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Naming your tumor???

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tonib
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Ok, I saw on a few posts that some are naming their tumors.  I decided why not?  Maybe that would help me deal better.  Sooo, mine is Stewart (who is my favorite minnion on Depicable Me) I know....probably silly but I love those little guys.  I told my daughter who is 19, she thought it was funny and loved it. She went and rented the new movie and we watched it together.  My husband, however, is mortified.  He can't believe that I would actually name something like that and I think, thinks I have lost my mind.  

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Whatever works best for you Toni!...Naming and name calling creates a different attachment. For me personally, if I give something a name I feel closer to it, that wasn't happening! I always referred to it as the 'little blighter', a fitting old English slang term meaning a worthless waste of space!! lol!!

Djinnie x

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Sounds very appropriate!!

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Just because every time the word "tumour" came out, my husband would say in Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice "it's not a tumour!!" (a line from Kindergarten Cop"). We tried to laugh about it as much as we could. Laughter is ALWAYS good. I have to say that because this tumour was a pain in my arse, I was going to name it after my ex-husband, but I didn't want to offend my kids. lol

However, everyone deals with it in their own way. Whatever works for you! I love "Despicable Me" as well - and would love to see #2. Everytime I hear the minions during a commercial, it catches my attention. They are adorable!

Hang in there, hon. I know it is hard to learn about RCC and accept it, but once you get over that hurdle, it will be better. It sounds like you are ready to face this - and take Stewart on!!

 

Jojo

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foxhd
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We should all name our tumors after the Kardashians. What wouldn't we do to make them go away?

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I wish I had named my tumor. But it just doesn't work for me afterwards. My parting comment is... As long as Stewart is not your husband,s name, no worries.. Ta dum.. Ron

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I couldn't agree with you more, Foxy!

The Kardashians would, however, be the type of tumour to make a return, don't you think?

Yell

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Mine was Arnold too!!! 

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I like science fiction so I named my tumors Terminator 1 and Terminator 2 .  Then I proceeded to whip both their asses . With one hand tied behind my back . Didn't even work up a sweat . Wink

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Frank....I think Arnold is related to Terminator 1 and Terminator 2!

Distant cousins?

 

Jojo

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I think you are right . And something about your style reminds me very much of Sarah Connor .

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I take that as a huge compliment! Thank you!

Jojo

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My primary tumor (9cm ovarian adenocarcinoma) was called Gizmo. By the time we were properly introduced she already had a whole bunch of baby Gremlins hiding everywhere. This caused a lot of dumb jokes ranging from the suggestion to insert a flashlight and kill them with direct light to the almost sincere refusal to get them wet after midnight.

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I will call mine Kain since something this evil does not deserves any status above Satin him self.

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Limelife50
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I  think you meant no feeding after midnight and never get them wet.

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The two tumors that I worry the most about I have named Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten. - BDS

 

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NewDay
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Mine's name was #*&%(#)@!!!  Don't think they allow that language here.

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Um.... So we didn't name the primary but removal of the left kidney and lymph nodes created a wonderful hydrocele that we've named Walter.  

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tonib
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Thanks all!  I am trying to stay positive and face "Stewart" head on and no, that is not my husband's name.

saintmont
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I named mine hewy, duey, louie and moose

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I don't want to be political but as soon as I read this thread the name " Ted Cruz" came to mind.

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You just made me snort water out of my nose!! 

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Having a name like Ted Cruz is to toxic for the tumor.

 

Icemantoo

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Thanks for the laugh....loved reading these posts.....I didnt name mine but when I want to put things into perspective, when my girls are bikering or if my co-workers place too much emphasis on the small stuff ...I usually say "4.5", and they understand exactly what I am talking about.  After a 4.5 cm tumor every grievance in my world is small and petty.  

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You are so right Rosie, having cancer makes you look at everything through a new pair of eyes! By the way I hope you are coping better:)

Djinnie x

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Jinnie, its getting better, I told my friends at work about your grocery list, its something that would happen to me also.  A day does not go by that I dont think about what is happening, I only escape the thought for a few moments when I am gardening and there is just so much gardening I can do.  I am getting closer to my first follow up visit, I am preparing for the many anxious moments that I will have to face come this February.  I dont have the evergy I used to have and I want to do so much in one day and find that I am limited. I have a great deal of stress at work, so I have pain on my right shoulder which radiates down my arm, I know is stress but now I think about other possibilities like metastatis to the lung, it seems that every pain I experience I relate it to my cancer.  Looking forward to learning meditation and applying it in my life to reduce the stress level. I am also working on my diet and learning how to eat better to have more energy I know that food can be medicine to the body. 

My prayers are with you!

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Hi Rosie, I am glad to hear that it's getting a little easier. As you say it is very difficult to keep your thoughts in check, nights are normally the worst. I try very hard to deflect any negative thought with a positive. It works about 75% of the time, for the other 25% my husband is always there to give me a good kick up the backside! In some ways that's a quicker fix. lol!

It does take some considerable time for your energy to return, it may never be quite the level it once was. It does get a lot better though! I understand your concern about any aches and pains, but maybe you should get some help with your shoulder. As for meditating it will definately help with stress, I think you will benefit a lot from it, I have been using meditation for over ten years. Also, why not go for a massage, aromatherapy if possible, that may help to relieve your stress and also help the problem in your shoulder.

Changing your diet is a good way forward, Nano has formatted a diet for Cancer which you may find helpful. If you contact him on this site he will happily send it on to you. I have changed my diet drastically, even more so recently.

Keep in touch:)

 

Djinnie x

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Hi Rosie,

I have done quite a bit of research (which is still ongoing) into proper nutrition and key dietary considerations that can help combat and/or prevent cancer.

I have written a guide to the science and rationale behind this kind of approach and also my own experiences following it during after I was first diagnosed as stage IV (with bone lesions in 3 locations) back in July 2012.

I am happy to send you a copy if you are interested but it is 66 pages long.  As such I need to send it via direct email.

So send me an email at:

n.feldman@videopost.com

and I will respond with it attached.

Best wishes in the New Year,

 

-Neil (NanoSecond)

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