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Susan J - STATISTICS (And How To View Them) Stephen J Gould was an evolutionary biologist who wrote the article excerpted below. I read this piece soon after our diagnosis with pancreas cancer, and it gave us hope that the lousy survival statistics for our disease could be interpreted in many ways.......and that good health, a good attitude, relative youth and world-class doctors might make all the difference between a quick death and the ability to live for an extended number of years. We are now in our fifth …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer
Micah - One Down... I entered the chemo room yesterday with sweaty palms. Not because I was anxious about the chemo, but traffic in Little Rock around 7:30 or 8:00 is nuts. I hate not driving. As in many other areas in my life, I want to be in control. I was frantic about being late, and my driver (mom) just kept that positive smile on her face and reminded me that they were not going to turns me away if we …More…
Type: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Bobbi - Just because some of us need a boost “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist
Nothing but love and respect for every single member here at BFAC. Love you all, hang in there!
Type: Cervical Cancer
Linda - Seven Years Here is a seven year update.
I was Dx (diagnosed) January 29 or so 2007.
Began treatment Valentines day (February 14, 2007 and ended treatment Good Friday (like April 6th 2007).
On May 17 2007 I was confirmed NED (no evdience of disease). The rectal surgeon in a followup said the tumor was gone and they could never see it had been there. Oh yeah,m I never had surgery, but they had a rectal surgeon look at me before and after. Yeah on …More…
Type: Anal Cancer
Hope - 1ST Chemo and Radiation I had my first radiation and chemo done last Wednesday. My body is strong and healthy as always until to this point. I have never had been very sick in my life, I have never spent time at the doctor office until now. So I have tonsil cancer, the wild wicket cells. Now, that I must get 35 of radation @10 minutes, and then 3 time chemo Cisplatin... Everyone told me that I will have a new life...I sure hope …More…
Type: Tonsil Cancer
Jennifer - Rheumatology Pre-Game Happy Monday everyone,
Like the sign on the wall in the beginning of one of my favorite 80s movies, "The Breakfast Club," I HATE MONDAYS.
The weather is beautiful here in Delaware today though so I am going to at least get out and walk/jog after work.
This is just a brief post-I will add a more detailed description after I see my rheumatologist Tuesday evening. I am preparing my game plan for this appointment and planning to stand firm behind my decision …More…
Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Lois - A Welcome Anniversary Three years ago today, I had surgery to remove half my right kidney. Today is also my husband's birthday, and that year it was World Kidney Day.
All good omens, it ended well.
At my recent consult with urologist, my kidney ultrasound and lung x-rays were good. I am off to live for another year. But not complacent. I will never be complacent about life and living again. I still dwell on the mundain, but I still get that thankfulness oozing through …More…
Type: Kidney Cancer