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thank you,just what i need just now,and had a little weep x
I needed a reminder I'm not alone and I AM strong! Strong enough to see my darling through all this rubbish.......sometimes it takes something like this to make you stop...think...and realise, we are all stronger than we thought we would or ever could be!
Wishing you all a peaceful New Year xxx
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Courage is not the absence of fear,but rather, the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
You have just inspired me to stay strong and not let either cancer nor the Drs grind me down. Just spent the last 6weeks trying to find out about my liver cancer but as the poem says I am stronger than I ever knew
thanks for that RL Tweed and thanks for the virtual hugs they were also needed
Nearly 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Anal cancer. Just as I was
about to start my treatment they told me I had Breast Cancer, but it was small
so they would treat that after I had finished my first lot of treatment., In
the November my husband found a Melanoma on my back which was cut out. As
everyone says you get quite anxious when you go for your check-ups but on the
2nd anniversary my oncologist told me that I was 80% cured but as a mater of
routine he would organise a scan which he did.
I was not unduly concerned so what a shock when I was told I had a 2.5cm
liver lesion. After I had a PET scan they said there was increased
FDG accumulation in the stomach so they would do a scope. After the scope
the Dr said that he had not seen anything but took 3 biopsies. I spoke to
my GP and asked him to go through the results of the scan, as I could not
remember a lot of what the consultant had said, this revealed 4 areas of
concern 2 of which I had never been told about.
My head is all over the place, as everyone says they have to note everything
down to cover themselves but I am feeling exceedingly sorry for myself and
wondering if this will be my last Christmas. Four weeks on there is still
no appointment for the liver specialist, the wonderful local Macmillan Nurse
has managed to get a referral to the breast clinic after I asked what was being
done about the other areas of concern and hopefully I should get the results
for my stomach within the next week but I don't know what they will do about
the colon (if anything) which they say is physiological.
Why of why can they not have the appointments for any further referrals/
treatment in place when they break the bad news to you. I feel this would
take some of the stress away as you would not be in limbo waiting for
appointments, waiting for results and then getting started on your treatment.
I have found this round really hard to deal with and have been so
angry. I annoys me that I don’t know what I am dealing with and that
other people have all this control over my condition.
I am in the same boat. No one tells me anything. My oncologist had his scheduler call to tell me he was referring me to the surgeon who handled my last cancer. The surgeon's scheduler called to make an appointment on the 15th but couldn't tell me anything. I just get so frustrated knowing I have no idea what is going on and no one will tell me. This is my third surgery, if I do indeed need surgery as I suspect. I will send prayers your way and hope the new year gets you some results.
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