I need you all to LISTEN and HEAR what I am saying. Many of you seem to be missing a very valuable part.
Yes, I am POSITIVE I am going to beat the cancer. THAT IS NOT WHAT THE PET SCAN RESULTS ARE ENTIRELY FOR.I'm looking for my 5 year survival rate, friends. And don't tell me the statistics are there to be broken. THEY ARE THERE FOR A REASON. So LISTEN TO THE HARSH REALITY that I have had to face and hold my hand for the time we have left together. Hopefully we have five years.
The survival rate is ABOUT 65% BUT GOES DOWN FROM THERE because
- I have/had bulky masses
- I have/had stage 4
- I have/had type B
- I have low white blood cell counts
- I am anemic
About the only thing that I have going for me is that I am below 45 years of age and not male.
I am not throwing in the towel.
I am not telling you all to no longer have hope. Please continue to have hope. But stop telling me to not look at statistics. They are there for a reason.
I just need you all to realize that just because they get rid of the cancer, doesn’t mean my fight is over.
My fight is far from over. Fight or die.