Wednesday, July 15, 2009

One Year . . . and Counting!

It was just a year ago today that I got the call from Dr. Monson's office to tell me that the biopsy results had come back and that I had been officially diagnosed with Liposarcoma. It took a few more days, however, before I actually met with the doctor and learned exactly what my treatment plan would entail. (See http://dnovak-liposarcoma.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html for all of the details.) I would have never imagined that such a thing could happen to me. Little did I know that the (benign) brain tumor I had 8 years prior was not my “big event” but rather just a warm up for the main act that was to follow. Unbelievable!

Certainly a lot has happened during this past year and I'm just happy to be alive, doing well and back to a “normal” lifestyle. Not all Sarcoma patients are as fortunate, so I have nothing to complain about!

1 comment:

Rose said...

This is great news! My daughter had a tumor removed and was then diagnosed with a low grade Myxoid Liposarcoma. Dr. Monson was also her doctor. Two surgeries and a sizeable skin graft later, her pathology report came back clean. I had not even heard of Sarcoma prior to our venture down this road. My family is now doing all we can to get the awareness level up on this cancer. Good luck in your future and CONGRATULATIONS!!!