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Round 2 - Follow-up

So the last few days have been eye opening. I was feeling physically weak on Saturday as I went to pick up my race packet for my half marathon on Sunday, like, “Can I really do this?” My left shoulder (Same side as where the cancerous lymph nodes were found) was hurting and everything. I had to somehow prove that I still had some control over my body so I took two Advil’s and did it anyway and it was amazing. The weather was nice, not too hot, the other runners were friendly, and that long stretch of beach did not feel like walking through the desert for months with no water.

Momma's Story

I like to see what's coming. To plan for each step. With Esophageal Cancer that's just not a possibility.

Mom had trouble swallowing in the Spring of 2017. She had two choking episodes and then had her first scope. Waiting for the results was the worst and of course, over a weekend. Mom was diagnosed with Stage 3B Esophageal Cancer (squamous cell).

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Sometimes God Decides To Make You Stronger

  I remember my Captain in our Fire Department smiling at me after a grueling training.  He would say  "  What doesnt kill ya...will make you stronger"

My Reply:   " Please...just kill me."


I prayed and prayed today would be the last day. God would take him home.


After five hours of slumber....which I was certain to be his final breathes....he awoke asking to be taken to the bathroom.


Tinatheloop's picture

Never Crash A Spirit Party

   I spoke with the Chaplain and Social worker about my skills as a Medium...being able to help many people by contacting their loved ones on the other side.


  To my surprise...they thought this normal, no surprise.....I could have been telling them what I had for dinner last night, and it would have resulted in the same expression.


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Round 2

I was initially diagnosed with breast cancer on August 3, 2013. I was extremely shocked, which became a feeling of numbness, because even though I had found the lump myself and researched what it could possibly be, I never actually fathomed that I would actually be diagnosed with breast cancer. That was just absurd! It was a rough road but with my God walking with me, carrying me at times, I made it through surgery, recovery, drains, chemotherapy, reconstruction, neuropathy, etc.

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4 months Cancer Free

We had our 3 month visit following chemo.  Well actually 4 months. Anyway we got great news, my C125 number dropped again from 16 to 13. My oncologist said to continue what I am doing as it is working for me.  I will continue with my low carb diet, work a little bit harder at being consistant with my exercise and yoga.  Continue to drink a lot of water, which I do.

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  Signed up for hospice today.   Life will get  a little more streamlined.

Skeered's picture

So confused

So I recieved my results from my Pet scan today. I have no seen pulmonolgist yet and really scared about what the results mean. Can Anyone help me with some of the terminology? what does "Vague radiotracer" mean?



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Hello, CSN!

My name is James, and it's reassuring to meet/greet others experiencing similar, if not all, of trials and tribulations, hope and inspiration for experiences with throat cancer. 


Fortunately, my cancer is in remission for ~10 months now which is undeniably one of the worst, if not the worst, periods in terms of chronic throat pain. Having or not having this relentless cancer seems almost to be one and the same when it comes to dealing with pain (I am currently being treated at a pain clinic).

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By The Way...You Need To Write An Obituary


                                                         ( Steve, Stevie, Dad, Pops )

Arrived:  December13, 1964             

Left For Home:



Ah, what a special man was he,

      Graduating Pleasant Valley in 1983,

Two strong boys and a girl,

      He was blessed to see,

Bearing these children,

      He thought would equal three.


After a salty marriage,

    And life as a single Dad,


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