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    If you would like to speak with someone who has gone through treatment successfully, Friends for Life is a wonderful organization that matches volunteers with newly diagnosed people for peer to peer support. My Friend called me about every two weeks and still sends cards one year later. I will be volunteering once I complete the training.
    When I was newly diagnosed and running from one appointment to the next during the staging portion everything felt so unreal.
    one book I found really helpful was Crazy Sexy Cancer. I realize our type of cancer is not the first that comes to mind when the word sexy appears but at least look at the book and decide for yourself if it seems relevant.
    take gentle care of yourself right now :)

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      BruceInErwin

      Thank you very much for suggesting the book. I am going to check it out. I have to say that it really does my heart good to have found this web site. Even though my cancer is in the very early stages, it is still very scary for me as I am sure it is very scary for anyone. That coupled with me being HIV positive, my body is taking a double whammy.

      about 5 years ago
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    I would love to connect with anyone who has dealt with non healing wounds from surgery.

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      JudiG (Best Answer!)

      I just had a second surgery to remove the section of the tumor that wouldn't heal from a previous biopsy. They were able to do it without a skin graft, but had to make a huge incision to be able to pull healthy skin together so that it would heal.

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      do non healing wounds from radiation count? Cheers

      about 5 years ago
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