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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Struggle, Survival and Success


Struggle, Survival and Success

Many of our lives have be touched by some form of cancer, whether ourselves, our spouses, our parents, brothers sisters or friends. Meet here to read stories of encourgement and hope!

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Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2013

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Comment by MissMySailor on April 4, 2010 at 8:06pm
Michaels mom Karen Please please demand that a new pap and mamogram be done at no charge due their mistake. At no charge because insurance will not cover it twice in 1 yr. I skipped 2 mamo's and ended up with stage 1 breast cancer. Lucky to be stage 1 but the surgery was easy the chemo is so hard my bones hurt fo 2 weeks I feel ok for 1 then I go in for another thankful I only have 2 more to go. The big kicker I have NO family history of cancer so skipping 2 I thought was no biggie.
I wish you well let us know how it works out for you. Paula
Comment by MeLinda on January 3, 2010 at 9:19pm
Good Morning and Happy New Year to all

Just a quick note to anyone that is interested in participating the 2010 DFW 3-Day as a CREW Member, you need to register ASAP. The last numbers that were given was the the Crew was almost full. I fully expect Crew to be closed except for medical very early in 2010. I am not for sure about the other cities, just DFW.

To join the - DFW team click here

If you have any questions, please let me know - my 3-Day email is
Comment by Kelleypen on September 28, 2009 at 2:04pm
Thyroid Cancer survivor here. Here's a link to some of the thyca symbols. I was diagnosed July 2002, had a radioactive ablation in August 2003, and have been negative every year since.
Comment by Anti M on December 4, 2008 at 3:06pm
Thank you Ellen. My loss in no way diminishes the journey in front of you and your sister. Best healing wishes for you both and your family.
Comment by Anti M on December 4, 2008 at 1:32pm
My brother passed last night, he had multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. I'm still in shock.

He had the stem cell transplant, but because of the amyloids and some other complications, he didn't do well with it once he got home. Begin preparing the "clean rooms" she will inhabit now. If her general health has been good, she should do well.

Usually this procedure works well and provides more years if not a cure. I hope everything goes well for her. Can she have a laptop? My brother liked having his, and he watched a lot of movies when he couldn't do much else.
Comment by Anti M on November 12, 2008 at 7:51pm
I'm a daily clicker!
Comment by Anti M on November 9, 2008 at 2:47pm
PS ... my cancers were 2004. So I'm four years out.
Comment by Anti M on November 9, 2008 at 2:46pm
Thanks for the invite, Queenie, how do you find us all?

I am a double cancer survivor. In 2001, my oldest brother died of colon cancer. He had no symptoms and passed away nine days after diagnosis. I had my first colonoscopy early, at age 47 because of his history. They found a colon carcinoid in the wall of my large intestine, and removed it. I had no chemo or radiation. I did have a hernia from the surgery, which wasn't corrected until I got through ... drumroll... breast cancer too. Same darn year.

I had a shadow on a mammogram at the same time as the colonoscopy. Six months later, the shadow was larger,and the biopsy came back: cancer. So I had a lumpectomy. No chemo, and I was able to have Brachytherapy. That's radiation which is internal, through catheters. Five days instead of six weeks. I am now on maintenance Tamoxifen. Thank you Tricare, for testing which saved my life twice in one year! Without the early colonoscopy, the carcinoid would have spread and I wouldn't be here.

My nephew is in bootcamp now. He knows his dad, my third oldest brother, has multiple myeloma with amyloidosis. He went through chemo to kill his immune system, then they transplanted his own stem cells in to fight the cancer. So far, so good, but I am worried. He's had complications related to the treatments. There is no cure, and I don't know how the amyloids will be treated. He's my favorite brother, I don't know what we'll do if we lose him.

So, three siblings of four in my family have had cancer. I was the lucky one, having caught both mine early. Ladies, do NOT skip those mammograms and colonoscopies! If you're too busy for testing, how busy can you be with cancer?

hugs and love for everyone here.
Comment by MeLinda on August 11, 2008 at 11:39pm
I have started a group called 2009 Navy Mom's 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk. Please join this group if you are interested in joining my team or starting a team of your own or just learning more about the 3-Day

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