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imageNeal - I Love Cyrano De Bergerac, Analysis (Love &Beauty)  Some of this is borrowed from thought.com. The end is all mine. It is all about love. Romantic love. Love of wit. Love of words, and tempo, and a soul that is good and pure and well meaning. It is all about love. Outward appearance, and inner beauty. You must look it up on you tube, because to truly feel the magnificence of this scene, to feel the full impact, you need to hear Hose Ferrer brilliantly speak the lines. Edmond …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageNeal - PCAN Advocacy Day, Washington D.C.  June 20, 2017 Approximately 650 to 700 family members, current patients, and survivors of various lengths of time attended Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 20. I was with them. (Most arrived on Sunday June 18, and Monday was a training day, learning what to say, and not to say, to our representatives). And, let me tell you, it was overwhelmingly moving to be among such a group of passionate and compassionate people. Survivors that attended were post-diagnosis ranging …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageDeborah - Where do we go from here???  We had our first meeting with the oncologist since surgery to find out what kind of treatment Roger will be having.  Roger brought the pathology report and asked some questions but the answers were not really what we wanted to hear.  Yes they removed the tumor and only 2 lynmph nodes showed signs of involvement.  But from questioning, we also learned cancer cells were found in the blood veins removed and they were in a metastic state.  Also, cancer was …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageLiz - AML from day 1  I am a 64 year old woman with multiple chronic illnesses: diabetes 2, lupus SLE, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, sjogren's, reynaud's, gastroparesis, and degenerative disc disease.  10 years ago I had stage 3 breast cancer and survived that with chemotherapy and radiation. I am used to struggling. 2 months ago i had hip replacement surgery, but have not been able to finish my recovery path because i was just diagnosed with AML.  i was so happy to have the successful hip surgery only to …More…
Type: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

imageAnn - Update MDA surgery update  Oowweeee, Oowweeee OUCH! They were not kidding about the pain. Just wish the nurses understood what pain management is, they kept telling me NOT to use the pump often and trynot to use it, so I followed instructions. My team (Dr. Eng's) team was correct about a ONE night stay. I had a dr come by about 10 am yesterday, said he would love to discharge me, but the pain was still there. About that time the nurse came in and added …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageDianne58 - Dianne's Update  I just returned from Houston where I meet with Dr. Eng at MDAnderson.  I had my 8 week follow up PET scan and dr. visit.  Dr. Eng was very happy with the results.  Seems like my cancer has disappeared in the lymph nodes in the abdominal wall area and has decreased in the rear sacrum area by 35%.  She has recommended that I complete another 8 week cycle to see if we can get more reduction or NED.  Dr. Eng said …More…

imageNik - researchers say they've unlocked key to metastasis  Promising article (Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it), especially since they used existing drugs already in the market for the study. It would take years to find a drug and get it approved otherwise.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/science/bs-hs-cancer-trigger-20170625-story.html …More…
Type: Endometrial-Uterine Cancer

imageNeal - Music can be extraordinarily healing  https://youtu.be/4_cxZGo7vqU?list=RD4_cxZGo7vqU I don't know if this link will work, but I am trying it.  You will have to copy and paste into your browser as the highlighted link is not working here. This song is by Najee, "I Adore, Mi Amour"...it , I should say he, has a very distinctive saxophone sound, and he has a very silky touch. Tenor and soprano sax singing in a very smooth, seductive, alluring voice. What I like about this song is that it just tickles …More…
Type: Pancreas Cancer

imageCarly - 🎶push it..push it real good...🎶  No matter the genre of music you listen to, I'm hoping you know the group in which my blog title comes from today. The rap/hip hop all female group 'Salt N Pepa' was formed in the 80's & was playing strong on music stations and most of our Walkmans in the 90s. I can still hear that song in my head as if my SONY earplugs never left my ears with my Walkman clipped on to my Big Star Jeans …More…
Type: Vulva Cancer

imageAnn - MDA Surgery Update  Good evening, First I want to say Thank you to the Georgia BFAC ladies for such a wonderful get together, the food, fellowship, love, support and those precious hugs. It is exactly what I needed before I headed out here to MDA. We will do it again. Kinda wish you were here now, I could use a hug, no problem Shawn has given me several. Surgery goes on as planned. 7 am in the morning, surgery at 8 am, procedure lasts 1-1/2 to …More…
Type: Anal Cancer

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