I’m 45 yrs young, married for 22 yrs to a great man, and I have a 21 yr old daughter.
I was born with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. Ended up with scoliosis from the LGMD. Then diagnosed in Feb 2007 with Stage IIIC Ovarian Cancer – had 6 rounds of chemo, was declared cancer-free on Aug 15, 2007. Went 10 months cancer-free only for a small spot to show up on my liver in June 2008. Went through 3 rounds of chemo, new cat scan showed no cancer, but had 3 more treatments to stay on
top of it. Stayed in remission 10 months again and I had a second recurrance.
Started chemo again in Sept 2009, had a severe allergic reaction on Nov 4, 2009 (almost died), finished chemo in Dec 2009. Had remission for a third time. Back on chemo for the 4th time since June 2010. Hope I’ll be back in remission for the 4th time – real soon.
Bad thing is the chemo is making my muscular dystrophy progress faster than I ever
wanted it to.
With the hand that I’ve been dealt in life I try to stay positive as much as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.
I always answer as much as I possibly can.
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