Thank you for responding. "There is no cancer in my liver or elsewhere..".
Just incedible. Gives me chills to read that, and I am so happy for you. Coming up on 4 years fo you- have a great anniversary, and many, many more!!! And it gives us all the more hope. And I pray that everything w/ your ovary will be fine.
When my dad was first diagnosed, I wasn't even hearing 5 years as a "cure'. I though 5 years was BS. No way my am I settling for that sh*t. Sadly, realistically, I think- 4 years..well, I know my dad - well, he would say he would take 4 good years. When I once told him I want to be living donor if I could. No, I said I would give him my whole liver - I meant it. I am single. No kids. Maybe that is my purpose. It is nuts. Would never happen. He said I was crazy to say least. I am on computer at Dr. Bruckner's and I have to get off so I am sorry if the rest is muddled. And the computer is malfumtioning, as is my brain.
You know, I would never bash a hospital, but I am coming close as I keep hearing stories about Sloan. Personal stories and otherwise. I know it's a great hospital and no doctor/hospital is God. Further, I do read great stories about Sloan.
But when you are told something w/ a certainty-Seemingly, and to layperson. That, to muyself, smacks of a God complex. Ego. Ideally, my Dad should have/could learn more. Educate himself to further degree. He went along w/ what Sloan said at every point. Gospel. Nothintg wrong w/ that, maybe. But I would have liked him to ask his own questions. Not just rely on my brother, sister, myself, mom, etc. To know treatment is his decision- based on all knowledge from docs, etc.
We are here at Dr. Bruckner's for our 2nd day of cocktails, after the 9-month journey above. I am so ahppy for your success and look forward to meeting you here. It is ironic - to say the least - that we met w/ Dr. Myron Schwartz also in the past, & he said he could do a resection. We liked him, but since no ogher surgeon including Dr. Kato came close to saying yes, we declined.
From following this site closely for 9 months - I signed up in April but didn't post until yesterday - I know about all the long, brave journeys. And you epitomize such a journey. The ups and downs. Successes and recurrences.
Thank you again. I will look at my Dad's schedule and see if it coincides w/ yours. I dont have my phone w/ me but if you would like call me any time...718-344-4622.