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    This is me for sure. I think I'm strong for making it through everything so far, but lord knows I'm tired too!

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      GregP_WN

      I'm not as strong physically as I once was, thanks to cancer. And, I do get tired easier and it seems to take longer and longer to recover from being exhausted.

      3 days ago
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    dollymama asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    For those that have finished or getting close to the end of treatments, do your friends and family constantly act like you should

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      The common consensus in my daughter's journey is "its only skin cancer, your mom is over reacting." or now she has 9 treatments left its" "thank goodness that's over" so much ignorance on melanoma out there still...even from my friends in the medical field

      5 months ago
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      I think I was harder on myself than anybody else was. I expected to get right back into the swing of things. It take awhile. Some of my daughters friends moms, brought me some dinners after I was done with chemo. They said that is when people need attention, after treatment. I thought that was so kind.

      5 months ago
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      Somewhat. Or at least some people. It was funny though. I had family over and we were just enjoying a relaxing day watching sports and eating. I was in the kitchen cooking and everyone was reclining. I came to sit down and my cousin said boy things have changed. We went from Sandi sit down and rest to watching Sandi do all the cooking. We all got a good laugh out of it. That day it actually felt really good to be able to take care of all of them, since I hadn’t been able to for a while. I would say most of my family and closet friends understand that I have and always will be changed. I can’t do what I used to be able to do, but sometimes I need to at least try. I also tend to be a little stubborn. So yes I guess there are some people that just don’t get it and expect me to be the old Sandi, but those closest to me do understand and accept I will never be old Sandi again.

      4 months ago
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    Hopefully, the worst of my cancer experiences are behind me now, I'm recovering from side effects, and on a maintenance medicine. My family and some friends don't understand why I don't just snap back to my old self. They all say my cancer is gone, come on, let's get back to life. I think this picture says it all, they will never understand until it happens to them.

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      And, Lord God, I hope they never HAVE to understand some of what we've gone through.

      5 months ago