• Tell us a little bit about YOU...

    Asked by barryboomer on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Tell us a little bit about YOU...

    Nobody Knows MUCH about each other and it would be nice for maybe a short bio.....I'm going out but will give mine later.....Get as personal or not as you want....B

    40 Answers from the Community

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    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Oddly, boomer, I think these little back and forths tell us a lot about each other and even about ourselves. I don't believe a curriculum vitae will tell us a whole lot more.

      I know you enjoy writing songs. I know you are very brave and resolute.I also know you are very resistant to change once you've made any sort of decision.

      How will knowing that you spent your working years as a doctor, lawyer, construction worker or whatever enhance my view of you?

      Best wishes

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      It won't enhance it at all but will add some color and texture...that's all. IF nobody wants to that's ok but the thought came into my mind.

      over 4 years ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      Hi! About me... I spent my 1st career as management at a major financial institution. Several years ago I left that career, went back to school & got my degree in horticulture (4.0 GPA, so you know I'm type A). I was hired by the premier landscape company here & did garden designs. I loved that job, but my health issues got in the way. I work part time as a personal banker at a community bank. We just had our 35th wedding anniversary. I have one daughter whom we adopted as a baby. I have a grandson ("Munchkin") who is 9 & for whom we have custody. He has ASD which can be challenging at times.

      Both of my parents died of cancer before I was an adult (leukemia & colon cancer). My natural siblings are all older (except 1) & they don't live nearby. My dad had remarried & my stepmother died of lung cancer about 5 years ago, but I am close with a couple of my step siblings. My best friend from childhood died of breast cancer 15 years ago & I still miss her. It has been 1 year since my LMS diagnosis.

      I love the north woods. I enjoy some gardening. I like to get together & have coffee with friends. I volunteered with the Girl Scouts for 12 years. I like to camp & hike & boat. Don't like winter that much.

      More than anyone probably wanted to know! Julie

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I was born in NYC and spent up to the third grade in Jackson Heights Queens. We then moved to Merrick, Long Island and I grew up there and went to College at the U of Miami. I was a STAR on the Calhoun H.S. Basketball team three years in a row and was in the newspapers a lot an so I was a big fish in a small pond. My parents weren't religious but made me get a Bar Mitzvah at 13 but after that I never set foot inside a Synagogue again. My parents has a lousy marriage and my poor Father had to travel an hour and a half each way to work.....In my second year of college my Mom got Breast Cancer and was dead in a year. I started my SO CALLED Music and Songwriting life IN College and though I was going to be the next Neil Diamond or The Beatles....Oh Well.....I was lucky enough to get into the Reserves in 1967 and didn't have to go to Vietnam....BUT was an anti war protestor for years and was in the Largest March ever in NYC as we had a million people and I proudly marched in my Army Fatigue Jacket and Boots....Great place to meet girls also. THEN went to work in the Family Printing Business BUT Hated it and only lasted a few years......From there for about 20 years I was a working Musician. Got stoned a lot and wrote a lot of songs. Moved to Miami in the late 70's and the rest is history. Met my wife and got married at fifty and Now I'm almost 70. We have no kids and a pretty good marriage although we are complete opposites. I never got my degree which wasn't good but at forty I went to LPN School and did that for twenty years. Can't find any work now and really need money. ANY QUESTIONS....? LOL

      over 4 years ago
    • Jessica15's Avatar
      Jessica15

      Well hello everyone. I'm Jessica from tn and I'm a caregiver for my mom who has stage 4 adenocarcinoma. This is her 4th bout with the C word. She has beating it 3 times but this time I'm not sure. However I will pray and have hope. She is my world and all i have. We love doing this together such as singing (although we can't), dancing, talking about everything, going to the nail shop, eating out, reading, bingo, and facebook. We are basically bff but she still plays the mother role first and bff after. That's all i have..

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Hey Barry, I do wish that we had a little more room on out profile for a small bio. Like you I think knowing something about people beyond cancer makes us less defined by cancer. I am a retired librarian. Spent most of my time as a children's librarian however I did spend some time as a law librarian and a university librarian (graveyard shift) The worst thing that happened to me was marriage. The best thing that happened to me was my children (a son and daughter) Somewhere in the top five best things that happened to me was getting cancer. I have a beloved companion called the Nanny Cat and I am a great believer in the healing power of pets. You might say I am a crazy cat lady.
      I am a Christian and believe in the Bible and the Power of Prayer.
      I am neither Paleo nor Vegan. I do try to eat healthy but my food must be yummy.
      Now we get to cancer. This year I became a statistic I am a five year survivor of esophageal cancer. Every year since cancer I have planted a Victory Garden to celebrate my survival. This year it is Victory V
      Thanks Barry

      over 4 years ago
    • maewia7's Avatar
      maewia7

      Hi Everyone! I grew up in a very small town in MN. Nothing very remarkable, just lots of wonderful normal. I married at 20. My husband and I have been together 30 years now and are still the best of friends. We have been missionaries to Cambodia for 23 years. Lots of adventures living in a third world and post-war country. 8 years ago I started an organization dedicated to keeping Cambodian children OUT of orphananges. We ourselves have 7 children by birth, adoption and fostering. Just 3 left at home now so getting close to the finish line! I love to read, cook and bake. We like playing all kinds of games. And, although we are quiet people, we love to host parties and get-togethers. I have to travel to Bangkok, Thailand for treatments and doctors appointments. I am approaching my one year mark since diagnosis and praying for a good result on my upcoming scan.

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Barry, thank you for initiating this! First, Jessica15, I wish you and your mother all the best. Now, about me: I'm a Brooklyn baby and will never leave NYC (deeply rooted here). I am a painter and digital printmaker (using Photoshop to draw my work). I have a MFA in painting from Hunter College. My partner (Bernard) and I have been together for almost forty years. We are both atheists, very liberal (but not left-wing). I have a group of close friends, mostly artists but some not. Love reading, good TV, animals (no pets, unfortunately), FOOD! Laughing!

      over 4 years ago
    • Penny82's Avatar
      Penny82

      Hi all! I work as a radiation therapist and found this site while I was looking for some support groups for one of my patients. I married my husband over 6 years ago, he had CML when he was 19 and had a bone marrow transplant (all before I met him.) We are still dealing with the side effects from chemo (infertility, memory loss, weak immune system etc) He works for a local wireless internet service provider and we will soon be celebrating the 1st birthday of our daughter. We love to travel and our recent vacation was to Costa Rica. We have been there twice,very beautiful country. I think our next vacation will be to Vietnam. Both of our lives have been very much impacted by cancer. His father passed of stomach cancer 5 years ago and both of my grandparents died from it as well. Maybe that is why I got into the field. I know that when I told my family that radiation therapy was what I wanted to do they were apprehensive and felt it was a morbid field to get into. I am absolutely glad that I got into this field. I LOVE what I do. I have met the most wonderful patients and families and am so glad I can help people in the process.

      over 4 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar
      Schlegel

      Barryboomer, great idea. I grew up in the Pennsylvania Dutch area and came to Durham, NC to go to physical therapy school at Duke (We're no. 1.) and stayed. I am a professional student. Most of my life I have been a physical therapist, and I have also been a pastor, attorney, college instructor and now I work for a company that scores exams like high school writing tests. I really enjoy that though some of the prompts get boring.
      I love playing in the Little German Band of Raleigh and other musical groups. I play a clarinet. I enjoy writing and am in a writing group. I take classes at OLLI at Duke. If there is an OLLI near you, I highly recommend it. I'm also active in the synodical women's organization of the Lutheran church -- write and lead retreats and other studies..
      I lost my brother to lung cancer a year ago. Today would be his 65th birthday.
      For the past ten weeks I have been homebound with severe pain in the right hip and knee, still being worked up. Last Thursday it really got to me so I posted a note saying suicide looked like the best option. I was involuntarily committed for a few days although they realized the next day that I did not need to be there. We had a good group, so I enjoyed my time with the other patients, but the bed and wheelchair I had did not help my pain. Had an MRI yesterday and will be at the pain clinic Friday. Prayers requested.
      I am blessed to have a wonderful church, neighbors and other friends. A good problem is that some people are hurt because I have not asked them for help, but there are so many.

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      WOW....I ought to put a bunch of these in a Book....lol
      I'm on a few different sites for support and ALL you know is about their Cancer and Problems. We forget that EVERYBODY had and has a life that way transcends any illness. It humanizes Patients of ALL Diseases and REALLY is fantastic. As a Songwriter I see stories everywhere BUT one of the things that has always been with ME is when I see people or couples I always wonder WHO they are and Where they are from and What are their problems and strengths. WE can ALL learn SO much from the Stories of others and NOT enough of this is done in life in general. We see stories and people as Statistics and that's JUST NOT the real thing. I see Flood victims standing at the side of their demolished homes talking to a CNN Reporter and LONG to hear THEIR Stories......Stories are what makes us Human and what makes us American. Keep them coming....B

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am Donna. I appreciate you doing this Barry because, unlike Geekling, i am extremely interested in all of you who i have gotten to know here on WhatNext, beyond the fact that we are connected through cancer.

      I am born and raised Texan, conservative, with a deep faith, even though i don't go to church nearly as often as i should. I have one son who suffers mightily from PTSD (i would rather fight cancer than that horrific disease) and one husband! We will soon celebrate 41 years of marriage (no one expected us to last a year, but we are both hard-headed and not quitters). I have two dogs that i love like kids. I also have 3 grandkids, but a divorce keeps us from seeing much of them any more.

      I am an accountant by education, but spent a great deal of my professional life doing grants for K12 education. I have always been a very hard worker and rarely took time for me. When i was diagnosed with cancer, i continued working for over a year, but retired about 1.5 years ago. I have enjoyed not working more than i can say.

      I spend a ton of time with my dogs. We walk several miles most every day and we do agility together which is a great bonding activity and great exercise for all of us. I started my first-ever garden this year and that has been so much fun! I am horribly impatient ... gardening is definitely teaching me some patience. I love to play with my camera and keep wishing i would sit down and learn a photo editing program (Lightroom, Photoshop, etc) ... but so far i haven't.

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      We could start our OWN Corporation with all this knowledge and skill...too bad we can't figure out HOW to use all of this.....Keep them coming. BTW I've been married 20 years to Suzanne and She is 74 and having trouble with pain in her hip from arthritis and it hurts to walk. Hurts ME to watch her. She is amazing but a little too organized for me. BUT one thing is unreal about her.....I just take off my dirty clothes and at the end of the week she washes them and miraculously they wind up folded SO NEAT in my draw that it looks like it's a Store. She just likes to do this but if you could see how the underwear and socks etc....wind up SO Neat it's like a miracle. ONE more thing....when I was about 30 I was homeless for about a week and that completely freaked me out and changed the way I looked at the world. I wrote a few songs about being homeless and it was awful...When I decided to go to LPN school I drove a cab from 5 pm till Midnight everyday and went to school everyday from 9 AM- 3PM....I had to wear this stupid pink kind of outfit and when I went into the class that first day it was ME, one gay guy and 35 20 year old girls....I almost had a nervous breakdown....started sweating so much it was showing through the pink outfit....ugh.....The class whittled down after we did our first Folly Catheter on a guy but I lasted the entire year.....More to come...

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      My son has been homeless (and currently lives in a TINY RV). It totally changed his perspective, too ... but he doesn't have whatever it takes to pull himself out of the PTSD issues and go to school like you did, Barry. He has SEVERE anger issues that he fights constantly and is afraid to be around people. Like I said earlier, I would rather fight cancer.

      I was thinking about all of the responses you have gotten, Barry. There are a lot of really talented people here! I am enjoying getting to know people past the cancer diagnosis!

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      "We Can Change The World" (Together)

      Check out my Cool Song of the Power of People sticking together..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_tn0VEAJwY

      Live with Cancer....why is he so angry and what is the PTSD from? Being Homeless Rocks your world as your equilibrium is totally off. I wrote a song once called LOOKING FOR A SAFE HARBOR...more therapy but it's about BEING SAFE. There really is no such thing but the closest thing is a Roof over your head. I learned to live in a small room for 5 years.....BUT it felt like Heaven after having no place to go......SO when we walk in another man's moccasin's we learn empathy. Nobody knows until it happens to them. An Oncologist who has cancer is one such person....SO.....

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      His PTSD was from 4 years in USMC. :( and, from being raped by a kid we tried to give safe harbor to many years ago. He didn't tell us about it until he was in the USMC so many years passed when we could have been getting something done about the rape :( he has had a very tough life. My heart breaks for him daily.

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Any help from the VA?

      over 4 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar
      Schlegel

      Gotta tell you what happened to me Friday morning, could not believe a nurse could so awful. As some of you know, I have been homebound since mid-March with severe pain and some instability in my right leg. Thursday things were really bad, so I posted a note saying that suicide looked like my best option. Soon my pastor took me to the ER at Duke. They really worked on me. I got two Percocet, one Decadron and an anti-inflammatory, did nothing. Two hours later I got a shot of Dilaudid which allowed me to rest for seven hours.
      I told the psychiatrist I did not want to go home that night, so it was planned that I would go to a psych hospital. By the time I got there, it was not needed, and the hospital people told me that, so I came home yesterday.
      But Friday morning at Duke. This male nurse came into my room. I asked him when I would get my pain med. He replied, "We can't pass out pills just because you want them." I tried to explain that pain was my major problem when he cut me off saying, "You are not here for pain; you are a psych patient!" He said this in a very hostile way. I tried to explain again and said "My pain is a 15." He cut me off again saying, "There is no such thing as a fifteen," again very harshly. I said, "My pain is a 15." He said, "There is no such thing as a 15!" Then I said, "I'll say 15. You write it down as a 10," to which he harshly replied, "If you say 15, I'm not writing anything down," and walked out of the room. No where in the conversation did this guy try to dialogue with me. It was just attack, attack, attack. I did report this to the patient advocate at Duke, and I will also be making a complaint to the Board of Nursing, the latter to protect other patients. If he talks like this to real psych patients, he could cause serious harm.

      over 4 years ago
    • amontoya's Avatar
      amontoya

      @Carool I thought I was the only atheist around these parts! Haha! This is a great post @barryboomer

      over 4 years ago
    • lisahal's Avatar
      lisahal

      Born in Buffalo NY and vowed to leave after blizzard of 77. Moved to Phoenix and lived there 12 years. So in love with AZ and always find my way back there for vacations. Have been living in California for 19 years and I am in love with CA. I had a full art scholarship In NY city but in the 70"s Manhattan was a ghetto and dangerous and my whole family was against it. I have a degree in Science. I was a stay at home Mom and was involved in everything. Team Mom for everything, school helpers, soccer coach, loved being able to stay home with them. I have been married to my best friend for 35 years and we have three kids who turned out awesome. My husband and I would send the kids to my Mom's in the summer and take off on the Harley for parts unknown for a whole month every summer. We would put five thousand miles on the bike in one month. Now, we just coast up the 1 and camp out in Big Sur. Hate hotels and love camping. We take pots and pans with us and cook over the fire. I love nature and being outside. I have had horses for twenty years and love to go for full moon midnight rides in the desert. I have eight rescue dogs who are my fur babies. I have a huge vegetable garden and am always outside with flower gardens too. I love to paint and be creative. I had such a charmed life, was so lucky to have the best family and friends. Nothing bad ever happened to us. I have supported my friends when bad things happen thinking how lucky my family has been. Then breast cancer knocked on my door. Waiting for recovery and remission and hopefully will be at Slide Rock in Sedona jumping off the cliffs and back to swimming in September!!!!!!!!!! Good luck to everyone and wishing everyone well!!!!!!!!!!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • lisahal's Avatar
      lisahal

      I am also an atheist but raised Catholic. My belief is that ancient aliens tweeked DNA from apes and made humans. There is so much scientific evidence that they were here and with God there is just faith. The world is to f---ked up to have a God. I believe in life after death. My Grandmother sent me a sign when she died. I have been looking for ghosts ever since my boyfriend drowned in high school. I have not found one yet but some of my friends have seen ghosts and I believe them.

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Schlegal......What have you tried so far for pain? Have you heard about morphine pumps INSIDE the body? There are anesthesiologists that do stuff. Do you take pain meds ON A Schedule and for breakout pain ALL the TIME? Just wondering. Do you have one of those Hospice Beds to sleep?

      over 4 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar
      Schlegel

      barryboomer, I was on hydrocodone, but I think my last bottle was a bad bottle and that is why I got worse, now on Percocet. I had an MRI yesterday, to the pain clinic on Friday. I sleep in a recliner which I did before this started. While I was in the hospital, I had one of those built in wooden boxes with a sponge like mattress. It really made the pain worse. The last day I got a hospital bed, and it was so much better. I also had a wheelchair that was too small, didn't help the pain.

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Schlegel.....You probably know all this BUT Percocet (Oxycodone) and Hydrocodone ( Vicodin and generics ) will barely take a headache away. Are you waiting for a diagnosis before going to a Doc who specialties in pain relief. What you are taking WILL Not work on anything more that mild pain. Oxycontin ( Continuous Reliease ) has small and high doses in ONE Pill. It's Oxycodone in ONE pill that you take that can last a LONG time and it has NO Tylenol. The Tylenol stops them from giving you high doses......Each Percocet is 5 mg. They have oxycontin that is 80 mg and it goes all day releasing. With that you could take 600 mg. of motrin. Of course Roxonol under the tongue from a dropper is fantastic....SO I hope you seek out pain help as you DON'T need the extra stress.

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @barryboomer ... you asked about the VA and my son. He does go to the VA some. For what it is worth.... won't fight for disability, which he should.

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Schlegel Are you sure there wasn't a real nurse bound and gagged in a closet there. And the nurse you encountered was really a patient. I have encountered some nurses who thought they knew more than the Dr.s But never one as outright negative as that one

      over 4 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar
      Schlegel

      Fortunately, he was not my nurse for the day. My nurse came in a few minutes later, and I told her I wanted to report this, so a patient advocate came in and got the story. I will also be reporting this to the NC Board of Nursing.

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Amontoya, you, we, are not alone! In addition to those of us who are "out" atheists, I'm sure there are a number of "closeted" atheists on this site! Being atheist is not my main identity, of course, but it IS something I choose to label myself and let others know about me, when appropriate. Best -

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Schlegel, I'm sorry you encountered such a mofo in nurse's clothing. I hope you find relief from your pain.

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Lisahal, I was raised Jewish, but not religious; we ate bacon, ham, often, for instance, and my parents had a general disregard of anything Jewish-religion. My father was a Holocaust survivor from Vienna and had not an ounce of religious belief in him; mother was brought up very religious but her belief eroded by the time she was a young adult. I am a secular Jewish atheist.

      As for life after death, I wish I could believe in that, but I don't (most of the time). As far as I'm concerned, once our brain dies, we die. Hope I'm wrong!

      Eight rescue dogs!! Wow! I assume not simultaneously (?). Eight furry and snuffling lives saved!

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Hey Carool.....I never left being Jewish after 13 and never looked back. I had NO religion and never really thought about it. One day I met a guy and we became friends. HE was a born again type Christian but we had other things we had in common. BUT one day he mentioned Jesus being Jewish and I was astonished as I never knew this and I was fifty years old at the time. I read everything I could get my hands on and for a few years studied the New and the Old Testament. Jesus was kept from us as kids and we couldn't even mention his name in my house BUT I never knew why and so when I found out he was Jewish it made no sense....SO I'm a halfway believer as I don't believe ALL of his story but maybe some of it....lol

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Barry, I knew some of what you wrote now, from your previous posts. I'm surprised that you didn't know that Jesus started off as a Jewish prophet. My mother told me that Jesus was a Jew, but she told me only a bit more about him. Actually, my strongest identity isn't as a Jew; it's being a New York native! Stupidly proud of that, especially these days, with our generation aging and leaving "The City" (as we "outer-boroughers" always said), and so many young people moving here, too many of them seemingly very privileged and selfish - sorry for this stereotype, but I'm tired of holding open doors for young people who can't bother to say "Thank you," or seeing elderly people or pregnant women standing in a subway car while seated young people are lost in their cell phones, etc. Yadda! Where was I? Lost in MY cell phone here in bed, typing away. And I well know that you, Barry, left NY long ago. There IS life outside the tri-state area (or so I've heard)! Just my New York provincialism rearing its pigeon-spattered head.

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Carool I find it strange that you don't find your beliefs in no afterlife comforting. Often I find myself wishing I could believe that way. No more pain no more hurt either mental or physical no more memories just nothing. If I could believe that I would be comforted. I can't there is just too much evidence to the contrary.

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Nobody knows what happens after this life but guess what folks....we are ALL going to find out. I'm ok with a surprise and I don't know HOW anybody can possibly know...I miss NYC....Carool in Some ways but not the noise and the stench in the morning as the garbage trucks go up and down. I miss my walks down fifth avenue.....

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Barry - and I promise I won't insist on continuing to try to "prove" an unprovable position - we'll only know what happens after death if there is a "we" after death. Otherwise, we won't be around, in any form, to know anything.

      Re NYC's morning stench - Yeah, sometimes there's a garbage smell, but I seldom notice any bad smells. NY has changed a lot over the last three decades; some positive changes, some negative, as in every other city and suburb that, likewise, has been changing over these years.

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      BoiseB, the idea of nonexistence is scary, not comforting. It's hard, if not impossible, to conceive of not-being. At least for me and probably many others. I think of how it is when I'm anesthetized for a colonoscopy, say, and then awakened afterwards, and that complete lack of feeling of time having passed - just a nothing. Conscious one moment, conscious again the next "moment," even though in actuality more than forty-five moments have passed. So different in feeling from awakening from sleep. If I never awakened after being anesthetized, well, maybe that blankness, that nothing, is like death.

      Getting too deep for my clumsy explanations! I never read philosophy books, or books on religion, either. And I respect others' beliefs.

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Hope there is a we....I remember when the Lone Ranger said to Tonto after they were surrounded by Indians "TONTO WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE" and Tonto said to The Lone Ranger "WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE? lol WE have no control over it so who cares....lol

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Carool Isn't your belief in nothingness a lot like the Buddhist belief in Nirvana. Only with them it is a state which must be earned by many lives. Unfortunately my logic always leads me to the "fiery lake" for me. In my belief system there is a place of reward but I don't judge myself worthy.

      over 4 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      BoiseB, I know little about Buddhism (though I have a friend who is a Jew-Bu: Jewish and Buddhist, obviously). I don't believe there are many lives after death. I believe each of us is finished, over, gone, after death.

      And I do hope that if there is a Heaven, you will certainly be there! I don't know you, of course, but I bet you are a good person and definitely deserve a space on a heavenly cloud! But not too soon. Hugs, Carool

      over 4 years ago
    • MargeGh's Avatar
      MargeGh

      Helo everyone, I will tell you a little about myself.
      I turned 39 last month. I am single, have no children, but have lots of nieces and nephews. I am an English teacher at high school and university here in Mexico. Travelling is what I love most because it gives us the opportunity to get to k now about other cultures, I've been to some cities in the U.S., Canada and Europe. When I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, last July I was very scared but nine chemos, a radical mastectomy and 10 out of 25 radiotherapies later, here I am. And I am happy because soon I will be able to do what I like most, teach and travel.

      over 4 years ago

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