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Unfortunately many of us ladies have been affected by cancer in some way in our lifetime.  What do you think about Farrah Fawcett airing on TV a 2 hour documentary about her fight with cancer?

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      UK Girl wrote May 6, 2009
    • I think it's good as I believe anything which demystifies the fear can only help – I'm so sorry a very beautiful woman has been ravaged by the illness.
      When people ask me about Cancer I always say it's the best thing that happened to me as I stopped and started to live and love life instead of just racing along at 90miles an hour ...
      The first time you hear the words "you have cancer" it's indescribable – but then an inner strength kicks in and you could go 10 rounds with Mike Tyson and leave him on the mat – my all time hero and inspiration is Lance Armstrong – as he says in his book "It's not about the bike" when someone told him it would be the best thing that ever happened to him he couldn't understand it but now he does – its worse for the families not the patient ...
      I live with mine daily and try not to let it live my life ....... I would have done what she is doing but who would be interested in a chubby in Battersea London !




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      Angelcart wrote May 6, 2009
    • Vicki - great post.  I too really admire Lance Armstrong.  Actually because of him I got into cyclying.  I’ve done the MS-150 from Houston to Austin 3 years in a row.  My first time was at age 40 which I thought it would be impossible.
      I’ve lost both parents and several dear friends to cancer.  My stepmother was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and is doing well now.  I would only hope if I am ever diagnosed that I would be so strong.




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      UK Girl wrote May 6, 2009
    • I go every year to see the last day of race in Paris of the Tour de France I've done it for nearly 20 years – I've had the great honour of meeting Lance several times – through my previous business I was the first stockist of Nike in the UK and they sponsored Lance from his early days. My father is fanatical about cycling and so those weeks of the Tour you will not see me on here I'm be watching it on TV – Lance used his fame to not only raise awareness but also to demystify the illness and show there is life after what is deemed the death sentence.
      I probably only have another 3 or 4 good years left before my tumour causes major degeneration and will leave me bed ridden or worse – but I'm not bothered I've had a good life and will continue to do so ......
      The key to survival is not the body with cancer it's the mind 1000% positive attitude – you have to mean business and you have to have a 100% I'm going to kick this B***ards ass ..




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      Fairylady88 wrote May 6, 2009
    • I think everyone should know about the tragedy we all could face ..

      I wasn’t affected but my sister had 3 types in here life.
      She first had cervical cancer right before her last born.
      Then 6 years later after she beat it she got lung cancer and we thought she was cured the Christmas of 2005. But
      she went back home to find out her liver was 85% covered
      with no way to cure it . So we lost her that May to liver
      cancer. I really miss her.. !!!




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      UK Girl wrote May 6, 2009
    • I’m sorry fairylady - thats hard I’ve lost 6 very close in age cousins - this illness is cutting a huge swathe through my family - I lost two cousins in March Denise was 48 and Susan was 45 .....

      It’s hard and it beats me how we can put a man on the mmoon but not find a cure .......




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      Mztracy wrote May 6, 2009
    • I would have done what she is doing but who would be interested in a chubby in Battersea London !  

      Vicki, i’d be interested!!!

      My mom is a breast cancer survivor. My sister is a stage 4 bc survivor. 15 of 15 nodes cancer. They still scratch their heads. She is in yr5 of remission but she knows it could come back at any time.

      She is like you Vicki, in the ring kicking ass and taking names. You both inspire me!!!

      My newest is we can put a color video camera on mars and not find the cure. If we did though, the pharm cos would go broke and our govts cannot let that happen.....imho




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote May 6, 2009
    • Lost my mom and my step-dad both to cancer. It’s what inspired me to create the Compassionate Candles gifts so I can make donations. Mom’s been gone 3 1/2 years, today is her birthday.




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      UK Girl wrote May 6, 2009
    • Cindy - hope you’ve lit a candle for your mum and had a little drink for her .. that must be hard losing your mum




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      UK Girl wrote May 6, 2009
    • Ms T your so right if they find a cure about everyone going broke - my daily tablets cost $3500 per month - it comes from my doctors budget so you can imagine how much they love  me as a patient - the joys of the NHS is it's free to all

      I bet the tiny pill costs a dime for ten ...

      They now want to restrict my tablets for me and others  so I’m having a huge fight just sent a letter to our Prime Minster saying I’ll move in 10 Downing Street if I’m ill and he can look after him as I pay his wages ...... you can imagine how I worded that and I’m so looking forward to the carfully written response ...




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote May 6, 2009
    • Sorry I didn’t answer the question- I think it’s wonderful.  

      #1 she can help people get over the embarrassment some feel to seek medical treatment.

      #2 To show that even the most beautiful people in the world can be devastated by this disease.




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      UK Girl wrote May 6, 2009
    • Your right Lou - it knows no boundries at all - doesn’t care who you are




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      Angelcart wrote May 6, 2009
    • I think it's really, really  sad what the cost's are associated with cancer.  Vicki, that's crazy that cost!!  When my father realized how his had spread he stopped all treatments because of that.  Bless his heart he didn't want to leave his wife in complete debt with medical bills.  Again, I believe it's a crying shame that people are faced with the decision of "affordability" when having to deal with any health matter.




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      Mztracy wrote May 6, 2009
    • oh the question, oops!

      I think anything that brings more awareness to this evil disease is awesome!!!  

      Vicki, restrict your tablets?! WTF
      Do we need to write letters anything???




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote May 6, 2009
    • Vikki, I apologize for not reading these posts before I commented. I had no idea you had cancer! Wow, I am so sorry, but it sounds like you have come to terms. I love your attitude and your spirit.




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      UK Girl wrote May 6, 2009
    • hey Cindy - if you saw me you would never know I slay it daily ....
      Hey our health service is free - it’s why people want to live here - but our snake like government are trying to bring this to a halt - well not with out a fight.

      They will back down as they are on the ropes I don;’t think they realised they had picked on the strong not weak ..

      I should imagine its a living nightmare living in the US and no health insurance - we often take it for granted in the UK as we just pop to the doctors for anything ..Angela that must have been hell your father refusing medication just because he didn’t want debt .....




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      Vikki Hall wrote May 6, 2009
    • I think it’s great that Farrah is doing that. Demystifying will help others overcome fear and fight more for research/cure and better medical options.




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      UK Girl wrote May 6, 2009
    • Ms T no worries I have that covered I’ve done a huge blitz on the government - they did the same thing to Alice’s father when he was dying and I paid the $4000 a month for him to get the treatment as he was too ill but her father was a well known guy in the music indusrty and he went public .......the health service  back tracked & paid and I  got my money back the whole works - the cheque arrived on the day of his funeral - sickos.

      No we have a huge cancer charity McMillians here and they are very good at lobbying the government and getting results - also at the moment the Government can’t afford any back reaction in the media - we have elections coming up - you know those times in the whole time they are in office when they listen to us !!




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      Carolnphil wrote May 6, 2009
    • I am very lucky, knock on wood, that my husband has a good job and excellent health benefits.  That last bout in the hospital this past July cost over $100,000.  We paid $250 co-pay.

      As for Farrah and the tv program, I wish her well and hope for a good outcome.  I remember telling someone once, “If I ever found out I had cancer I would kill myself.”  Well, I didn’t. As soon as I found out I had it, I made the decision to live.




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote May 6, 2009
    • Paula, I was an only child too. I wish the very best for you and your mom during her fight.




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      Susan Dahringer wrote May 6, 2009
    • Well, there’s this man I just starting dating and he’s an absolutely wonderful person.Last year , he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but the doctors removed the portion that had been affected.You know he went through chemotherapy and was in remission for several months.But cancer reared it’s ugly head,and now not only is it affecting his panceas but his lungs and his liver as well.The doctor gave him less than three months...




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      Leeann wrote May 6, 2009
    • I thank god everyday I wake up. I was blessed with a miracle. We need to know how important  it is to have check ups  every year !!!!




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      Kathryn Krastin wrote May 6, 2009
    • I think it’s great that she’s willing (and able to do so).  I am not sure that 2 hours might be a little long; however, considering the topic, I am sure that time will just fly by!!




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      Sandy H. wrote May 6, 2009
    • My husband just informed me that my sister in law has breast cancer.  Do any of you have anything I can share with her at this time?  I would appreciate it.

      Thank you.

      Sandy




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      Doreen XoXo wrote May 6, 2009
    • I, too am a cancer survivor.  I was diagnosed with melanoma 7 years ago.  I thank God and my quick action that I am alive today.  Of course, back then, when I found it, I had my coffin nailed shut.  I just didnt have the drive that so many of you have.  I dont understand why I thought I was doomed.  I cleaned out my closet (so people wouldnt think I was disorganized and sloppy), I made sure my life insurance policy was paid up.  

      I know once you have it, it can show up again anywhere in or on your body.  I really dont live with that fear but do my diligence to stay out of the sun, protect my skin and go for regular skin checkups.  That’s about all I can do.  What really disturbs me is that I have always wanted to be an organ donor (hopefully I live long enough that my organs are no longer good enough) but once diagnosed with cancer, that is totally out of the question.
      xoxo
      I am forever thankful, grateful that I am here today and look forward to many, many years ahead.  I now have a positive attitude for my future.




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote May 6, 2009
    • sd, that’s so sad to hear.  

      Sandy, make sure she gets involved with a support group. She needs to know she is not alone. Even though all of you are rallying behind her, you don’t really know what she is going through. She needs that outlet. That’s what I kept trying to tell my mom.




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      Sandy H. wrote May 6, 2009
    • Thanks Cindy! She lives in AZ and were in AR and I know it’s hard on my husband right now being so far away.  She just lost her huband about a year ago and now this.  I appreciate your comment.

      S.




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote May 6, 2009
    • Doreen, I am super glad you‘re a survivor because I would have never met you or known about you or anything, and that would suck.




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      Doreen XoXo wrote May 6, 2009
    • Awww Cindy.....you’ve brought tears to my eyes.  Thank you for you.

      xoxo




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