Seven years of living

9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #38857 by Cynthia
Seven years of living was created by Cynthia
Seven years ago today my husband heard the words from the surgeon while I was in recovery “its bladder cancer and it looks invasive to me”. In the past seven years we have done chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries. In the past seven years we have fought battles, laughed, loved, cried and lived life.

Today I talked to my son about his wedding next year, today I talked to a friend about what I would like to do on my birthday, today I talked to my other son about the holidays, today we signed paperwork to buy a house we plan to retire in, today I have what many take for granite a future and hope.

I know that this is a strange place to put the fact that this is my 7 year anniversary since I was diagnosed with invasive bladder cancer. But when you are new to this it is hard to imagine that the day will ever come that you can again trust in the future I just wanted to let you know that in time it can happen.

I wish you all hope.

Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
President American Bladder Cancer Society

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9 years 9 months ago #38858 by sara.anne
Replied by sara.anne on topic Seven years of living
What an anniversary, Cynthia. You are an inspiration and role model for all of us.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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9 years 9 months ago #38860 by dieseldoc
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HERE HERE!!!!!!!

T1,NO,MO battling bladder cancer since 2005

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9 years 9 months ago #38862 by DougG
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Cynthia,
You are truly an inspriration!!
Anita & Doug

Anita
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9 years 9 months ago #38865 by mamatrausch
Replied by mamatrausch on topic Seven years of living
Happy Anniversary!!! I felt joyous and hopeful reading your post. I know this group has had heartache and lost loved ones but today we celebrate Cynthia and all our futures.

T1/G3-CIS 10-01-2010
10-27-2010-Indiana Pouch

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9 years 9 months ago #38866 by Babsiebob
Replied by Babsiebob on topic Seven years of living
you go girl!!!! Congratulations on 7 years, that is wonderful to hear.
Where is the new house?
Barbara

Dx 4-28-08
pT3a no mo
Rc with Ileal Conduit on 6-09-08
2nd surgery on 6-27-09 for ureter leak
Renal failure on 7-01-09 nephy tube and then stent on 7-09-09
so far so good

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