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    Viking wrote on Tracey1245's wall

    Hi Tracey,
    I have been here since 2012 and I’m here for you. If you want to read about my journey, please feel free. I’m celebrating 11 years of survival in November of Stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
    I’m sending my best thoughts for your healing and for your journey to be as meaningful and insightful as mine has been.

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    Celebration: I’m here to celebrate 10 years of survival with Inflammatory Breast Cancer! My journey has been amazing. I have never felt this good and did not expect to be retired and living in my cabin on a lake in northern Wisconsin enjoying every single day as a gift from God. I am 65 years old and loving my life.

    I had to endure the death of my 26 year old daughter, who was my only child, my husband passed from cancer 2 years ago a a 5 month battle from XXX, and then my 90 year old mother passed from her 6th bout of cancer over a 37 year period of time, and my stepson passed from colon cancer at age 49, and 2 sisters in law passed, although it wasn’t cancer they were far too young.

    I have my granddaughter and 2 grandchildren from my husband, along with his son and daughter so I am blessed with who remains. I grateful for everyone in my life. My new great granddaughter will be 2 in June!

    I’m blessed to have a man in my life who loves me and we were friends for many, many years before we bonded over the loss of family members and decided that being lonely wasn’t fun. We live 4 hours apart and talk every day and go on dates when we visit each other’s towns. Life is good!

    In June I get to stop taking Anastrozole after 10 years of it. I’m looking forward to see if my stiffness goes away, but at my age who cares?

    I just wanted to share an update and remember God has plans for you that you don’t know about yet!

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    Viking wrote on BarbarainBham's wall

    He is on a fentanyl pain patch and norco every 4 hours...he had 10 radiation. We go to the doctor constantly for treatments and checkups.

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      BarbarainBham

      If you think his doctor should do more, you can always change doctors, or at least take your husband to the ER for pain (if needed). Ask the doctor why he's still in pain. The hospital sometimes admits cancer patients for pain management with an IV with morphine.

      I don't have the same cancer your husband has, so sorry I can't help.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Viking wrote on GregP_WN's wall

    When I want to ask a question about kidney cancer for my husband the site only allows me to choose inflammatory breast cancer as my required topic, since my diagnosis was that problem. Is there a way to avoid that?

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      GregP_WN

      You can make another diagnosis on your home page for kidney cancer. Look where your diagnosis is and you will see an option to add diagnosis.

      almost 3 years ago
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      Viking

      Thank you so much!

      almost 3 years ago
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    Viking asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Radiation for spinal metastasis of kidney cancer

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      GregP_WN

      We have someone on the site that had radiation to the spine are on a tumor that was pressing on his spine and causing pain. He had relief right away.

      almost 3 years ago
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      BarbarainBham

      Viking, you really need to contact his doctor. They can give him medicine for pain, plus he could have a different problem going on.

      almost 3 years ago