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desiree1968
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Joined: Mar 2004

its been awhile since ive been on here.i used to go by starlight1968 now its desiree1968.i have been getting sick alot lately.im scared to call my cancer doctor because i dont want to face the possibility that my cancer could be back.it will be 2 years in oct. since i had surgery.is this scared feeling normal.

nettie4
Posts: 145
Joined: Mar 2004

Hello
I was almost 5 yrs out and i just knew something was wrong, but I knew not calling does not make the problem go away and made me more stressed. I absolutly believe your feelings are normal, but i also know waiting wont change whatever outcome it may be. I did not want to hear those words again either, but catching anything early is the best defense against this awful disease. Who knows it may be nothing at all, but if it is, this is a place of great support. I still feel anxious when i go to the doc even now. I hope you find peace and your answers soon.

nettie

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2bhealed
Posts: 2084
Joined: Dec 2001

hi desiree,

Scared feeling is very normal. Avoiding calling the doc is very normal....but don't do it! CALL! Get it over with a find out that maybe it is something like you are under too much stress or maybe slightly anemic or whatever. But please don't delay calling your doc. Are you taking vitamins and boosting your immune system? Are you getting enough rest or enough exercise? Is there something bothering you emotionally that your body is resonding to with sickness to give you an "excuse" to check out for awhile? (this is what I do as a mother of 5 I am not "allowed" to be sick so when I am feeling overwhelmed my body just kicks me in the hinder to slow down by getting sick thereby forcing me to rest).

CALL!

peace, emily

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grandma047
Posts: 381
Joined: Feb 2004

Please get it checked out!!!! Yes, it is normal to worry. Cancer seems to change your life forever, but one thing that I have learned is to listen to my body. It knows when something isn't right. So please get it checked out. If it's nothing, you will be relieved. If it is something, you can take steps to get rid of whatever it is. Good luck and keep us posted. I'm new and I'm glad to meet you.

Judy H(grandma)

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kerry
Posts: 1317
Joined: Jan 2003

Call your doctor!! When you find a problem early there is a much better chance of "fixing" it. Being scared is a "normal" part of a cancer survivors life. We all feel that way every time we have an ache or pain or go to the doctor for our blood work or a CT. We'll all be praying for you.

Kerry

kickerrn
Posts: 22
Joined: Feb 2002

Desiree
Please follow your instincts and go see the doctor. I didn't go see the doctor right away with my initial diagnosis and I was stage IV when I was diagnosed. I knew something was wrong but ignored & let little things in life keep me from going to the doctor. With my recurrence I started having pain like I did before my gallbladder came out. So I wasn't surprised that my CEA was up and that my surgeon found a new tumor in my liver. I know for myself the worry can be just as great if I ignore what my body is trying to tell me rather then getting confirmation one way or another from my doctor. give yourself all the chances you can by seeing the doc right away. Take care of yourself.
Barb

desiree1968
Posts: 6
Joined: Mar 2004

thanks for the encouraging words...i know something is wrong because today i found some blood when i went to the bathroom.i will be calling the dr. tomorrow.pray for me.

Sandy

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kerry
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Joined: Jan 2003

Sandy,

You are in my prayers tonight! Let us know how you are.

Kerry

nettie4
Posts: 145
Joined: Mar 2004

Hi.

Yes let us know how you are doing. I will be praying for you.

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