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    Do you say Positive affirmations?

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      Rollercoaster

      I always say that cancer doesn't have me and I am going to outsmart it. The reason I say that one is because I have been fighting it for years and several times the treatments stopped working because my oncologist says it gets used to the treatment or gets "smart". I just think of myself as even smarter and am always going to attack it a different way with good results. I am also a religious person and always ask Jesus and the saints to help me fight this evil. So far it has always worked.

      about 19 hours ago
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      Ashera

      All through chemo rounds - I used A Grey's Anatomy, Derik Shepherd's "It's a beautiful day to save lives!" and then when I balked - put imaginary blinders on and thought...'You've got this." and then simply zoned out.

      about 14 hours ago
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      Ejourneys

      Emotional context behind the words is also a factor. I have a thick 3-ring binder filled with the side effects logs I gave my oncologist during chemo. On the cover of the binder I have a "F#%k Cancer" graphic, but it's a variation on the Rosie the Riveter "We Can Do It!" poster. It shows a strong, calm, determined woman rolling up her sleeve, and that's exactly how I felt. That made the words "F#%k Cancer" into a confident declaration, rather than an angry outburst. During my chemo infusions I listened to epic music.

      about 7 hours ago
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    Had my Visit with the Radiation Oncologist. My simulation is on January 9th. Phase 2 of my treatments. Had some side effects from herceptin treatment this week. I would love to be pain free.

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      blujeanlady

      Simulation went well. I have my tatoos. Radiation will start Jan 17th. The only issue I have is that my right shoulder has a partially torn rotator cuff. So it got stiff while laying in one position, had to wait a moment to get up from the table. I want to take care of my other health issues when I am healed from radiation

      7 days ago
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      Blujeanlady, my cancer was on my left side, and 3 years before I had surgery to repair my left rotator cuff. It made my radiation much harder, because it was very difficult to get my arm all the way up and keep it there. They made a special "form" to put under my shoulder to help hold it in place. If you have trouble, you may want to ask them about having one. I don't think it was really the exact position that they would have liked, but it was better than what I could manage on my own. Because of this, radiation was worse for me then chemo. It was a very long 5 and 1/2 weeks. I almost gave up, but I had a stern talk with myself and stayed with it. At least, I will always know that I did everything that was suggested. Good luck. Take care.

      7 days ago
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      beachbum5817 that would stink to have the actual arm have the rotator cuff issue. I feel like I am behind in getting other things being taken care of. I am hoping my platelet count is up this Friday. I think I have a nerve being pinched off, my right thigh keeps getting pains in it. When radiation is over I will address the rotator cuff and spine issues I have.

      5 days ago