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bluery18
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Joined: Mar 2010

Hi,

I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2008. I completed chemo in 2009. I'm still going through emotional trauma. I would really like to connect with someone.

I am male, age 27. I was derailed from life and am still going through some emotional trauma.

Thanks,
Ryan

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Chemo_Princess
Posts: 105
Joined: Aug 2009

Sorry you are here, but this message board is a great way to connect and find encouragement. I am 31--was diagnosed at 30 with stage 3c ovarian cancer. I've been fighting this demon for nearly one year. I have not lost hope yet. I understand about life being derailed; I was in the prime of my life then BAM I've got cancer and nothing is or ever will be the same again. I cope with medication--anti-depressants and anti-anxiety. I also have a great support system of friends and family. I hope you find the encouragement/support you need.
Blessings to you!
Natalie

bluery18
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2010

Hi Natalie-

Thanks! I have a pretty good support system as well. I'm on medication now (also seeing a counselor) and I really don't know what to do with my life. (which is kind of ironic)

-Ryan

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charmedlife213
Posts: 8
Joined: Mar 2010

I completely understand. I was diagnosed at the age of 19 (I'm 27 now) and have been in remission for a number of years. I'm still dealing with a lot of the feelings that chemo couldn't cure. Everything from friends that weren't there for me, a boyfriend who left me, fear of my cancer coming back, to being a mother and fearing that he could get it some day too.

Have you found a support group in your area? Survivorship isn't easy...

mtbikernate
Posts: 31
Joined: Feb 2010

I was dx at 28. I'm 29 now, and just passed my 1yr remission anniversary.

Survivorship brings home additional challenges. I'm in the middle of a master's degree program. I find myself thinking of quitting because my priorities have changed. But, I don't have that much longer to go and I can still pursue something different after the degree if I want. I am still interested in the subject material, but I'm not entirely sure if I'd like to pursue the same career or not.

I'd really love to find a support group locally, but I doubt that since I live in a pretty small town. Most survivors are in the elderly category, and that's certainly not me.

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zsamae
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Joined: Dec 2010

hi ryan! I was 30 when i was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and have been on remission for 18 months and counting. What kind of cancer do you have? I'm a new member here and as i look at the date, you have posted this 7 months ago, how are you now? i hope all is well.

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