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Kelli D
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2013

I am new to the site, unfortunately not to Cancer, I was diagnosised in March 2010. Stage IV Breast Cancer, Mets to Bone; ER+, PR+, HER2+.  I have been in remission for 2 1/2 years now. However side-effects are kicking my butt. 

 

I've been doing this largely alone. I am a single mother of 3; 16. 20 and 21. My family lives mostly in New England. My insurance wasn't accepted by any Cancer Therapist's in town...and with a Social Anxiety disorder made worse by my missing breasts. Support Groups were hard for me to join.

 

After 3 years, I've finally got it through my thick skull that I can't do this alone, and that I had better do everything in my power to become a part of something, before I simply fade away.  Cancer has consumed me, depression imprisoned me.  Joining this community is me finally dusting myself off and rejoining this crazy dance we call life.  

 

So I wanted to say "Hi" before I simply jumped into someone's post and started giving advice or asking questions. 

 

Blessings! 

Kelli

 

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TraciInLA
Posts: 1971
Joined: Jul 2009

Welcome, Kelli!

Thanks for introducing yourself and telling us about yourself.  We do sometimes have folks who just jump in and start responding to posts -- which is great, but it's nice to get to know them, too!

You won't find a more supportive group of women and men anywhere -- you've definitely come to the right place!

Traci

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kmenurse
Posts: 223
Joined: Apr 2013

Hi Kelli, I also am new to the group and to cancer.  I am the first in my family to get Breast Cancer, and it is pretty scary for me.  I have found that this group is wonderful,  and has helped me immensely.  Welcome!... God Bless... Kathy

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camul
Posts: 2420
Joined: Dec 2010

I was diagnosed stage IV in 2010and have been actively fighting ever since, no remissions but I am still here and still functioning.

Patti1967
Posts: 186
Joined: Mar 2013

Welcome Kelli!  I was just diangosed stage lV with mets to my lungs.  This site is wonderul and will lift your spirits, answer any questions, listen you to rant ect.   Jump right in, don't be shy.  Glad you joined:)

Patti

RozHopkins
Posts: 563
Joined: Dec 2010

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Hi Kelli, welcome.  Hope you find some friends here and some one to chat with.  Nice group, glad you have sought us out.

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camul
Posts: 2420
Joined: Dec 2010

I was diagnosed stage IV in 2010and have been actively fighting ever since, no remissions but I am still here and still living life! You are so right this fight is bigger than we are and this group of 'Pinks' are amazing. I am glad you found this site, and respond away.

JJDS
Posts: 259
Joined: Apr 2013

Hi Kelli.  I am new here too and find this forum a wealth of support and information.  I know you will too.

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smalldoggroomer
Posts: 1181
Joined: May 2010

Hi Kelli,

        Glad you found this forum you will like it here, Very informative group. I was Dx in 2010 with IBC And stage 4 this past summer. I am back in remission at this time.  Come here as often as you like. some one is always here. We will be of any help you need. You are welcome here.

Take care Kay,

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sea60
Posts: 2601
Joined: May 2010

BIG warm welcome hugs to you! I'm glad you decided to join us. It's gotta be hard just raising famiy, working and then on top of that, getting sick! I had a hard time receiving help from others and I had to learn to just let go and get the help I needed. Are you on Tamoxifen?

Keeping you in prayer! Hang in there.

Sylvia

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