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.

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME! 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!!!!

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME! 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