It was five years ago today that I first heard those fateful words from my doctor....."I am so sorry, but you have cancer." My life would never be the same normal it was before those words. I now have a new normal, a new outlook on life. The last five years have not all been bad, there has been good, really good and not so good days. I have had the opportunity to grow closer in my relationships, grow in my faith and share my journey with so many other cancer survivors.
I have grown close with many other cancer fighters and cried when some have lost their fight. I want so desperately to help others win this fight. I find it hard some days that I am doing so well when others are not. I do know how truly blessed I am, and I get so angry at myself when I waste a single moment being angry, grumpy or so concerned with a clean house that I forget what is really important. I do know how precious each moment is.......I am so thankful to God, my family and my doctors and research scientists at the National Institute of Health for the gift of these past almost 3 years.
I just spent the past year fighting stage IV cholangiocarcinoma with no chemo or radiation! My immune system is doing the work! It is a miracle! I believe with all my heart that they will perfect this treatment so that many others will benefit from it as well.
Thank you all for your continued support and prayers.....lots of love to you all.....Melinda B.