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I just read on yahoo that farah fawcett isn't doing to well. Apparently she wasn't able to beat her liver mets. That is a shame. I remember having her poster on my wall almost the entire decade of the 80's. I only took it down when I was given a poster of heather thomas from the fall guy. As a matter of fact the very first thing I sold on ebay was that poster of farah fawcett.

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Agreed, she was the Icon of her time. The talk among all the neighborhood gang while playing football and the standard benchmark. I hope she pulls through...

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...I remember back then having her pretty feathered-back hairdo, such a beautiful woman she is!

I read she has lost all her hair, and was actually traveling back and forth to Germany using experimental treatments that they don't have here, and Ryan O'Neal said they went there because the doctors here don't know what they're doing. Her documentary airs on May 15, and the news said she may not make it by then, but some stories are conflicting...as Entertainment Tonight just said she was in "Stable condition" and not in "critical condition" as is being reported by some sources.

Hoping for her to get through this though, it be great to hear that this is just another bump in the road for her to get through.

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I read the reports about her, too. I remember just thinking she was so pretty when Charlie's Angels started. It sounds like she's had a very tough fight. I really hope she will be okay.

*hugs*
Gail

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I remember wearing those in the late 70s and then Ten came out and people thought I was doing it to emulate her, so I totally had to stop! She definitely was beautiful, but I hated that people thought I was wearing them thinking I was a ten! I have so hoped that Farrah's fight would raise awareness for us in this battle, and maybe it will.
mary

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I think the movie ten starred bo derek. I never saw it but my cousin had her poster. We used to get into fist fights over who was hotter.

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i got my blondes mixed up :)!!!
mary

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My first fight with my then boyfriend was started when he hung that on the underside of the bunk bed, he being on the bottom, in his dorm room!!!

I had a strange dream...may suck it up and call FOX television and pitch it...a talk show called 'HOPE lives!'....guest stars will be all of us survivors...even the famous ones...

HUgs, Kathi

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They will have only a limited supply of Avastin, CPT11, xeloda and other stuff on the island and we have to stay alive and then get the professor to make more of it from coconuts. Once he does, Gilligan spills it and the skipper hits Gilligan with his hat. Or something like that
;-)

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Johnny Depp will swing down from a rope, cut the chains of metastases and carry me off to paradise. But wait... he's married. Oh, yeah, so am I. Damn...

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Johnny Depp has always been my favorite fantasy LOL... Yummy!

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you ALL are a bit crazy!!!! (Just the way I like it....I love you guys!!!!)

Hugs, Kathi

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I personally liked Kate Jackson the best on Charlies Angels but became a big Farrah fan after she did the TV movie when there were not near the number of channels to watch, "The Burning Bed". My partner at the time did some volunteer work at a shelter for battered women and the number of calls they got the few weeks after that blew the small place away. They even had me answering some of the calls to get call back numbers they were so hammered. BUT the coolest thing was funding and donations were half of the calls!!!!! They opened up 2 more homes a few months later because of the movie's impact. Cool stuff.

I read today that she is stable but it does make you wonder why a judge allowed her son to leave jail to visit her recently. I hope the news reports are right but I have to say again she is OUT THERE helping our cause by admitting she has anal cancer!!! I am a rectal cancer survivor for 5 years now and still don't say that most of the time, I say colorectal cancer for some reason. My prayers and thoughts are with you Farrah!!

Lisa P.

Anyone else tear up just thinking about "Love means you never have to say you are sorry"!!!

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Farah's story about her fight with cancer is on tonight on the east coast on NBC at 9 pm. I think it would be good for friends, spouses and others to watch it so they can get a better idea of what we face to some extend. Unfortunately, she's not doing well at all. I think all of us are in better shape than she is but it may be an eye opener for some people. Then again, it might scare the crap out of others so use your judgment.
-p

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I had an appointment to get my hair cut today and while the lady was shampooing my hair, she started talking about watching the show tonight. She said that it would be really sad, but would make the rest of us glad that we weren't the ones who were so sick. Well, I got my hair washed, but it may take a couple of days for my lip to heal from where I was biting it to keep from a)crying, or b) explaining that some of the rest of us have been that sick. Instead we talked about how gorgeous she was and how everyone wanted to be her when they were young. People are really amazing sometimes. I'm sure her comment wasn't meant to sound the way it did, but people really are clueless sometimes.

Rebecca

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I know what you mean about biting our lips...We all do it at somepoint but now I just speak up and say what I feel...I want to watch the show tonight but I really don't want to cry and be depressed...Not sure what to do??? Julie

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It was a good story of her treatments and how she feels about things...Ryan understandably is having a hard time of it. I decided that I needed to watch it so after 15 minutes of debating I turned it on...Glad I did, it keeps things in perspective for me, how short life can be and not to take any little thing for granted...I have had cancer and it is a part of my life and I need to keep myself aware of how much it upsets a household when it occurs...I don't want to be just another survivor, I want to be as much an advocate as I can be and I felt watching this show helped me in continuing that role.....Never give up...

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Watching Farrah's Story tonight made me very proud to be a part of this community of survivors. Yeah, I cried. A lot. She allowed it to be so doggone real and having lived both sides of it, for me, was a doubly whammy. Watching my sister struggle and be so brave only to succumb in the end came full force to my memory while watching Farrah. It was like having PTSD. Then my own experiences with scans and PETs and tests and doctor appointments and surgeries....it's still raw after 7.9 years. I thank God, though, that my "treatments" were more like going to a spa than what one has to go through during chemo. You all are brave mambojambos.

peace, emily

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I was a bit skeptical about watching, but hubby and I turned it on. I am glad I did. I cried all the way through. The one thing I took away from it was her HONESTY. She had one line to her friend Alana, when Alana wanted to stop filming while she was vomiting. She said, "I want people to see what cancer IS. Keep filming." That stuck with me.

I had a similar experience after a chemo treatment last month. My daughter took me to the cancer center, and her 4 year old had to be with us that day. I threw up all the way home. I kept apologizing, worried about Carter seeing me. My daughter said "Mom, you have cancer. He knows that. It won't hurt him to understand what you are going through." Of course the 4 year old, in his complete lack of guile at that age, put it all in perspective. He said "Gamma, please don't get Mom's car all dirty!"

Cancer sucks, and I think Farrah did a great service bringing the images forward. She will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Vicki

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Vicki,

My children were very young when my sister was going through her cancer journey and I never shielded them either when she was moaning or crying or looking like a bag of bones. This was a part of the facts of life for our family. I figured my children would learn compassion by witnessing human suffering. I think your daughter is kind and wise. And your grandson is adorable!

peace, emily

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I missed the part where she ended up going to Germany for treatments and why. That seems like that would be hard traveling that many miles for treatment. And WHY did they not give that woman a port. All the needles were through her veins. If Germany was so much better, I thought they would have done a port. Just my two cents! Very humbling story.

Kim

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UCLA wouldn't do the surgery on her primary tumor due to radiation/tissue damage and Germany would and Germany would do chemo specifically designed for her and her cancer. Yeah, I wondered about the port issue too. But they had to put the needles directly into her liver at some pointas part of her treatment.

peace, emily

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I got the feeling that she thought she'd be over and done with it in no time so why get a port. A port means (to some) that this is going to be a long battle. I think some people feel that way. I never thought twice about getting a port, for me and my Dx it was a no brainer.

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It was a wonderful, but saddening, presentation of our battle...
and I am glad Farrah filmed it and hope millions saw it and
it makes them put screening on the top of their list of things
to do....

did have some questions.....and wondered if the outcome would
have been different with different decisions at points.....
my take, altho I may have mis-heard was that she opted not
to have a colostomy and went to Germany instead where they
were willing to do surgery in the area....also I thought I
heard that her options for chemo were somewhat guided by
her choice not to have chemo that would cause her to lose
her hair...her option for not having a port....because she
did not want scarring????....just wondering.

Barbara

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The exact same things!!! I will always wonder how much vanity has played a part in her journey. The movie was great for education and cleaning out my tear ducts, it was very real. Someone needs to punch that son of hers for getting arrested for drugs when he did. She doesn't need that stress.

I'm with you Phil about the port and think my scars are all part of having to fight the beast. I won't say I'm proud of them but I'm certainly not ashamed of them.

Lisa P.

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Yes I was wondering why she wouldn't take the chemo because her hair might fall out. It all fell out at one point but I think that if that decision was made earlier in her treatment instead of the hair issue, she might have faired better, but who knows. And the port would make it easier.

Kim

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