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Joint Pain

Jane R's picture

I have endured chemo/radiation, operation that resulted in a permanent stoma and then chemo treatment again. It has been 7 weeks since I finished it but joint pain started a couple of weeks after and this has been very debilitating not to mention very painful. It is affecting my shoulders, wrists, ankles, right finger joints and back. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced that same thing and if so what treatment helped the most.

Anxiety

Ann's picture

Can anyone help me to cope with angry and scary being diagnosed with cancer. I try so hard to get over but I couldn't . Please help!

Looking for Victoria

SILLY's picture

About this time last year Victoria posted that she was to lose her eye to cancer the following day . I haven't been using this site much since then but do read the emails I receive .I hope she is ok . Does anyone know ?

Existing until better days come along.

m.portelli's picture

I read, "Existing until better days come along" in a cancer booklet for carers when Mum was having chemo on Wednesday. Whoever came up with this sentence I wish I could hug. They understand what it is to have lost someone. There was something else I learned about which was anticipatory grief. It validated the way I feel right now. I wish I could thank the person who compiled that booklet because it helped me a lot. You think you know lots at 41 but I'm still learning every day. I'm so angry and sad and it suggested a diary could help so I'm going to give it a go.

Life after the thyroid cancer operation!

wasdedye's picture

So I've had my surgeries, radioactive iodine treatment, first little followup appointment with the endocrinologist, and now have to wait for the full 6 months after treatment before I can have the blood tests done to see if it has re appeared.

While I have been given the 'all clear' from the scans in April, the problem is that my Hurthle Cell Cancer likes to travel, and there is no 'marker' in your blood to tell you if it has traveled anywhere. All they can test for is the thyroglobulin levels in your body to be low to help prevent it reappearing.

melanoma update

luckiestgirl's picture

I am now at day 12 post melanoma removal by wide excision with a skin graft. The graft has 70% taken which I am told is good. The original hole in my arm was large enough to sit an egg in and it is now down to a soup spoon in depth. I have done a photo journal to compare each dressing change. My family have finally discovered washing ironing and cooking out of necessity. My pathology says all cancerous cells have been removed and I seriously think that advertising for skin cancers is very blasé and nowhere near reality. Thank you for the advice regarding a head cold before my operation.

"Sorry you have Cancer"

CarmelP's picture

Hi

I have been told I have Cancer twice in my life and spoken to many people who also have.

You are sitting across from a Doctor who doesn't know you very well, has lots of other patients, so probably by necessity has to distance themselves, and they just say those 4 little words "Sorry you have cancer" .

Cancer the Prequel

CarmelP's picture

This is my story of what lead up to the utterance of those 4 little words "You have Cancer"

So for me those 4 little words meant the diagnosis of Uterine Cancer. Uterine cancer is a type of cancer that affects the uterus in the female reproductive system. Cancer most commonly develops in the endometrium of the uterus, resulting in endometrial cancer, the most prevalent type of uterine cancer.

Symptoms of Uterine CancerCancer

Good and Bad Days

Tracy-Lee's picture

I need some advice on how to deal with my parents as my mum has stage four cancer her brain, lungs, liver, kidneys. How do we cope with bad days. Such as mum having out burst and Dad reacting to it quiet angrily. They are both in their seventies. I new at this.

The real heros fight cancer. Where's their medal of honour and public holiday of remembrance?

Josh Bonello 88's picture

Hi everyone.

So its been a while since I wrote, but I am going through a lot since NY grandmother was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. Even after what I have been through, I am struggling to relate to her because as the old saying goes, no two cancer stories are the same.

Anyway, I thought this would be a good read for everyone.

http://www.thecancerstory.com/2014/08/part-41-war-peace.html?m=1

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