I am learning so much about this cancer thing that my brain is on over drive I think!
Not everything is being retained, but enough, I think each time.
I have had cancer now three times in my life. At six months I had a glioblastoma removed my my chest and spine! (I just found out from my research that the cancer that I had back in 1950 had a 5% survival rate in 2004... my case was over 50 years ago. That new fact took my breath away for a minute or two!
The surgery to remove the tumor on my spine, left me paralized from the waist down...but when I was about two years old ... I was up on my feet with braces and crutches. At around five years old, I got rid of the braces and at ten, the crutches!...
Now I still walked with a noticable sway, but I was up on my two legs getting around just fine. Then in 2002 I was diagnosed with squamish cell skin cancer and had it removed ...so far so good on that front!
When I broke my ankle in 2004...getting around was so hard....the ankle didn't heal very fast and my Dr said that it would probably rebrake and then they would have to put a pin in it...
EEEEEEEEEEE gads...No...rebraking was not in my play book!.....it was horrible dragging that heavy cast around and with my legs still weak from my being paralyzed as a child...I was having a heck of a time being able to go to the bathroom by myself!
So my husband ( I love him) bought me a scooter to do just that ....and so much more...what a gift that was!
With this newly diagnosed cancer I need to be as fit as I can be...so I am starting to get my legs moving again and I am finally going to get a referral to see a top rehab Dr formally from the Mayo clinic, now at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago!
So there are gifts to be had, in even the scariest of times!