Margaret was first diagnosed in March, five years ago, with metastatic disease with no primary site. She was immediately stage four, and she was not expected to reach this date. Today, she is on no treatment and is better than she has been in the last three years. She still has several small sites, but she is totally asymptomatic and totally herself, enjoying the return of colour on the birds in the backyard. I share this just to share the immense hope there is in this field right now–it wasn’t there five years ago.
I Love your post, to remind us these treatments are there to help us stay alive BUT it is up to us to do the living with or without treatment, I am sooooo loooking forward to spring over here in Brussels they are already selling strawberries at the market but it is grey and cold and rainy….
And it has been a long winter here in Pennsylvania, a lot of very grey days! The snowdrops are blooming and I check them out daily. All of you are so special to share your thoughts here and I feel privileged to read them. Thank you.