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    Pidko1 wrote on PeaceAndPower's wall

    Hi Peace and Power. Excellent username by the way :)
    And yes I know exactly what you mean. I have had some my most lonely moments since this journey began.
    I agree and relate to everyone's posts. A lot of really good points.
    For myself I just take the support where ever and when ever I can whether it be at the doctor visits, treatment centers with other patients, medical staff and support groups like this for sure.
    I do find that a lot of people tend do stay at arms length but may be thinking and praying for you.
    I just wish people could understand how much good can come from a simple conversation and a hug or two.
    So my mentality is to keep marching forward and appreciate the support that I do get. There is always something good around the corner eventually.
    One thing is for sure. I am meeting some amazing people along the way.
    Take Care
    Mike

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    Coping with Lack of Familial Support

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      legaljen1969

      Sorry for chiming back in late. Lack of familial and friend support is so tough. I feel bad for people who feel they have nobody. I came to this forum guns blazing and stepped on toes- being political and controversial. Then I stepped back and realized that cancer does not discriminate. It doesn't care if you are man or woman, old or young, black or white, fat or thin (well, body types and other comorbidities can exacerbate things). Cancer is the ultimate party crasher. It settles in where it darn well pleases and never asks for an invitation. Terribly inconsiderate, don't you think?
      Anyhow, it stinks when the muscle you depend on- your bouncers so to speak- should be your family. Then you find out they bailed out and went to hide around the corner. Oh, it's so isolating feeling, isn't it?
      However, in steps someone to knock the bad away- whether it be your family or your friends or the beast that wears the "C." That "someone" is anyone in/at WhatNext.
      Don't let the hard times overtake you. Cling to this life raft with all your might. It may not be your ultimate saving grace, but it will keep you afloat sometimes when you feel too tired to do it yourself.

      3 days ago
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      Carool

      Well said, legaljen1969 (not that you need me to say this).

      3 days ago
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      meyati

      Don't be sorry for being so called late--Cancer warps time so we somehow manage to be in the right place at the right time- it might seem that way to us or others-but somehow things work out. This is such a crazy world.

      2 days ago
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    Welcome to the WhatNext family! The WhatNext family is made up of people like you who are looking for help or looking to help others. To help you along your journey the WhatNext family has put together a Beginner's Guide to Cancer that I highly recommend you check-out here: http://bit.ly/10BQKCi. Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to others or ask for help.

    Wishing you the best.

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