• That's it, I'm going to be a shark!!

    Asked by HearMeRoar on Sunday, February 10, 2013

    That's it, I'm going to be a shark!!

    I told the kids tonight. Thanks for everyone's advice. My oldest cried and hugged hard. Youngest grabbed duck tape and made me pretty flowers :). Oldest calmed down and then said he wished I was a shark because sharks don't get cancer!! That's my new symbol... shark. We are all sharks... graceful, strong and scary as XXX! Team shark all the way! :)

    19 Answers from the Community

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    • Peroll's Avatar

      HMR gald to hear that you have told them. Now you have more little warriors on your team. Just make sure that none of your team shark bites any of us good guys! You now need to find a shark picture for the site here instead of the standard shiloette. Good Luck and have them all take a bite out of the cancer!!

      over 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Your kids are great. I'm so happy that all went well. Yes be a shark, your sons are so wise, strong, and loving.

      over 7 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      I am sure their loving will get you through some challenges. Too bad one can't swim with sharks like you can with dolphins. Go Team Shark (^^^)

      over 7 years ago
    • HearMeRoar's Avatar

      Since telling them I feel like not being "okay" is not an option. I WILL SURVIVE!! Just like all of you. XOXO!Thanks for the support!

      over 7 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      Good for you. It must be a weight off your shoulders.

      over 7 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Love it!!!!

      over 7 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      It must be such a relief for you -- now, your Team is activated and you have a great source of strength for your battle --- and YOU WILL WIN!!!

      over 7 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      HearMeRoar, What wonderful news and I bet you feel so relieved now. It sounds like you have quite a creative team there, unstoppable and focused. Children have a way of pulling us through the worst of times. We cling to their innocence and simplistic view of the world. As adults we sometimes over-think situations and go into that panic mode. They see situations in a tighter perspective without the drama. They serve to remind us that sometimes situations are just black and white and the only grey is what lies in us. Sharks...that is FABULOUS! You my friend are blessed. You are taking the A TEAM to the fight. Congratulations on a job well done. Carm RN.

      over 7 years ago
    • DianaL's Avatar

      HMR, so glad that is over for you. CARM hit the nail on the head with his answer! My kids were great but my 5 & 6 y/o granddaughters kept it in perspective for me. Now that my treatments are three months behind me my 6y/o saw me drying my hair with a towel and informed me that I looked freaky. I now have more hair than during chemo and during that time they saw me without wig or cap and they both asked me why wasn't I bald yet. So Shark Team ya'll go get this thing called cancer!

      over 7 years ago
    • SusanK's Avatar

      Your post brought a smile to me early this morning. This website does wonderful things for people asking the questions and answering them. HMR, you have uplifted my spirits today :-) Have a wonderful Sunday.

      over 7 years ago
    • mcowett's Avatar

      Good on Ya!! Go team shark!!!!

      over 7 years ago
    • Lindy's Avatar

      Speechless. You and your children are in my heart, my prayers.

      over 7 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      They stay moving all the time too, so never stop long enough to let the cancer slip up on you. Go shark! Your gonna have to get a shirt made and post it one here for us to see now.

      over 7 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      You are so funny! Love you! Yes, be a shark!

      over 7 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      Love it, HMR! My husband's master's degree is in marine biology. He studied sharks and he loves them. He even has one tattooed on his shoulder. He says they move elegantly in their environment yet they're fighters. Be a shark, HMR!

      over 7 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      I love that. Good for you, you are going to be just great! You can use visualization and imagine little sharks racing through your blood stream eating cancer cells. :-) Let me know if you need any info on how to use visualization. xox

      over 7 years ago
    • tweety's Avatar

      reading your story made me cry then hearing about your young man saying he wished you wear a shark made me laugh go team shark in one of your other ? was about lymphnod involement i had three lymphnodes removed two had cancer one of them had already opened (it what they call a open capsul) i had 4 treatments of ac and 12 weeks of taxol 36 rad treatments and am on tamoxafin for 5 yrs i have been out of treatment for 7months its very hard and emotional but as long as you have a good suport group (god,family, & freinds) you will survive i have had mri of chest and stumce, bone scan, and all has come back clear so far god bless and good luck if u have any ? please ask away hugs and prayers coming your way

      over 7 years ago
    • ddkk3's Avatar

      May I ask what you mean by saying you are a shark? I am new to this website and I'm a newly diagnosed patient so I am still learning!

      over 7 years ago
    • RFR's Avatar

      Hey Team Shark, when I was diagnosed with stage 4 BC in 2006, I had three young children. I found some wonderful books to read to them to help to them understand my cancer. Now I have created a FB page to share books and ideas with other families coping with cancer and raising children. Come check it out- Reading For Reassurance suggests books and ideas for helping families cope with cancer while caring for young children. By directing parents and caregivers to well written children's books, we hope that families will be better able to cope with their situation. The books help start the conversation and they also help answer many of the questions young children have about cancer.
      Reading For Reassurance will take the guesswork out of finding a good book for you to read to your young one about your cancer. The selected books are highly recommended. These books can be purchased online by searching the titles. Some books also have their own webpages and can be purchased directly from the author. Come check out Reading for Reassurance and good luck!

      over 7 years ago

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