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  • 20 Jun 2011 - 09:08
    Deb1960's picture

    1. It is open 24/7, no appointments necessary.

    2. It never says, sorry our time it up for today, esp when I have just got onto the subject that's really bugging me.

    3. It does not have eyes, never gives you any "looks" if you have not had the look yet it will happen.

    4. The people from Cancer Connections (staff) I have spoken with so far have been the nicest, most open to helping people you can wish for at this time in your life.

    5. The more I read other peoples thoughts & stories the more I know I am normal, this is what really happens in our heads and lives.

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  • 19 Jun 2011 - 20:44
    mightymel's picture

    well this is new to me so i guess ill just tell you a little about me Smile my mum was diagnosed with lung cancer in november 2010 it had already spread to the lymph nodes in her neck by the time she saw the specialist i was with her and they told us that it was terminal and inoperable it was such a shock as i always thought she'd grow old and we would have shopping trips and afternoon tea outings shes only 59 now at first i thought ok lets tackle this head on i researched everything i could on lung cancer treatments and outcomes but it made things worse it wasnt giving me any good news.

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  • 19 Jun 2011 - 17:59
    mel015's picture

    Is it normal for me to be worrying more about my dad then my mum who is the victim of this? i worry his not coping, mum is his bestfriend his soul mate, they are the perfect couple, they are all i wanted to be!! working out how to help him and making him realise this is hard and painful but its our battle not just her battle, i just hope he knows how much i love him and how much i will be there for him good days and bad!

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  • 19 Jun 2011 - 13:22
    Loulou's picture

    There is so much to take in and so much going on in my head. Trying to stay positive, but also worrying about the worst. The ticking of that time bomb clock seems to get louder at night. It's often a see-saw from one emotion to the other. Your perspective on what is important in life can change so quickly. At least on here we can relate to each other on how you feel, and I know myself with sleep issues someone saying to you "you just need to relax" really doesn't help, it just makes you scream inside.

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  • 18 Jun 2011 - 23:24
    sandy1960's picture

    been a couple of weeks of firsts for me a hospital visit for suspected gall bladder problems a hundred tests later diagnosed with breast cancer that has already spread to liver and bone only had a mammogram 14 months ago so pissed off start chemo this week
    and now i am using a blog which i have never done before all a real learning experience

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  • 18 Jun 2011 - 23:14
    mel015's picture

    Mum has just been diagonised with breast cancer, how do i be strong enough for this?

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  • 17 Jun 2011 - 06:41
    Deb1960's picture

    Hi everyone, this is my first ever blog so I hope I do it right.
    Not sure what we write on here, I am awake and bored and thought I would log in and see how it all works. Spend way too many hours awake in the middle of the night but managed to sleep until 5 this morning so consider that a great nights sleep. Off to have my chemo disconnected today so get some freedom back.

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  • 16 Jun 2011 - 10:59
    benbravery's picture

    Re-posted from

    From an early age I was preoccupied with animals and felt a need to protect them. I took conservation subjects at university, I stopped eating animals, I stopped buying leather. I went to work for the government department charged with protecting Australia's animals. Then I went to help the Chinese look after some of their endangered species.

    And then I became an endangered species

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  • 15 Jun 2011 - 21:19
    rachaeljane's picture
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  • 15 Jun 2011 - 12:16
    benbravery's picture

    Re-posted from

    I recently read an opinion piece in the New York Times about some of the things people who aren't sick say to people who are.

    You should read the article, but here is a summary of what the author disliked and why.

    1. "What can I do to help?" This puts the burden back on the person with cancer to come up with something.

    2. "My thoughts are prayers are with you." Overused.

    3. "Did you try the mango colonic I recommended?" Something that saved your Uncle Tom won't work on me.

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