Cancer is a WORD not a sentence. (Page 4)
fairgojustsaying: Thank you Nico and likewise.
As a footnote that concerned my friend. He promised me a box of chocolates before he bacame ill, and before everyone arrived at the service, I went in and sat with a box of chocolates and said 'I bought them myself, but I will sit here and eat them with you, what flavour do you like, oh, ok that's my favourite', so in between blubbing I was scoffing the chocolates. He would have found that amusing.
JaadedIce: Cancer a word that cripples our hearts, minds and souls. My 15 yr old daughter was dx with it and fought for 8 yrs after organ transplant, my sister started off as breast cancer and it has spread .
Cancer so common its unbelievable. I don't come here to complain. I come to give you all hope, prayers and stregnth. Show love, compassion, stregnth and respect. Yes tears will shed often. Your heart will ache with such pain, but without love we are nothing. Just as one song goes. We are nothing without love.
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classylady61: I lost mother all my aunts sister and a uncle to cancer. It is something that you can't forget
JaadedIce: Yes you don't forget you just try to move forward. My sister stage is critical. I worry everyday is this the day my daughter cancer comes out of remission. There is always that deep depth of fear almost a madness. But I have her here and now. Love her for who she is. Where they have all been and where they all are going on their paths.
jeannie8106: Let us hope and pray that a way to prevent cancer can be found, and a way to cure it without the radical treatments of radiation and chemo. I wish I had found this forum earlier. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
classylady61: Jaadedice you dig down and pull that interstrenght that us as women have. You can be strong. My sister died in 2013 and thereAreDays I still cry and it is nothing wrong with that. It is call love. As far as your daughter you continu to believe and have faith.. I learn through the years to love our family and we will never have regrets.. stay in touch with us. My prayers are with you.
JaadedIce: There is some treatments but the USA does not see them as such cannabis oils but they persist to ignore it. It doesn't get you high or anything its natural other countries us it. But again they rather use the chemo and radiation. My sister had to stop the radiation due to it was burning the inside of her body. She gets chemo only once a week now. She giggly due to the fact she has some hair back now. My daughter is one day at a time and I am forever blessed by God she here with me after 29 surgeries and 8 yrs of chemo treatment on and off. She a typical teen but not typical. She a blessing, she so very special as all children. But this girl has fire inside her that makes you understand love and the fight to be alive and love unconditional. I have no regrets. Many hours sleeping at her bedside in her younger years. Our lives are forever changed by our choices and our experiences. My two daughters are my blessing from God. Just as my family and friends. If you like to add me to chat that's grand I don't get on much. But I do know the struggles and pain but as I remember. Love Extravagantly .. Laugh Loudly.. Live Lively.. and I have faith in all he does.. With Love ladies. God Bless.
lord_gord: cancer is a personal rejection of your environment. It is a psychologically inflicted ailment. nothing more.
JaadedIce: Tell that to the people dying every day. Small children, under the age of 2. Its a disease and yes environment has a lit to do with it. But we must stand strong and stand together and support each other..
classylady61: I just hsd scare last week. A mass was found on my ovary. I took a test call CEA to see if there was any cancer markers present and thankful to God it was not. My marker was 6 . Anything 30 or above it is a sign that cancer is there. I have to get recheck in two months. It is a scarey illness. The first thing you think about is your family.
Mareille: I'm slow to get angry in real life... even more so online but the above post from MissingRib gets me going
Both for personal reasons and for the sake of medical science as this hoax fundamentalist vid is the next best thing to desecrate the pain of those affected by cancer and those who lost the fight ... MissingRib might as well have led the dog into the cemetary to do the biz in a final act of vicious mockery.
Cancer is an umbrella term for a lot of different diseases. They are all fought on different terms medically ... in some, medical science is making more progress than in others. And still many suffer grievious treatment and still don't win the fight. To capitalize on this with callous disinformation does not go down without choking for those who have had a personal connection with the issue of cancer.
Ok, here's mine and not a tale of woe but I say this in the sense... here we go but for the grace of God ... not sure I should borrow the phrase as an atheist but take it as a gesture of humility towards the randomness of fate
Lightning may not strike twice but cancer did .. for me
First went down with leukemia... long lived with the danger of that as I had a congenital blood disorder where there was a chance that it would degenerate into leuko one day.
A decade or so later, I went down with endometrial cancer (womb cancer).
Can't say the treatment both times was light but to say I suffered would be inappropriate as well. The main thing that 'saved the bacon' for me was living in a country where the health system was free, state of the art and really responsive to my needs. A range of called 'alternative' therapies were offered. Many helped to cope with side effects.
Ok, long diatribe but I felt like it
The main ingredient to survival?.... In my case, being close to my body and insisting on even small symptoms being checked out that I subjectively felt to be completely out of the normal.... so things were caught early. From then on, medics did their job and they did great.
classylady61: Thank GOD. When I recheck the mass it hasn't grown and it doesn't seen to be cancerous.
mariemc444: Cancer is a horrible word , those who have cancer are some of the most courageous people I know and I admire their courage determination to to take each day as it comes and fight all the way