Survival Timeline : Year 7

MY SURVIVAL TIMELINE
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March 2006
Cancer discovered as a lump under my right arm followed by more than 10 months of chemotherapy and eventual referral to City of Hope (COH), Duarte, CA, for the stem cell transplant program
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August 2007
Three months after referral to COH, donor was identified and I was admitted to the hospital for the procedure, staying hospitalized for 27 days and then living for six months in home isolation
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February 2008
Returned to work on a part-time basis and to full-time employment the following October 
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August 2009
Cancer returned and was treated with a new form of radiation called TOMO THERAPY which was successful in offering a cure for the single tumor that had been detected
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January 2010
The series of treatments and the many months of lost productivity brings a decision to take early retirement after a 40-year career in hospital and health care development and philanthropic advancement
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October 2011
Dee Dee and I purchase our retirement home at Glen Ivy Trilogy, Corona, CA, staying near our kids in Orange County (about 35 miles away) and our connections in Southern California, including our health care support team at City of Hope
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NOW
Thankful for the additional years we can enjoy in appreciation for the providence, grace, quality health care, supporting family and friends that surround our life, all of which is summed up in ...
"The Power of Hope"
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