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thanks for sharing a survivor story sm

Posted By: MDmt on 2005-12-14
In Reply to: Okay, my experience with cancer - me

I had my colorectal cancer surgery 9 weeks ago - stage III as well. Going through chemo right now followed by radiation/chemo followed by chemo alone. Nice to hear that someone else in the same boat made it through to the other shore. BTW, I am *only* 44, good shape, nonsmoker, exercise and eat healthy, yada yada. Burns me every time I read how colorectal cancer is preventable. I did everything right and still got it...guess I'm *special*.

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Thanks for sharing your story! Know that you and your sm
family will not be alone in this endeavor. Will be praying for your little brother (we are the same age!), and let us hear the praise report when you return. God bless you.
thanks for sharing that story...glad your son made it through okay...

funny now but back then I was scared, too. 

we still laugh as my mom and her neighbor-lady friend were in the kitchen laughing so hard and joking about something, while I was on the couch in agony.  they had no idea it was my appendix, until like your son, I started vomiting bile etc etc...

I still tease her about me laying there on the couch (with an appendix that almost burst), and how her and the neighbor just laughed...

your son had every right to be scared, though!  very very painful. too, ouch!

LOL...another success story! Thanks for sharing the info.
right, I agree, but just sharing my story so folks stay updated about the field
Lovin reality.
Survivor, anyone?
Has anyone been following Survivor Exile Island? What did you think of Shane getting voted off? I was so shocked - he was absolutely convinced he was going all the way to the final two. I hope Terry keeps winning immunity - he is such an awesome dude!
Survivor, anyone?
I was SOOOOO glad to see Shane go! He was so annoying to me!! I'm glad he got to see his son and share some of the experience with him though, I'm not that cold hearted. I don't want Aras to win because I can't stand him either!!! I'd like to see Cirie or Terry win, only because they played the game so well.


I was diagnosed in January 2006 and underwent a right lumpectomy and lymph node dissection, I had my chemo and radiation.  I'm just finishing up with my Herceptin, my last dose will be the end of May.  Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.  It's not easy but I was back to work in a couple of weeks.  At that time I lived in California and had to fight for disability.  Hopefully you don't live there, and go through what I did...  Also, check out with the Cancer Society regarding support groups in your area, they were a great help.  My prayers are with you.  If you want I can keep in touch and help out as much as I can. 

You are a survivor. My hat is off to you (along with a bow).
I agree with Winnie.  Keep it simple.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago tomorrow.  I didn't have my mastectomy until 7 years ago and I had it done prophylactically.  I had a drainage tube when I got home from the hospital and they gave me a surgical bra to wear.  I wore very loose fitting P.J.'s. 
Speaking of Survivor.
Anyone every applied before or know someone who has, my Niece is trying to get on and is going for an open audition this coming Friday, any advice?
survivor tie breaker

At tribal counsel, Aras had immunity from winning the immunity challenge and Terry wouldnt give up his immunity idol, so it was a tie - Danielle had 2 votes, Cirie had 2 votes. 

The tiebreaker will be to see who gets a fire started the fastest to burn through a rope and raise their flag  and that's how it ended - I think you may be right too, but I hope not

I am a PPD survivor and boycott Cruise nm
lol... Oh, and CBS for Survivor. We LOVE that show. NM
Survivor Guatemala wimps...
Anyone notice last week on Survivor Guatemala how all the men became sick and puked, lyinig lifeless on the beach while the women seemed just fine, taking care of the MEN! As a man I wuz quite disgusted with my fellow dudes - quite a blow to the "male ego" I must say. Remember guys - we're the STRONGER sex!!! ACT like it!
I am a Survivor fan and did watch it last week. The guys

most definitely carried huge loads in order to take everything with them and ended up paying a huge price.  Hopefully they all start drinking more water ... I think they are a great group and I want to see everyone able to compete.

Tonight should be good!

oops - Johnny Fairplay was ON SURVIVOR...sm



They should give Cirise from Survivor a chance at it.
On Survivor, they eat rice or corn for days or weeks. They win a reward and eat pizza, greasy
Thanks for sharing... sm

I have friends just starting out in MT (many still in school), and I think this is valuable information for them.  I've said the same thing to them all, that if you take this as seriously as you would any job you were doing in an office, devote your work time and attention to it, and do what is asked of you while trying to improve yourself, you will be able to succeed.  I have only been doing transcription for a few years, but I can see that I will be here for probably as long as transcription is around.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom...

Thanks for sharing
Yes...That's it! Thanks for sharing what you know. nm
WOW! Thanks for sharing!
I've been trying to build up my Google search links on surgical and radiology sites because I find it easier to Google than to flip through all my books. That one about covers it all!  Thanks again!
Thank you so much for sharing this
Thanks for sharing...

It appears that I am not alone then IF this is truly the cause of my symptoms. I have only been off of Nexium for three days and haven't noticed a significant difference but I know it may just take some more time to get back to where I use to be as I had been on Nexium since the first part of January and I have been terribly sick for several months. 

The doctors have all ruled out just about everything they can think of so won't it be ironic if Nexium is the cause of my sickness after ALL the testing I have gone through?!? I don't care, as long as I get my health back. :)

I think it would be best not to talk to the woman, because it would just escalate the tension and might get out of hand.

Just let your kids continue to play with them, and when the other kids ask you or your kids for anything, other than a drink of water, just politely remind them that your family has a policy against that.

However, I myself would probably invite them to share Kool-Aid or popsicles with my kids once or twice a week, invite them in for games and toys.

In my entire childhood and teen years, the only thing I ever borrowed from a friend or neighbor were Nancy Drew books, which I always returned as soon as I finished reading them.

We were taught not to ask for things from people, but I realize times have changed. Some kids are still taught that, but many are not.
thanks so much for sharing
I'm adding it to my favorites!
Thank you for sharing!

As tears roll down my face and I sit here sobbing, I want to thank you for sharing this story.

Believe me, since my brother's recent passing (my only sibling) a few months ago, my life was really put into perspective and my goal is to let everyone I know how they have touched my life and how much I love them.

Even my Dad told me he loved for the second time that I remember in my whole life just a few months ago. Now, we both say it every time we see each other or speak to each other. That is a most precious gift to me. While my family was never affectionate, I knew they loved me and my mom & I were always close and said that to each other but having my Dad say this, well, I just can't describe the feelings. I really don't think he thought of saying it to tell you the truth, that he didn't realize it was so important for me to hear it until I got so sick, and I told him about how I only recalled him telling me he loved me once (before he had open heart surgery and was being wheeled to surgery).  I guess it just goes to show that people can change and do change - even at the age of 76! :D I love you too Daddy!

Thank you for sharing

Thank you for taking the time to share what experiences you have encountered with those with PKD. It really helps for me to hear what others have gone through and have more of an idea of what to expect.

Believe me I have been reading a lot and I think I have a pretty good basic understanding of it all and what to expect but still hearing or knowing of what others have experienced puts things in a different perspective I think too. I know each course is going to be very individual as everyone is different.

Before I was even found to have the PKD, despite my labs being quite normal except for a couple values, I was so deathly ill and I "knew" I was dying. I was so desperate in finding help. My family saw me wasting away and felt I had little time left until I stopped some of my Rx meds on my own out of desperation and the nausea subsided where I could eat again. It was the most horrible thing I endured for that long of a time. This leads me to believe that the laboratory values are not the end all and that I may be just more sensitive than some and now maybe I can convince the doctors to take me more seriously. When they didn't know yet what was wrong, of course, as a last resort they thought depression. :( I was not depressed (upset, angry, frustrated-YES!) I am a very positive, happy-go-lucky type of person, and that is just my nature but when you are too ill to eat only about 400-500 calories a day for many days for weeks, it takes it toll quickly.I LOVE to eat and I was not anorexic by choice, let me tell you. :)

Again, thank you so much. 

Thanks for sharing, I was one of those
who thought MySpace was just for teens to post X-rated pictures and pick up people. I may just look into it, it sounds like a good way to keep in touch. Is there a IM or chat, also? Or just blogs? Does everyone have to join to see your info or nonmembers can see it too? Thanks! :)
Thanks for sharing with us...
It sounds so beatiful and peaceful!! I'm glad you described it for us. I know I enjoyed reading all about it! Just wanted to say, also, that I have often taken note of your posts and how you seem to have a real handle on life and your business and MT. I get the impression that you have had some adversity in life to deal with and have been a strong enough person to come out on top. It's nice to hear that sometimes there is a silver lining somewhere if only a person knows where and how to look for it! Enjoy!!
LOL!! thanks for sharing! nm
Thanks for sharing that with everyone! (sm)
At first I thought you were going to say the person you wrote to brushed you off. Anyway, your post has renewed my resolve to keep bringing this issue to the attention of the public. I think the 60 Minutes TV show should seriously consider doing a story about the subject of offshored medical records, not only for the obvious reason of identity theft and loss of confidentiality, but also to bring to light that it has taken an entire white collar profession in this country from self-sufficiency to food stamps in just a few years.
Wow! ... Thanks for sharing this with us ...
and congratulations on your well-deserved success ...
Thank you so much for sharing your

experience!  Now I feel much more comfortable taking the plunge and calling them.  This will be great to not have to count my minutes anymore! 

Thanks for sharing that....
Until I had my granddaughter (3 years old) I would not have been able to relate to this LOL We watch this show often and I actually find myself getting into the show and plot, even if she falls asleep!
thanks for sharing
Thanks for sharing sm
There is an old saying, "Where there's a will, there's a way." You were very gracious to share, I hope it helps someone else. We MT's are very industrious. Thanks again! You are probably saving yourself from a DVT, just make sure you get up and walk once in awhile.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
I understand that unemployment wages are based on last quarter of earning and in this job, production has falled as the transition has taken place.

With regard to applying for jobs while on UI (unemployment insurance), is is correct that if a job comparable to the one laid off from is not available, a person does not have to take the job? In other works, I am FT with ins and top tier so I would want to move into a job similar and if unable to, collect UI until I do find one?

This sucks but I agree with the semi-paid summer off. The stress of this job has done a number on me and I could use some sleep. Downgrading my lifestyle will be necessary, of course, and a room mate.
Thank you for sharing....
I found the article very interesting. 
Thanks for sharing!! nm
WoW - thanks for sharing

Good resource.

Thanks for sharing that, cause that's what I'm thinking it must be. So
if you had to type each and every report from "scratch", no normals, do you think 200 to 250 lph is a ballpark figure you would hit??
I have no problem sharing nm
My gross earnings last year were right at $54,000. I work for a medium-size national, who is currently hiring but I cannot name because of past comments by previous employees and not wanting to start a flame. I get 9 cpl and have an incentive of more once min is me my minimum, I transcribe 275+ lines per hour, which is I think about average for experienced MTs on a good platform.
Thank you for sharing website
I don't know how anyone could forget.  My heart breaks yet again.
No, I don't mind sharing
Work for Transtech in Houston.
no cussing just sharing

a few reminders from the scriptures.  Did you see them?

bless you for sharing
we've all been in a mess a time or 2 in our lives nice to year about small miracles!!
I love it, thanks for sharing!
Glad we could help - sharing seems....sm

Sharing these types of stories seem to heal and help ALL of us.  Keep on keepin' on, sweetie!!!  You sound like you're doing FINE!!!

Thanks for sharing!! Loved them.