Andrew this is a really good thread. I have not read all the posts but I have read enough.
The year I was diagnosed I got the call in June. 2 months later I walked my first survivor lap. It was also my last survivor lap. I walk the Luminary lap. I like what it stands for. I like it when the word hope turns to the word cure. This year as all others my band will play and I will wear my Survivor shirt from my first relay 7 years ago. Even after 7 years of H/T it still fits. This year I will be the speaker before the luminary lap. The word survivor to me signifies finality. My battle is ongoing and I am surviving until I no longer can. If seven survivor shirts give others hope I will proudly wear them however I am still waiting for the word hope to go out and the word cure to burn forever. Todd
Dx6/06 age 42 psa3216 bone mets lung mets lymph mets mass growing into bladder
Lupron/Cassodex psa dropped to <0.05 all scans clear on jan. 09
2010/2011 lupron holiday and 6 months d.e.s.
Psa rising 6/11
Bone scan 2/20/12 clear
cat scan 2/17/12 1 nodule lower lobe right lung 1.5cm square
Completed Provenge therapy June 1st 2012Todd's blog