Remission #3 continues at almost 2 1/2 years! (More than twice as long as first remission) Woohoo! Was it the latest surgery, the chemo assay that helped us select the latest chemotherapy, the latest treatment itself or the vaccine clinical trial? Or maybe it was a little bit of everything? No one really knows for sure. What I do know is that I am a very lucky girl. There are no one-size-fits-all answers regarding treatment, diet, lifestyle and coping. Everyone responds differently.
Life has been good and busy. I'm preparing for my older daughter's wedding coming up soon. In 2007, I wasn't sure that I'd live long enough to see this day--and now I lost some weight, picked out a fantastic dress and plan to do a lot of dancing at the reception. Even though things are going well, I am determined more than ever to stay involved with the advocacy community and current with the latest medical research. My focus is doctor/patient communication and the decision-making process in the recurrent/resistant setting.