Dec 8, 2012 08:52AM - edited Dec 8, 2012 01:42PM by AlwaysHope
This year is my NINE year anniversary for being diagnosed with stage 3B Inflammatory breast cancer, triple negative.
When I was diagnosed the first thing I did was search the internet and all the statistics were grim. I honestly never believed I would be here today. I am living proof that there is ALWAYS HOPE.
My life has been forever changed but it is still a good life. I will never be a 'cancer is a gift' person. Cancer sucks! My life is good in spite of cancer and by God's grace.
I don't come to the boards much anymore because life is so busy now. God has blessed me and opened more doors than I could ever believe but I do come on my anniversary in hopes that my story can provide hope to other IBC'ers or stage 3 women/men who are just starting. Don't give up. Don't despair.
There is ALWAYS HOPE and life can be good again.
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March 13, 2010
I am a triple negative Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) survivor of 6 1/2 years now. My last scans in November show that my favorite dance partner, NED, continues to keep me dancing. When given the diagnosis of IBC those many years ago and reading the grim stats, I honestly never thought I would be here today. That is the meaning of my screen name. For those of you just starting and wondering if you will make it...there is ALWAYS HOPE.
While my life has been forever altered by this disease, I can honestly say it is still a good life. God's grace is sufficient. Many times you hear people say 'when God takes something away, He always gives something better in its place.' I always used to smile and nod but it really never hit home until this last year. The last few months, God has opened doors for me that I never would have thought possible.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not one of those 'cancer is a gift or a blessing' types. Cancer sucks big pickles and I will NEVER consider it a gift. My Life is good IN SPITE of cancer and because of God's grace.
November 24, 2010
I just wanted to drop in and let you know that I celebrated 7 years from diagnosis this week and I'm still NED (no evidence of disease). So for all you stage 3, triple negs, and Inflammatory bc ladies, just remember that there is ALWAYS HOPE!
Life is good. God is great and worthy to be praised.
November 9, 2011
EIGHT YEARS!!! Woohoo! This is my anniversary month for being diagnosed with triple neg Inflammatory BC and I am celebrating 8 years NED. I just had my yearly followup with my breast surgeon. There is ALWAYS HOPE!
November 17, 2012
Wow, has it really been another year already! Time is moving so fast. But that's what happens when life is good and fun abounds. This week is my NINE year anniversary from diagnosis with stage 3b Inflammatory BC, triple neg.
There is ALWAYS HOPE. Trust in the Lord and HE will make your path sweet and life worth living. Life is an adventure, enjoy the journey.