Thursday, January 8, 2015

5 years....

Not sure if anyone reads this blog anymore, but in case anyone is doing initial research and stumbles across it: Today is my 5 year anniversary. Or birthday, or cancer-versary, whatever you want to call it. Whatever, it's been five years since my MOAS and HIPEC. So far, so good. Scans have all been clear, markers in range.

Not much else you can ask for, right?

Things that have happened to me since January 8, 2010:
  • Met and married the most wonderful woman I can imagine.
  • Kids have grown by five years, into healthy, happy, fun teenagers.
  • Celebrated 5 Christmases with my family.
  • Became a college president (what?)
  • Working on sending my daughter off to college in the fall.
  • I make dinners for my family most every night, we do things like watch dumb TV shows together, take great family vacations to Florida, Mexico, Door County, House of the Rock, all sorts of fun, and we experience the joys and, yes, stresses and worries of growing up and old together.
All things that I might have missed. I hope to never forget how lucky I am.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just had my five year anniversary. Amazing! Best wishes to you.

keeshamist said...

Congrats on your 5 year "Survivorversary" Dan .... a wonderful milestone to celebrate!
Here's to scores more!
I celebrate my 14th "Survivorversary" in May ... & have been so fortunate to have welcomed a granddaughter 'into the fold'
There are blessings in the everyday 'normals'
Aussie hugs :)

Tara said...

I just ran across this blog!! Congratulations! That is amazing. My husband is heading to his second surgery but first with HIPEC. We are a bit nervous about the change to a new surgeon!

Tara said...

This is awesome! My hubby is 5 years post diagnosis and will begin treatment with Dr. Fournier! It's comforting to know how much his patients like him. I am hoping after the second surgery, we ca celebrate 5 years NED! congrats again!

Shiv Prasad said...

Congratulations. Saw the college president as a LinkedIn notice, congrats on that too. And the marriage, congrats on that.

Will reach 5 years post-chemo in July. Ditto on not forgetting how lucky we are.

Anonymous said...

Hope everything still ok with you :)
My husband did the same surgery in march 2015.
Best wishes from Diana in Sweden.

Jenna said...

Hi Dan,
Happy to hear you're doing well!
I'm having a peritonectomy and cytoreductive surgery followed by HIPEC on March 31st for peritoneal mesothelioma. I'm a little (a lot) scared but it's definitely helpful to hear stories like yours. I wonder how long you were out of work? Did you have chemo? Were you able to work through the chemo?
Would love to chat

Dan said...

Jenna, my email is dan.w.eck@gmail.com. Send me an email and we can discuss! Dan