Cancer is an interesting thing. It takes you on a journey into the depths of who you are and really makes you look at what is important in life. I am fortunate to have the support system I have, because there is no doubt in my mind that things would have been much more difficult without the love and assistance of everyone who stepped up in any and every way during this time.
I was also fortunate to come into contact with quite a few people who were going through similar experiences with cancer treatment. One of those people is a guy named Jarret. We’ve never met, but he got in touch with me after his girlfriend stumbled across my blog. He had brain cancer, not a sarcoma, but our treatment times lined up and we both had some high-dose treatments that really put the C in Chemo! We have stayed in touch throughout the process and I am glad we did.
We both went in for our 3 month followup scans in August. Mine came back clean. His didn’t. We have regularly emailed throughout this process, and I cannot express how sad I was to hear his news. His doctor has given him 6 months to live. I am praying for Jarret every day and would encourage anyone who reads this to do the same. In his last email he told me that he still believes in miracles, and I do too.
Keep Jarret in your prayers, and feel free to follow along with his journey on his blog: http://survivingcancersoon.wordpress.com/