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4/9/09 8:51 P

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Hope, I must have missed the post about your surgery. I'm so glad you came through it well. Sending prayers for an easy recovery. Hugs!

Terje
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2011 Goals:
1. gym class 4+ x/week
2. run/walk 40+ miles/week
3. lose my last ten pounds by June 1st
4. maintain my weight for the rest of 2011
5. Train for my 60-mile walk
6. Eliminate my quilt UFOs by actually finishing everything I have started


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4/9/09 7:05 P

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Stay the way you are Ida, you're as good as gold.

I'm out of surgery no. 1 I've had my leg elavated most of the day. Am doing my e-mail what I can. I'm trying no to overdue it. Had cold packs on it too. I'm in less pain than before. Hope

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If God is for you who can be against you. Romans 8:31
If at 1st you don't succeed try try again

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4/9/09 11:06 A

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I am so thankful for what I have, God could have taken me over New Years but he gave me a second chance. I really don't know why he has me here yet as he has not showed me . I am thankful for all of my Spark teams members on all my teams for the support everyone has given me.

Yes I complain about my health, but at least I can get up in the morning and go to bed at night. I may hurt but I don't let it get me down, I try at all times to keep a Positive Attitude and stay Motivated. I just keep going and going and going just like the battier.

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4/7/09 6:16 P

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I don't know any other Cancer boards, so I am feeling very spoiled ny what I have found here at Spark. I had the priveledge of meeting someone at the very beginning of her treatment when I was on my third treatment. I ran into her today and, wow, we could have talked for hours! Its so wonderful to have positive interactions at the beginning of something like cancer treatment. I treasure what I have hear - and I treasure all of you!

Well said, Shari - and thanks for helping us not take for granted our online community!

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4/7/09 5:29 P

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Shari, thanks for posting this. Not only is it a reminder to us what a great team we have here, but how great spark is. I have never visited the site, but I wonder since on spark we are devoting our attentions to overall health and not to one specific disease that we may be better off. At least I know I am-if I were to focus on the cancer I had I could worry myself insane and be very negative. Deb

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4/7/09 5:21 P

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I think that may be part of it. I know most of the members there aren't like that, but I wonder what women who are coming to that board for the first time think when they see stuff like that going on.

Most women who have joined that board do so when they have just found out they have cancer, which is as you know can make you feel very scared and alone. That is how I felt when I first starting posting there. At that time though, there wasn't any of the drama going on that there is now.


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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4/7/09 4:05 P

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I also have a hard time tolerating disrespect and meanness on a message board. I wonder if some of those people are so dispondant over their present health situations that they are taking it out on each other. Certainly doesn't excuse it but it might make it easier to understand.

Terje
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2011 Goals:
1. gym class 4+ x/week
2. run/walk 40+ miles/week
3. lose my last ten pounds by June 1st
4. maintain my weight for the rest of 2011
5. Train for my 60-mile walk
6. Eliminate my quilt UFOs by actually finishing everything I have started


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4/7/09 3:55 P

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Mom2acat I think we are grateful to have you on our team. You provide a lot of insight into what people are going through. You are a very fine person and I'm grateful to know you. Sometimes people can't forgive and its up to us to do the forgiving. That maybe hard sometimes but I find its not what the other person does to make me feel good but what God says to do that makes me feel good. Be grateful you love God and know we appreciate you all the more. Hope

Hope
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co leader of Surviving Cancer. My motto is:
If God is for you who can be against you. Romans 8:31
If at 1st you don't succeed try try again

Henry H. Palmer teacher 1840
Tomorrow is a new day


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4/7/09 3:41 P

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In 2003, when I was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, I joined the discussion boards at BreastCancer.org. After a time, I gradually stopped going there every day, especially the short time in between ending my treatment for my first occurrence and beginning treatment for my second.

I usually just check in there once per week or every two weeks, mostly for information. I don't post there a lot any more. I usually "hang out" in the Stage IV forum there. I'm usually just there to find information relating to my condition, or I try to help someone else just starting the same treatment I am on.

But in the last few weeks, there has a been a lot of negativity going on there. People getting into arguments, and unkind words being exchanged. I don't participate in those kinds of discussions, but still, the feeling of negativaty affects me. It just makes me sad to see woman who should be supporting each other fighting amongst themselves. If people want to argue and debate, there are boards for that, but it does not belong on a cancer support board.

Today when I went there, apparently something happened in the last week or so since I last visited; someone was banned, and a whole thread was devoted to an argument as to why that member was banned and why they should or should not have been. Even though it has nothing to do with me, it just made me feel so sad. I don't know why it affected me so much today, maybe it's because even before I went there today, I was having one of my days where I was wasn't feeling my best.

It just makes me apprieciate everyone here all the more, especially our team. I know I can come here and it's a place of support, peace, and kindness. God Bless each and every one of you, and I am very grateful to have all in my life.

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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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