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11/8/13 4:41 P

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11/8/13 3:58 P

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Hi everyone! I was diagnosed with uterine cancer at 30 years old. Within days I had a radical hysterectomy. After an anxious two weeks, my tests came back that the surgery had removed all the cancer! I see the oncologist once every three months, but otherwise I'm doing great! :)

SW: 254 lbs
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Races and Runs Finished:
*Garden 2.014 3.25K Fun Run | January 1, 2014

Races and Runs Planned:
*Color Me Rad 5K | April 26, 2014
*Glow in the Park 5K | June 21, 2014
*Zombie 5K Run | October 10, 2014

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9/25/13 11:24 P

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Hi to Everyone! I joined SP a couple weeks ago and I've just tonight read posts by many of you. You are me 29 years ago. I was 30 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 4 by the time I finally had surgery because the doctor told me my lump was a "just a cyst."

At that time there was no protocol for treating breast cancer patients that young, so I guess I was a "guinea pig" of sorts. My message to you -- as corny and cliché as it is: live just one day at a time. Chemo today, but not tomorrow. Radiation today; get through it, then go back tomorrow. Tired today, maybe not so much tomorrow. Hair today, gone tomorrow. No hair today, maybe sprigs tomorrow.

Let people who love you take care of you -- they truly want to; you are not a burden. Through loneliness, fear, and anger, look for joy. It's still there, however fleeting it seems. One day, years from now, I hope you will be writing to a young mom facing an uncertain future, telling her that you are a survivor of several decades. That doctors do find the right formula; that miracles do happen; that this too will pass.

Blessings for brighter days . . .

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. --John Burroughs
9/27/12 8:21 A

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Hello my name is Patsy and I have stage 4 rectal cancer.I was dx in June 2012 with mets to my liver and lungs I am only 30 years old I have done radiation and a few rounds of chemo and will continue on chemo.Thank you for letting me join this group

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7/24/12 8:06 P

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Hi :)

I am Shanna, and went through 4 months of chemo for Hodgkins Lymphoma. I have been out of treatment now for 8 months and trying to get my body back!

Hope to make some new friends with others that know what its like!


I'm BACK!!!!

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7/22/12 10:17 P

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I am Jenn, i was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 21 while I was pregnant with my son. After he was born they put me on Chemo in a pill. Friday I go to the obgyn to find out if I need a hysterectomy or if they are going to do the Chemo in a pill again. I will be good though I have faith.

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7/17/12 1:26 P

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My name is Krissy, I'm 24 and am currently living in Southeastern Wisconsin. When I was 15 years old I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I went through 2 years of chemotherapy and 2 weeks of cranial radiation. I've been in remission for almost 9 years. I'm now a happy nurse with two puppies and am trying to live my life to the fullest. I just started with Spark again after falling off the wagon, but I'm happy to be back! I just want to encourage anyone who is going through a cancer experience right now that there is life after cancer and its wonderful!

New Berlin, Wisconsin

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12/8/11 11:49 A

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Hi. I'm Julie. At age 28 (close to my 29th birthday), I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (breast cancer). I had chemotherapy and radiation and I am now taking the super lovely medicine, Tamoxifen for 5 years. I am approximately 7 months out from active treatment. I am 30 years old now.

I have a husband who I've been married to for 7 years and we have 3 cats - Olivia, Pepper, and Miles. I am currently a graduate student and I will graduate in May.

I look forward to getting to know more of you here! emoticon

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
- Albert Schweitzer

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9/2/11 12:23 P

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Hi everyone!
I am new to but I just can't get enough of it. It is the balance I need to focus on nutrition, fitness, and inspiration! I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 in June of 2009, just weeks after getting married in Vegas! It was been quite the struggle for our little family, but my husband, my 7 year old son, and myself are now all happy and healthy. And we want to stay that way! I finished treatment over a year ago, but finally feel I am back to my full energy and am able to manage a few lingering side effects of my tamoxifen, such as peripheral neuropathy and leg cramps. I am ready to lose some weight and start being more active.

6/6/11 2:59 P

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Hi everyone,

My name is Cristin and I am a 30 year old mom of two children and the mom to my dh's 2 children so I guess I could say I am a mom of 4. My children are 15,13,11 and 8. I have a wonderful family and I love living the dream I am living right now.

I live in the beautiful state of Alaska and I live somewhat off the beaten path except for during fishing season when everyone comes down to the Kenai river to fish.

I was recently diagnosed with 1B1 Cervical Cancer. I am working through treatment options with my doctor however I have my heart set on what I want to do for treatment so now I just have to have my insurance agree on it.

I have agreed recently to be the co-leader of this team as I know I need the support as I go through this experience but I want to be able to help everyone else with their journey too.

If you are doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure. Author Unknown

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
-Herm Albright

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4/18/11 12:43 A

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Hello, my name is Barbie and I am new to the group. Over the last year I have been battling cervical and uterine cancer. I am one of the lucky ones, they found it early and considering they found it after my first pap in over 10 years I am very lucky. I put cervical cancer in it's place last summer and at my last appointment I was told I can consider myself free of uterine cancer. I still have to go in every 6 months and whatnot- we all know the drill- but for now- I've put it in it's place. I'm still dealing with the other things that go with everything like the hyperplasia- but that's nothing compared to the treatments and surgeries. I have been with Robert nearly 10 years and he gave me two beautiful children, who I've raised as my own. Bobby is 17 yrs old and Kari is 16 yrs old. I live in the LA area of California, but will always call Oregon home. My folks and most of my siblings and nieces, nephews and cousins are still there. I may have been born here in CA, but I was raised Oregonian! =-) Can you tell I love and miss Oregon? =-)

They call me Barbie. =-) Give thanks in all circumstances!

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4/13/11 1:23 P

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I am new to this group, and actually wasn't sure if I should join. I don't really consider myself a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with melanoma in January, and after two surgeries to remove it, it appears to be gone. I actually wanted to join because I am looking for support as far as what the future could bring for me if the cancer comes back, and also what tips people have on recovering physically from surgery to remove cancer. I spent so much time in bed being lazy afterward, and I had wrist and back surgery for an unrelated injury. I gained more than 30lbs, and I am trying to get healthy again and also eat cancer reducing foods. If anyone has advice, I am open and willing to take any and all that you will give.

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3/12/11 1:31 A

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I think it is due time for us to find out who is here and who is new.. Introduce yourselves here and if you have time let us know what you are looking to get out of this group.


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

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