"I hang in there and take each day at a time."
I had a ruptured Appendix and laid in bed on a cruise ship in pain for 5 nights. I got off the ship and went into the ER and was diagnosed with an Appendicitis. I had surgery and was ready to go home when the surgeon told me the thing they thought was an abscess was a Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma.
I had a bowel resection the next day and they found metastases to one lymph node out of 33, so they started me on 12 doses of chemo which has been so very hard on me. My husband and I will be married 50 years this December, but for two weeks I was very mean to him and wanted him to move in with his widowed sister because I knew the stress of taking care of me was killing him. Well, we talked and I explained how I’m so sorry for all that and we believe we will get through this together. So I hang in there and take each day at a time. God bless.
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- New York
- New Jersey
“Mr. Marcus, you have kidney, lung, and brain cancer. Stage 4. We are going to monitor you for the next 24 hours but there is not much we can do for you here. You need to go home and start making arrangements. At most, you have two years to live.”
I had a red circle on the right side of my breast, and I had lost twenty pounds despite the fact that I was not on a diet. When I went to the doctor their tests couldn’t find anything wrong, so I told them to check out this red spot.
My husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). He had a total left nephrectomy on our 35th wedding Anniversary on Sept. 10, 2012. At that time there was no treatment that was available.