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    Do you consider it to be "your" cancer, or "the" cancer. This is a great way to look at it I think.

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      LiveWithCancer

      Hmmm, never thought about this one way or the other. I guess I do own mine ...

      about 1 month ago
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      greytmomm

      The cancer. I am a cancer patient and survivor, which means to me living with the side effects.

      10 days ago
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      BoiseB

      I have so owned my cancers that I have named them Bonnie and Clyde.

      10 days ago
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    Julianna asked a questionCervical Cancer

    How many people do you have that you consider your caregivers?

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      rene2

      All of you who don't have help are so strong! I am blessed and fortunate to have my husband, Mom, daughter, and BFF during this journey. My husband has always been my rock throughout our marriage. He has been a patient only one time (knee surgery) and I have been the patient too many times to count, but he's never waivered in his support and care for me. I can't imagine having to do all that alone. I know I could though, just glad I didn't have to. I am in awe of the strength of all of you who have.

      about 1 month ago
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      sarasmash

      I would say, I am my own caregiver. But, at the same time my husband has been giving me rides to chemo. I can tell he's struggling with everything that's going on. No one thought I would get cancer at 24 but here I am 26 and still fighting and he hasn't left yet. Even if he's not the most supportive, he hasn't left me. And, for people of my age, that's pretty hard to believe.

      about 1 month ago
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      andreacha

      Me, myself and I. Depressing and scary at times.

      about 1 month ago
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    Julianna asked a questionCervical Cancer

    People who are cancer frauds. Have you personally known anyone?

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      GregP_WN

      There was a story on our local news not long ago about a similar story. Someone was acting like a patient fo get money, she even had a GoFundMe page set up. They pulled her page and refunded the donations though.

      about 1 month ago
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      sarasmash

      It was always stories of people pretending that made me not want to tell anyone at first. My first round of chemo and radiation treatments, I looked fine. I didn't lose my hair and if you didn't see me every single day, you would think I looked perfectly normal. So, at my last job, none of my customers knew and sometimes I wish they did so they were nicer haha. But, i think it's terrible that someone would fake it because this is not something I ever wanted or want.

      about 1 month ago
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      Floridagirl6

      Yes! I worked with a young woman who told everyone that she had terminal breast cancer that had spread to her brain. People offered to drive her to her chemo appointments and she never took them up on it - she said she drove herself. She never had a port. Well, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and asked her for info on her oncologist- she never replied. She ended up leaving where I work - but a coworker said she saw her recently and that she is fine. What a scam artist!

      about 1 month ago
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    Julianna asked a questionCervical Cancer

    I have a Doctor's appointment for a high fever and rash. If I land in the Hospital today I'm going to be crushed.

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      Julianna

      Thanks everyone for your advice and thoughts. It was an infection, but I didn't have to stay, yay! I got to go home with instructions to stay away from sick people. Funny, since I'm sicker than most of everyone else. It will be a good Christmas!

      5 months ago
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      cllinda

      I'm glad you didn't have to stay. But if things get worse, call the doctor. Hopefully, things will be a bit better for you and you will be able to celebrate a little bit. Maybe not as much as in previous years, but a celebration is good for the soul. God bless you and Merry Christmas.

      5 months ago
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      Lynne-I-Am

      Glad you are doing better and you can enjoy Christmas with your loved ones. Take care of yourself, and no more infections!

      5 months ago