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    Dani asked a questionCervical Cancer

    Did anyone believe they DIDNT have cancer before they were told they did?

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      nancyjac

      Yes of course. I would guess that is the case for most people since fortunately most cancers are now able to be diagnosed prior to any overt symptoms.

      over 4 years ago
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      erie94

      The disbelief happened after I was told I had a large tumor in my chest. But, I actually felt some relief to just KNOW. To know why...why my face was swelling, why I could no longer run more than 1 mile without shortness of breath, why I was constantly dizzy. Just Knowing was a relief, then came the hard part. The treatment, which as they say, "this too shall pass"!! Hang in there little one!!

      about 4 years ago
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      Devon

      I was never sick, never had pain, and no symptoms of any kind. The only reason my cancer was caught was because went in for my yearly well woman exam and my pap came back abnormal.

      about 4 years ago
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    Dani posted an update

    I guess I wont have my results until sometime next week. I hope it's monday.

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      Moonflay

      Plan something for each day next week if possible. It will help with the waiting. For example, Monday clean out your closet, Tuesday organize your desk, Wednesday go shopping, Thursday etc....

      Life..it's hurry up and wait, keeping focused helps with the meandering thoughts that can betray you while waiting.

      /Love

      over 4 years ago
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    Dani asked a questionCervical Cancer

    My Doctor thinks I have Lupus also. Does anyone on here have that? And if so how does it affect your life?

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      Moonflay

      There are four kinds of Lupus. People can live long healthy lives with Lupus..it's not a death sentence. You learn to live with it. This site will answer most all of your questions!

      http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2231&zoneid=523

      Systemic Lupus is what they think I have :)

      over 4 years ago
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      SandiD

      Is it a Rheumatolgist who suggests this? This probably the least of your worries at the moment, but it would be best to check with a specialist I think. They do a lot for Lupus patients these days, do try not to add more stress! Hang on!

      over 4 years ago
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      Dani

      Thank you everyone!! I am getting through it okay and so far the test is negative!! They are testing me for so many things I can't even count let alone name them lol. I will keep you all updated.

      over 4 years ago
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    Dani posted an update

    So tomorrow my results from my biopsy should be in. They were pending today. I don't think I will ever get used to this whole waiting thing. I am trying to be patient but my anxiety is out of control. I will let you all know the results as soon as I get them. Hope you are all feeling well today! Xoxo Dani

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      Dani

      They should have the results sometime next week. I just hate waiting. I dont know what to think. Should I think I dont have cancer and be shocked when I do or say I do and then be shocked when I dont? How did you feel?? I'm trying to smile but my life seems to be getting worse by the day....I wish I knew how to get through all of this. My support system sucks..Xoxo Dani

      over 4 years ago
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      FreeBird

      Take one day at a time, and live for today. Tomorrow will get here sooner or later. You can deal with it then. At least you know everything is in motion, and moving in the right direction. Grab a pen and paper, and write down any questions you might have for the doctor. The National Cancer Institute is a great starting place for information on your type of cancer http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/cervical That might help understand what the doctor is talking about, and bring up questions you might have. I find that keeping good records helps with anxiety... write everything that happens on a calendar or list so you don't go crazy when you want to remember it later.

      over 4 years ago
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      Moonflay

      Dani,
      So much about life is hurry up and wait. It's just something you have to do. While I waited for my results (5 weeks for first pathology...argh) I went through the denial/depression for having cancer. By the time the results came in (positive for NHL diffused large b-cell varient) I didn't even cry. It was a whirlwind of tests, appointments and more waiting for more results after that but I no longer worried about what I had. I was ready to get busy with the treatments.

      I felt like you while waiting...should I hope it's not and be shocked when it's positive or assume I have it and be amazed when it's negative. To be honest, I had no real control over what I felt..sometimes I felt like it would not be cancer then I worried about the Lupus or what else might be causing everything. Sometimes I was sure I had cancer and imagined all the worst scenarios my darn imagination could dream up.

      It's all normal. No one is the same and we all deal with things differently but more or less...we all go through this process and it sux.
      My support (family and friends) kicked in heavy when the results came back positive and the treatments began. People that care about you will want to think positive until your results are all back in..that's normal..they love you.

      Try and focus on good things for now. Read books, watch "feel good" shows and movies, play some games..whatever it takes to take your mind off this as much as possible. Tell yourself that no matter what is going on inside your body, you are going to simply fight, fix or evict it! When you feel the depression kick into overdrive...let the tears flow, beat your pillows up, then grab the cold wet rag and wipe your face. You get it out of your system then go on. Sometimes it just feels good to get it all out, out with bad, in with the good :)

      Hang in there baby!

      /Hugs

      over 4 years ago
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    Dani asked a questionCervical Cancer

    Does anyone else feel like all they do is wake up go to doctors and get tests done??

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      Moonflay

      Initially, yes. Once I began the chemo on a 21 day cycle, it now revolves around what stage I am in the 21 day cycle, lol. Your life changes for cancer, but it does not change who you are.

      /Hugs

      over 4 years ago
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      Dani

      It just sucks because I don't know the results of the biopsy yet and I am so sick with other things while waiting for the cancer results. It's soooo much to deal with!

      over 4 years ago
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      Bellamore

      I must say my life feels controled by my many appointmentd and after efffects and inabilities to do what I did beforeFor the last 1o months I have received chemo oevery other weeek an a few tinmes exta, I alo have an HSAI
      Chemo pump that needs constant attendion. I seem to pretty much take it all in stride.I have total converenv\ce in my docor and staff both in manhattan ane Vermont I'm slow on my feetm, but I'm still qicker than my grandbabies who are the the love og my live,I am so thankfurl they don't see me sick.

      about 4 years ago
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    Dani posted an update

    So they changed my biopsy to today...I just got back from it. That wasn't fun at all. I will know in about a week. Wish me luck

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      FreeBird

      Good luck with the results of your biopsy. You might want to ask for a copy of the report when you go in.

      over 4 years ago
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      Dani

      I will ask for a copy. Did you guys while waiting for your results think you had cancer or no? And thanks for being here for me hope your all doing well

      over 4 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      At the time of the liver biopsy, we thought the results would show that his lung cancer popped back up in his liver, because in the scans there was no visible primary tumor in his pancreas or bile ducts-- only a pingpong ball sized tumor in the liver. The biopsy results took about six days from biopsy until the doctor appointment to talk about it. The doctor was pretty sure at that time, but the tumor marker blood results were not back yet. Then after the diagnosis, dad kept feeling like they made a mistake.

      over 4 years ago