Shout-out to RealTime Cancer

Was pretty excited the other day-I opened my snail mail and looked at the latest brochure for RealTime Cancer and what do I see on the back? An announcement for a new article- "The Best and Worst Thing in my Life" by Rachel !

Almost five years ago I found out that statistically speaking, I had weeks to live. No one in the world had ever survived a relapse of my type of cancer following a stem cell transplant...

Thanks, RealTime Cancer for promoting my writing (even though I'm not Canadian, haha!).

Today, I am grateful for: another fun day and more time to get work done between me and Tuesday, for my professor giving the class an extension on part of the project, for my special family, friends and God.



Anonymous said...

You are becoming an author. I enjoyed reading the article.


outre said...

I enjoyed that article. You have a pretty amazing story.

One day I'll post more of my own story in my blog. I though the sarcoma I might get(MPNST) was rare but compared to Askins it's a dime a dozen.

Obsessedwithlife said...


Outre-Thanks! What kind of cancer do you have? Is it a sarcoma?


outre said...

I don't have cancer, but for a while my doctors thought I had MPNST, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor which is a sarcoma. Actually, it's never been fully ruled out, and my risk of developing it is higher than the general population's due to my genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1.

Anyway, between the time I found out about my most concerning tumor(I have tons.. never tried counting them all) and when I finally felt comfortable to leave it be was well over a year. Now I'm back to being a bit more concerned than usual. A clinical trial I'm trying to get into wants to do a PET scan as part of eligibility testing and PET is not part of the standard protocol.

Obsessedwithlife said...

Outre-Wow, I'll keep you in my prayers! A PET scan might be good? It'll tell you how active the tumors are.

outre said...

I guess I'm not too keen on the idea of being ineligible from the trial b/c the tumor shows high uptake, which with NF doesn't meant malignancy. There's a whole train of thought involved here that I should really turn into a post. I prob will...

SweetAnnee said...

that you're an author
and that you are a

you keep me the MOST hope!!

Dee said...

GO RACH GO! I am so proud of you woman.

Obsessedwithlife said...

Dee-Lol, thanks ;).