Michelle Maricic Face it own it survive it

First post: May 18, 2020 Latest post: Feb 25, 2021
We are using Caring Bridge to keep family and friends updated in one place.    We are NOT looking for donations.  Just Prayers, support, love & positive thoughts. 

I coined a phrase a lone time ago, "Life is not a rehearsal" - live it fully, on purpose, with a sense of urgency, & no regrets.   You never know what tomorrow will bring.  For me every tomorrow will be a great day.

As most of you know, cancer is trying to have me.....know this;  I will not have it.   Many have asked how we got here.  April 21st on a beautiful 8 mile run one sunny afternoon, I had mild pelvic cramping.   No other symptoms, feel great and in the best shape of my life.  April 24th a CT identified 2 pelvic masses the size of a tennis balls with a diagnoses of Lymphoma, stat emergency surgery was recommended.   
5/5/2020 after 2.5 hrs of surgery it was determined inoperable - too risking to remove, but a biopsy was taken.  5/12/2020 Biopsy results were positive: 
Type:  Stage 3 External High grade Diffused Large B Cell Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.   A PET scan showed many more masses.  The Dr's have recommended R-Chop Chemo therapy 6 treatments over 4 months with radiation therapy to follow if warranted.   It is being suggested I get treatment started in the next few weeks.  We are getting a second opinion from H. Lee Moffit this coming week and go from there.   

I fear not what is in front of me because of whats behind me.  God, Family & Friends.  Thanks for having my back.  We appreciate your prayers, support, love & positive energy.   Keep it coming.  

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