Well this is a post I never EVER thought I would be writing. 10 years today I had my op and my cancer was confirmed with the words 'the prognosis is not good, you probably have a couple of years', delivered at my bedside by my surgeon who I had never seen before and whilst I was on my own recovering from a radical hysterectomy. Well as you can see, still here ladies, so take heart, things aren't always as dire as first painted. I know a lot of you are having a really tough time at the mo, and I know how tough things can be. I haven't sailed through the last 10 years, there have been plenty of tears, rough times, despairing times etc but I'm still here! I'm sending each and every one of you the biggest hug I can muster, thinking of each and every one of you and all the teal sisters who are no longer with us on the forum but we carry in a small corner of our hearts and who I am actually shedding a tear for as I write this post. God bless xxx Kathy xx

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  • Such a beautiful thing to write! We all share in your personal joy and long my you continue to live a full and healthy life. Love Bx

  • Amen to that Barbara123, with God's Grace we all will have a great long life!!!

  • What a wonderful post! Thank you, Kathy. x

  • So happy for you very good news best wishes Clare xx

  • Yes beautiful and inspiring. Very very happy for you and wishing the best always x

  • Wonderful!!! You are such an inspiration Kathy. Many many congrats on your 10 years!! xx

  • ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช

    Dil xx

  • Many many more Kathy ,Fantastic news ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for been here and giving all of us hope . Xo xo

  • Thanks Kathy, a really uplifting post, you rock girl xx

  • That is such a lovely post , fabulous news congratulations and may it continue for many years to come . You Are such an inspiration to us all .

    Pauline xx

  • Congratulations a goal we all aspire to. Here's to the next ten years. As said above you are a very inspirational lady. X

  • Thatโ€™s a fabulous post and has made me cry. Iโ€™m so happy for you that you have been able to post such a positive message.

    Big hug back to you Kathy. Xx

  • Fantastic news and beautiful post Kathy . You are an inspiration. Wishing you many many more happy years ahead .

    Love and a big hug and enjoy your celebrations ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’œKim x

  • Seeing the title '10 years' is quite overwhelming! I get why you have tears, I'm emotional reading this. Congratulations. Very very happy for you and gives us all hope xxx

  • So inspiring!! Gives us all lots of reasons to keep our chins up !!!

    Much love โค๏ธ xxx

  • Kathy you are a total star! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

    What a fab post!

    Lots of hugs right back and may you be around for many many more years to come!

    Onwards and Upwards!


  • Woohoo! Congratulations, Kathy - youโ€™re our poster girl for beating the odds ๐Ÿ˜˜

    Vicki x

  • Awww ๐Ÿ˜ญ Here's to the next 10 yrs my lovely xxx

  • What fantastic news Kathy

    L x

  • Bless you, what a lovely post, congratulations on reaching your big milestone, it just goes to show we can defy the statistics and that weโ€™re not a number but each one of us is a strong lady. Hereโ€™s to the next 10 years love ๐Ÿฅ‚. โค๏ธXx Jane

  • What an inspirational lady you are and huge congratulations on a wonderful milestone, here's to the next ten years!


  • A lovely post to read. Thanks for sharing here's to many more xx

  • thank you for such beautiful word & much love to you lovely Kathy... XX

  • Thank you Kathy for such an uplifting post, I agree the road can be full of curves and things. Sending hugs back to you across the Irish Sea, we miss those whol are no longer with us on the forums and wish they were here too, My prognosis wasnt great on recurrence almost seven years ago but I am also here doing okay at the moment, Wishing you all the very best and many many more years

  • Fantastic anniversary. ๐Ÿพ

  • Hooray!!! It's what everyone of us is hoping to achieve! You are truly an inspiration. Very uplifting post, Cheers! Xxx

  • Iโ€™m so so happy for you and what a beautiful heartfelt post.

    Lots of hugs. Xxxxxxxx

  • Amazing Kathy, roll on the next 10 years.....xxxx

  • That's fantastic Kathy, a great post for us all to read. I read a lot of your posts and they are always so inspirational, kind, thoughtful and wise. Thanks for giving me, us, a boost with your lovely post above. Keep healthy and happy. :) xx

  • Kathy,

    What perfect timing thank you so much for that. What BN mk ore can I say. Perfect

    Ann Nora ๐Ÿ€

  • Wonderful news and what a marker! Hooray

  • Such a fab post-we need u here & thanks again xx

  • Welling up reading it too. Such an inspiration. Something i needed to hear today as second line imminent. Well done lovely lady. Xxx

  • Congratulations!! What a lovely, inspiring Post, Kathy. ๐Ÿ‘ I'm sure it will give many others hope. Here's to the next ten ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚.

    With love, Solange ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜Šxx

  • Brilliant post so full of hope and joy! So happy for you and wishing you all the best xxx


  • Kathy , you are one splendid lady ! Thank you for continuing to inspire us , even on the glum days . Raising my cup of tea to you now to say , " here's to the next ten ! Cheers " .

    Love and huge hugs x

  • Brilliant, Kathy. Makes the day feel good.


  • What a lovely moving post. Can only imagine the strength and courage rhat has sustained you over those 10 years. Wishing you many, many more years of living loving and enjoying life.


  • Its posts like this that raise the spirits giving hope and understanding. Manynmore good health years are wished forntou, god bless

  • Dear Kathy,

    You are my inspiration. If you can do it... We all can.

    Thank you for posting this, it's heart lifting, it's something g that we all need.

    You are amazing fighter


    Zaneta xx

  • Woo hoo...so good to hear some positive news! Congratulations! I'm sure that deserves a celebration! ๐Ÿพ Its so admirable that after all these years your still on this site offering your support to all the ladies that need it. xx

  • In down times--and sometimes not--I look for people who post things like this! Thank you Kathy--you are so giving on this forum and this is just another example of taking the time to make many of us feel better--and that it is possible. Hugs, Judy

  • This is definitely an occasion to mark! All of the milestones we aim at - 3 months, 6 months, a year, two years, five years, ten years - are all part of how we deal with this disease. Sometimes, we go through a milestone more than once! Each relapse is a reset, and we start counting again.

  • Kathy. Thank you for inspiring us all with your lovely post. You give me hope for the future, a wonderful gift. Lots of love and a great bit hug. Jo ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ

  • So happy for you. You're an inspiration:) x

  • God bless you Kathy, and cheers to another 10 plus years with much health!!!

  • Hallelujah!

  • Kathy, what a lovely post...you are our inspiration and Iam certain helped those too a great deal who are no longer with us....you will be one of those dying of old age(!) love Chris xxx

  • Fantastic xxx


  • Thankyou Kathy,your post give hope to us all! Delighted for you,and I m sure it hasn't been easy either. XX

  • One word: BRILLIANT!๐Ÿ˜€

  • So happy for you! Gives us all more hope. May you continue to stay well.

  • Thank you for being here!

  • Well done you ! We all want to take a turn now. Best wishes for the next 10. Pauline.

  • Id love and regularly wish and pray for each and everyone of the ladies here to be as lucky as I feel. xx

  • Beautiful post Kathy xx

  • Hi what an uplifting post. Congratulations to you, that I'm sure will give hope to lots of ladies me included. Yes we all have our ups & downs, but being positive helps I'm sure. Well done you here's to the next 10 ๐Ÿฅ‚xx

  • Thank you for sharing Kathy. That's such great news. Andrea xxx

  • I canโ€™t believe I missed this post.

    Congratulations Kathy hereโ€™s to the next ten years. I think you are a total inspiration

    Iโ€™m hanging on to your shirt tails in the hope of being able to write a post just like it.

    Much love

    LA xx

  • Congratulations and here's to the next ten years.

  • Kathy- thanks for giving us some hope! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Hi Kathy, That is wonderful news so happy for you Pam x

  • 10 years wow, I wont give up my fighting pants yet then, just another 6 and a half to go, something for me to aim for, wishing you at least another 10 years Kathy. xxx Jeanette

  • Thank you for the uplifting post I am 9 months in remission after radical op and 18 consecutive weeks of carbo/ Paxel and have been given a good prognosis with a ca125 of 7

    So it's nice to hear a good post instead of scary it's back ones

    Thank you

  • That is absolutely fantastic Kathy. Here's to another 10 years, plus. That's what we like to hear. xxx

  • Wow fantastic post Kathy, know it canโ€™t all have been straightforward but youโ€™re a shining example of getting the most out of life, cancer or no cancer!

    Sorry I missed this yesterday but hope you did something lovely to celebrate ๐ŸŽ‰


    Madeline xxx

  • Well done Kathy!!! You are a beacon of hope to all of us out here. May you have 10 more +๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธโค๏ธ

    xx Carol

  • I love your style. Keeping this disease in perspective is no mean feat. Your strength, empathy and humour are inspiring. 10 years and counting.

    Go Girl. Loraine xx๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒŸ

  • Wonderful post, give me hope, thank you for posting.

    Much love xx

  • How kind of you to write this for others. I recently celebrated 10 years too. ๐Ÿ’•

  • Brilliant Adele xx

  • So nice to hear a good outcome. Long may it continue. Lifted my spirits, I needed it. Love x

  • Awww, thank you. Hope you are ok xx

  • What a wonderful post and beautifully written. You have given me hope. Here's to the next 10 years. Keep well. Love June x

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