aware that better technology/equptment/updated protocols exists nowadays. We're very lucky, and it's a such a relief to know you've passed the 5 year benchmark. It's worth celebrating!

God bless <3

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LisaPizza
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So happy to hear your dad is doing well!

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