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Cancer

Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

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Comment by booklover on September 9, 2013 at 4:41pm

Patricia, that's quite a list!  My most horrible thing that I just cannot deal with was the EXTREME nausea.  It was un-relenting.  I am now on a few meds that make it go away about 90%.  I will not complain about that!!!  You have a great attitude about doing things that make you happy!  I need to find some more things that make me happy.  I might volunteer somewhere just to get the heck out of the house.  That's cool you wear purple and even got a purple cell phone! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2013 at 4:22pm
Awesome!
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2013 at 3:57pm
Patricia, this horrid group o ailments saps energy and joy! What do you do that brings you joy?
Comment by booklover on September 9, 2013 at 8:29am

Oh, I know Patricia!  I'm sure the worry is ever-present.  I worry about it, and I haven't had it.  I can barely deal with my own medical condition which is chronic.  I can't imagine trying to deal with cancer on top of it.  It seems more and more people are getting diagnosed with cancer and also auto-immune diseases, like my son's type 1 diabetes.  What have we done to our Earth.  Very scary.

Comment by booklover on September 8, 2013 at 8:50am

So glad you are done with your last big chemo Joan. It sounds like Cary has been such a help and comfort to you.  What a great son to have with you. :) 

I'm always thinking about you Joan and Daniel!  Patricia, you are such a great comfort I'll bet, having beat cancer!

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2013 at 7:38pm

Joan, I know you are glad that was your last big chemo!  You got through it!  Good for you! 

Now for some healing and recuperating.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 7:24pm

My last BIG chemo on Wed. was rough on me. I spent most all day Thurs. and Fri. in bed and felt much better this morning. Nothing would stay inside me, and that added to my weakness. Even though I still feel weak, my spirits have returned. Cary walked to the store and brought me some mineral water this afternoon and that tasted so good. He just fixed me a tuna sandwich and I think that might stay inside me for a while. 

Hopefully, you are able to rest when you feel like it Daniel. I find sleep is the only thing that helps during these hard times. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 7:20pm
Daniel, this is a beautiful sourwood! You will just love it. My cousin in Enumclaw, WA. has one as big as his house, and it is so healthy. I like the way the flowers fall into a nice cluster.

So very sorry to learn of your feeling down this week and having a disrespectful oncology pharmacist. I so wish you had access to a facility such as mine. They offer great support and encouragement.
Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2013 at 5:37pm

Here's the tree. It's planted now. A bit awkward in its youth, but should fill in and grow nicely over time.

Felt kind of down this week, and tired. And the oncology pharmacist had a chip on his shoulder and was amazingly disrespectful for no apparent reason other than I was a human being with a question. Well, everyone has bad days.

Thanks for the positive comments, you all make it better. :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2013 at 5:01pm

Daniel, the Sourwood tree is so beautiful. It will be a nice reminder of progress being made. 

 

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