I’m Still Here!

On July 31, 2008, I was told I had cholangiocarcinoma and maybe six months to live. That was almost six years ago and….I’m still here!!!

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5 Responses to I’m Still Here!

  1. Sara December 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I’ve read your story before and came again to check out updates and have my spirits lifted by it! I read the blogs on the CC site and LOVE that you share your story with so many. It does bring hope!
    Unfortunately, my sister (age 50 ) won’t be a candidate foe surgery any longer due to portal vein invasion and possible (unconfirmed) meta to lungs. She’s so “healthy” otherwise, you’d never know she has cancer! I’m “willow” on the CC website ).

    Blessings and best wishes for continued health and lots of love to you and yours,

  2. Chicago Cubs November 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Hi Cathy,
    I work for the Chicago Cubs in Fan Services.
    We read your story in the Sun Herald and would like to reach out to Michael & Max concerning their visit to Wrigley Field tomorrow (Wednesday). Do you have any contact information?
    Betsy Schwartz

  3. Denise November 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Cathy, Wow, I know not the most descriptive word, but, that’s all I could think of
    after reading your “journey” with cholangiocarcinoma.

  4. Cathy November 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    Denise-WOW is a great adjective!! I love to share my story if it can help someone have HOPE!! I pray that cholanagio isn’t a part of your life but if it is I am proof that miracles do happen and people are surviving this ugly cancer.
    Please let me know if I can help in any way
    Lots of prayers and HOPE-Cathy

    • Maxine Spence February 15, 2016 at 9:01 pm #

      Cathy – you give hope which is what I need now. I was diagnosed in Sept with CC and have had 8 treatments of Gemci/cisplatin. Pet scan in Dec showed no signs of the disease. Dr considers it in remission. Blood work
      last week showed no new signs. Oncologist wants to do a CT in April to see
      what is going on. Do I wait until April or do I seek additional info/therapy before then. My oncologist just says there is no cure and does not give me
      any options. Where do I find your story – I am so new at this.

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