During the night, a few nights ago, I had an inspiration so strong that it leaves me little choice without a lot of discomfort. So I am having posters made that I will hang on poles and structures around this town. And they will say, approximately, CHANGE our world. LOVE your children.
I am just curious to know if others feel different from their treatment(s) and how do you cope with them?
Hi I just started reading your discussion board so I thought I would start blog for support. I am 37 years old with three children and was recently diagnosis with stage 3 b anal cancer. The doctors are saying I have start chemo and radiation and it might be able to remove the cancer. I dont have much hope at this moment but trying stay positive at the same time. I didnt have much signs except maybe a little diarrhea and constipation. I went to a gyncologist and she sent a sample of my tissue to pathologist and the results came back as cancer.&n
In early stages of research for the Diep flap surgery and very nervous and anxios to say the least. Surgery and recovery terrify me. !2 hours under is a very long time and can't get passed that number. Any advice??
My husband was diagnosed Oct 4, 2012 with stage four tonsil cancer. We are now on round two of treatment because he we were given wrong information and he was given the wrong treatment in 2012. For those of you who just found out you have tonsil cancer. Chemotherapy does not do a thing for tonsil cancer other than make the cancer cells more responsive to radiation. Radiation kills cancer cells. There is new study being done for another type of treatment involving light (PDT -Photdynamic Therapy),however, it's in it's infancy stage.
Im not sure if its stoll normal to feel so bothered by having cancer twice by the time I was 33 , first time uterine cancer I was 28, I have no children , then at 33 I got it back again and spread to other tissue, had a complete abdominal hysterectomy. I get so sad sometimes and keep thinking its gonna come back again. I just wonder if the haunt goes away?
This is very unusual fir me, to write a blog. Never, I wrote in web pages or blog, never; but now I want to tell every body how lucky I am, I got a gastrectomy secundary to adenocarcima in the anterior gastric wall. This was an endoscopic surgery wit five week recovery time. them I took 9 chemo seasons, no radiotherapy but a lot of pills and pain, finally I lost 100 punds, and now this is my daily fight: to stay ok with my body weight and HB levels. Usually I am an anemic patient... This is the very hard Andn chronic part.
My mom had a 14x9cm MFH sarcoma removed from her hip in June 2012. After 36 radiation treatments and multiple complications including having to wear a wound vac for over 4 months then wet-to-dry dressings, last CT in September showed mets to lungs...aggressive mets to lungs. Chemo started same month, last CT showed no more growth but minimal shrinkage of tumors. Waiting on results of last CT which we will receive tomorrow. I am finding it extremely difficult to obtain ANY information or blogs recounting personal stories for this type of cancer with metastasis.
We are all scared of the word CANCER, one way or another we have all been touch by it. We all know a friend or relative that has had, has or even worst passed away from some sort of Cancer. And there’s millions of stories of cancer survivor’s, victims, and family members that have been affected by it. No two stories will ever be the same or a like. As all of our experiences are so personal and we all react to it differently.
Once the doctor told me that I was going to have to go through chemo, I asked in tears and fear “Am I going to loose my hair?” and he said yes.
It took me by surprised just how attached we are to our hair. I will admit I cry so much about the fear of loosing my hair. Cancer its self really takes over all your emotions. But loosing my hair was bigger than I imagine.