I have spoken to my oncologist about my survival,she has no answers except that people do live when it is not expected.
It is very hard not to be overwhelmed by all that is happening,
After surgery and during chemo I had lots of support,and love from family and friends,I just took it one day at a time during recovery from surgery and chemo,it is very much a mind issue as much as a bodily cancer issue.Trying to stay positive is difficult,doubts creep in but you must try and ignore them,I meditated to try and keep some calmness around my thoughts and focus on small gains regularly.
You are a Mother of 2 children,that is so unfair,but when people are faced with harsh realities,you may be surprised of the strength and courage inside of you that you can draw on in this life crisis.Mothers are very strong when something comes between them and there children.
I wish I knew the secret of my survival so others could benefit But I don’t ,I focused on recovery from surgery first then the next issue that arose.
I have read previously of your surgery it is very complex,not as straightforward as a Whipple but hopefully your recovery will go well ,patience will be a virtue.
I am sorry I can’t elaborate further on my survival I am a very
I wish you good luck and best wishes with your subsequent surgery and recovery.
Thank you kj for your reply.
You are so very true when you say "you may be surprised of the strength and courage inside of you that you can draw on in this life crisis. Mothers are very strong when something comes between them and there children."
This is absolutely right and its so good to be reminded of this - so thank you for your comment.
Its easy to feel weak in the face of cancer but I am trying to gather all my mental, physical and spiritual resources to fight this. I dont want to feel powerless. I want to feel powerful. And I'm sure this is something you must have felt.
I wish for us both longevity and old age.
Thanks for your wishes on longevity ,After reading your post I can see that your mindset is in the right place to be prepared and face what ever is thrown at you in the future.
I really hope and pray that all goes well for you ,Toughchick the name suits you after reading your post.
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