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   Posted 12/31/2006 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ladies,It has been a year since chemo,Double Mastectomy,Ovaries removed,Bladder repair and 2 weeks ago my Gallbladder removed(15 Gallstones)and now Barrets Osophagus.Will i ever be normal again.It seems like since i had chemo,my body has gone Haywire.While i was going through chemo,surgeries,I pushed my feelings behind me and stayed strong and i saw a movie tonight about a lady with breast cancer,chemo.And my feelings started to surface it seems for the first time.Tears started down my face and i told myself not to cry,but i realized that i need to cry and face everything ive gone through.I thank God, and you ladies for being there for me through this long Journey. Thanks for listening, Tammy

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   Posted 12/31/2006 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it does seem that chemo has that effect on our bodies.  It's perfectly OK to cry.  It helps us release all our emotions and then start healing.  I certainly had my bouts of crying and feeling helpless.  But, we go on and one day, it will all be behind us.  Some take longer than others, but it will happen.  Your logon name says it all - positive!  That is very important to all of our recoveries - a positive attitude.  You've been through a lot and have every right to feel the way you do.  Just try to not let it keep you down.  We are all here for you.
L & H,

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   Posted 12/31/2006 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tammy

Sometimes our emotions catch up with us when we least expect it. I will be okay for a long while and then wham..I am sobbing like a baby. It is okay. You need to get those emotions out.

It seems that cancer/chemo keeps on giving. For many of us it seems our bodies just keep failing us...but we just get up and keep on fighting !!
Many times I have wanted to stop fighting, but I just keep going. YOU
are doing the same thing.

We are all here for you......



Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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   Posted 12/31/2006 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Tammy,

I was blessed with a type of B/C that did not require any treatment other than a mast.  I admire and respect all of you that have had to receive other treatment that continues to effect you in so many other ways.  I just want you to know that I have all of my breast friends in my prayers and thoughts.  I have shed many tears during frustrating times of realizing what the rest of you go through in your fight of the beast but I am so happy that you are still with us and so thankful for your support and love that all of you share.  I couldn't have made it without you either. 

I want to wish and pray for a healthier new year for all of us.  May the good Lord continue to give us strength and support.

With much L O V E, huge ((((((((((((((((H U G S))))))))))))) and many blessings,


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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   Posted 1/1/2007 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much,I always feel better after talking to all of you.You are my Angels!  Love Tammy


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   Posted 1/1/2007 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Year to you all from Allys from the Chronic Pain site! One moment at a time is what keeps me going, along with support from others & knowing of God's love for us all.

Best wishes to you all from across the ocean!

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   Posted 1/1/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tammy! Part of our healing process is letting our emotions surface and letting go of all of the self control that we have since diagnosis, treatment, surgeries, etc. So if you feel like crying, then do so! I can remember getting in my car and driving and just crying and screaming because I was so angry. You have been thru a great deal in the past year. More than most people would have to endure in a lifetime. Just realize that you are NOT superwoman and that you don't have to be strong every minute of every day.
We are here for you. Don't hesitate to let us help you as you have done now.
My prayer for 2007 is that each of us will have a healthy year and that a cure for this darn disease will be found.

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   Posted 1/4/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Iam so sorry for all that you have been through this last year. It seems like bad things come in groups so I would say that you have used all of yours up in one years, so happy sailing from here. I just want to tell you that you have made a difference in my life in the last year and I appreciate your support and friendship.

Keep that chin up and keep posting.

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   Posted 1/8/2007 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Tammy, I know. I am almost 6 years out and find myself unable to stop tears at times.  I was watching tv a few weeks ago and a line on Grey's Anatomy hit me like a ton of bricks. Good thing I was by myself... sometimes when my husband and I are watching tv I feel I can't let it out. So it still happens... but I figure every day I am here to see my husband and children is a blessing, so they can take my breast, my ovaries, my gallbladder... its all ok.  I am still here.
hang in there, as they say, we cancer survivors 'can take a licking and keep on ticking'... sorry for the cheesy-jingle, it just popped into my head.  ;-)
hugs, Stefanie
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
 To do what I do"

                       To Do What I Do   -Alan Jackson, 2004

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   Posted 1/10/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Stefanie.I like that little jingle,Thank You.Thank you everybody for your Awsome support. BERNADETTE are you out there? How are you doing? Tammy

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