Sign in | New here? Sign Up
A community of cancer survivors supporting each other.

New Here?

Sign up to comment or create your own blog. Already a member? Sign in

Who's on the Cancer Blog Community?

Types of posts to show:
Order in which to show selections:
Members to include:
Include members with specified cancer type:
Include posts for the last how many days:
Include members who have undergone surgery type:
Include members who have been treated with chemotherapy:
Include/Exclude/Only memorials:
Include members from locality:

imageNeal - Anatomy Of A Song to Distract and Bring a Smile  listen. I hope on the one hand that I am NOT boring you...lol.... on the other hand....and thank God I have all these hands.....on the other hand, I thought I would share something of my process with you to take your mind off of cancer for a few minutes..... so what I have here is a poem I wrote in August as day four of Emilee's birthday month.  I wrote it, then added the last two lines last week.  Then, …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageNeal - A Couple Of His Poems  Just to give you a taste, the rest is up to you...Poems by David Whyte THE LIGHTEST TOUCH Good poetry begins with the lightest touch, a breeze arriving from nowhere, a whispered healing arrival, a word in your ear, a settling into things, then, like a hand in the dark, it arrests the whole body, steeling you for revelation. In the silence that follows a great line, you can feel Lazarus, deep inside even the laziest, most deathly afraid part of you, lift up his hands and walk toward the light. - from EVERYTHING IS WAITING FOR YOU and RIVER FLOW, …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageNeal - A Poet I Have Long Enjoyed...A Word on Friendship  Just one example.....David Whyte, an excerpt on what he said about friendship...so many of his poems bring tears to my eyes...and no...my tears "filter" has never "reset" itself since Em died, and probably, never will (a good thing). ..."Friendship transcends disappearance: an enduring friendship goes on after death, the exchange only transmuted by absence, the relationship advancing and maturing in a silent internal conversational way even after one half of the bond has passed on. But no matter the medicinal virtues of …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageCatherine - My story   Hi everyone,  I'm happy to finally share my story. I contacted the American Cancer Society and they decided to interview me and write an article for their website! Here is the link and I encourage you survivors and fighters to share your amazing stories to help inspire other fighters and those close to them.  Just a note, I will most likely need to continue my folfirinox treatment after my scan, but it will be precautionary and hopefully will get rid of this …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageAshroby - For my mother: The Journey of the Fight Within  Joining the club no one wants to join Hi-  I should probably introduce myself. My name is Ashley and I am a 34 year old daughter to a devoted and loving mother.  My mother Tammy was just indoctrinated to this club that "no one wants to join."  I say this phrase, because like many on this site regardless of being a survivor, a fighter, or a family member, let's face it---No One wanted to join this club called CANCER. I am writing this …More…

imageNeal - Info on Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy   This is the response from Pancan, which is not overly helpful (but it is a start and so far does nothing to kick this adjunct to chemo and radiation therapy to the door) and one or two of her links or citations are articles I have already read.  The last one on the pancreatic cancer which I did not read yet (I will shortly) was done in a laboratory, so they were either using tissue samples, or lab animals. I …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageJoelhughes - Looking for Readers for Cancer Book Manuscript  Hello BFAC Friends,  I need your help.  I am near completion of my first book, In Your Corner: A Spouse's Journey When Cancer Strikes Home.  The cover work is finished and done by a professional book cover designer.  This book is me pouring out my heart about what it's like to live with and love a spouse with stage four breast cancer.  It first goes over our story and then deals with all the emotions that I go through and then finally, how …More…

imageNeal - Where There Is A Will....Allow Me To Share A Song  https://youtu.be/ADdNbtP5DTc I finally figured out how to post a song here.  It took me long enough. I mean a song of mine, or in this case right now, someone else's song that I have written lyrics for and I have recorded myself singing. The song is beautiful on its own without words......but I have listened to this song for both grieving and healing, and could almost hear the words in my head. They finally revealed themselves to me.   Perhaps the song will move …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageSimon Pepys - Tarceva Eriotinib 150mm  Any body else using this drug Tarceva. I have stage 4 lung cancer and I was lucky to receive this drug treatment and I know all the techical jargan but havnt spoken to some body who is using it    …More…
Type: Lung Cancer

imageHyperbaric-oxygen-australia - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy  Where to start... ? My name is Jon Webb - and when I was 5 my mother was diagonised with agressive breast cancer. I was witness to her 4 year battle, which started with a mastectomy followed by radiotherpy and finally chemotherapy... culminating in her pallative care and subsequent death at 37 years of age - when I was 9. This had a profound and resounding effect on my own life - and only now, at 45, am I able to put a handle on …More…

rollerFetching more entries....