“Try to change what you CAN control, not what you can’t control”
Tim Likos was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in April 2016. He successfully defeated his disease but was again diagnosed with cancer in April 2018.
“In April 2016, diagnosed after pathology results from skull resection came back positive for Ewing’s sarcoma. They couldn’t tell on the scans what it was.”
“Up and down. I think being treated at Peter Mac has made a massive difference to my journey. They have a great support system for patients which I have utilised. It’s been tough to go through it physically and also mentally and watching my family worry about me.
I’ve had 2 surgeries on my skull, 14 rounds of chemo and 5 weeks of radiation (2016-2017), then re-diagnosed in April 2018 when I had a distal femur resection, emergency surgery for a massive bleed from a vessel in my leg where I lost 2 L of blood. Still have ahead: surgery to remove 2 spots on my lungs, radiation to my left hip, a stem cell collection, high dose chemo, then the stem cell transplant all to come.”
Motivation to fight cancer
“My family and the need to beat it to watch my kids grow up!”
“I didn’t expect the recovery from my leg surgery to be so brutal. It’s been a battle learning to do things differently as I can’t do half the stuff I used to be able to do.”
Message to other cancer patients
“Believe, stay strong but also know its OK to have your shit days too.”