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sallyg0119
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Hi I'm Sally and Im 32 yrs old and live in Fl. I started chemo at the end of Sept. I just wanted to say hello and that i'm very happy to have found this place..

Sally

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nanuk
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Welcome Sally - give us your details and post often. Bud

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goldfinch
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Welcome Sally!
Mary

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spongebob
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Ahoy, Sally -

I am a displaced FL resident myself. Currently living in Washington, DC, but I've been a FL boy since 1984. Lived in St Pete, Panama City, Key West and Orlando. Spent Christmas in Punta Gorda. Where do you hail from?

Welcome to the SemiColons - sorry to meet you under these circumstances, but glad you're here!

As for the whole hair loss thing, chemo treats everyone differently. My hair thinned so I just wore it very short. Of course that's more "normal" for a guy. But then again, many very cool women are wearing their hair quite short these days. And being in FL, you might never want to grow it out again!

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betina61
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Joined: Aug 2006

Hi Sally and welcome,I am a newbe too I started my chemo in august and I'm almost finishing, 2 more treatments to go.I also live in Florida in Miami to be more exact. Hoping to hear from you soon.

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jerseysue
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Joined: Oct 2005

Hi don't be shy to ask questions someone had it or has it or is going thru it. Sue

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Russell05
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Joined: Nov 2006

Welcome Sally, keep us posted and as I know someone here will have a answer. Be well

Hugs, Russell

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valeriec
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Joined: Oct 2006

Welcome Sally,

You have come to the right place.

God bless-

ValerieC

Patrusha
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Joined: Jun 2006

Welcome Sally. I am glad you found this place, too. It is a sanity saver.

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sallyg0119
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Joined: Jan 2007

I was born in St.Pete. And spent the first 6 yrs in Punta Gorda, then back to St.Pete for the last 26 yrs. I have stage 4 colorectal cancer. I'm a single mom of a 12 yr old son and a 5 yr old daughter. And as a former control freak, I'm learning to take one day at a time now.. And learning what is really important and what isn't. Lets just say I'm no longer the control freak.LOL..
Sally

taraHK
Posts: 1961
Joined: Aug 2003

Hi Sally and welcome. I grinned when I read what you wrote about "former control freak". That has been one of the biggest lessons/changes for me, too. And I don't regret it at all. I'm glad you found this group. Full of information and support.
Tara

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shmurciakova
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Joined: Dec 2002

Hi Sally,
Welcome. I am also a Stage IV survivor. You will find that there are many younger people on this board. I was diagnosed when I was 31 and now I am almost 37! I have been cancer free for over two years now. Anyway, you will get through all of this as frightening as it may seem at tims. I know another lady that has survived 8 years and her oldest daughter is heading off to college next year! So hang in there and ask whatever questions come up!
-Susan

lynn1222
Posts: 105
Joined: Nov 2006

hello sally, welcome to our family. i am 39 and stage 4 rectal cancer survivor. this site is full of hope,love,laughter and just about all the info you will need. please tell us more about you and your personal battle with the beast.god bless you and ill be praying for ya.

hugs
lynn

jana11
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Joined: May 2004

Hi Sally, I am a stage 4 survivor. I am 36 years old, but was diagnosed when I was 32. I feel ya.

Hope the chemo goes OK for you. You should be done soon. I think.

Glad you found us too. If you have any questions.. just post. :) And come to Nashville - close trip from Fl.

jana

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