Awesome Askin's Tumor Survivor!

Inspirational...Lymphoma and Askin's Tumor survivor-Sean Swarner

Today, I am grateful for friends, family, God and hope!



amber said...

WOW, ive never met anyone else with askins tumor.
i have had 2 tumors in my lifetime.
since 1994.
its awesome to know im not the only one.

Obsessedwithlife said...

I'd love to know your story! If you feel comfortable, send me your email and I won't approve it to be public and we can communicate that way :).


Kevin said...

I just found your story and am amazed. I was diagnosed with Askin's tumor when I was 19 years old and am now an almost 20 year survivor of the cancer. At the time I was told I was the first person to survive long term with the cancer. I admire what you have accomplished with your life. Being given a new birthday is a wonderful thing to take advantage of.


Obsessedwithlife said...

Great to hear from you! That's amazing. Did you have Askin's once? Where was it at?


Clare said...

Hi, Rachel.

It's very strange to stumble across your page, as well as to see a couple of other commenters who have survived Askins. I was diagnosed at age 16 (1987) -- also very shortly after the tumor type was first described. I am now a 24-year survivor, with two beautiful little boys. I was originally given 6 months max. to live, and vividly remember looking at the fuzzy buds bursting out on the tree in our front yard the following spring, when I'd thought I'd never see them again. I'm so very happy that you've made it so far!

Never having been able to find a cause for the thing, I like to pretend that it was caused by fallout from the Chernobyl meltdown (I was living in France at the time -- and no, I don't really believe that was the cause!).

Obsessedwithlife said...

Thanks for your comment, Clare :). Congrats on your success!

anamrija said...

reading trough these comment i felt i had to say something i am also an askin tumor survivor this year it will be 18 years since i left the hospital now i have four children and don't think often of the pain and the chemo exept sometimes when i can even taste the chemo... anyway good luck to all and may God bless you

Obsessedwithlife said...

Anamrij- thanks!! What kind of treatment did you have?

anamarija said...

i had some major surgery were most of my right scapula and shoulder blade was removed as well as about 19 rounds of chemo fun ha?

Obsessedwithlife said...

Wow, yeah, one of my surgeries was a more updated version of that! So glad you're doing well and you reached out :).