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    WendyLew asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Identity in CANCER or Survivor

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      I agree with everything that has been posted. I am a lung cancer survivor of 2 years and a uterine cancer survivor of 1 year. The key word is survivor. There are some family members who call all the time and they always want to know how I am doing. That is code for is the cancer back. I have had to not answer the phone sometimes because the tone of the conversations always relate back to having cancer. They always ask when is my next doctor appointment and if I tell them within a day or two of the date they call to ask what the doctor said. It is a constant reminder and I would really prefer to not constantly be reminded it could reappear at any moment. It also feels like an intrusion. I understand it is probably coming from a place of concern since it is close family members. Just had a thought, being on this site is a reminder. So what is the difference? Maybe because it is of my choosing. And it is a supportive atmosphere.

      almost 3 years ago
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      I don't think I'm a survivor. Because I can't know if I will ultimately survive. It seems, to me, somewhat disingenuous to say I survived cancer, because I doubt I will in the end. However, I survived the diagnosis, the surgery, the radiation and the chemo. But - that doesn't make me special.

      I do think about cancer, my life and mortality every day. Why would I ignore the warning my body sent me? It was a wake up call to change my life before it's too late. I add things to my New Life List everyday. I remember that I don't have time to procrastinate. I think about what's really important and what's not.

      You know that corny sentiment: Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life. Well, it is, but not if you ignore the message. The message is memento mori and tempus fugit. Make haste while the sun shines. Carpe diem. Or whatever. Make wise choices for your New Life because survival is temporary. That's the one thing I know for certain.

      almost 3 years ago
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      I like that some answered Jaleman's question of when do you become a survivor, as I have been wondering this as well. I understand that one can be a survivor from the day of diagnosis but I'm not sure I agree with using the term that early, before any treatment has occured, before surgery and staging. What if what the oncs think is a minor tumor turns out to be stage IV? I was one of the lucky ones whose cancer turned out to be less advanced than initially thought. Now past surgery and brachytherapy, with a designation of NED just two weeks ago today, I feel I can begin my life as a survivor.

      almost 3 years ago
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    WendyLew asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Anyone else had Recurrent Ovarian or Uterine Cancer? What treatments were used?

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      WendyLew

      I want everyone to know that I trust first and foremost > in God, for everything in my life - but especially for my life and health. If I have no insurance or no money or no means to medical treatment - this does not change anything regarding my belief, for the healing that Jesus paid for, to fully manifest in my body. I am standing on the promises of God. I believe I shall live and not die and I will declare the works of the Lord. My faith is NOT in doctors, medicine or insurance companies... it is in God - BUT I know God can work through those things. Proverbs 18:9b says (in the Amplified version) that we are to use whatever endeavors we can to be healed and live... or else we are in affect committing suicide. and I also believe God can make a way where there is no way as I have seen Him do so - many times. And, that my God is bigger than any problem - than any disease; there is NOTHING impossible with God. I ask that those who pray to be in agreement with me for total healing from all cancer and all disease in my body - because of the stripes that Jesus bore for my healing. I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus from all sickness and disease.
      if you or anyone you know would like more information on God's healing this is my favorite website full of great info - http://www.godwantsyouhealed-healingschool.org/testimonials.html

      about 3 years ago
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      Since Medicaid is State program have you thought of getting in touch with your Representative?

      about 3 years ago
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      meshell

      hello I am new to this site I was diagnoised with stage 4 cancer had surgery and two sets of chemo treatments would love to talk with someone who has been though this or is going though this

      about 3 years ago
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