I feel very fortunate to say that the clear scan report I received today marks the two year anniversay since my last recurrence. Even more significant is that it's 3 years since I progressed to stage IV via a lung met with no further incidents internally.
When I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago, I could never have imagined looking ahead this far and believe I would still be here. But 5 recurrences later coupled with INF, vaccine trial, radiation, Ipi, and pulsed IL-2, here I am feeling very humbled and blessed.
Over the years, this board has been a lifeline to share the best and worst case scenarios of this devastating disease, laughter and tears, and most of all . . amazing .friendships. This is a difficult journey to be sure, but I can attest to the fact there is hope out there and the prospect of living with the beast as a manageable disease.
And now .. .it's time for a happy dance!! :) :)