Just Saying Hi

HI everyone!

I see that we lost another Warrior. 😥

When I read the 'Light A Candle' notification, my first words were, "Oh shit!"...  I don't know WHY this is double-spacing, but, Oh well.

I need to start dedicating time to the blog again, to keep better appraised of how my old friends are doing, and to help support the new folks.

 If some of you remember, we had a couple of young girls who "faked" cancer. As an experienced nurse, my "Her story is fishy" flag was at full mast, but I tried to give benefit of the doubt.  Well, it turned out that my nursing experience was spot-on.

We, here, who support one another do it whole-heartedly.  It takes energy. And, when a person is going through chemo/rad, all of the appointments, the fatigue (and other symptoms) that last waaaaay beyond en-of -treatment, requires more energy--not to mention trying to go to work every day while all of this is going on.  I didn't really have much left.

 So, I write about this because it saddens me when I read about a relapse or a death and I realize that I need to be less selfish, and more selfLESS. This site and Jill and all of my dear friends here, living AND gone, were and always will be, my forever cancer "rock."

RIP to Sandy, and HUGS and much LOVE, to the rest of you.

Carol P.


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Hi Carol! You at the VA in AZ still! Hope you are well.
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DoD. Ft. Huachuca. SE corner. Yep. Over five years now. Crazy every day.
Thank you!!😁
So true! Stay strong!!
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Good advice. Reminds me how much support and information I get from BFAC. Important to stay connected.
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Indeed. This-- you all, are among MY best friends!!❤💚💜💙
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Hi Carol. Glad you are still checking in now and then. I understand the "life gets in the way" thing and don't have as much time to do so either. I hope all is well with you. Take care!
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Thank you Martha. Are you still running? Live & Hugs!!
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Hi Carol. No more running due to bad knees, but walking now. Hope you are doing well! Big hugs!
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Vital Info


February 24, 2011

Sierra Vista, Arizona

July 20, 1962

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

February 23, 2011

Stage 2

2.1 - 3.0 cm





Difficulty going to the bathroom; telling my kids. Worrying about how to pay for tx. Seeing all the young people here. Chronic stool incontinence..which keeps me from participating in certain exercises and, definately, avoiding group outings.

REALLY be a support for others/fight for my kids

Prayer, listen, feedback.

Orange Juice! (I craved it); steak; homemade vanilla pudding.

Patience, an ear, chocolate . . .

Western Washington Oncology 2011-2012. Switched to VA in 2013, to save $$.

If you have a choice, get a port. Exercise through treatment, if possible. It helps.

Take every day head on. Prayer, whatever, too.

May 19, 2011

October, 2011

No, as of 09/24/2017. However, a sigmoid polyp--1st one, was discovered and removed 06/2015.

Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!

I give to various charities: St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald house,cancer charities; multiple fund-raisers. I am too tired and lazy to organize a fund-raiser. Mostly, my emotions are shot. Gone. Just...gone.


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