How long have you been living with GIST?
7 1/2 years
What was your first thought when you were diagnosed with GIST?
OMG will I survive?
What do you do?
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for a Botanical Company in Carlstadt, NJ
How are you doing now?
GREAT! Feel good & live a happy and as close to “normal” life as ever. I work, play tennis, entertain, ride motorcycles, enjoy wine tastings and travel and most of all love playing with my two granddaughters! :):)
GIST is called a “rare” cancer, how do you feel about that term being applied to you?
I guess I would say “rare” because I had never heard of it before my diagnosis…..thanks to having this “rare cancer” called GIST I have made many new friends on the Life Raft Group to help support me throughout my GSIT Journey and it has been a blessing. I live life to the fullest and one day at a time! 🙂
Tell me a little about your special characteristic.
I think my most special characteristic would be my positive attitude and happy grateful heart….SMILE! 🙂