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    I saved this a couple of years ago and I still love it. My friends have kept me from giving up a few times.

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    Julianna asked a questionCervical Cancer

    When the treatments get you so beat down that you don't know how you'll keep going, what inspires you?

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      When I was going through frontline treatment what kept me going was my family and the goals I set for a future with them . Through the surgery and the chemo, I kept looking forward. Many survivors mention that “ one day at a time,” and that was so true for me. I also connected with other survivors on line and gained determination and inspiration from their journeys. , You are already benefiting from the simple things life offers , a granddaughter, loving pet, and nature’s wonders, keep looking forward “ one day at a time , and when needed reach out to a friend, a family member, another survivor , and if so inclined reach out in prayer.

      22 days ago
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      My kids and grandkids first, then I just have found a new appreciation for everything in life. If you just take a deep breath and look around most of us can find lots of things to be thankful for.

      21 days ago
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      Honestly? It wasn't about me. Actually, yes, I cried at the thought of not seeing my sons graduate high school, not being able to help them choose where they'd go to college and not see whether they'd attain their career dreams, and all those things that immediately come to mind when diagnosed.

      But in reality, it was always about how my loved ones' lives would be shattered without me. How my children wouldn't have their mother at their graduations, how they wouldn't be able to share the news of a job interview or offer with me, or the mother-son dance at their weddings or their children not having their grandmother.

      And how it would be so devastating for my parents to have to bury their other child (my only other sibling, my brother, had passed away 15 years earlier), and for my husband to have to be a parent alone. Thinking of the importance of my role in their lives is what kept me focused and fighting.

      21 days ago
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    Julianna asked a questionCervical Cancer

    What do you think about the ancestry background searches like 23andMe

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      Barbara, it wouldn't have mattered who the father was the nationality would have been the same even if there had been extra-marital affairs because in the olden days people didn't move about much so if a woman had an extra-marital affair the lover would likely have the same nationality and her husband.
      I believe that my brother used 23 and me.

      6 months ago
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      Boise---seaports and around military bases were different Boise-otherwise you are exactly right.

      6 months ago
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      I joined Ancestry.com ($20/month) for about six months for geneology, which I recommend if you want to learn more of the "story" of your family. Although the family tree had some geneologist's mistakes with similar names, you can write a comment requesting a correction. It's fascinating to browse thru the censuses, military records, marriage licenses, birth and death certificates back into the 1800's and 1700's, some showing handwriting of your ancestors. Seeing dates of things that happened can clarify along with info you've been told, sometimes sadly, like when you see military records of someone who died in the war, or old addresses on census records where my dad was a child. . . .

      Find-a-grave.com is another interesting way to explore. People used to have to travel on vacation to look at cemeteries. Now they just go to the computer for a picture of a tombstone with dates.

      I didn't do a DNA test with them because I think if you want accuracy, an M.D. geneticist should do it.

      6 months ago