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Lisa_R
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hey i am Lisa ... i am also on the semi colon (lol) site bc i have both kinds of cancer... i just had a full hysterectomy .. and am waiting to find out if i have Lynch syndrome... luckily my endrimetrial cancer was caught very early st 1 grade 1 ... i am having a tough time with this second cancer... its like i keep waiting for the other axe to fall... and it seems that even my best of friends are pulling away.. its like my cancer is too sad for them and that sucks bc i need them now ya know... i am normal a positive person even thru this but i am getting wore out....

hopeful girl 1
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Lisa,
Welcome to these boards-you will find lots of strong people and support here.
I guess it can be hard on those that care about us, and not everyone is the best at dealing with these kinds of issues in life and knowing how to support.

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daisy366
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We are here to support you and allow you to vent and obtain good info.

Let us know how we can help you. Mary Ann

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Lisa_R
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thanks---

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Cecile Louise
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Wow, you've really had a time of it. I'm glad you found us, though; there are so many people who are now in your corner, ready to listen, provide information and offer a shoulder. Welcome.

Hugs all around,
Cecile

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kkstef
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Lisa, am so glad you came to this site too...so many knowledgeable and helpful gals and sooo willing to share.

So, keep us posted and let us know how we can help. You also have lots of experiences we can learn from too!!

Karen

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TiggersDoBounce
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Welcome to the Board!

Laurie

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Songflower
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Hi Lisa!

I had breast cancer 11 years ago and when I got this cancer it really hit me hard. I felt I had really fought the good fight and then Bam!

I often feel people pulling away from me with the second cancer. I know exactly what you are saying. I am not sure I know how to deal with it. I do know people seem to do better when they see me still engaged in life and thriving (As Mary Ann calls it!) Randy Pausch also felt this and he addressed it in his Last Lecture (which turned into a wonderful book). He told people to "stay with me." He talked about all the things you can do with cancer. I often think that sometimes people don't know what to say and some are afraid you are going to leave the earth soon and they don't want to invest energy in you. I don't like those people anyway and I invest my time in those who care about me despite cancer.

Hang in there. You are going to take this one step at a time. People are often living well after being diagnosed with four different cancers in a life time.

Maybe we need a thread or site on just dealing with others reactions to our cancers. Because it is something we all sense and feel and I believe it is real.

Diane

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Ro10
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Sorry you have had to join our sisterhood. None of us want to be here, but there is so much support here. Sorry about your support pulling away. You are right that this is the time you need support. May we be able to help you through this difficult time. In peace and caring.

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