Hello out there. My 16 year old daughter was just diagnosed with cancer. We find out the results of the path report on Monday. I believe that her cancer is curable. But even if the path report is better or worse than I imagine, we both have been thrust into a new world that neither one of us wanted to travel to. I feel weird. I am looking at the welcome bar above, and I see that there are 8 members online right now. Is that in the whole world? there are only 8 members on line? My friends and family all are praying for us. A wonderful neighbor brought us a wonderful spaghetti dinner. My brother sat with me while my daughter was having surgery.
I was a previous smoker for 20 some years and quit in year 2000. Year 2007 I began coughing a dry cough. I went to Dr and they treated me for pneumonia. I kept going back to emergency with sudden chest pains. They finally did a ct scan and found a tumor on my left lung. It was staged IV. I began chemo and finished with 8 sessions. That was in June 2008. It is now September 2008, I've had chest pains and shortness of breath, and they see 2 enlarged lymph nodes on my right lung. It is close to pulmonary artery so my next visit will be to a pulmonologist. I don't want to have cancer aga
I went to hospital for high fever and infection March 2008,further test revealed that i had a tumor the size of plum stuck in the right lobe of the liver,and smaller tumor in the right adrenal gland, it had not metasised to any other location in the body. Chemo was started within two weeks and the adrenal glad tumor is not visible at this time. The tumor in my liver is showing less cancerous activity but i am still on chemo and after October they will do another PET scan to get a look see as to how far I have progressed. Doctor will make decision if surgery is needed to remove the tumor,they seem to feel this will not be issue,since i have made progress.
It wasn't easy, but not a shock to get the diagnosis of cancer. I found the discolored lump after a wonderful night of Forth of July fireworks' clebration that had been displayed in our neighborhood by our family and other families up and down our street. I KNEW from the start and got the confirmation through the unmasked facial responses of the health care workers I came in contact with. I'm in the same field and it's kinda hard to even try to mask the obvious. I come from a background in which God had been preparing me for this special journey which He knew I would have to undertake. I have met wonderful "earth angels" who have made my pathway so much easier and lighter with their words of comfort and encouragement and just their supportive presence when I needed a friend to listen.
It cannot, invade the soul, surpress memories, kill friendships, destroy peace, conquer the spirit, shatter hope, cripple love, corrode Faith, steal eternal life, silence courage.
August 16, 2007, I underwent a 16 hour operation to eliminate cancer found on the right side of my tongue. I live in Alberta, Canada age 47, female and had no risk factors. Alberta appears to have the best survivial rates and quality of life outcomes. I am blessed that I live in this province. I had a hemiglossectomy (1/2 tongue removed) a radical neck dissection (some lymph nodes and glands removed). The tongue was reconstructed with a graft from the forearm. I did have nerve damage to the shoulder and wrist area. One year later, I am happy to report that I am fully capaple of eating everything that I was capable of eating prior to the surgery. I was tube fed only for the first 10 days in the hospital.
Feeling Good 2day... My neices 18th so we went Madame Tusurds n' London Eye.. It woz a lovely sunny day n' nice 2 get some me time wiff me sister...