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  1. Success Stories
    A year ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 2/24. Couldn't have been more scared for our future. This year I paid off the rest of our debt on 2/24. Yep, all of it, even all of the new medical bills incurred through 2011. It's ALL GONE! Just like the cancer - Gone Gone Gone!!!!! Now...
  2. General Chat
    The doctor called me last night regarding the results from the WBS( whole body scan) and the bloodwork that was done last week. The cancer is gone! We celebrated with ice cream, soda & chips. We're all praising God:):)
  3. General Chat
    I am so sorry I have been such a slacker with the Christmas card swap and all, but my sister health had taken a nose dive over the month of December and on Thursday the 5th of January at about 830 am she passed away with her husband and kids by her side at their home. I am at a loss for words...
  4. General Chat
    Ladies and Gents, just a reminder to do your self-exams and schedule your mammograms if you're over 40! Early detection can truly save your life or keep you in the "limited" fate category. Speaking from experience as I face my second surgery tomorrow! I'm getting my upper deck construction...
  5. Dave Ramsey
    2 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and was completely unprepared, especially financially to experience a true emergency. I've been in remission and have worked hard over the past two years to get my life back on track. I am back to work and make $75k a year. I have not contributed to my...
  6. Secondhand Shopping
    shop today! a totally adorable lightweight Talbots white casual blouse....was $10....but, due to the date it came in, it was 25% OFF.....yeah! it had just been drycleaned w/ the dryclean ticket still on it! cant wait to wear it! also got dd some unworn next size up Carters flannel jammies for...
  7. General Chat
    Well, I had my thyroid surgery and I have been diagnosed with cancer. I am back home from jail, er...hospital and other than pain from the bruising, I feel okay. My calcium levels are excellent & dr.s have me on thyroid medicine....all I have to do now is heal & in a few weeks undergo RAI. I...
  8. Family
    the CT scan came back and it's clear. Yay! :thumb: So, hopefully we can just get through surgery and etc, and all will be OK.
  9. Family
    We got the results of the needle biopsy this morning. Doctor talked to us. Looks like surgery is his best bet for complete removal. It is even into the nerves alongside the gland. He will have a CT scan first, and maybe a bone scan, looking for metastasis anywhere else. Then we move on to...
  10. Health challenges
    Felt I needed to share this on its own thread - perhaps can influence others so not to go down this path. I will admit to being a sun worshipper my whole life, no matter where I've lived. Could have/should have used sun screen more regularly, but never noticed any warning signs until the past...
  11. Health and beauty
    Ladies please get yourselves checked out, guys make sure your lovely ladies take good care. Scared? Take a friend with you, make an appointment together. Just do it. Only takes a few min and even tho it's a bit uncomfortable it's over quickly and the peace of mind is worth it. Breast Cancer runs...
  12. Health and beauty
    I got home a little bit ago from having the skin cancer removed from my face. I have to tell you it was a little more involved than I ever imagined. The spot was about the size of a pencil eraser The part you could see on my face anyway. It took about 15-20 shots of novacain to numb it...
  13. Health and beauty
    Tomorrow I am getting a skin cancer removed from my my face. Summer is comming and people are just dying to get into the sun again. Please be sure to take it slow and put on sunscreen. This cancer did not start out looking like anything I would have thought would be cancer. It looked...
  14. Find Your Kith
    I'm a 3 yr. breast cancer survivor. We can be here for each other!
  15. General Chat
    If this needs to be moved please do so. Wasn't sure where to put it. Oldest daughter works for a huge Cancer place as head of HR. She emailed me this article this morning. It was from a boss and he said this was extremely important to read it in his email to everyone. By the way, I went...
  16. General Chat
    If you have not seen this video yet, please watch and send on to as many people as you can..... When the video gets 1 million hits, Medline will be making a huge contribution to the hospital, as well as offering free mammograms for the community. Please check it out. It's an easy and great...
  17. Support
    My Mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer. For a few days we thought it could be in her bones because of hot spots on her bone scan. Thank goodness it is not in her bones but, the waiting is horrible. It is amazing after that roller coaster Just breast cancer doesn't seem so bad. Ironic...
  18. General Chat
    I had said I would follow up when we knew something. Well my DH does have lung cancer. He has a 2.5 CM tumor in his left lung and 3 infected lymph nodes. He goes back to the Oncologist on tuesday and we will know treatment then. It is Squamous cell carcinoma. A type of cancer that is often found...
  19. Support
    My step-dad lost his battle to cancer on Monday morning. I was with him all weekend and did not want to leave because I knew it would be any minute. We finally left late Sunday night and my niece woke me up early Monday monring with the news. I know he is in a better place, but I am selfish and...
  20. Health and beauty
    for the last 3 weeks hubbys grandmother has been getting test done and tonite after 5pm she got her results back -cancer of the lower part of the bowel rectum. since shes 85 they will have surgery but not treatmets. she'll never be able to handle it. Im so scared she is just like my grandmother...
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