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    hometown wrote on sman2010's wall

    Hello, jusdt saw you on the lisdt and sdee you are close to my town. Are you a cancer survivor? I have colon cancer and it was just three years ago and i wil be going for my check up to Hackensack Cancer Center Hope you are doing well Joyce

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    • SunnyCloud's Avatar

      Why dont you give him a call and ask him to please give you a little more information to ease your anxiety? I pray all turns out well for you. Call him! xoxox

      about 10 years ago
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      Yeah - I agree... And if you can, maybe try to have that April appointment first thing in the morning, before he can even start being behind schedule. I've been really fortunate in that my appointments have never felt rushed.... I have a running document, on which I add questions whenever I think of them... And the docs have been very patient about letting me work my way through all of them, and they won't let me skip any.... and they won't let me move on until I express satisfaction with the level of discussion about each question.... The one is definitely socially awkward... but patient and so very clear in how he explains things... I'm so lucky!

      And see, I should feel lucky. EVERYONE should get that....

      Having a fire alarm go off in a medical building can only be just a total train wreck of a day.... I can't imagine what that would be like for the patients and people working in the building.

      I think getting a new appointment is such a good idea... And hopefully, you can get information that will help you move forward. What a stressful time - I'm so sorry you are going through this.

      about 10 years ago
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      My last lump that came up in my neck, I was told was nothing to worry about. this was after a cat scan. But still, they done a needle aspiration anyway. It came back positive. I wanted the biopsy done to start with but my regular dr. said the ct scan would tell him everything he needed to know. It turned out to be a wasted of 1700.00 dollars that my insurance doesnt cover. Not knowing is the worst. Ask for more tests sooner rather than later. That's just the way I try to do. Maybe he will work with you and help ease the anxiety. Good luck and I hope for the best!!

      about 10 years ago
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    hometown wrote on KarenG_WN's wall

    Hi Karen, just wanted to say I am so glad I found your site, as my life is a roller coaster since having my colon cancer. I had to move back to my hometown and now live with my son due to financial problem and the cancer, and my life is not much of a life. I stay in one room and eat by myself in my room and since my family thought I was going to die in 6 months and now I am living and feel unwanted. I have no one to go to a store for me and when I have been sick I just lay in bed and pray to feel better. My dil has never asked me if I need anything even when going through chemo, so now I have a new mass and I am so worried that I will need chemo again and just be alone. Sorry to vent but I have no one to talk to that really understands. I am trying to find out about Gildas Groiup and was wondering if you know anything about it. I have a low income so if it involves having money I won't try to find out about it. I just need to meet others that have cancer and maybe I won't feel so alone. Thanks for listening Joyce

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      Hi Joyce,

      Thank you for reaching out. I am so sorry you are going through a hard time and that your family isn't giving you the support you need. Sometimes family situations are complicated and other times people don't know how to react and they close themselves off. Regardless, it's hard.

      I want you to know that you are not alone, we have your back and will give you whatever support we can. Also, I know that you are not alone in having a hard time with family. You may want to post a question to the network, asking how to cope with an unsupportive family. You'll get ideas from others and how they are dealing with it.

      I want you to know that there is support out there.. First, if you click on "resources" in the blue bar above, you'll find local, rational and national resources specific to your cancer type. The American Cancer Society has tremendous resources, too. You can call them at the phone number below at the bottom of this page. They can even help with providing you free transportation to and from treatment. Here is the website for Gilda's Club http://www.gildasclub.org/. You might also want to ask the network if anyone has had any experience with the group. You can do this by clicking on the "Ask Network" link on your logged in home page or the "Questions" link at the top of this page. When you post needs/questions using our question feature, we route your question to everyone in the network who might be able to help.

      When you are on your home page, look to the right and you'll see "find peers." Theses are folks who have a similar cancer type. If and when you are ready you can reach out to them.

      Please know that we are here for you.


      over 10 years ago
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      Gilda's Club is an excellent resource, if there is one near you. (Ours became ACS Hope Club.) There are no charges to join, and they help you to find support and resources. Nothing but good things to say about Gilda's.

      over 10 years ago
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