Remissionthe state of absence of disease activity in patients with a chronic illness, with the possibility of return of disease activity. Remission refers to the response of a cancer to treatment. It does not mean that a cancer is cured.
Remission to me...
It feels like freedom. If feels like water, when you're so thirsty. It feels like fresh clean air, when you need a deep breath. It feels like sun that warms you on a cool day,,,it's that warm blanket from the dryer when you're cold. It's a revival of the human spirit,,,to make you want life back,,,to fight even harder for it,,,to never give up,,,never give in.
Remission to me looks like
|God, just a prayer away...no matter where you are. "Weeping may endure for a night, but the morning will bring joy, he wont give you more than you can bare."|
I was never alone.
LSU Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery is top of the class.
According to Dr. Boudreaux, Dr. Woltering, and Dr Wang, "You are 1 of the lucky ones".
Will it come back? "yes" .... who knows when though! Am I more likely now to develop some other type of cancer? "yes".... probably colon or pelvis ....
Which brings me back to the beginning.
Statistics are just calculated odds, and people beat them all the time.
And Today, I DID!
Today, there is no evidence of carcinoid tumor in my body! My doctors, who feel more now... like family, will continue diligently to treat the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. Frequent scans and blood draws to scout for tumor markers will alert us to anything new. All those in my herd who circled around me will be ready to fight again and will be on guard! On October 21, 2011, I had carcinoid cancer. On March, 21, 2012, I am in remission from carcinoid cancer.