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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

I attended a support group meeting that was informational. We talked about FEAR of Recurrance. One member suggested FEAR was False Evidence Accepted as Real. We read something in the newspaper. We believe it will happen to us. The talk and participation was helpful. I heard others echo what I was feeling. I'm exercising, eating properly, tending to me, YET I got cancer.

The triple negative people were more inclined to show emotion. For some reason, I am not worrying as much about recurrance. If it happens, I will deal with it then. I am trying not to be a worrier.

My husband had a bad night so I had little sleep. I took care of him. I slept later and even took a nap. I got a facial at the Image Center of the hospital. I got helpful hints to avoid radiation burns and other items.

I have six navy blue dots on my chest that are permanent. I'm considering what I will do afterward with them. I'm trying to be positive.

I do have trouble accepting help. I'm working on that.

I am so grateful for my SparkFriends! You are wonderful with your comments and support. I enjoy the Breast Cancer Survivors Team and the Challenged by Arthritis Group. Good, caring people who help so much.

My support group gave me a comfort bag on the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer (12/23/13). They made my day brighter as I tested out my pillows, nightgown, hat, and more. They gave me a journal and a book. Now I am accepted during treatment. I will attend a monthly meeting. We have socials, attend hockey games that raise money for Breast Cancer and our group, have a summer picnic, and attend information sessions. We are about support and raising our spirits. I will attend a first years' session in May.

I am so blessed.
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    You are doing all the right things. Love your attitude. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless. Thank you for sharing.
    1324 days ago
    I have several of those blue dots too; not just from the chest wall radiation, but also from when I had the radiation on my hips and pelvis. I always say I can play "connect the dots" on myself, lol.
    1324 days ago
    HUGS and prayers and blessings
    1325 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Sounds like you have a great support group which is so important during times like this. I've never heard of the permanent blue marks before.
    1325 days ago
  • OWLVR54
    The support group sounds great and you are getting a lot of support and help. I too feel as you do, I can't worry about a recurrence, if it happens well, we deal with it.
    Enjoy your day and all this good information you are getting and I too hope you can avoid many burns from the radiation. Very important to use the cream and aloe.

    Take care

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    1325 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    You have a positive attitude! I think you are emoticon ! emoticon
    1325 days ago
    It's wonderful that you have such a good support group. Yes, it is VERY hard to accept help. It may not be for some people, but to me, I was always the giver, so to be the recipient was extremely hard. One way I looked at it was that by allowing the person to help me, they were receiving a blessing. Don't rob them of that joy.
    1325 days ago
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