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Welcome, PHAUS61!
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Welcome to the team PHAUS61!

When I was still working, I worked 2nd shift, but it wasn't always a set schedule; sometimes I would be scheduled earlier hours, with only 8-10 hours between shifts. It does make it harder to plan out meals and exercise when your job isn't a regular 9-5 job!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

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10/1/14 4:58 P

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emoticon PHAUS61 emoticon !! WE can do this! I have just had back to back surgeries and am trying to get back into shape....it's going to take a while, but I know I can do this, and I know you can too!



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emoticon PHAUS61!
If that was the reason he left you, you are probably better off without him! it probably didn't feel that way at the time though. I'm sorry it has been such a rough 4 years, but you can make the next 4 better, and without him!

Your story sounds so much like mine in a few ways. My husband died of cancer 4 years ago, but we had not been together for years when he passed, but we remained friends all those years and were still married. We have 3 great kids together, so he was still in my life through them. When I was diagnosed with Stage III lung cancer, I was working nights, and sleeping all day. I ate all night at work, out of boredom, and then ate sandwiches and frozen dinners at home. I had chemo and radiation and gained 10 lbs from the steroids they gave me before each treatment. I did have to stop working for a year, due to working at the homeless shelter and being exposed to all those people with a lowered immune system,but I went back to work,and back to my bad habits of eating junk food at work and sleeping all day.

It's hard to get motivated but if you join a challenge, I think that will help. There are many challenges on SP, and I hope you can find one that fits your needs and you will get you motivated, if that's what you're looking for:)

Good luck and God bless!

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4 1/2 years cancer free. Soft tissue sarcoma in my left leg was surgically removed. No chemo but husband couldn't handle the diagnosis. Left me a year after diagnosis. Divorce final this past January. It's been a rough 4 years and I consoled myself by eating. Now I'm trying to get back in shape but seriously lacking in motivation. I work nights so have difficulty with when to eat and since I live alone, it's easier just to eat snack foods. I don't sleep well in the day and often wake up hungry but then when I'm up all night, I get hungry then too with the added "bonus" of wanting to eat just to stay awake.

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9/10/14 3:47 P

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Welcome CheriAnn!

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Hi ! My name is Cheri and I will be 61 this month. Mother of one awesome daughter married to an awesome man and blessed they found my Peritoneal Cancer early. I have had one chemo, the next one on the 18th. New at this so joined for the support and maybe some pointers along the way.........

I am a church secretary and job share so I only work a short week and can adjust my hours. I am still not working after the exploratory surgery -two more weeks until the 6 week mark. All this started upon having a hysterectomy and finding a cyst on my ovary that was cancerous. So two surgeries back to back and one chemo.........whew! This year sure has been an adventure!

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Welcome SUSHI1310!

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Hey I'm 23 from NZ finished my chemo treatment earlier this year. Been a spark member for a while before my diagnosis but finally getting back on track now.

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Will do! emoticon

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Cassie, you should post in the chat room. That is where everybody is at:)

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Thank you! I'm glad your recent scan was a good one. :)

I'll be getting more information over the next three days and will come back to share updates.

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You will! We all help each other by sharing our experiences, I believe:)
I am a 2 year survivor of stage IIIa lung cancer. I just had a scan last Thursday and there are "no new abnormalities" so that made me feel much better! It's a very trying experience, but you CAN do it! Some of us on here have been living with Stage IV cancer for many years now,and are doing well. So never give up hope and keep a positive attitude, that will help so much!

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Thank you for the welcome. I'm sorry to find my way here but ready to do whatever I have to to beat this! Hopefully I can offer some support and encouragement as well. :)

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emoticon CASSIECAT!
I'm sorry about your diagnosis, but there is a lot of support here for you! Feel free to ask anything and someone here will probably have had a similar experience and may be able to help answer your question or at least provide encouragement and/or support!
No questions are 'off the table' so to speak, this is the one place we can all honestly express our feelings without being afraid of how people will react. There is no judgement here, just concern and well wishes for all!
Good luck and God bless!

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Hello everyone. I've been on SparkPeople forever, but this week was diagnosed with breast cancer. We're still in the process of fully imaging it and staging it in order to figure out what my next steps are. I've been married for 16years and have a 14-year-old daughter. I'm 43 and work full time as a teacher. This has been a huge shock to all of us, but we're ready to take it on and do whatever we need to. I'm glad to have found this team. emoticon emoticon

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Welcome Rachel!

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Welcome to the team Cindy, Alison, and Rachel!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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Hello all,
I am Rachel and I'm new to Spark People. I was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in 2006, and have been cancer free for over 6 years now. I'm 32 years old and just moved to Chicago to start a new job (and a new life). I hope to find community and inspiration as I make the changes necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Best wishes, Rachel

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Hi! I'm Alison. I had a stage 2 carcinoid tumor removed from my colon 1 year ago, July 1st. It was found during a colonoscopy - It's cancer in my colon, not colon cancer. This type of cancer can pop up anywhere so I now have a life long relationship with my oncologist. Good thing I like her...I still have a difficult time speaking about it so being on this site and writing this is a big step. I am 51 years old, and have a history of cancer on both sides of the family. My surgery didn't heal well and in December I had a gigantic hernia repair. I'm finally about 98% pain free from that one so I ready to get back in shape and eat healthy.




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Hi Kathy welcome my name is Cindy , I had stage 2 Her 2 positive breast cancer in 2010,it seems like it will never end, but it does get better, everyone here is so nice it really helps to have someone to vent to. emoticon

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thank you!

There is nothing more complete than a broken heart. For in the depths of the pain you will encounter the risen Jesus Christ.' Mark Brown


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Welcome to the team Kathy!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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Hi, everyone. I am Kathy and I am in treatment for Hodgkins.

There is nothing more complete than a broken heart. For in the depths of the pain you will encounter the risen Jesus Christ.' Mark Brown


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emoticon Sharon! Let us know, maybe we can help you:)

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Welcome to the team Sharon!
What is that you need help with the most?


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

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Hello, brand new to SparksPeople, I am 48 and from Indiana. HELP :)

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Hey Manny! You still there? ;)
Hi Shari, how are you feeling today? It's awfully quiet here tonight!
Talk to you all tomorrow:)

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Manny, I have problems with exercising on my feet also; I do chair workouts like Sit and Be Fit (it's an exercise show on PBS, and they also have DVDs) and on the days when I have more energy, Jodi Stolove makes great chair aerobic DVDs.

There are is a chair exercise team here on Spark with links to online videos for chair exercises.
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Have you tried any of the exercise demos on here? They have a lot specifically for strengthening your legs. You could try just a few repetitions at first and then slowly progress. I think they are great! I like the videos on here too, and they're free:)

I should, "practice what I preach" haha, I need to start using them again too!

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Susie, Thanks for your response, it seems like some days I feel like a wet rag. My legs are just so weak, I can't raise myself from the floor without holding onto something. I walk and swim quite a bit and think I would be able to do simple tasks, I guess I just have to keep at it.

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Manny, the only thing that seems to help is exercise. I know that, yet I still don't do it! I am always tired, the effects of chemo and radiation seem to just go on and on. I know I am really tired of not feeling well! I wonder if one ever feels good again after treatment?

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Thank you. Sorry to hear about your father.

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Welcome to all our new folks!!!!

Manny - I'm not sure when that weakness goes away...my father went through chemo and stayed weak....(but he only lived a few months after chemo so there wasn't really time to recover)

I am sure that there will be folks here to answer your question...if you don't get a response in this forum to your question - repost it in the "chat" thread....more folks will see it there

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Welcome to the team LINNIE!
I am currently in treatment for stage IV breast cancer.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

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emoticon LINNIE1114! I think you will love it here! a lot of supportive people to talk with everyday:) Please join us in the chat room so we can get to know you, and you us:)

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Hi everyone, I am new to Sparkpeople. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor.

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Welcome to the team Manny and Robin!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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Hi I'm Robin. I'm dealing with stage three papillary thyroid cancer that is recurrent with local mets to the thyroid bed and lymph nodes. Just starting on thyroid med again after i131 treatment and very hypothyroid yet. Have to decide if endocrinologist is playing it to conservative and if I need more aggressive treatment other than more of the same with recurrence within 13 months. I'm very tired. But I am not giving up. Have been with
Spark People awhile, but with health issues have been inactive awhile.
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Hi, I'm new here and also belong to the Lung Cancer Team.
I am a 2 times cancer survivor. Most recent stage 2 lung cancer in 2011. I have been through surgery (left top lobectomy) and chemo. Almost three years after chemo my legs are still weak. I exercise, treadmill and swim, still it is hard for me to lift myself up. Any suggestions ?

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welcome to the team PRIM121

I'm glad you found us...you will be in my prayers

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Thank you for making me feel welcome. Right now I am diagnosed with group 1 intraductal cancer. If the lymph nodes emoticon prove to be negative, the way I understand it is that they will call it "stage 1". As with you, I am finding the waiting to be nearly unbearable.

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Hello and welcome to the team!

I am currently in treatment for stage IV breast cancer. I had double mastectomy 11 years ago, but I did not have the reconstruction.

I will keep you in prayers, and I hope the surgery goes as smoothly as possible.

I know for me, when I was first diagnosed, I felt better about it once I had my surgery, and set up the treatment plan with my doctor. I've been through chemo and radiation both, so if you have any questions, I am here for you!




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Good afternoon team. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 weeks ago. On June 3rd I will have a double mastectomy with reconstruction. I know the breast cancer survival rate is high, but I'm still very scared of what's ahead.

I'm depending on God and family to guide me through this. I've hesitated to join a spark team for support in this process as I was afraid I would just become increasingly depressed reading other stories. Having followed your team for several days, I'm feeling another source of support coming through all of you. Please keep me in your prayers, as I will all of you. I look forward to all of your postings.

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Welcome to the team Holli and LDRATCH!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

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welcome LDRATCH
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Had used Spark some years ago. Now I am nearly 7 year ovarian cancer survivor, but I'm 209 & want to get rid of 1/3 of myself hopefully by end of January 2015. About 35-36 wks to do that, or a 2#/wk loss. March 9th'13 Sonia passed away @92 1/2 after 6 days in hospital & we were both very depressed about losing her, we expected her to make it to 105. But she took a walk with her angels to go meet the Lord, & decided to not come back. I have spent way too much time on the computer & need to get my butt moving. I was as hi as 216 a few months ago, but I need to get it in gear. I have experienced 6 cycles of chemo 7 years ago & can mention a few suggestions to folks as to what helped me to get through the 4 months of that.

Philippians 4:8 then 3:21..Think on these things, whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy, think on these things. Then think on the Lord Jesus Christ, who by HIS Power brings all things under His Control to transform us to be like HIS Glorious Body.


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Welcome Holli! I hope your surgery goes well.

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Hi! I'm Holli.
I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and will be having my total hysterectomy in six days. Plus I was diagnosed with diabetes as well. (No surprise there. Have it on both sides of the family and I'm obese.) So eating right, walking every night. Drinking tons of water. Am trying to be as healthy as possible for my surgery.

Thanks for being here.

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Welcome to the team Carrie!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

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Hi, all. I'm Carrie.

I am a previous Sparker and a breast cancer survivor going through a rather complicated reconstruction after a bilateral mastectomy last summer. It's been a special challenge to continue my weight loss through this but I am determined.

Thanks for having me!

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Welcome to the team Carole. I'm so sorry to hear about the mass. I hope that whatever chemo you have, it's effective against the cancer without being too harsh on you. emoticon


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Hi!

I had breast cancer two years ago. I just learned I have a mass in my lower abdomen. Monday I go to fine out what type of chemo I will be having. I am down a little I did not expect this to happen.

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Hello and welcome to all the new team members!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, and living with Stage IV breast cancer since 2007.

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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Hi everyone,

I am a two time survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma who managed to gain excess weight both times I went through treatment, inluduing a stem cell transplant in July! I am now getting the energy to get my life back in order and came back to spark who has helped me in the past.
I look forward to getting to know you all :)

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Welcome Debbie!!!

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Hi! I'm Debbie ; ) I got thyroid cancer because a dermatologist tre ated my acne by cooking me under his xray machine a couple of minutes on each side once month for a good while. People who have had this treatment generally develop thyroid cancer around age 40, which is when I got sick. It came back twice so I have gone through total body irradiation 3 times. My lower salivary glands got infected after surgery so they were removed, leaving me with a permanent dry mouth and some swallowing difficulties. My voice also gives out many days by the afternoon. I have also had a skin cancer and a place that was in the process of turning into a melanoma so I am careful about my skin and sun exposure. I have been disabled for 17 years. I want to take back control of my life from food to exercise to healthy habits. My email is always open for anyone who needs to talk.

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welcome Lisa!!!!

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Hi everyone, my name is Lisa and I was diagnosed with lung cancer back in July. Just finished treatment with chemo and radiation. I am still suffering from the effects of the radiation. It is hard to swallow. I have lost 40lbs since last July. i don't want to gain it back so I am starting to get back on track. will find out in March to see if the treatment did any good.
I have been a member of spark people for a long time, but haven't practice it for a couple of years. need help in doing this, so I am back. need all the support I can get
thank you for listening
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Thank you, Rae.... I'm seeing that in the threads I've started looking through--what an incredible group! I'm so happy to have found you all....

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Welcome to the team Jen. There are a lot of excellent and very strong and courageous women on this team. We pray your treatment, etc goes well. We are here if you need to talk.

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Hi, all....

Long-time Sparker (since, like, 2007?), brand new cancer patient... Diagnosed Stage 2 breast 3 weeks ago. I've felt a whole lot of thankful since my diagnosis--I am fortunate to be in a position to fight in a time when chemo is kinder and gentler than it ever has been. And I'm blessed I caught it before it got any farther. I'm feeling strong and positive and grateful for the opportunity to kick its butt. :-)

I've been downright neglectful of my health (seriously haven't seen a GP for 15 years or my GYN for, um, 10....) I'm convinced this challenge is going to straighten my head out about A LOT of things--taking my health for granted is one of them. I've DEFINITELY gotten super-proactive about seeing medical professionals: I ran right out and got a GP and a physical and a pap smear and a tooth cleaning.... lol!

Anyhow, I joined you because 1) I love survivor stories, 2) I really ought to eat better and would like to learn how to do it in a way that doesn't feed my cancer or leave me susceptible to picking it back up once I get rid of it, 3) I've only done one chemo treatment and am not certain if I will run into weight gain or loss... I'd like to avoid much of either if I can help it, and 4) Spark Teams have always been my best source of knowledge, inspiration, and accountability.

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Welcome BobbieJol, you have come to the right place. SparkPeople is a good place to keep track of your weight, etc. This forum is great to. The ladies here are great. They also have another team for Breast Cancer,etc, try checking it out too.

If you need anything, this team is right here for you.

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Welcome BOBBIEJOL! Glad you came back to Spark and glad you found us

feel free to stop by the main thread and get to know everyone

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New here but not new to Spark. I sparked roughly in 2008ish I think….. lose email and password
Long story short - got diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2013 at the age of 31. Was already overweight and gained even more. Now I am trying to figure out the new healthier me and lose some of this weight.

"To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of JOY for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness." Isaiah 61:3


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Welcome MaryAnn and Jake...so glad you both found us

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emoticon Hello Jake, congrats to your aunt. Welcome MaryAnne, I am glad you joined the group, we have good people here. I use to live in Colorado. What part do you live? Cingrats on your 8 years. I am a 1 year survivor.


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Hello! I'm Jake.
I'm not a survivor, but my aunt Beverly is. She's survived Breast Cancer twice, and she just found another lump. I'm a regular volunteer in the hospital, spending time with a few patients I met on her first round. My ma and I do a walk every weekend in October with her!
I'm here just to tell everyone how amazing I think you guys are! The energy and love the survivors I know have is inspirational!
I'm sending love and prayers to each and every one of you!

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Hi! My name is MaryAnn and I am from Colorado.
Raesun added me as a friend today and I saw
this group on her page. I had endometrial/uterine cancer
in 2005, Had surgery and have been cancer free for 8 years!

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It's nice to connect with folks who've been where I am and have come out the other side. The statistics may be against me, but I'm certainly coming out swinging.... emoticon

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Hi Chuck!
I'm Karen. This is my first week. I am a breast cancer survivor. Good luck with your treatment. You will be in my thoughts.

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Welcome Chunk to the team. I am a breast cancet survior. I celebrated my 1st year csncer free in December. I hope you have a great weekend. emoticon

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Hi Chuck! I'm glad you found us. I'm sorry to hear about your tumor....but I'm glad they have found it and can start treatment...you will be in my thoughts.

Please feel free to share all you want...all of us here are either survivors, those currently in treatment and those done with treatment, or caregivers such as myself (my Daddy has small cell lung cancer, he lives with me)

and way to go on that weight loss!!!!! we'll do our best to help you continue with it so treatment will be easier on you




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Hi Chuck! I had rectal cancer that responded well to radiation, and then had surgery. Hope your tumor responds well, too!

Also, I love your profile photo. : )

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Hi, I'm Chuck, age 57, with still well over 100# to lose to get to my goal weight (even though I've already lost 102# since mid June 2013). I live in a small rural town in NW Minnesota.

I've always been pretty healthy (translation: lucky) throughout my life, with no major health challenges to speak of. On 12/19/13 (my birthday, no less) I went to the local clinic to ask about stomach pains I'd had for about a week, with no improvement.

This led to a UA and lab tests, which were quite abnormal, which in turn led to a CT scan of the abdomen, which showed a 5.5 x 3.5 x 5.6 cm mass in the body of the pancreas. An appointment was made for an EUS and ERCP over in Fargo, ND, which occurred about a week later.

So, yes, it's cancerous and no, it's not operable -- at least right now. The plan is to shrink the tumor to the point where it can be more easily removed, via chemo or radiation, or a combination of the two. I'm meeting with both an oncologist and a surgeon this coming Tuesday.

Glad I found a place where I can talk about such things in addition to weight issues.

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So glad you are back...just stick with us and you will have large amounts of support!!!

that's good news that they may be able to keep you from developing full blown cancer!

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I'm just checking in again after a month or two away from the team pages. I was diagnosed with NHL in 2011 and am still in treatment for that. I have 4 more rounds before I will be done. I also had a lumpectomy in June which was showing abnormal cells. It is not cancer but is pre-cancerous. I am going to a high-risk breast clinic to keep tabs on it. I was told by the doctor that it's quite possible that by exercising and eating more healthy, I have possibly dodged full-blown breast cancer. This keeps me all the more motivated to continue with a healthy lifestyle! Just looking for support in my journey.

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Welcome Debbie!

That is not right that your doctor is making you wait until you pay your bill. I can't remember the name of the law, but I think there is one that says that woman wanting reconstruction because of breast cancer cannot be legally refused because of finances. If you don't have a lawyer, I would contact a social worker to get more information about that.

Welcome back SHIELDADC!

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Hi My name is Debbie and I am a cancer survivor. 3 years cancer free. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, 2010. I had a radical mastectomy and have been in reconstruction since 2011. Before I can finish with it, my dr. has asked me to pay off my bill. Kinda disturbing, but I have God to help me through it. emoticon

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Been a long time back again still cancer free emoticon

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Hi Debbie! Congrats on being cancer free!

Good luck with that bill...there is always that darn thing isn't there!

Welcome to the team!!!

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Hi I'm Debbie Adams. I was diagnosed with Breast cancer in 2010. I had to have a radical mastectomy. I'm in the process of having reconstructed surgery. My doc hasn't finished yet because I have to pay his bill off first. Yikes! Anyway, the main thing here is I have been cancer free for 3 years. emoticon

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Julia, you and your mom Rita are both welcome here in any capacity! and I'm so glad you like the daily devotionals! I always try to do that first thing when I get up in the mornings.

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Hi, I created this account for my mom (Rita). I (Julia) have been on Sparkpeople for a little more than a year. I thought the tracking would be good to keep track of momma's food and liquid intake. The teams have helped me so much with my health issues that when I saw the devotionals on this team I thought I could read them to mom. I hope it is ok for me to come on the team thread for my momma for awhile until she is up to getting more involved. I truly believe that the power of support from like minded individuals can make a big difference in how we survive our struggles.
Thanks for having this team. I'm so happy to see there is a devotional everyday. I really appreciate the dedication.
Sincerely, Julia (on behafe of my momma Rita).





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Hello Sharon and welcome!!!
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Where you start really depends on where you are at now and how much you want to lose and what your physical abilities are. I myself do chair aerobics and have lost 84 pounds this year doing that. I eat low carb. There are many many different choices you can make...the main thing is to find something you can stick with the rest of your life....a quick fast or very restrictive diet may work in the short term and may even get you motivated to keep going, but it simply will not work long term. The only thing that works long term is a life style change and again - it has to be a change you can really live with.

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Hey! My name is Sharon and I had double mastectomy with the diep flap method. Which mean I had both brests removed and reconstruction all at the same time. I got a tummy tuck since my breasts were reconstructed using belly fat.

Now it's a month later and I am free of restrictions and want to lose weight and exercise. I just don't know what to do first. I mean what exercises and what foods to eat.

So far no other cancer sites. YEAH!!!!!

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Welcome Mary

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I don't have any specific information for you, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone else did. If you don't get a response in this thread - feel free to make a new thread with that in the title to grab attention.

spark mail me if there is anything I can do for you!

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Hi my name is Mary. Two months ago I was told that I had precancerous cells. It was a real eye opener for me. I never imagined I'd have any illnesses. I feel healthy but my doctors are cautious. Recently I moved and started going to my new doctor. My previous doctor never tested me for the abnormal tests I did have. No one is saying I will develop cancer but no one is saying I won't have it. I have to be tested every six months until I have a year of normal cells in myresults. I was told that since I'm young and healthy that my body should be able to fight the abnormal cells off on their own. But I am worried. I haven't been healthy lately. So I'm here to lose a little weight and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If someone knows anything about cervical cancer or abnormal precancerous cells please talk to me. I have four months until I'm tested and I just have a bad feeling.

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