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    Karen wrote on JannD's wall

    Jann
    Thank you for your response. I have read it multi times, and I feel more calm everytime I read it. Thank you from one nurse to another. You are right, my diagnosis is what it is, but the illness is something I can control to a certain point. Best wishes on your journey thru the cancer dance.
    Karen

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      JannD

      Karen;
      I am glad some words were helpful. Words seem so little sometimes, but it is all we have to give each other here. I wish I could hug you, or see your face. But I am there all the same.
      I know I had to remind myself and my husband that we did have some control in this. It can just take you for a wild ride, and it is hard to hold on. But if you remember you are at the wheel, it helps.

      over 4 years ago
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    Karen asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    I want to be at peace with my diagnosis. I have good support from family and friends.

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      Karen

      Thank you everyone for your response. I guess I just needed to reach out as I was not having a good day. But i know I have good support thank you for taking time from your day to help this old girl out.....!

      over 4 years ago
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      MarnieC

      I loved Jann's answer and, in fact, I wrote a blog yesterday about 10 Steps to a Positive Attitude - here's the link: http://marnieclark.com/10-steps-to-a-positive-attitude/ . Hope it helps. There's a follow-up post today about how to put together positive affirmations that work.
      Sending you loads of love and healing today. xoxox

      over 4 years ago
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      workit

      Odd side here. I didn't write XXX, as in something adult. I'm curious that this site deleted the name associated with my faith. As I said, not proselytizing, just telling my journey.

      Regardless, I hope your day turns around Karen, and that the support of others on here helps you towards your peace.

      over 4 years ago
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    I take my medicine, (oral Chemo.) I take my pain medication, it keeps me comfortable. I could not ask for better support from my family and friends. Surgery is not possible for me as the cancer has spread to far.
    But, I want to be at peace, I am tired of crying, and feeling helpless. I want to accept my cancer and not feel bad.
    What has helped anyone to get to that point?
    There is a cancer support group here, but 90% of the group is cancer free, or on a treatment with and end result of being cancer free. I will never be there.

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      DaveWaz

      Karen, you sound like you are taking control. I know you're not alone. It might be helpful to post this in our Questions section so more people see your questions and can support you. You can do this by clicking Questions in the blue bar above. We are here for you and will help you any way we can.

      over 4 years ago
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    Hello Nancy
    Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer july of last year. Everyday is different, have learned to live each day as it comes. It is not the easiest thing I have ever had to cope with. The hardest is wondering who is going to take care of my husband when the time comes. But I have good support from friends, and family. I have good doctors who are doing all they can. Doctor is making sure I am pain free. I have a grandson that I babysit several times a week. He is 9 months old and he brings so much in my life I enjoy him so much, it is difficult to know that I may not see him grow up so I enjoy him every day. I could fill up this whole area with all of his daily antics. I hope you have the same good things in your life. If I can answer any questions for you let me know.
    Karen

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      Blue

      Oh Karen. I agree. It's all about the present and one day at a time. It's really all anyone can ask for. It seems you are enjoying your time with your 9-month old grandson and will ever be a positive imprint on his life.

      over 4 years ago
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