Meet the One Million Strong- Betsy Post from Virginia


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Meet Betsy

Betsy Post, Caregiver Midlothian, Virginia

Betsy's Story

My sister Pam experienced rectal bleeding, so we took her to the doctor for a colonoscopy. We never expected this would happen because we do not have any family history of colorectal cancer and she was only 48 years old. After the colonoscopy we learned that my sister had stage IV colorectal cancer with inoperable liver mets. We first sought treatment at the Cleveland Clinic. Pam had her first 12 rounds of chemo there. Then, we went to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City in order to give Pam the best chance at a liver resection or a longer life. She was able to have her surgery with world renowned Dr. Nancy Kemeny. She received a HAI pump, and finally a colorectal resection in a 9-hour robotic surgery on Dec. 21, 2016.

Betsy's Advice

I have now "met" online and in person many stage IV colorectal cancer thrivers. Those that thrive seem to have one thing in common: they are positive, keep living life, active as possible, find joy in every day, research and fight. They never fail to help others and pay it forward. I work hard every day to keep Pam smiling and active. I believe this is a crucial aspect to recovery.

One thought on “Meet the One Million Strong- Betsy Post from Virginia

  1. Looking forward to your continuing blog. Enjoyed it. When Lonnie was admitted to UHC I happened to have a note book in my purse so I made notes each day and later started a journal of each day. I always tried to find one thing that I had to be thankful for. I’m so thankful that I have that now and it helped me to put my thoughts on paper. Please keep posting.

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