2011 Beginning Anew

I’ve managed to live past the “expiration date” my doctors gave me nearly 3 years ago. As it stands, I have lived 10 months MORE than they claimed I would have if I refused cancer treatment ^_^ So, it only seems right that I go forward and seek out my goals once again. I am steadfast on entering medical school by the Fall of 2011 – exactly 10 years from the day my pediatricians told my parents to get ready for my funeral, exactly 10 years since the day I watched the Towers fall live on TV, exactly 10 years from the day I gave up on my body…

The tumor remains in my chest/abdominal cavity as a ticking bomb and all I can say is that I have drastically altered my lifestyle to keep it dormant. If there really is a God and I know there are angels, I have a path chosen for me that I have to follow. Whether that means my tumor grows exponentially and it ruptures my stomach, bile duct and gall bladder in one painful internal hemorrhage, I can only blame it on me for not having the courage to risk a 10% chance surgery and pray that it lasts mere moments and no longer. I know I have a mark to make on this world, this lifetime and there’s no longer any excuse for me to stay in hiding from everyone. Once again, gotta ‘man-up’ and stick out to the end =o)

2011 – here I come!