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Made My Day

Barnes and Noble had a book blowout sale today and members got 50% off of a selection of books. And, if you buy at least 3 books, you get a free tote. I bought 2 books the other day and I got 4 today so I got the tote (I know I have a problem)! The real highlight of going to the store was that a total stranger gave me a hug. It was so sweet of her to do that, it really made my day. Every once in a while I'll experience a kindness like that and remember how much good there is in the world.

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Colds and Unicorns

Bleh, I have a cold. It's not so bad right now, hopefully it doesn't get worse. I just finished The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish. She had quite the life. I didn't like it at first but as I read it, I found myself rooting for her more and more. It was a quick read, less than 300 pages. Now on to the next book!

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I'm back!

I'm finally back home in NC! I'm in such a better mood now. I want to fully enjoy this week and do things that me happy. Today I went to Barnes and Noble and bought 3 books. It's the happiest place in the world. If I worked there, I'd never come home with a check. 

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Home Sweet Home

It's so good to be home, I missed it so much. It's sad that I have such a limited time here but I need to make the best of it. I really wish I could stay.

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So, the doctor suggested transplant. He was my last hope for any other treatment. They typed me for a bone marrow match and it turns out whatever it is they call call it, mine is unique and will likely be difficult to find a 100% match in the donor bank. I found out today that my brother is only a 50% match to me so they started looking in the donor bank. I need all the positive energy I can get because it seems like the universe doesn't like me anymore. I get to go home for a week tomorrow and see my boyfriend. I can't wait spend time with him, it's been so long.

My Cancer Success Story

My fainting episodes started 2 years ago, which I first assumed to be a sign of weakness. I had been busy with work. I was only 29 years old at the time, the idea of getting sick hadn’t even crossed my mind. Why would it, I lived an ideal lifestyle, I ate healthy food, exercised regularly for 2 hours, didn’t smoke or drink, and neither there was a history of a cancer or any other major disease in my family. 

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cancer treatment status

I had surgery on dec,27, 2018 to remove a 6mm lieomyo scarcoma from my presacral area.  Getting a pet scan on,onthe 22nd of Feb. prior to radiotion of 6 weeks, feeling lucky.


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Big Day

Tomorrow is the big day, I hear the doctor's opionion on the next phase of treatment. I just need the appintment to come so I can decide on treatment and move on. If it's the option I want, I'd have to stay in New York for at least a month. I can't wait to get back home and see my boyfriend. Whatever happens, I need to go down there before treatment starts and spend at least a little bit of time. He sent me a bunch of stuff for Valentine's day, it was very unexpected and very sweet of him to do that. I feel bad for only sending him a card and lottery tickets.

Chronic radiation interitis - rectal prolapse

I am a 33 year survivor of metastatic uterine cancer.  In 1985-86 I received pelvic and peri aortic radiation treatments and have dealt with chronic radiation enteritis ever since.  I experience periodic, partial small bowel obstruction, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse and a variety of other conditions.  I would like to connect with other folks who share my issues.  I am particularly interested in sharing practical ideas for dealing with rectal prolapse.

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Walk This Way

It was finally nice enough to go outside, so outside I went. I went to the park and took a walk. When I was there I noticed a giant flock of birds coming my way, pass me, then swoop around and it looked like they were coming right at me! They landed on the large expanse of grass in front of me. It was a pretty cool site, I'm glad I was there to witness it. Then they walked into the pool of water made by the recent snowfall, it looked like they were having a party. I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time!



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