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Year of Yes!

I just picked up the book Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. I can't wait to get into it. I could probably say yes to more things in my life. Actually I bought 3 books. Every time I step into a Barnes and Noble, I will most likely come away with at least 3 books. I know, it's a sickness. I noticed there's a little free library right by my house. I dumped a bunch of books off there and took one for myself. Turns out the book sucked, but I'm happy to have my first little free library experience.

Tonsil Cancer

Hi All, My name is Jim, just some background.  I served 30 years in the Marines.  Retired a Master Gunnery Sergeant (E9).  Served in many different Climes and Places as it is said in our Marine Hymn. :)  After retirement, I served as a police officer in Chaffee and ended as the Chief of Police.  After that, I bought a truck and started driving, delivering the goods and things y'll needed :)  Did that until a heart attack in 2005 followed by other health problems, and then tonsil cancer in May of 2019.

Cancer be gone, and stay gone!

I'm a 59 year old male who has led an awesome life and I feel lucky to have made it almost 60 years.  I should have been dead 100 times with all the stupid **** i did in my life.  I spent much of my life as a class clown and much of my life making fun of things including cancer so it's only right that I got diagnosed with bladder and kidney cancer on Good Friday of 2019.  From the moment that my friend Greg Rainwater (my urologist) gave me the news my life changed in many ways.  I stopped treating my life as if it was something that had many years left and began acting as if each day was a

Don't even know where to start. . .

On July 31, just 3 days after my 67nd birthday, I received the news that I have DLBCL (a form of lymphoma).  I don't know much yet but I do have my appointment scheduled with an oncologist.  I'm waiting for my PET scan to be scheduled.  I just read some entries from some people who also have lymphoma and I really appreciate their sharing on this web site.  I've read up alot in the past 3 days about chemo, side effects, etc.  It will be 'interesting' to find out which side effects will hit me.  This all started with a fairly good sized lump on my cheek (lymph node or salivary gland) that dev

The dreaded C word

I heard about you today.... I watched like in a slow motion movie as your name came across the doctors lips.

I heard of you today ... As I felt a ton of bricks land on my head and my world came crashing down .

I heard about you today.... As I watched my hands shake and feel the blood run out of my body as I look at the damage you have caused .

 

I heard about you today..  As the doctor explained the options I have and heard of things you stole from me.

 

The Ending

It is with a soul-deep sadness that I have to say, Michael, my husband of 17 years, lost his battle with cancer at 930 this morning. Diagnosed on July 14, 2019, with stage 4 metastatic bladder cancer, 17 days later he is gone. 

Thank you all for your support and prayers.

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To the newly diagnosed patient

To the Newly Diagnosed Patient

 

Let me start off by saying I am a 6-year, stage 4 survivor!!  I am sure you are a ball of emotions right now, which I completely understand and I can relate. You are scared, nervous, don’t know what the next day will bring, etc., but you are stronger than you think AND can handle whatever is tossed your way!!

The final chapter begins

As of last night, Mike, my husband of 15 years, was moved to inpatient hospice care. I am not upset over that, I am upset that his family has totally cut me out of the loop, when it comes to what is going on with him.

They didn't even contact me so that I could be in on the descision to move him, over the phone, they have not thought of me at all. There has been a family rift between us and his family for the past nine years, I was there, they were not.

Home...for now

My husband is in a holding pattern right now, he's not better but he's not worse either. Tuesday he sent me home, we went through all our savings the nine days I was with him.

I am not happy about being so far away, but I understand where he's coming from. I did have a job interview lined up for Wednesday, and I was able to go to it, and fingers crossed. 

I was able to decompress, and see my dogs, who are not just service dogs, but my pets. They have not left my side. As much as I miss mybhusband, it feels good to be home. Even if for a little bit.

He-Man not needed...

Ever girl dreams of her knight in shining armor on a white horse coming in to rescue her and carry her off to the castle in the clouds. When my knight is lying in a hospital bed, weak, sick and scared, its a huge emotional blow to this princess and a reality check. This reality check really stinks too. 

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