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  • When you first hear: "You've Got CANCER...

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    7 posts, 6 voices, 1371 views, started Mar 22, 2011

    Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Yana Berlin




    • Diamond
      (( Online ))

      I don’t think anyone can say or do anything to relieve the initial shock, fear or the throbbing chest pain.

      Of course everyone is different, but for me it took 48 hours to wrap my head around it. It wasn’t WHY ME? it was more like WHY ANYBODY?  

      It wasn’t the fear that I’m going to die, but the fear of dealing with what’s coming.

      It wasn’t the diagnosis, but the anticipation of waiting for other test results that take forever that makes you crazy.

      It’s the realization that you have to put your life on hold at least for now.

      It’s hard, it’s disturbing, but guess what???

      It’s part of life and part of our journey. (sometimes when someone told me that it’s part of my journey, I wanted to hit their head with a skillet), but I’ve learned to accept it, that even though I didn’t sing up for it, I was singed up for it.....

      I have a voice, and I’m going to use it.

      I hope this group will bring the support and the comfort, the prayers and blessings that I got from all of you, my virtual friends.

      If you know of anyone that is going through this send them the link, let them share their experience so we can learn from each other.

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          Yana Berlin wrote Mar 22, 2011
        • I read on line that there is a study, (you know....there is a study for everything)

          Social Network Key for Breast Cancer Survival 

          “Breast cancer patients with a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or have a cancer recurrence, find researchers. The study, published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that women with the highest scores on a social well-being quality of life scale experienced a 48 percent reduction in their risk of having a cancer recurrence, plus a 38 percent reduction in risk of death in comparison with women with the lowest scores. Patients in the study were part of the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survivor Study in China. Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Institute of Preventive Medicine started the research in 2002.”



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          Cheekymonkey wrote Mar 22, 2011
        • Yana, this is perfect. Got room for one more? I bring hope and a great ear.



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          Brimstone1968 wrote Mar 23, 2011
        • I am here like so many others that is willing to listen, share, cry, laugh and take this journey with you.  This is the closest I have come to knowing someone with breast cancer and you will ALWAYS be in my prayers.



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