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Surprise you have a PSA of 42

After nearly a dozen years of being a kidney cancer surivior I was informed today that I have a PSA level of 42.1

I am shocked and both my sons are shocked and depressed too.

Alas my health insurer in Texas is limited to a single urologist so my doctor today tried to get me to my old kidney specialist but they do not take our health insurance.  I can kvetch to the hills about this...But what good does it do?  Again they will place me in a high risk pool where I will spend thousands and hope to get at least one doctor who will accept my insurance.

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How to handel fear.

As a pancreatic cancer survivor i learned a lot about fear. So I decided to VLOG about it. You can check it out on my YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/Marbitz_VLOG

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Mexico 2017 - Me and Mick

Thank God I found YOU!!!

I was diagnosed in 1990, had 6 months of Chemo every other week, 5 years of Tamoxifen, and 5 years of injection of Study drug into my stomach 1 x per month. NO ONE discussed the after effects of what chemo and all drugs received would have later in life.  I'm now 63 and often feel like I'm 90.  I'm so very thankful to be here, however quality of life is often questionable. I've lived on IBProfen and Motrin for so many years now, questioning what it is doing to my liver!

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radiation enteritis

I was treated with radiation and cobalt in 1971 for cervical cancer which was eradicated thankfully. Little did I know that many years later I would suffer from chronic diarrhea which then became uncontrollable, abdominal pain and a loss of a job due to my inability to work. I even sought help at our University hospital which did not help. My bowel ruptured while I was out of the country on vacation resulting in two surgeries and a removal of a small portion of my intestine. colonoscopies are not an option as even a pediatric scope wil not pass a severe curve.


All about my husband

Hello everyone my name is Peggy Howze. My husband was diagnosed with neck and throat cancer in September 2016. He was stage 4 and had 35 radiation treatments and 2 cysplatin chemo treatments​. The chemo was so hard on his body he was hospitalized for 5 weeks during the holidays. We just found out today the cancer has spread to spleen rib n shoulder. The Dr told us it is incurable. I am at a loss we have been married 16 years and today the Dr told us we have less then 2 years left together. Super stressed needing some emotional support.

my journey

last year in may I was told I had a mass on my ovury during a trip to the emergency room for abdominal pain. After blood tests and scans I was told I had a tumor the size of a soft ball on my right ovury.  You can't even understand or take in the enormity of being told you have cancer at first. I felt so lost and like something was being stolen from me. From May until July I sat in my fear with a range of emotions that I had never felt before.

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Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer--Know Thyself

      I was a relatively healthy, happy 63-year old attorney with 37 years of trial lawyering under my belt when the bomb of diagnosis--Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer with mets to liver, lymphs, and elsewhere--fell on Oct. 20, 2016. I had just returned home to Louisiana  from a trip to Tennessee. It was a Saturday.  My pee was turning dark. My poo had a white, chalky look. The worst burning pain I have ever experienced began assaulting my stomach, sweeping around the upper right side into my back. Could it be the well water I drank in Tennessee?

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