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11/30/14 9:27 A

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Hello! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hope you did too:)

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I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
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11/28/14 6:51 P

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Hello everyone new and old to our team. Hope everyone had a nice Happy Thanksgiving.

My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been a member with SparkPeople since 2008. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have been cancer free since December 2012.




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11/5/14 3:47 P

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Welcome to the team Melissa!


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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11/3/14 11:29 A

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Welcome to the team! Looking forward to getting to know you better...

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11/1/14 10:27 A

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thanks everyone glad to be here!

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11/1/14 8:23 A

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emoticon Melissa! I'm sorry for the way things have turned out for you but you still have a chance to turn things around and get healthy and start living life again!
Good luck and wishing you the best!

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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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10/31/14 6:59 P

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Welcome Melissa. You have been through so much but still have risen about and showed your strength.
Welcome to our team and SparkPeople. God Bless you.

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Edited by: RAESUN54 at: 10/31/2014 (19:00)
My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been a member with SparkPeople since 2008. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have been cancer free since December 2012.




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10/31/14 5:46 P

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Welcome Melissa!

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10/31/14 2:53 P

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Wow, Melissa, you have been through so much, and yet here you still are! That is surely a testimony to your strength. Welcome to the group.
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hello, I am Melissa and I am new to SPARK. I have ptsd so this is extremely difficult for me reaching out to ppl I don't know, im hopeing maybe the distant feel created by the internet will help so my 'issues' don't get in the way of success, anyways this is about inroductions yes? well, here is how I got to today, my first day with SPARK....i have struggled with weight issues my entire life. as long as i can remember. i was an abused child and the weight and baggy clothes were my way to cope and go unnoticed as much as possible. as you can imagine that led to other issues. my mom signed papers so i could go into the military at 17 and i learned about physicaly fit lol but still always a struggle. in my early 30s i thought at one point i was FINALY getting it right! the weight seemed to just melt off. i had switched to second shift at work and walked every day the 4 miles there and back. i was wrong. it wasn't me and my hard work and determination at all. i had stage 3b/4 cervical cancer and a grapefruit size tumor was taking all the nutrients. omgosh, that was the hardest part of my life. i didn't think i would survive, 10% survival rate and i am by no means a lucky person lol. i had 2 small children and all the sick days had cost me my amazing job. i sent kids to their dad so i could focus on surviving. broke my heart but i knew it was right. i did NOT want them to see that so young AND i couldn't get a job (chemo radiation, sick all the time, no hair high absenteeism, probly die) nobody was going to hire me so i was essentialy homeless. i survived, still, always in the background was this struggle, the day of my last oncology visit, 3 months after last treatment the dr gave me the all clear to go home to my family yeahhhh! i had HUGE dreams of a reunion with my babies, reconstructing my devastated family, and celebrating with my family and friends. plus due to chemo i had a handle on my weight......or so i thought.
disaster struck on the 495 mile trip home, a freak accident left me in a coma for 5 months and then a rehabilitation/nursing home for about 7 months. then i spent a year in bed with iv antibiotics (cause your bones pick up 'stuff' while layin out and about in the grass) then 4 years in a wheel chair and another year with a walker and crutches re learning to walk.
all these years of immobility and still eating has taken a toll and not only did i put on a lot ALOT of weight, i lost a lot of core muscle from not being able to even sit up. plus by the time i was out of the wheel chair my kids were grown and gone, on their own way and i am left once again to journey on in this struggle with an additional burdon of anger and a bit of bitter.
honestly, it is so hard sometimes i feel so cheated! i get so angry. i missed so much. but then i remember all the things i learned not only from the cancer and fighting for my life but also from the accident and fighting for my ability to live it. sure i did missed so much but then again i still have so much. i am blessed truly blessed and i will fight on every day and every chance. even the bad days are good and i remember i fought to live them all and they are worth it


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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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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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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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!

Sue (snoozy suzy)
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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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!

Sue (snoozy suzy)
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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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.

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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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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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.

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

A. A. Milne



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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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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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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I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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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I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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6/3/14 11:39 A

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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.

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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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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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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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.

A. A. Milne



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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.
Robin



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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!




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.

A. A. Milne



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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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