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october31st 2013 DR YU from mercy said the words i feared most you have CANCER i immidiatly felt 4 and my oldest brother told me the monster was under my bed.

        from that moment on the worldwind started i left dr yu office and headed down the long road i was getting on. Minutes later i was at Mercy hospital portland maine

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Blowing up a Balloon click on this for link

No blowing up a balloon is not a big deal to most people. To me it is a very big deal, I am a laryngectomee, a neck breather and have no vocal cords and can't breathe through my nose or hold my breath. I do have a TEP which is a prosthsis in my neck [just under 6mm] that lets me divert air to my throat so I can talk. Because of the TEP I can now whistle, blow out candles on a cake and blow up a balloon. All of those things I'm not suposed to be able to do. It took two months to learn how whistle and had to  practice every day.

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Laurel Fork Falls

Went hiking again yesterday to Laurel Fork Falls,  in Tennessee on the Appalachian Trail .  Was a beautiful day and ended up hiking a little over 4 miles.  I am breaking in a new pair of hiking boots and trying to get in shape for a longer over night hike in the Smokies.   Hoping all the exercise will help me feel better :)

Laurel Fork Falls
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Cervical Cancer, In My Own Words

On June 27th, 2014 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, at the age of 27. This does not define who I am, but simply what I am going through. Who I am is a daughter of the Living God. Cancer has already changed my life, but for the good. It has truly been a "Wake Up" call to change things in my life, and to not allow fear to keep me from living as God intended. 

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Carol (Camul) and Me (Double Whammy/Suzanne) 08/31/14

We had a nice visit.  So good to meet her in person after 4 years of CSN!

Carol (Camul) and Me (Double Whammy/Suzanne) 08/31/14
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Carol (Camul) and Me (Double Whammy/Suzanne) 08/31/14

We had a nice visit.  So good to meet her in person after 4 years of CSN!

Carol (Camul) and Me (Double Whammy/Suzanne) 08/31/14
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for my friend Soul-mate

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top of the world

I thought of all my CSN friends and lifted you all up in prayer.  I felt close to heaven, so I wanted to thank God for all of the blessings I have received and for my friends. 

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