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1/10/09 12:04 A

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Keep a positive attitude and let your parents that you'll be there for them. Be yourself and offer any long distance assistance you can. Grief can cause us to be moody at times. Eat healthy, drink plenty of water and go easy on yourself. Sadly cancer has joined my family also.

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1/6/09 10:50 P

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I think your feelings of needing to reach out to your family are good and should be acted on. I am much closer with my Dad since he began treatment for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer almost 6 years ago. A lot of cancers are curable or treatable. My Dad is still doing pretty well. Sending you good wishes for your Mom and Dad and you.

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1/6/09 8:34 A

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I am positive your mother will beat this cancer. Stage II can be reversed.

God Bless

Heila

My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19

The Lord sustains the fatherless and the widow. Psalm 146:9

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.


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1/5/09 1:48 P

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Hi Naturegirl75 (and the rest of the team).

I'm new to this team as well. I know just how you feel. What are you supposed to do when cancer joins the family? It is not a fun place to be.

My longtime boyfriend was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer this past October. Talk about a scary place to be. He has no family history of cancer and is the healthiest person I have ever met so he was the last person on Earth I ever expected to get sick. Especially with this diagnosis. I would have bet money that no one I was close to would ever get this awful disease.

At first I was pretty miserable but once I saw how much worse he felt about the whole thing I decided to stuff away my fears and do everything I can to make him laugh and keep him healthy. He's such a wonderful person and I will do everything I can to keep him around as long as possible. I'm hopeful that he'll be one of the lucky few that beats it. So far he's been doing well with the Chemo. He's been sicker this past week than he has since we started. But his CT Scans on Dec 31st showed significant shrinkage of the tumors so that's a really good sign.

It is very good news that your mom will be able to have surgery. There are so many breast cancer survivors out there. Just keep positive thoughts. January 2nd was only a few days ago. It takes a little time for the shock to wear off. But you'll see just how tough your mom is and it will get better.

It is nice to be part of a team that knows what you're going through.

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1/5/09 6:40 A

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Thanks. Just knowing others feel the same helps.

“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”- Edith Wharton

My son was born 12/4/09 and we've been off and running ever since.


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1/5/09 12:09 A

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hey there, i'm sorry that you and your family are going through this. at least they caught it at an early stage. it's great that your parents are upbeat and hopeful! i believe that is the best way to beat it, never give in!

i read a book that helped me a lot..."Help me Live: 20 things people with cancer want you to know" by Lori Hope. it made a lot of sense and really helped guide me in how to interact with my aunt. there's also a fun one called 'crazy, sexy, cancer' that talks a lot about diet, exercise, meditation, and attitude that you or your mom might like.

good luck to you and to your mom! i'll be sending you good energy!

I'll make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine. sarashawger.com


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METICULOUSGIRL Posts: 320
1/4/09 5:43 P

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NatureGirl,

I completely understand what your saying, if I can be of any assistance durring this difficult time for you please send me an email (that goes for any of you).

Hugs and Prayers for the cure!!!

Misty

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1/4/09 11:41 A

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My mom called 1/2/09 to let me know she was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer and will have surgery Jan. 20th. Her and my dad are very determined and upbeat, DH is supportive of my moodiness, but I feel so helpless.
My parents are in PA and I'm in FL-we are the type of family that loves each other but talk maybe once a month or so.
I just want to help somehow, comfort my dad's fears, hold my mom's hand-go back to when this wasn't part of our family.
What do you do when cancer joins the family?

“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”- Edith Wharton

My son was born 12/4/09 and we've been off and running ever since.


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