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just a quick update   met with my surgeon & we have a plan!    scheduled for surgery on Jan 3, might go earlier if a slot is found  (oh & for those who don't know, I'm in Canada. It's all

So, deep breath........ my cancer is back and it has spread  almost exactly 26 months after my surgery after which I was supposedly 'cancer free' and the 5 months of chemo and all the radiatio

Hi everyone! Just wanted to say I've finished Phase 1 of my chemo (adriamycin and cyclophosphamide)  YAY!!! Now a 2 week break and then Phase 2:  I'll do 12 weeks of weekly Taxol injections.  And then

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Praying it all works well so later on you can share your success story with others who find themselves walking the same path.

 

May your strength and mind stay strong and the side effects be minimal.

 

And no matter what, know you're loved by all of us here, so are always welcome to share highs and lows, the good, the bad, the ugly.  Venting can definitely help - as can even minor celebrations.  You don't need to keep it all to yourself afraid you're boring anyone. 

 

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Oh creekland that was nice to hear. I do start to worry I'm becoming the crazy old lady talking about her ailments all the time.  :laugh:    You are all my fantabulous therapists, my prayer warriors (even for this atheist), my smart debaters, my funny distractions and the best online friends I can wish for. 

 

 

 

 

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Oh creekland that was nice to hear. I do start to worry I'm becoming the crazy old lady talking about her ailments all the time.  :laugh:    You are all my fantabulous therapists, my prayer warriors (even for this atheist), my smart debaters, my funny distractions and the best online friends I can wish for. 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, please feel that you can post about whatever you want, whenever you want!  We are all here for you and want to support you through this.   :grouphug:

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Thinking of you, a lot.  We have breast cancer in our family...  as in women in every generation, even though there is no known discovered gene yet for our family.  (I've been tested, and so has my mother, who had breast cancer -- twice.)

 

I know way more positive outcomes than negatives these days, if that's helpful.  My mother had it twice and is now 90.

 

YOU GOT THIS!!!!!

 

 

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Hey everyone, had my first chemo infusion yesterday. It wasn't great but I made it through day 1 (mostly by finally taking a drug that knocked me out so I slept through the worst side effects). Today I'm shaky and weak but much better, had my breakfast and walked with the dog for 1 km. 

I have a password protected blog set up to keep some folks in my life updated. I'm going to share the link & password here if anyone is interested in more ramblings from me.  I will come back at some point and delete the link as I don't think I want this super public forever so if you miss it, you can pm me or someone else later for it. 

 

Thank you for all the good wishes here & by pm. I really do bask in the glow of being loved from all around the world  :wub:

https://nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.com/

password: **** 

 

(oh I forgot to add - there are no trackers on this site, no statcounter running, & no commenting enabled. I won't know if you read obsessively or never do. I know some people want to know, some don't, some want to for a while and then don't so it's deliberately set so there's no pressure on you to read or comment or anything. ) 


****OK, if you missed the password, please pm me, or if my inbox is full again, any oldie on this thread.  My friends, if the person asking is someone who is obv a member of this community, you may share the password without asking me. Thank you! 

 

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Read them all. Cried for Wonder Woman (why does that always happen to me?), but it sounds like you are doing ok (regardless of the positive attitude myth). I'm sending you another mental layer of warm thoughts for your virtual blanket.

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Thanks for the link.  Chemo is tough, but you have friends.   :grouphug: 

 

Make sure you have some sort of treat planned for yourself post chemo - not necessarily immediately post chemo as it can take your body some time to feel better, but something planned to thoroughly enjoy yourself (and whoever) once you start feeling better.  It will give your brain something "concrete" to look forward to, so also be sure it can/will happen and isn't a pipe dream if you win the lottery or something.

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Thank you for the link Hornblower.  I loved the Wonder Woman Fighting Cancer too.  You are one tough woman.

 

I also love the name Never Tell Me the Odds.  I have my own "never tell me the odds" battle playing out in my life too, and I remain absolutely determined.   (It doesn't compare to what you're going through.  I just wanted to say that that particular expression has been very, very important to me too.)

 

I'm praying for you.

 

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Thanks for the link.  Chemo is tough, but you have friends.   :grouphug:

 

Make sure you have some sort of treat planned for yourself post chemo - not necessarily immediately post chemo as it can take your body some time to feel better, but something planned to thoroughly enjoy yourself (and whoever) once you start feeling better.  It will give your brain something "concrete" to look forward to, so also be sure it can/will happen and isn't a pipe dream if you win the lottery or something.

This is a good idea! I will put my thinking cap on.  I was thinking of a tour of Egypt. Something like this maybe https://www.stridetravel.com/trips/gadventures/egypt-upgraded

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hello everyone, hope this works as i only have spotty wifi here 

 

i'm in hospital since Friday, admitted with febrile neutropenia 

 

my wbc's are essentially 0 & I have sepsis 

 

i'm on iv abx and the fever is gone now & i'm feeling better but still have essentially no immunity so stuck here 

 

but I got to have a shower today LOL 

 

I hope my wifi stays up and I might be able to stick around but if not, i've either lost wifi or fallen asleep :) 

 

 

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