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I Hate Cancer!!!!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

This week I had another friend call me to tell me she was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Let me start this journey. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 7 years ago. Wow, what a shock that was. Fast forward a little (don't want to write about my journey here now). My good friends husband was diagnosed about a year later and passed a year after that. He was a scientist for Genintex who discovered the Hercepton drug that I had for 21 months for the Her-2-Nu genetic receptor that 20% of women with breast cancer die from. There were hundreds at the funeral. I sat next to other dedicated scientist there to honor him, who are frantic to find drugs for cancer patients. I have survived.

My older brother was diagnosed with a rare form of Sarcoma 2 years ago. After numerous test, a trip to the Mayo Clinic and a 3 month stay at Harvard Medical Center for a new form of radiation, he was sent home. Unfortunately it had little to no affect on the tumor. He is confined to a wheel chair with a morphine drip now but refuses to give up to this disease. I know his will to live. I inherited it as well. Time is precious for his family now. I have survived.

One of my dearest friends in the world was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer 2 years ago. I watched as she bravely fought to rid her body of this menace for 18 months. It had spread through her entire body. She was the most faithful of spirits. She had just had her first grandchild and together we had planned to enjoy this time as Nana's. She drew her last breath at 55 just 6 months ago. I have survived.

Now our good friend called me last weekend, encouraged but devastated. She has breast cancer. They felt is was early, stage 1 or 2. She went to the surgeon today after her MRI and was told the grim news. They found it in both breast, most likely Stage 3 in both and it has metastasized in many lymph nodes. Chemo treatment starts next week before surgery. I am honored that people call me an inspiration and ask for prayer. I know how truly blessed I am. I have survived.

In the past 5 years, Cancer has been all around me. It taken too many of my friends. I HATE CANCER!!!!!

BUT I HAVE SURVIVED. I will not let it beat me.
Live every day as if it's your last. Control stress in your life. Live in the moment, it's all we have. Love your loved ones as if there is no tomorrow. Thank God every day for the blessings he's given.

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    Was on your page and this blog jumped out at me. I had kidney cancer 2 1/2 yrs. ago. I too have survived and so many around me have not. I feel so strange as to why God kept me. Just wondered if you ever feel this way. I don't feel that I am special at all............ Thanks for listening
    1810 days ago
  • LUANN7
    I know you wrote this awhile ago but the title caught my attention. my mother is a 2 year breast cancer serviver and was then diagnoses with multiple miloma which is in remission nowI am scared cuz I have such a high risk of having it now I pray through every mamaogram each year.God bless you and I have said a prayer for you.
    1832 days ago
    I'm a breast cancer survivor in Scotland, and have just read this post. I know you wrote this post a while back, but I was intrigued by your pictures and wanted to see more. I am so sorry to hear about all your connections with cancer, and I wish you and your family lots of love and I'll be cheering you all on from this side of the world. emoticon emoticon
    1836 days ago
  • SWAZY33
    I too...hate cancer! It has touched and taken way too many good ppl in my life... emoticon
    1869 days ago
  • SKATER787
    I'm sorry to hear about how cancer has affected your life. I came across this book on alternative medicine and I thought that it's very good. Just in case you haven't seen it:
    Feel free to share if you know of any other good books.
    1875 days ago
    Tru dat. Amazing show of strength. Thank you. emoticon
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    Cancer is heartless. I just lost my Dad to blood cancer a few summers ago.

    Thank God you are a survivor. emoticon
    1881 days ago
    Cancer sucks! Stay strong and continue to support others touched by cancer. The only way to make it through cancer is to have someone who knows what it is like to have it. Thanks for this blog.
    1881 days ago
  • PEG2584
    I hate cancer too!!

    Too many people are affected by cancer, either their own battle or the battle of someone they love and know. It is truly the most hideous of diseases.

    I lost my only nephew to the side effects of his brain tumor. Unfortunately, his was wrapped around his pituitary gland. Their were able to kill the cancer but could do nothing about the side effects. David Micheal fought his disease and its side effects to the very end. He never let any of it get him down. Lord, I still miss him alot!!

    Best wishes to your friend in her fight and to you!
    1882 days ago
    You have been touched by cancer too much but have survived. You have a great will to live. I'm sorry for all your losses though. Keep the faith!

    1883 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    I too have a friend whose been diagnosed....I will keep all in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1883 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You are an inspiration, reaching out to so many right here. Thank you. You are filled with Grace. emoticon Snugs 'n hugs, Norrie
    1883 days ago
    This is an awful disease. Has also hit members of my family as well. Thank you for sharing with us. I am sorry about all the losses and pain that you have endured. I pray everyday for a cure for this horrible disease. One day it will happen. Marcia you are such and inspiration to us all! So truly BLESSED that you pop into our lifes!! emoticon emoticon
    1884 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/27/2013 7:53:06 PM
    Thank you for sharing about this disease that strikes so many and in many different forms.Sorry you are hit by it so often,and yet here you are letting us know as a survivor how to see this illness from your most valuable perspective.I wish every day that we had our Anne back with us,she probably would have been a mommy by now.:)
    Thank you for being such a treasure to us all.Robin

    1884 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    emoticon I know how you feel. My mother passed away with cancer, many years ago. My daughter had a mastectomy 2 years ago cause of breast cancer and is seeing the surgeon next week about having reconstructive(sp) surgery. My sister's husband has been battling bladder cancer for 3 years and is now having his bladder removed. It goes on and on.

    I will be happy to see the day that a cure is found and cancer is wiped out!
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    1884 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/27/2013 10:39:48 AM
    emoticon I thank God over and over at how lucky I am to be a survivor. So sad for the one's that aren't as fortunate. It's always in the back of my mind though, if someday I will be the one fighting to live.
    1885 days ago
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    1885 days ago
    I understand your position. We all hate this horrible disease. There probably aren't many families who haven't experienced loss due to this scary seemingly uncontrollable disease. So happy that you survived.
    1885 days ago
    I feel your pain....I lost both parents within a year of each other, and two younger siblings recently to cancer. You are a very strong survivor, and an inspiration to many....God Bless!
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    1885 days ago
  • LUANN7
    1885 days ago
    I am glad to hear your a survivour..Yes it is a horrible disease and it takes away our loved ones way too soon. Sorry to hear of all your personal losses. emoticon
    1885 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon I hate cancer too emoticon I'm so glad you are a survivor emoticon
    1885 days ago
    Thank you for sharing and your inspiration.
    1885 days ago
  • LESLIE2561
    Thank you for sharing how cancer has touched your life. I lost both my parents within two years of each other to cancer. I have lived with the fear of coming down with some kind of cancer ever since my Dad was first diagnosed with leukemia. But when my Mother was diagnosed with lymphoma 6 months later, and I had to take care of her and watch her die, my fear became even more pronounced. I think that is part of why I decided to get as healthy as I can by losing weight, eating healthy, and exercising.

    This disease makes you feel so helpless because you often don't know you have it until it is too late to survive it. I am glad that you have survived and I feel your pain for those you have lost. emoticon
    1885 days ago
  • TLG71567
    Wow, what a powerful post this is. I remember back in 2008, it seemed like every time I turned around, someone else was being diagnosed with some form of cancer. We lost a lot of loved ones to it back then. I agree with you, I hate it too. I am sorry for all of the losses that you have endured. Thank God that you have survived. emoticon
    1885 days ago
    emoticon I think we are all touched by cancer in some way. My youngest brother died 21 years ago at the age of 28. He was a follower of Jesus and stands with Him today whole and healed. I don't know how people do it without the promise of eternity as a follower...Blessings to you and your loved ones. May you continue to find strength and peace through Him.
    1885 days ago
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