This message is for christina. I just want to tell you to hang in there and don^t lose hope. I think 1b1 is still considered early - in fact I think most people are diagnosed at 1b1 , and I think most people are cured. i know how terrifying it is and how horrible it is to go through, but it is not a death sentence. Be strong and keep the people you love around you, and you can get through it. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Good Luck.