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Well were do I start, When I was 22 year old the doctors told me I had rectal cancer. It was 9/7/07 that day my life that I had was put on hold. All I thought about was what am I gonna do. I remember going to tell my mom and step-dad and the look in her eyes said it all. Then of course I told my sister and brothers but that wasn't has bad as telling my mom. I didn't want to tell my brothers because they weren't home because one is in the marines and the other in air forces. I didn't want to worry them but my mom told me I had to tell them. Then I started thinking about my 2 year old daughter, all i thought about was that i didn't want her to see me like that. I knew she was gonna be ok she has a great father. I was scared that I was gonna die. Well the next day I went to another doctor and thats when they told me that the tumor was the size of a tennis ball and that made everything worst. Every day I had a doctors visit and every time all they said were bad things after another bad thing. It was horrible! I lost all hope. It was sad for the first time in my life I didn't know what to do. My family never did they had hope, faith, and everything. I started my treatment a month after finding out that I had cancer. I had the best doctors. One of my doctors helpped me out alot she always talked to me when I sick, sad, need one talk to. I didn't want to talk to my family or friends because they were upset already and I didn't want to worried them. But they knew my mom always talk to me and my sister always was there. My sister knew what to say to me when I was sad, upset, lost hope, she took really good care of me. She never let me give up. I sent Christmas in the hosipal because I had my first surgery to remove my tumor. Before my surgery I had Chemo and radiation for about 2 months. It was hard not being with my family and friends on Christmas but I knew that that was one of the steps I had to take to get better. I had to wait 6 week after my surgery to begin treatments again. and they where much stronger. I was sick. I was very sick. I had a couple more surgery. The chemo drugs that they had me on they damage my nerves and muscle from my waist down. I can't walk without the help of others or without my walker. On july 29, 2008 on my daughter birthday I found out that Im cancer free!!!!! I go to physical therepy now and little by little I can walk alot more. I'm so happy.

relay for life

relay for life

My son Chase

My son Chase

My bestfriend and hero

My bestfriend and hero

Patsymm & granddaughter

Granddaughter Heather and I at Itasca State Park, 2008.

Patsymm & granddaughter

Relaxing at Nicki's

This is a picture of me relaxing at my dear friend Nicki's.
Marc

Relaxing at Nicki's
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Olee and Wife

Olee and Wife

Single Survivor

Hi:

I am a single cancer survivor looking to date men who have had a similar experience/understanding of my situation. I want to live a full life and would love meet someone to share it with.

Single Survivor

survivor/ not well yet

i have survived ovarian cancer for 5 months now. i still have deprssion because iam always by myself.iam single and just been laid off my job. i dont know what way to go to make myself feel better.alot of you talk about god being your inspiration for getting threw all this.i've fought so hard to get to this point now iam lost.the fight has been hard but good. now i have to start from scratch again to survive life.being in my fifties isnt going to help this new life i have to find.maybe if there are others of you out there that have been somwhat in my boat any help would be appreciated.

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Our first family pic

Our first family pic
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