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  • 25 Apr 2016 - 15:32
    Aquarius62's picture

    I live on Sydney's northern beaches, I love everything about the great outdoors and appreciate everything that Mother Nature throws my way lightening, storms, rainbows beautiful sunrises and sunsets
    I love watching the sunrise every morning and it gives me great joy to appreciate the simple things in life and I can't help myself but everytime, I pass someone with a dog I just want to pat them they just give off so much happiness and they make me smile

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  • 25 Apr 2016 - 07:05
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Hello and morning as I prepare for another days work.

    Blood test result the first of maybe 3 has a satisfying result in that the PSA level has slowly declined to 2.3.

    Yes it has been a while since I have been at that level and although I seriously doubt I will ever get below 1.5 I am happy with the progress without the added hassles of hormone treatment.

    Yes I did mention work but due to Australia and the declining resources industry along with the every increasing daily costs of living I had to get a job but it is not in Australia.

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  • 16 Apr 2016 - 17:19
    Paulpwtierney's picture

    Hello , everyone. I apologise for not posting for some time but I have been consciously trying to avoid the C word. I was diagnosed all clear and put on a graduated return to work. I have " come down " off all medication. I was in the shower one morning and looked down ( men I realised rarely look at themselves naked ) and saw an emaciated figure which was a bit of a shock. Like something out of POW camp. I was concerned when returning to work as my clothes no longer really fitted. I also initially had difficulty eating in public as eating caused me to shake.

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  • 10 Apr 2016 - 00:41
    ivana's picture

    Ok I have just completed round 4 of 6 of chemo so I feel a bit better qualified to have a crack at a blog..so here we go..I have an addiction… that’s right…My name is Yvonne and I am addicted to diet coke….I cannot pass a vending machine without a fix. ….Cheapest diet coke in town is the vending machine at the police station… so what does this have to do with chemo one may ask…nothing really although people have compared it to poison I believe..each to their own I say

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  • 10 Apr 2016 - 00:14
    ivana's picture

    Hi my name is Ivana and this my adventure.

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2015 .I have had my mastectomy, currently having chemo then radio

    I don't call it a story but an adventure... Everyone in life has hurdles to cross.. It's how we jump the hurdles, where we get advice, who picks us up when we fall, that can make a big difference to our adventure.
    Not all adventures have a happy ending and I will be sensitive to this in my narration

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  • 2 Apr 2016 - 10:35
    mollywilkinson's picture

    So this is my first post on this website.

    I am a 22 year old female living in South Gippsland, Victoria.
    My mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in May of 2015. So far we have concurred chemotherapy and surgery (lumpectomy). Coming up next month is radiotherapy.

    Personally, I am struggling. I dont know how to cope anymore and deal with my mothers emotional roller coasters on a daily basis. I wake up not knowing whether she is going to be in a good mood or a bad mood. If im going to get yelled at or asked if we would like to have breakfast together or go for a drive.

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  • 2 Apr 2016 - 10:35
    mollywilkinson's picture

    So this is my first post on this website.

    I am a 22 year old female living in South Gippsland, Victoria.
    My mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in May of 2015. So far we have concurred chemotherapy and surgery (lumpectomy). Coming up next month is radiotherapy.

    Personally, I am struggling. I dont know how to cope anymore and deal with my mothers emotional roller coasters on a daily basis. I wake up not knowing whether she is going to be in a good mood or a bad mood. If im going to get yelled at or asked if we would like to have breakfast together or go for a drive.

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  • 30 Mar 2016 - 11:50
    JLM's picture

    Hi I need help, I finished my treatment of chemo and radiation a month ago and I'm struggling to find energy. By the time I get up and get myself ready for the day, I'm exhausted. It's so frustrating as in my mind I can do things but my body just won't let me. I have to force myself to walk my dog twice a day but I am so exhausted afterwards I just lay down for hours. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to get energy and motivation back?

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  • 11 Mar 2016 - 10:57
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  • 10 Mar 2016 - 18:12
    FW's picture

    Hi everyone,

    I just got myself quite upset and worked up and feeling the need to vent.

    I'm usually quite good at judging things impartially, but in this case I don't trust myself - I could just be looking at things from a skewed perspective

    BUT

    I'm feeling really under-represented as a Stage IV cancer patient. Those with Stage IV do not have much time left - this is an emergency! We have no cure! We need it NOW!

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