Road To RecoveryIn Aug '11 I was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. At that time I was given a 28% 5yr survival rate...which later dropped down to 18%. I was told to prepare for the worst. I had to deal with the nightmare of preparing a will & the guardianship of my only child. Having to explain to her that her mommy may not be around much longer. Having to worry about her mental & emotional state and also her future without me. The countless nights I laid awake in bed scared for her & her well being.
I had 2 surgeries & chemo....but didn't have much luck with it. I was growing very sick and felt as if there was no hope for me. I was offered a spot in a clinical trial in SF. To my surprise I started improving. My tests were coming back with significant changes & I started feeling better. It was the miracle I was praying for.
Here I am 18 months later...gaining my strength back....happy to be alive. I worry at times that it will come back when I'm not paying attention...so I've become a bit obsessed with watching my health & looking for signs. I guess in a way it's a good thing.
Cancer is such a horrible disease. Can strike anyone at any age without warning. But even if you're given a poor prognosis you must keep faith & pray that you will recover. Miracles do happen.
hadyourchance 31-35, F 22 Responses 17 Jan 30, 2013