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There is ALWAYS hope!!! was posted 04/01/2010 06:20 pm by Angel
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I don't know what you consider a long term survivor. My husband was diagnosed in Jan of 2009 (almost 15 mo ago) and is doing very well. I don't consider him 'long-term' yet but he is certainly a survivor. In a couple years we'll start calling him long-term cuz I'm sure he will still be around!

When he was first diagnosed, I had a hard time finding ANY long term survivors because it was too painful to search. So, I had my cousin do some research for me and sure enough, she started sending me stories of long term survivors. I know there is a group who meets here in Phoenix with a number of 'years+' survivors.. at least one being well over 10 years!

So - don't loose hope! I don't know if it's you or a loved one that has PC but don't get too wrapped up in statistics. As our Nurse Practitioner told us, statistics are obsolete just by their nature. Plus as we say at our house, 'you are a statistic of 1.' No one can tell you for certain how you will react to a certain therapy. It may work for you when it hasn't worked for someone else so there is always hope!

I don't know anyone who doesn't get down about this once in a while (myself included), but when I do, I just look at my wonderful husband and best friend and say to myself... He is here today, he is with me today and today is all that really exists. The past is gone and the future doesn't exist yet. Live/Love for TODAY!!



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