10 year survivor of RCC
Friday, October 17, 2008
MUSIC: "Beat It"
Yesterday, as my husband sat in the waiting room of the cancer clinic, a nurse who cared for him almost three years ago, passed by. Instantly they both remembered each other and getting
re-aquainted was great. The best thing though, was her comment of
"You sure are continuing to beat the odds"
as she could remember the oncologist's diagnosis for my husband back then and just how ill he was
Yes, he definitely has beaten the odds and just as we all hear the phrase
"cancer can be beaten"
it is not impossible.
Everyday we are hearing of cancer patients who continue to do quite well, despite receiving a grave report initially. One of the posts on our chat forum yesterday was from a dear friend Mary, whose husband is now a
Yes, that is "10" "Ten" "Dix" "Diez" "Shi" years.......truly amazing!!!
So my point to all of this, is to not be discouraged or most of all don't give up when you initially receive that bad news. Sure, it's devastating, but it's not the end. As I've said before, it is up to you and your caregiver to keep searching for whatever else might be out there. Obtain a second opinion from a oncologist who is a specialist in your type of cancer. It is your right as a patient to always get that second opinion. Search for results of new trials that are taking place and new cancer fighting drugs that are being developed. Connect with another patient (the internet is a great resource) and keep asking until you find the answers to your questions.
At least you will know that you've done everything possible, and you've not just sat there and accepted your fate.
Remember, just like my husband, you might be another cancer patient who could also
BEAT THE ODDS!!!
Posted by Deb at 8:11 AM