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  • 6 Aug 2011 - 15:09
    Annie333's picture

    Have been busy advertising and generating a buzz. We are organising a mini fields of women event. Open to the public.
    Come and plant a pink silhouette in the ground. With lots of space, am expecting at least a couple of hundred. To honour all of those who have fought, are fighting and have lost the battle.
    If you are interested in coming, it will be located in Upper Plenty Victoria. Message me and I will give the address.
    Have organised a bbq sausage sizzle and a coffee van to come too.
    Also BCNA gear will be available. Hoping this will be bigger than Ben Hur.

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  • 6 Aug 2011 - 14:08
    Deb1960's picture

    Remember, Blogs are our own personal thoughts only.

    At what stage do you decide that your quality of live is more important that the quantity?

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  • 6 Aug 2011 - 12:38
    SamR's picture

    I'm reading "Stronger than Cancer" by Connie Payton, published by Compendium Inc, at the moment.

    It is a fantastically inspirational "book of hope, love and encouragement", filled with cancer patients and relatives stories.

    One message really stands out for me on Page 78: "I shall pass through this world but twice - once before cancer and once after cancer. Let the "after" be the most treasured". - Cheryl Caleca, Link to Life Newsletter.

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  • 3 Aug 2011 - 23:53
    myboys3's picture

    Just been diagnosed with Melanoma in the lymph nodes. Am terrified. AM in the process of Pet scans, Mri's etc. Am in remission from Hodgkins Lymphoma Oct 2010. How unlucky can I be??? Got shocking pain in the middle of my chest and right shoulder. Can anyone tell me if there is a good chance of survival from this cancer? I'm a mother to 3 young boys. Please give me some hope?

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  • 2 Aug 2011 - 16:29
    Allicat's picture

    Last year about a week after I was diagnosed with cancer my sister went to Europe for a holiday. While she was away I said to my Mum that I missed her. Mum replied that she deserved to have a holiday.

    In my mind more appropriate responses would have been: she'll be back soon, you can talk on the phone, you've still got me etc.
    Instead of what seemed like critising me as if I had been complaining.

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  • 31 Jul 2011 - 00:01
    unicorn83's picture

    Today I had a job trial, as a Barista. This was my 6th job interview I've had since needing to return to work. The first 5 didn't end that well after I had to explain what I have been doing for the last year. So far telling potential employees that 'I have had health issues but am fine now' doesn't seem to be the correct way to get paid employment.

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  • 29 Jul 2011 - 21:57
    Jules_68's picture

    Its been 15yrs 30/07/1996 at 8.10am since my Dad, Dennis passed from kidney failure and leukaemia. Im sitting here watching Masterchef who taught me, STRESSED is DESSERTS in reverse.

    Dad kept the upper stiff lip and never let anyone close and went to all appts alone. This was to protect his family and because he was not coping. Me, well I have discovered Im very much like my Dad, however Im trying to embrace change everyday and choosing the opposite of what I want.

    My best advice I have learnt in the last 3 mths, if it scares the hell out of you, you must conquered it.

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  • 27 Jul 2011 - 23:40
    Bernie's picture

    I recently put up my first posting on this site about having two sisters (who have sinced passed away) and a husband diagnosed with cancer. Apologies if it was long winded but I am never sure what I should write on these sites, so of course I write from my heart.
    I recently found a lump and change in my breast, which I guess at the moment I am trying my utmost to ignore the best I can! The fear is, what if.....
    A tiny bit of paranoia is there and already I can hear possible answers to get it checked out just to be sure or it is probably nothing but better to know now!

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  • 26 Jul 2011 - 23:59
    unicorn83's picture

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to this site even though I was told about it a year ago. Wish I came earlier.

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  • 25 Jul 2011 - 12:23
    Bindy's picture

    I have finally had my last chemo which was a high dose chemo and had a stem cell transplant. I was told to expect to develop a fever which would last two days, ended up with fevers for six days. The cause ended up being my picc line which I had in place for four months. They couldnt take it out earlier as my platelets had dropped to 4 and it wasnt safe to remove it at that time.

    After four weeks in hospital I am home and apart from feeling tired things are pretty good.

    Will be starting radiotherapy soon.

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