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Welcome to the team! emoticon


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice 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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It certainly makes sense! I just wanted you to be aware of the chemo thread because I found it so helpful when I was having side effects from my chemo. I actually didn't join the thread for the month that I started until I was almost half way through with chemo because I didn't have many problems with the first half of my chemo.

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7/22/15 8:03 A

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Christina, have you joined the thread on breastcancer.org for people starting chemo the same month as you? It was one of the most helpful things I have done for myself in terms of support during treatment. The group I joined still stays in daily contact almost two years later. We moved over to a secret Facebook group after chemo ended. We even get together in person now once a year.

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Welcome to the team Christina! I'm sorry you have to belong to this team, but it is such a wonderful team for support! emoticon

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Christina, welcome but I am sorry you have to be in this grp. This is very good for support. We all understand your fears and are here for you. emoticon

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Hi Christina,
Welcome to the team. I'm sorry that you have a need to be here. I was a long-time member of Spark before getting breast cancer almost two years ago. I had triple negative stage 2b breast cancer and did six months of chemo first (AC and taxol). I had a lumpectomy and axillary lymph node dissection next and then daily radiation for almost 6 weeks. I finished treatment a little over a year ago.

I lost 35 pounds while on chemo and have kept it off ever since. It seems like about half the people gain weight and half of them loose weight while on chemo. I did change my eating habits once I got cancer and pretty much stopped eating processed foods. I think that is why I was one of the "losers" during chemo and beyond.

I well remember how scared I was while I was going through all the tests before treatment started. I almost completely freaked out the day before a CT scan because I was convinced I was already stage IV. I hope your bone scan turns out okay.

We have a daily chat thread that I hope you decide to participate in. It's a good place for on-going, day-to-day support.

Wishing you the best with your treatment.

Kay from Tennessee



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There's a Facebook meme going around that says people with cancer want only one thing- a cure. But I am here to tell you that people with cancer still have all the same wants they had before, including healthier, more shapely bodies for themselves and for their loved ones.
It's funny that you mentioned Caro in Spanish. I am definitely not the expensive type. :)
In my case it's just short for Carolyn.

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Welcome, Christina. This is a great group! I like your attitude! Best wishes for your journey to health.
Caro

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