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Hello everyone, I have started three groups so far but none of them are as important to me as this one. I am a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor of ten years now. I was diagnosed RIGHT before I graduated High School back in 1996 and was graced with a quick session of chemotherapy and survival. I didn't want to make this group specific to survivors, as I feel all cancer fighters at all levels can benefit from everyones experience regardless of their current status.

Although it has been ten years since my battle it is still very raw for me to talk about. Even now as I type I am getting all teary!

Now as a mother I fear the repercussions of my choice of giving birth to my beautiful little lady. I had to battle with the idea of not being able to have kids (as I was told by doctors in the past) due to chemo. So when my body was host to a little spirit I was astonished and troubled. Obviously I made my decision. One that to this day I still have mixed feelings about.

Anyway! I don't want to blow my proverbial "wad" here so with that, welcome, I love you although I don't know you and I hope this group can help alleviate your anxiety and elevate your spirit.

-Selene
by on Feb. 9, 2007 at 7:25 PM
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tpalvado
by New Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Hello. My mother passed away of leukemia in 2006. Last year, my step mom was diagnosed with throat cancer. She had surgery and started getting better. A few months ago, she started getting sick again. She has lost a lot of weight and is very weak. My dad has to help her up and he takes care of her just as he did with my mother. They suggested he take her to a nursing home but he refused. She has an appt on the 21st to have testing done to find out exactly what the problem is. They are both afraid that the cancer spread to another part of her body. I am very worried about the results. My dad lost my mother almost 8 years ago and now he feels like he's about to go thru it all again. I am worried that if she does have cancer again, she will give up and lose the battle. It's just not fair for her or for anyone else to suffer like this. When does it all end??

patnic
by New Member on Jul. 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Hi, I'm Lisa.  I was dx with Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the age of 44.  Three days past by birthday.  Just over 7 weeks ago.  I hate this.  And I hate that I might be leaving my two boys, ages 7 & 9.  Especially, my 7 year old.  He is sensitive like myself, unlike my husband.  My husband is also a pilot, so that means he works two weeks on, two weeks off.  Not sure what he is going to do if I pass.

Montanamom1981
by New Member on Jul. 16, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Hi, I'm Alisha and I have high risk Neuroblastoma.  I was first diagnosed in 2006, and then reoccured in 2012.   Now it won't go away!

HalfPint45
by New Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Hello,
My name is Tammy and i am a fighter of cancer for my mom. I just recently found out my mom has lung cancer and there is nothing they can do to help her. They found a mass to close to her heart for them to do surgery. She refuses chemo and radiation cause of how sick they make you. I am trying to hold on the best i can and be as strong as i can for her. I am 49 and am not ready to let her go. This is a woman that has taught me so much through out the years and i will cheerish her for as long as i live. I am here to hopefully get some support from others that are going through the same. I really dont know what else to say except for thankyou for letting me join and i hope to make lots of new friends in here.


Tammy
MSROCKY
by New Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Hello Sisters,  I'm a Breast Cancer Warrior.  I was Dx back in Nov. 2013.  B/c of the Holidays., I decided to postpone treatment until the New Year of 2014.  I've already had 6 cycles of chemo which ended in April, followed by a lumpectomy surgery in May, & currently receiving Radiation til August.  I have 2 young Spiritual, Prayer Warriors at my side - ages 10 & 8 y/o.  I hope I can inspire another women, or mom...

jmegee
by New Member on Aug. 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Hi Everyone! I am a mom to 5 year old twins boy girl and a 4 year old girl and I am married.

Just found out I may have cancer. I am still going through and will go through a LONG range of tests.

I have already had 3 surgeries and 2 c-sections.almost all of my left ovary removed, part of my fallopian tube, Stage 3 endometrious (spelling is wrong sorry), pylops. IVF/Fertility treatment and tubal ligiation. I currently have a fibroid that they are monitoring.

They found a mass while doing an exam (second after pap) then did a rectal exam to confirm.(fun fun ). I have an extensive history of uterine, ovarine and colon cancer. The colon cancer caused my grandfather to pass away.

I am in constant pain and discomfort. I am looking for anyone to share their story with me especially if it is similar. What can I expect? Thank you for the group. I am scared to death right now. bad 

jmegee
by New Member on Aug. 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

So sorry. Will pray for your recovery!

Quoting Montanamom1981:

Hi, I'm Alisha and I have high risk Neuroblastoma.  I was first diagnosed in 2006, and then reoccured in 2012.   Now it won't go away!


jmegee
by New Member on Aug. 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

I have younger kids also. So sorry for your battle! I will pray for a speedy recovery. I do not know much about this type of cancer. How does it effect you if you do not mind. HUGS to you!

Quoting patnic:

Hi, I'm Lisa.  I was dx with Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the age of 44.  Three days past by birthday.  Just over 7 weeks ago.  I hate this.  And I hate that I might be leaving my two boys, ages 7 & 9.  Especially, my 7 year old.  He is sensitive like myself, unlike my husband.  My husband is also a pilot, so that means he works two weeks on, two weeks off.  Not sure what he is going to do if I pass.


Marie_42
by New Member on Sep. 15, 2014 at 1:10 PM
Hi, my name is Tina. I lost my best friend of 35 years (7/13) to rectal cancer that spread and w/in 12 months she was gone and world shattered. My 2 girls grew up calling her Auntie.
I then went to Dr this past April thinking I had diabetes and found out I have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. I don't have big support as hubs and I have complicated relationship and he said doesn't care, daughters who is senior is Great ( other daughters out of state)- then to top it off my biggest supporter, my mom (71) just passed away first of Aug this year.
I'm lucky at this stage no treatment needed, but because my white blood cells so high have to stay away from sick people. I go every 4- months for blood work and to meet w/ cancer Dr.
I'm scintillating leaving my husband which makes me wonder if I should stick in a non- loving relationship in case I need support? I would gladly take comments on this.
I would also like all in this group to know your in my thoughts and prayers. If you just need someone to chat with, message me.

Hope all is going well. hugs~Tina Marie

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