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    Bonecrusher asked a questionBone Cancer

    No matter what type of cancer you have are you optimistic about your outcome or not?

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    • Boogerman's Avatar

      I think I am positive and optimistic, but there are times when I have slipped into the dark hole and thought that I wouldn't be coming back out of it. But I did! So knowing that I can go there and come back out of it gives me hope that I can finish this even if I go down for a while. Positive thoughts help you get through this with a better attitude. It's easier to get through any day with a smile on your face rather than a frown.

      about 1 month ago
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      My oncologist looked at my staging scans and disagreed with the radiologist's opinion that I had multiple mets on my lungs. She believed that I had just one cancerous nodule in my lung and that she "might" could cure me. From that moment on when she laid out a plan and told me that she would take my case to the tumor committee, I believed that I had a chance. I had HOPE, and I resolved to be positive about my treatment.

      Being positive helps every day be a day filled with meaning and good. Even the smallest things can feel like a gift when we are positive. My morning cup of coffee, the hummingbirds outside the window, and the zinnias that are so brightly colored.

      Being positive won't cure us, but it will help you cope with side effects and the stress of cancer treatment.

      about 1 month ago
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      I've always been optimistic, too. Truthfully, I believe I am in a win-win situation. I love living life as long as I have a good quality of life (which I do). But, I believe that when I die, my soul will go immediately to heaven. I will be with my son and other loved ones who have already died and I'll be with my Savior. So ... I can't lose.

      After my oncologist told me that I had stage 4 lung cancer with an expected life expectancy of 4 months, he asked if I had any questions. I said, "Yes, can I keep playing agility with my dogs?" He was dumbfounded, but in all honesty, what I wanted to know was, will I be able to keep living my life? From that day forward, I have tried to live every single day with purpose and joy, knowing that it might be my last here on earth.

      Good luck!

      about 1 month ago
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    This is what I feel like about now. Treatments aren't getting any easier!

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    How many diagnoses have you had? After your first did you relapse with the same, or get a new type of cancer?

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    • PattyMarie's Avatar

      Just this one, but I'm scared I will get another since they said the radiation could make my chances of another go up. But I guess I will take those chances along with being alive right now over no chances of another diagnosis because I was dead.

      3 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      Melanoma, Gastro Intestinal sarcoma tumor, Angiosarcoma, then pre-cancers of Thyroid, Parotid gland, Uterus, and then too many skin cancers to count. Those are just the cancers.
      Obviously I was a terror in my past lives.

      3 months ago
    • Created07's Avatar

      4 within a space of 6 years. None had anything to do with the other...endometrial, breast, malignant melanoma and non-hodgkins. 2 years since the last one... feeling truly precious and blessed

      2 months ago
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