Throughout this whole cancer thing I’ve avoided posting the statistics. They’re really scary.
With my prognosis excellent it’s time to show how lucky I am.
Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. 91% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis – only 9% will survive more than five years. 74% of patients die within the first year of diagnosis.
I am very, very, lucky. I’ll try not to forget.
8 thoughts on “I Am Very, Very Lucky”
WOW Geoff, those are some ugly statistics on Pancreatic cancer. But
thank God you appear to have beaten those odds….God Bless You
Geoff, So far so good. Keep positive. You must be doing something right to be blessed with having beaten the odds.
Geoff Just keep on top of it. You beat the odds, but its not time to get a lottery ticket. I was told if Cancer has not come back in between the first 5 years you most likely will not get it again. So keep doing what your doing and keep up the good work. <3
Thank God, God Bless and Happy Pasech. Geoff!
I have lost two friends (both male) to Pancreatic Cancer. One died about 18-20 months after diagnosis, the other I believe struggled for two years and just last week I heard that he passed. You indeed have thankfully beaten the odds. For me I have a tiny bit more knowledge of one of my friends journey than the other, and it appears that perhaps your team was more aggressive and responded more quickly to your needs. By that I mean, it seemed like too many days in between a scan and a consultation, or too many days in between a treatment and another scan. While my friend was going through this that frustrated me because I had heard that this was probably the deadliest of all the cancers.
I am thankful that you have beat the damn thing! Your willingness to share your journey may have had a very small part to play in it and you certainly had a great team of doctors, nurses and technicians. I hope this never ever comes back and am wishing you all the best.
P.S. – I wish I was nearly as tech savvy as you so I could improve my website which is on the blogger platform! You always impress me.
I thank you again for sharing your journey with all of us via your blog and presenting at our CT State HOSA: Future Health Professionals 2017 Spring Conference on March 22, 2017. You could hear a pin drop when you spoke. We had both high school students and adults listening. I have some suggestions to make it even better in the future. For right now, I want to thank you and let you know that everyone got a lot out of you sharing both your story and the photos.
You are giving back. I am sure that is helping with your healing. As the other person said, you have a wonderful and talented team of doctors and health professionals that have been working with you to beat this deadly cancer.
Sue Troupe, CT
With all you have endured during your journey I am so happy you are having such positive results. Keep up the good work. I have you on my prayer list and will keep praying for you.