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  • Posted By: SunnyBC
  • May 4, 2007
  • 10:36 AM

:o Hi Ladies - this is my first time here - I was wondering if anyone would like to share their stories about their own experiances with breast cancer. Each experiance is so very unique, no 2 are the same. Speaking for myself, I find it very comforting to talk and chat with other women who belong to this very elite club of ours (tho not by choice!).
I was a 5 day a week at the gym girl, felt healthy, very strong and fit......I never got sick and seldom had to see a doctor.
BUT - I lost my left breast last March, after turning 43. I presented to my doctor a very abnormal looking boob in late February, and off it came on March 8th. I have been to ***l and back in the past year, every time I go for an x-ray or MRI or ct scan or bone scan or bloodwork it just reminds me that my life has changed now, drastically - but thanks to God, and family and friends, perserverance, and some really good drugs lol - I am very much at peace with where I am in my journey. Have been married for 22 years to an amazing man and have three wonderful daughters, the youngest being just 12.
My maternal grandmother had breast cancer - which I did know until recently. And I just lost my sister to colon cancer. What is going on? It seems to me we are in the midst of a cancer epidemic~!
I have learned more about myself and the world in the past year than in the past twenty years. I have learned exactly who I am, why I am here. I fear NOTHING now. I give thanks for every day I am here, and take not one breath for granted. I smell the flowers, and hug my kids, and smile all the time - because I know now how incredibly precious life is, and am so grateful for every day I am still here.
Sunny ~ the heart's courage is the soul's guardian

Any one out there feel like sharing stuff?
Sunny

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  • I have done quite a bit of reseach on cancer and many other illnesses that people are faced with today. I give speeches to large audiences and inform many doctors on the subject of cancer. I would be glad to talk to you about cancer. Please e-mail me to set up a date and time to discuss further. Thank YouDfarrish@starband.net
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  • I have done quite a bit of reseach on cancer and many other illnesses that people are faced with today. I give speeches to large audiences and inform many doctors on the subject of cancer. I would be glad to talk to you about cancer. Please e-mail me to set up a date and time to discuss further. Thank YouDfarrish@starband.nethi i want more about enterocolitis
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  • I had a lumpectomy 13 yrs ago to remove a very aggressive cancer with 14 positive lymph nodes, and after about a year of really nasty chemo and radiation, I thought I was finished with cancer. Thought I'd beated the odds. Tonight, I'm 3 weeks out after double mastectomy, feeling so sad and depressed. Reconstruction is in the plan, but it will be months before that can begin, and I'm feeling like a freak. Any suggestions for my wonderful partner, who just can't seem to get "in the mood"? I need to feel desirable right now, and he's not able to help me with that right now, says it's the pressure of dealing with this. How can I help him feel better about me when I don't feel good about me? Has anybody else ever felt like this? ;)
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    • October 1, 2007
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