- August 18, 2010 at 3:43 am
Recurrences are a shock that rock you to the core; I'm sorry that you're having to go through this again.
My first diagnosis came in 1989, so when I moved up to stage IV sixteen years later it was a setback from which I didn't think I could recover. But here I am over 5 years later- hope does live even in the darkest moments!
I agree with the others. Find a specialist; take control of your treatment plan; take stock in the stories of long-term survival that are here on the board.
One more thing, besides my good response to the chemo, Temodar, I had a doctor who gave me so much hope when he told me that given the pattern of my cancer history, he thought that I had a good chance of having long stints of time between breakouts. I know that it was just a chance, but his words gave me real hope.
My hope for you is that you find that one person who helps you believe that you have every chance to beat this, again, because you do.
Prayers for you,