Posted By : Jan Phillips | Posted On:February 19, 2017 | Views: 218
I am an ovarian cancer survivor. At least I am for now, but I have definite plans to make it to the infamous 5 year mark and beyond. The thing is I don’t know how I got to the “cancer free” point 21 months ago and it’s driving me crazy trying to figure out why me and why other ovarian cancer survivors and why not the others who don’t survive?
My physicians just tell me to take it and run. Be happy! I am, truly I am but I can’t get over the feeling that those of us who have risen from the ashes and come through clean must have something. We must have something in common that has allowed us to survive this horrific event in our lives. It might be as simple as faith and determination or as complicated as genetics and DNA. Whatever it is, there has to be a common denominator between us and perhaps in finding these commonalities we can help each other and future survivors.
In the spirit of discovery I have created a network for ovarian cancer survivors and those currently living with ovarian cancer; LifeOn. I realize that there are many other websites and support groups available to cancer patients but LifeOn’s purpose is to encourage open and honest discussion about ourselves in the hope of finding what we all have in common. What is it in our lives, in our bodies, in our personalities that has worked, that has helped us to survive and to LifeOn.
Please go to the Network page and locate the LifeOn Network. I welcome your participation. Also, please feel free to respond to this blog or to write your own. We all have stories. I would love to hear yours.
Michael PhillipsMarch 6, 2017
I am betting you will make it to 100 years old at least. Of course I will be 102 then. I wonder if either one of us will know who we are at that age. Hey, you are coming up on two years this month, by my calendar.