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    LisaR asked a questionStomach Cancer

    I'm curious about how to describe myself after cancer. Do you say I "have cancer" still? Or "I had cancer"?

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      Carool

      Russ, good to hear from you! I hope you’re doing well.

      1 day ago
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      russcarlson

      Hi Carool,
      Good to hear from you as well. I am doing much better this time around than when I had pancreatic cancer. I did have some issues about 2 months ago. My legs were giving out on me...I was so fatigued, and I had to use the walker in the house. I was so surprised because I had been doing some leg exercises for 3-4 months to strengthen my legs. I went into the bathroom and and ended up on the floor and slept right there until my wife came and got me.
      She had made up a nice layout on the sofa in the TV room for me to watch some TV. I ended up on the floor and slept right there until after midnight. This only lasted about 2-3 days. Well take care Carool, and my best to all of you...Russ

      1 day ago
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      legaljen1969

      I usually say "I had cancer."

      1 day ago
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    LisaR asked a questionStomach Cancer

    Does anyone have any experience with getting treatment outside of the U.S.?

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      cllinda

      Why would you want to travel to another country for treatments? Is it the cost? I would think you would spend almost as much of you traveled, and lived in a foreign country.
      But that's just my thoughts. I understand that treatment here can drain finances too. Even if you have insurance. Which is a shame.

      about 2 years ago