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6/17/15 6:15 A

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HI! JAN !! My name is RITA, I was the one that sent that "short" note. I am 67 and I'm a cancer survivor because I go to the Doctor when something doesn't feel right. It takes some time to sit and listen to it & check out area's that were causing pain yesterday or today. The more that I mentioned; was I was hit by a car broke 5 segments of my spine, 2 in my hip, had a massive hematoma ( blood pool ) with whiplash. To add accident to injury both the trauma Hospital were in Code red (not accepting trauma patients) so I had to go to another State, over a road that was being renovated it took 1 hour and 15 mins I prayed to pass out but, I didn't. When I arrived in the ER the Dr. said to me I thought you were a corpse coming in. I told him the lord has something for me to do. so I'm not going to die until it is my time. ONLY GOD know's the hour and time of my death and JESUS CHRIST has been with me every step on the way. WELL another short story!!!

All things are possible through Jesus Christ JUST BELIEVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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WeLCOME MY NAME IS RITA! This is my 3 attempt to get a message to you, I would get to the send and before I hit the button "boom" everything would be gone. I/m sitting there saying what do you mean web page gone AAAAAAAHHHH!!!! I wanted to tell you to talk to your Doctor and make a list so you don't forget anything. What you shared could be from chemo or could from low vitamins and minerals also from the chemo. I read an article that said the nails can show different illness in the body just by their color, texture, lines, the moons and size of the moon it was very interesting? How scientific I don't know, ask your Doctor that one too. Here 1/2 page is gone and I haven't even gotten to the important stuff. I wanted to tell you I had breast Sarcoma in 1980 I had a radical done no chemo. or radiation. I took Tamoxifen for 5 yrs. the American Cancer Society paid for it all. GOD BLESS THEM!! In 1995, I had uterine Carcinoma had a total hysterectomy no chemo. or radiation. in 2013 I had surgery for melanoma no chemo. or RAD. yet?? I have left my troubles in GOD'S AND JESUS CHRIST HANDS and so should you. Believe it or not the story doesn't end here there is more!!!!!!

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6/11/15 8:10 P

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Hi Jan! emoticon




"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Chinese philosopher Laozi
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6/10/15 3:38 P

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Hi! I'm Jan and I'm new to this group. I've been a Spark member for several years - off and on. Admittedly, mostly off. My last year has been consumed by treatment for breast cancer. I was diagnosed in March 2014 after finding 2 lumps myself. I had chemo, surgery and radiation treatment and am still on Herceptin for a few more months. I'm starting to mark off the anniversaries of my cancer milestones - 1 year since diagnosis, 1 year since chemo started and, the hardest for me emotionally, 1 year since I had my waist-length hair shaved off. It was a difficult year but I think I've been incredibly lucky and have had amazing doctors and support. My biggest residual trouble is neuropathy in my hands and feet. I'm slowly getting dexterity back in my hands, but my nails seem to refuse to grow. They are breaking further and further down and I'm at a loss at what to do. Any ideas out there?

So now I need to tackle these stupid pounds! I managed to maintain my weight thru treatment but in the past couple of months I seem to have been 'rewarding' myself and eating everything I wanted, which apparently was not good food. So I'm back with my Spark friends and hopefully I can get off my a** and get some exercise and start dropping some of this excess baggage. Anyone have any ideas for motivation?

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5/30/15 11:43 A

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I left out the kicker the ride to the Hospital was Horrendous an hour and 15 minutes long over a road that was being renovated. Many a time on that road I wished I'd pass out but, I never did !!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Just trust in GOD and ask JESUS CHRIST TO BE BY YOUR SIDE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!!! emoticon

Edited by: ZOOMZOOM1231 at: 5/30/2015 (11:46)
All things are possible through Jesus Christ JUST BELIEVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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5/30/15 9:31 A

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You have quite an interesting and inspiring story Rita! It made my day to read your story! Nancy

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5/29/15 9:49 P

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WELCOME JOURNEYTO60 I'M RITA I'm a breast 1980, uterine(1995) and skin (2013) survivor, from the GRACE of GOD by way of JESUS CHRIST. In 2013, I was hit by a car it broke 5 segments of my spine, 2 in my L hip I had a MASSIVE HEMATOMA ( Hugh pocket of blood) and whiplash. The ER Doctor told me that he expected a corpse to come in from all the injuries and the distance I had to travel. The 2 Trauma Hospital were in Code RED( not accepting patients) so I had to go to another State. emoticon emoticon emoticon were watching over ME!!!!!!!! So take my word I do believe in MIRACLE'S!!!!!!!

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5/29/15 3:26 P

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Hello Everyone! I can see I am going to love this group!

I am recovering from cytoreductive surgery with internal heated therapy for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) which started as stage 4 appendiceal carcinoma. I am on four month monitoring having had the baseline testing completed in March. I have had my appendix removed along with omentum and peritoneal lining as well as a total hysterectomy. I am starting to eat normally again and starting to walk as an exercise that does not tax my abdominal wall too much. Otherwise, I am in good spirits and grateful for having had it discovered and treated so well! Adjusting to the "new normal." It is nice to meet you all!


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5/29/15 8:47 A

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Hello! I am a 18 mos. survivor of lobular carcinoma. I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery at the same time. I was blessed that I had an excellent doctor who analyzed the MRI and MRI results, she found this hard to detect cancer in stage 1A.

Neither chemo nor radiation will work on this type of cancer, I am on the "hormone therapy" nice term for kill all hormones in my body daily! But still, so much better than in could have turned out.

Anyone else taking femarra/letrozole? Do you have side effects, and if so, what are they and how are you dealing with them?

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5/6/15 10:16 P

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MAYBE you should check out the nutritional values of what you are eating vs how much you are exercising ??? Meanwhile WELCOME NEW MEMBERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All things are possible through Jesus Christ JUST BELIEVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Melissa and FLRED12 I am right there with you! It seems that now that I am regaining some strength/health I am regaining weight as well. Have ramped up the exercise this week and we will see what that does. I typically gain weight anyway when I work fat into muscle, but it's hard not to get discouraged....

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Hi, I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2012. I was diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer in the summer of 2014. I am now trying to lose by eating healthy and paying attention to portions.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Chinese philosopher Laozi
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Hello I am new! I am a 2 year survivor of cancer. I had stage one endometriosis cancer. I was diagnosed at 37! It was hard for me but telling my son and dealing with his fears was the hardest part. I will be 3 years cancer free in August. I underwent a total hysterectomy to remove the tumor. I lost weight prior to the surgery, and kept it off, but now its sneaked back on! I looking forward to being a part of this team, and losing weight!

My name is Melissa

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must but take the step.


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3/25/15 1:41 P

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Hi TIna Lou, and welcome!
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emoticon Tina Lou!

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3/23/15 7:03 P

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Hi, I am Tina Lou and I survived cancer. In 2011, I was diagnosed with stage 3 high grade soft tissue sarcoma. In June of 2011, I had surgery to remove the tumor. It was successful and then I had radiation followed up with chemotherapy. Now, I am left with chronic pain in my nerves and muscles. I have a pain pump and we are working on getting the right amount of mediation to help me deal with the pain. I am now disabled and it is difficult for me to exercise. I have gained about 50 pounds since the diagnosis.
I look forward to meeting some of you and I hope to offer my support and understanding.

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3/14/15 12:49 P

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Big emoticon to you Deanna, Skimbro, and EllenGray54. Let us know how things are going with you....

Will be thinking of you....

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3/11/15 2:44 P

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Deanna, I am so sorry emoticon
You will be in my prayers.

I know what you mean about Google; when I was diagnosed the first time, back 2003, it was after my surgeon confirmed I had cancer but before my first appointment with the oncologist. I got on Google too, and I too learned more than I probably needed to know, and really scared myself.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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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3/10/15 11:30 P

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Well I know a lot more than I ever wanted to. Google and you get tons of info.

I have stage 2 Vaginal Cancer. Will start radiation therapy on Wed Mar 18.
Will have that 5x per week for about 5 weeks. Think silver tube placed where a tampon would normally go. The small speculum that was used when they did the biopsy was bad enough.

Cisplatin (chemo) 1x per week. Total treatment time about 8 weeks.
Success rate 85% at 5 yrs.

DDand SIL stopped over Fri am to pick up a tool. So I told them at that time figuring little ears
didn't need to hear it before the parents had time to absorb the news.

They broke it to the GK's on Fri. The 7yr old was the most emotional. We are really close since I have babysat him since he was 2 wks old.

They also met us at the Dr's office on Mon so they know the good, bad and the ugly.

When I went to bábysit them today, the 16 yr old GS didn't say anything. The 7yr old asked if it wad "spreadable" and 13yr old GD and I had big hugs.

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers. It will be appreciated.

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3/9/15 7:23 P

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3/9/15 2:02 P

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Welcome to Deanna, Sandra and Ellen!

Deanna, I know you from the Spark Bookworms team.

Prayers being sent up for all of you. emoticon


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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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3/7/15 11:49 A

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Welcome, Ellen and Sandra. Good luck to both of you. :)
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Just diagnosed with breast cancer. Doctor thinks we have caught it early enough to be able to take care of it with lumpectomy and radiation. Will be having my surgery in March. emoticon

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Hello everyone,

I'm Sandra. I just found out last week that I have a malignant cyst on my liver. This was discovered during my egb procedure for the bariatric surgery that would have taken place on Monday, February 23, 2015.

I am told that this type of cancer is common, but my surgery is on hold until I visit with the oncologist for more testing to see if I have cancer anywhere else in my body.

Being positive about this situation since I have may other medical conditions and all can end in death at someone point. Praying for the best, but being a realist about my situation.

Glad to have found this group emoticon

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emoticon , and welcome!!

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This is not a team I wanted to join!!

Went to the Gyn with an issue I was having and after doing a vaginal exam he said. You may have cancer. Had a hysterectomy in 2003. Did follow pap smears. Had colposcopy results benign.

Am being refered to an Oncoligist Gyn for a CT scan and a biopsy will know more then

Deanna

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2/4/15 3:55 P

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Welcome to the team DHUNTER67!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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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2/3/15 4:21 P

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Welcome DHunter67, I just finished my chemo for Peritoneal Cancer. Keep posting so we get to know you better!

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Welcome to the team, DHUNTER67. I hope you'll keep posting with us. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last August. I've finished chemo and surgery and will start radiation sometime this month.

Diagnosed with breast cancer on 8/19/14; working on a healthy lifestyle every day!


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2/1/15 11:04 A

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Hello, I am new here. I have just been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and really don't know what to do next. My weight has been up and down for months now. I just started a new exercise, healthy eating regime in November, when I got real sick out of nowhere. Now I know why.

Hoping to be able to lose some weight, learn to eat healthier and continue moving.


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Hello, hope everyone has a wonderful new year.

Edited by: RAESUN54 at: 1/10/2015 (09:46)
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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Hello! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hope you did too:)

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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 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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Welcome to the team Melissa!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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

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thanks everyone glad to be here!

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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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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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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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Welcome Melissa!

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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 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, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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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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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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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!

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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!

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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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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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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, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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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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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, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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, 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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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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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, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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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, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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
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6/1/14 3:12 P

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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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5/31/14 9:00 A

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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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Kathy from southern West Virginia

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PRIM121 Posts: 58
5/30/14 7:25 P

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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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5/30/14 4:50 P

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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, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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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PRIM121 Posts: 58
5/30/14 2:08 P

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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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