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Suekub
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I have been reading quite a number if posts over the last few days and am amazed by the amount of knowledge and postive words on this site. I have been miserable since metastatic disease has been diagnosed, but find the stories of you wonderful people here very uplifting and do a lot for the dark moments I have.

 

That's not to say that I won't find it necessary to call on you all for assistance as I still find it incredibly hard to comprehend the complex and confusing amount of information I will need going forward.  Thank you and here's to better days ("read years") ahead. Sue

 

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ourfriendjohn
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Hi Sue,

You have found a wonderful group of friends who are all at various points in their journeys with cancer.  The camariaderie and support is amazing.  I stumbled across CSN shortly after a right radical nephrectomy for my 17.5 cm mass in September of 2011 and continue to cycle in and out for the support it offers.  Welcome to the family.

John

PS  I think the embolization procedure was worse than the surgery too. 

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GSRon
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Hi Sue..  Welcome to the group.  It sure seems like you have had some bad times.. but you deserve some great days ahead..!  Take care and be well..

Ron

BLKJAK
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Welcome to the exclusive club! Some of the information here is way above my head, but that's OK. There are a lot of very caring people here who are willing to do what they can to help you. My first few weeks were filled with darkness but after some reflection I realized that is just letting cancer win. Something that helped me was thinking about the many people who have it worse than I do and would love to be in my shoes. For example, I started thinking about those with pancreatic cancer or the small children who haven't been able to enjoy life as I have until this point in my life. It could be worse for us. Now I refuse to let kidney cancer keep me down. I give it no respect as it doesn't deserve it. It is not a welcome guest in my body. I don't know if what I have written will help you, but that's how I got past the dark times I have had. Well, that and the antidepressants and antianxiety meds. :)

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alice124
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Hi Sue,

I'm a little behind in my reading on the Board and just read your profile. You've definitely had a a difficult stretch, but we're here to listen and offer shoulders. We've all needed it at some point in the past (or in the present).

The arsenal in the war against Kidney Cancer is growing daily as are the success stories. Hang tough Sue.

 

 

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foxhd
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Is far greater than just the knowledge of one. We do this together.

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Galrim
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Were all just small creeks who has joined together here into a river. Jump in, and welcome once again.

/G

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Djinnie
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I love that description!!

Djinnie

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GSRon
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So are we all skinny dipping in this river..???   :)   :)

Ron

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Eims
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Count me in!!!  lol

eims x

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foxhd
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When everybody is skinny dipping, and the conversation is about, "Who's is bigger", we would all be talking about incisions!!!!

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Djinnie
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In cold water.... that is all you would compare..lol

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alice124
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The only thing missing from this conversation is GARY! Where are you Gary?????

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MDCinSC
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I can't see Gary willingly passing this one by!

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Texas_wedge
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Yes, not Gary to be a shrinking violet.

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garym
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Pretty sure I've posted this one before, BUTT...

An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years…

He had a large pond in the back.  It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn’t been there for a while and look it over.  He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.  As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.  As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.

He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.  One of the women shouted to him, ‘we’re not coming out until you leave!’

The old man frowned, ‘I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.’  Holding the bucket up he said, ‘I’m here to feed the alligator.’

Some old men can still think fast.

 

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Texas_wedge
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Laughing  That's the one I was hoping you'd re-post, for those who hadn't previously enjoyed it.

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GSRon
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An oldie but a goodie...

Thanks..!

Ron

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alice124
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Thank you Gary; I so needed that! So glad to see you back.

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MDCinSC
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Very Nice!

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MDCinSC
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Embarassed

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Djinnie
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Hi Sue,

I am sorry to hear that you have gone through so much pain. When it comes to information and support for cancer you could not have picked a better place to come. As you must be aware by now, there are members on here who are akin to walking encyclopedias on the subject. There is wise advice peppered with a sense of humour, all in all very well balanced with something for everyone to draw on.

All the best

Djinnie x

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