I am not sure this blog will have a central theme or continuity. It perhaps falls under the category of rambling. It contains good news and other news.
I have written and rewritten this several times because the situation has changed. Let’s start with the good news. I was diagnosed with a myxofibrosarcoma in May 2007. After 264 hours of chemotherapy, 25 radiation sessions, 10 cancer surgeries and 10 years of treatment, I expect to be dismissed in December 2017. Cut loose!! Cancer free!! I share this news not in a sense of arrogance, but in a sense of urging everyone to keep fighting. Have hope!!
The other news is not as joyful and takes away some of the glitter of my news. Two very good friends have had a reoccurrence of their cancers. One is doing rather well and one has succumbed to cancer. It has taken her life.
I have read that we should not refer to our cancer battles as a war. With that I disagree. War is a damn battle every day, and battles become a war. We want to win wars, and that is possible with the wonderful care we receive at the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network with some of the most outstanding staff available anywhere.
Unfortunately, we do not win all our battles, but that does not diminish our desire to fight. A key here is HOPE. We never give up hope. We continue the battle within each of our personal wars.
— Joe Vitale
RIP-MP. And keep up the fight-SJK
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Joe has never given up during his personal cancer battle. A key for him is to have hope. What drives you to keep fighting? Share your comments below.