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    Never forget! It would be hard to do!!

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      LiveWithCancer

      Hard to believe that it happened 19 years ago. In so many ways, it seems like it was only a year or two ago, so real and fresh are the memories of that terrible time.

      I think one of the things that sticks with me most was the eery quiet that happened when all air travel ceased. It was a quiet I don't guess I can really explain.

      3 months ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      LWC, I agree. It's hard to believe it was 19 years ago. And how many young adults either hadn't been born or were too young to remember it. Like how I was 10 before I realized JFK died before I was born because people talked about the assassination like it had just happened when I was little. I guess every generation has it's moment. Pearl Harbor, JFK, 9/11.

      3 months ago
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    Coloman asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Just curious if there are any long term survivors out here that were dealing with cancer on the 9/11 attack?

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      Bengal

      We should remember back to that horrifying day 19 years ago. It brought the country together like nothing since WW2. I remember the saying back then, "We're ALL New Yorkers!" What the heck has happened to this country in the intervening years, where it's all vitriol and hatred and blue states against red states? We're all Americans and we should WANT to look out for one another.

      I was just at home that day but very concerned about my niece and her husband who lived just outside New York City in New Jersey. She traveled crosstown to Connecticut everyday to work. He worked in a highrise on the Jersey side and watched the whole thing happen from office windows.

      3 months ago
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      andreacha

      I was in Hendersonville, TN at that time, managing a hotel there. It was a heavy check out that morning, so I was assisting the Front Desk Clerk. Suddenly, my Maintenance man was running towards the Front Desk yelling something that no one could understand - but we knew something was seriously wrong. He ran to the TV in the lobby while everyone watched. He said a plane had hit the World Trade Center. We thought he meant a small, single engine plane until we saw the second jetliner heading for the tower. We were glued to our spots, mouths hanging open, not saying a word for what felt like an eternity. Those that had just checked out didn't leave right away. We stored everyone's luggage and watched the TV for hours. It was horrendous for all, the workers, the first responders, and those who had just been in the area. The images that I still have not gotten out of my mind were the ones where the people were jumping from the windows.

      2 months ago
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      Carool

      My cancer treatments were finished by early 2000. On what we’d forever remember as 9/11, I was in Brooklyn, on my way to a part-time job in Brooklyn, teaching painting in a senior center before going to my other job in Manhattan. I live across the Hudson from Lower Manhattan (I used to be able to see the Twin Towers from my window). When I got to the senior center, everyone knew about the attacks. I watched part of it on the big-screen TV they had in the lunchroom, where I taught my class.

      Walked home that afternoon and saw pedestrians covered with ash. That night, or the next, my partner and I walked to the Promenade near us, from which one can see the Lower Manhattan skyline. And for weeks afterwards we smelled the smoke from the murdered bodies across the river.

      2 months ago
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    Coloman asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    New issues every day. It seems like when I wake up I sort of wate a little while to decide how I'm doing.

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      LiveWithCancer

      My husband doesn't have cancer, but he does have several health issues. He likes to wait until he's been up a while, too, to decide how he feels.

      3 months ago
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      Jayne

      Yes, I still have them 15 years out from my original DX. I have been dealing with a very painful fissure that won't seem to heal and the docs are treating me like a bonifide drug addict since I keep asking for pain pills while we try to determine why this thing won't correct itself. Some days are tougher than others - as the Navy Sealy say "the only easy day was yesterday" - hang in and I love your analogy to the wheel of side effects - it's so true!

      3 months ago
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      alivenwell

      It can have a major impact. For me, I will religiously do a colonoscopy every 5 years and eat much healthier. As far as any side effects, I took vitamins after chemo to get rid of neuropathy.

      3 months ago
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