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    NETsurvivor asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    How do you cope when your cancer support mentor passes away

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      Thank you everyone.. Buckeye Shelby.. You are so right, I think I am fine, and then... here it comes again. She had the same cancer,there is a lot of emotion that goes with that.

      Barryboomer, I have been mentoring a friend. She has not been feeling well for a while. I forced her to go in and the found atypical cells in her thyroid. So now I am helping her navigate through the unknown. It still does not stop the pain, but I know it is what Jan would have done.

      32505, I hope you find strength as well. It sounds like you have a lot you are dealing with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

      Azuper. You are correct. I feel so broken right now, and my own cancer symptoms are starting to return. That is what happens with the stress in our lives, it causes us to find our symptoms to get worse..

      Thank you again everyone for reaching out to a total stranger..

      over 6 years ago
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      I am so sorry for your loss, and am grateful for the mentoring that you are doing, yourself. There is no right or wrong way to grieve; it just is. Please be gentle with yourself and do whatever you need to do. We are here for you.

      over 6 years ago
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      As others have said, so very sorry for your loss. I'm sure your dear friend would want you to live as full a life as possible! It's so hard loosing someone we love and lean on too! Overtime, the pain lessens, the sweet memories strengthen us, and we move onward carrying what we've learned & sharing it with others.
      I totally agree, it makes it more difficult when the one we loose is one that has shared the same diagnosis. It gives rise to multiple layers of fears. Try to remember, no two are exactly alike!
      We must try to not allow fear to rule, but instead take rule over our fear! Prayers & blessings sent up for you-

      over 6 years ago
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    Hi Russ,
    I have not been on in a while.. You were right about being able to eat more things as time goes on. I have not been brave enough to try steak yet. I still do not tolerate fresh vegetables or fresh fruit. I hope you are doing well.

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    NETsurvivor asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    Be kind to yourself

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      KLC

      Hugs back to you NET. Be kind to yourself, listen to your body. We are all anxious to get back to "normal", but, have been through so much. We all need to remember that it takes time to heal. You're very right and that was a great post. All the best to you !

      over 6 years ago
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      be kind to yourself, but more important to your caregivers. sometimes they have a difficult time too. leave things you can't control in a higher powers hands. ( wish I took my own advice more often! lol )

      over 6 years ago
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      Hope you are feeling better. Sometimes it's hard not to overdo. When I was still out after my surgery, I was getting really bored, wondering why I couldn't go to work, since I have a desk job. Then I go do my grocery shopping & understand exactly why I was still out. Grocery or laundry would wipe me out. We all need to remember to be good to ourselves. We are the only us we have!

      over 6 years ago
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