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Life after cancer

rickzng
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2007

Hello, I would like to talk to any and all cancer survivors, or those going through treatment. I had a two year battle followed by massive depression. I am different now and I want to live life to it's fullest. I want to talk to others who feel the same way.

cherseg
Posts: 30
Joined: Jul 2007

Hi Rick, I am so sorry you are feeling such depression. May I ask what kind of cancer you have or had? Some cancers have better survival rates than others? Since you said you "battled" it for two years, I am assuming that you are either "cured" on in remission, is that correct? I am a caregiver, but I would be glad to talk to you on this message board, as would many other survivors and those who are now in treatment. Maybe a few more details would help others decide where to start, as far as responding to you. You are NOT alone, and you WILL find many good people ready and willing to help you, on these boards.

teresaglea
Posts: 17
Joined: Nov 2007

I am still fighting cancer. But feeling upbeat. How can I help you to feel better? Teresa

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jeffjorgensen40
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2002

I am sorry that you are having depression. I have had it come and go during the time I have been through this (roughly 5 1/2 years). It is mostly due to being cooped up inside. I do however get out in the summer time. I also keep pretty busy with community and church work. I am a survivor of Esophageal Cancer and I do not fall into the "normal" catagory. I workout every day and have set huge health goals and have accomplished almost every one of them mostly by setting little goals and working up to the actual goal. Over time I have been able to lift over 1,000 lbs and pull over 5,000+ lbs and more.

cdgreene
Posts: 2
Joined: Mar 2008

5 1/2 years is great.Congratulations. My husband used to work out before all the complications he had with the surgery. How long did it take for you to get strong enough? did you have an esophagectomy? Are you able to work?

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