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Grade II Oligoendroglioma

Hello world.  It all changed back in November 2008.  While working as a helper for the dept. of sanitation here in Long Island, NY I was lifting a can when suddenly i felt a sharp pain in my head.  My vision started to get really weird, almost like when you look into the sun for too long and then look away. The kaleidoscope feeling would later be determined to to be a visual seizure.


Cancer Survivor-Under Construction

I was diagnoiced with breast cancer in both breast in November 2018 at 47 years old.  This did not run in my family and I had my yearly mamograms since I turned 40 with no issues ever.  My gynocologist noticied 1 lump at my yearly checkup in October, so after a mamogram and ultrasound they ended up finding 3 total lumps.  I had a biopsy which confirmed 1 was benign thankfully, but the other 2 were not.  I immediatly met with a surgeon and the plan was to proceed with a lumpectomy, but before we scheduled that, my surgeon requested an MRI first.  That scan showed 1 more lump that was missed

caregiver turns into a patient

I joined this site in October, 2018, just after we learned that my partner was now diagnosed with stage lV metastasized breast cancer.

She had stage 2 back in 2005 and we were told that she was cured with a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. Oh I wish she’d just gone flat back then.

Demi57's picture

Here We Go


June 19, 2019 

I've just joined this group.

I am 57 years old. Female. Wife. Mother to three. Gramma to 5, plus two bonus. 

Active, travelor, knitter, walker, workout lady. 

scarlett21's picture

Almost Back in Action

It's been about 2 months from transplant. My numbers are recovering well and I'm stronger than I was before. I have a bladder virus that is really annoying, but otherwise I'm ok. I don't feel 100% myself and I won't for a long time. This is such a slow process and the waiting is so hard. Everyone tells me to keep busy but I don't have motivation to do much. A little less than a month and a half until I can go back to North Carolina.

Lung Progress

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What should I expect the end to be like?

Well, after a December 23rd, 2016 diagnosis of stage four Sqaumous Cell Carcinoma of the right base of tongue, inner tonsil, a tumor attached to the right parotid gland and also wrapped three quarters of the way around the right carotid artery, and into 32-lymph nodes in the right side of the jaw, mycancer journey began. Once close family member, who had battled neck cancer himself forewarned us, "Get ready for a wild ride down into the rabbit hole, because things are going to start moving real fast." He wasn't joking!

SASH's picture

Relay for Life Speech

I was asked recently to speak about my journey at a Relay for Life event.


Here is a link the the video on youtube.  https://youtu.be/aBwgN2XmJzw


Vaginal Stenosis from pelvic radiation

After reading so many posts here, I realized how many women are in the same boat as I am. I was diagnosed on June 10, 2016 with anal/rectal cancer; a 5cm tumor cused by HPV 30 years earlier. I knew something was wrong and went to the doctor in January. She was going to send me for a colonoscopy, but when she realized I had just turned 49, she decided to treat for hemmorhoids instead. Five months later I went straight to a gastro but they didn't schedule the colonoscopy for another 5 weeks If only I had it in January, the tumor would have been much smaller. But I went at it full force.


My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer Jan 29, 2019. It stage 2 or 3. He has been having chemo one per week.: Gemzar and Abraxanne. 

I want to know if it is normal to experience so much pain, especially after or during  eating.  Please share if you or your loved one is experiencing pain. Sometimes it’s like sharp jabs to the stomach.


thank you,



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