Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ten Years!

July 29, 2005
DX Stage 3B Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
9 cycles of Carboplatin/taxol/selenium ( Phase 1 Clinical Trial)

October 3, 2008
Recurrence : CT scan shows lesions on my spleen and liver
Spleenectomy , Liver resection
6 cycles ( carbo/taxol 2 cycles then 4 taxol only)

July 29, 2010
The 10-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 38%. (ACS Cancer Facts, 2012)

I am grateful to be in that 38%. 
I am grateful for the love and support of my family and friends.
I am grateful for my faith. 
I am grateful for Dr Lorna Rodriguez and Dr Darlene Gibbon at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. I would not be here without the excellent and compassionate care they provide. 

I want to give back to these doctors who have given me 10 years of life so I have created a personal campaign to raise funds for the  Ovarian Cancer Research Support Fund at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (RCINJ). If you are able please donate and support the exciting ovarian cancer research being done at RCINJ.  Please click here to get to my fundraising page.  
Thank you!

Every Day is a Blessing!


Karen Herrmann said...

Congratulations on your milestone. I just passed 6 years since my diagnosis, but an currently doing chemo (Carbo) from a recurrance last year, but my CA-125 is now at 10 and I am feeling great. My husband, oldest daughter and I all went to Israel and Italyin June and I felt great the whole time and enjoyed it so much.
Best to you-
Karen Herrmann

Dee said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much for your comment. I am happy to hear your CA-125 is at 1O and have taken the time to travel and enjoy like with your family.
May you have many more years of fun.