Topic: One year ago today I had unsuccessful resection surgery

It's been a year already.  I'm still here.  Still feeling good except a little pain and fatigue.  I've been on chemo for 20 months straight, and haven't lost any hair!  I'm looking forward to my 2-year survival mark in August, and my three-year after that, and so on.

I just want to let you all know that it is possible to live a mostly normal life and survive with this monster disease.  I'm Stage IV, and you'd never know it.  As Lainy likes to say, "Attitude is everything"!

I'm going to retire in 6 weeks, not because I have to, but because I want to be able to spend more time with my family and less time at work in the time I have left.  I want to retire while I still feel up to doing things with my family.  I'm scared about the financial aspect, as I don't have any savings and I will go for a month without a paycheck until disability kicks in.  But I am confident that God will provide a way.

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You GO Girl!!!!!   We are behind you 100%!  Very proud of you and your "survival" attitude.  Love and hugs going your way.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Lisa,

I too admire your attitude.  You have made a very hard to make decision, but you seem confident that it is the right one for you & your family. I am sure that everything will work out just fine. I will be hoping for the best for you & your family.

Take care & keep that postive attitude.

Darla

"One Day At A Time"

All of my comments and suggestions are just my opinions and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.   You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care providers.

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Lisa.........I'm with you all the way.  Also, if needed you can work up to a certain number of part time hours without being penalized.  Keep your chin up! You will do just fine.
Bless Ya!
Jeff

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Yayyyy Lisa! You're an inspiration to us all!

Kristin

Peace, hope, and healing to all!

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Work is overrated.

Family is underrated.

Best of luck and spread your love while you have it.

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I think about you a lot, Lisa, especially as my liver ressection is looming and I cannot even imagine how devastating it is to hear that the resection is unsuccessful after being given hope like that.  It's essentially all palliative care from there and I admire the courage it must take to live in the presence of your mortality.

I follow along on your blog and am inspired by your faith.  I am glad you will no longer be working and can concentrate on living life to the fullest.

O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not my will but thine be done.  Matt 26:39

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That's right, girlfriend.  I'm glad you're retiring and feeling mostly normal.  I found that that darn chemo gave me hair under my chin.  Talk about feeling "just a tat masculine."  I think about you every single day, Lisa, and pray for you at night. 

Sophie

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Sophie, it always warms my heart to see you post. I think of you and Lisa every day. Miss your smiling face on here. Lisa, just tell everyone you are independently wealthy so you took an early retirement!!!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Thanks Lainy, your heart is as big as the whole outdoors.  I try to get on when I can.  I'm always wondering how the Miracle Man is doing.  I feel a happiness when I read all the posts of those of you with terrific attitudes and enjoying each day.

Faith in all of you,
Sophie

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YO GO GURLLLLL! LISA I LUV YOUR ATTITUDE! I TOO HAD AN UNSUCCESSFUL RESECTION SURGERY IN JULY OF '07...was given only 6-8 months to live but I REFUSED TO ACCEPT THAT AND BEEN FIGHTING THIS EVIL DISEASE EVER SINCE!!!!!! I hope you spend a lot of time with your family and yes you are absolutely correct.....God will provide just turn it over to him and you will see miracles right before your eyes! Tony