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Overcoming Fear

  • Hi, I'm John P H.

    cystectomy male

    Overcoming fear
    Added Dec 8, 2014

    I had a cystectomy in July, three weeks later I had chemo. it has really take me down. I could not eat. nausea, vomiting. I took marinol 2.5 for eight days for apetite and now I see doublle. been that way for 6days. when will it stop

  • RH Factor 5 Leiden disorder

    Rh Factor 5 Leiden disorder

    Overcoming fear
    Added Dec 16, 2013

    I have been through 8 life threatening spells with blood clots.And nomatter how hard i try that fear is always there.I had my last ones in 2011.Right leg full.The Doctor said he had never seen anything like it.But i spent a month in the hospital.running wires down my legs,not being allowed to get up.Simple symptoms 3 days prior i couldnt stop vo…

  • New start

    Overcoming fear
    Added Oct 24, 2013

    It’s been one month since I heard the word “remission”. Knowing I had to go back to work 40 hrs a week was scary. My mind will still foggy from chemo and my body was still weak. I didn’t know if I would be able to get through the 1 st day without passing out. I’m now on my 3rd week of work and I’m getting my strength back one day at a time. Goin…

  • I'm Ann Hawkins, and I'm a survivor of Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer

    Overcoming fear
    Added Sep 16, 2013

    I was diagnosed early June 2013 after finding a lump in the shower.
    Visited GP and was sent to local hospital for tests – walked in with a lump and walked out same day with Breast Cancer.
    Consultant and Nurses at Yeovil District Hospital were excellent and treatment started within a couple of weeks. I am now about to have fourth round of Chem…

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    JM
    I'm JM and I'm scared
    JM

    Weird Effects of a fatal diagnosis

    Overcoming fear
    Added Apr 15, 2013

    Fatigue and restlessness, depression and hopefulness, joy and sadness are all part of the weird make-up of being incurably sick.
    On top of that there is the feeling of being scared all the time. It is like being on a roller coaster at that point when you are at the top of the hill looking down, just before you actually take-off. Your heart …

  • I'm Miriam W. and I'm in treatment for Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Diagnosis Anniversary

    Overcoming fear
    Added Mar 22, 2013

    March 21, 2013

    One year ago today, I received the news that no person ever wants to hear . . . “You have cancer”. My outward calm was the antithesis of my inner turmoil. The questions swirling around in my head were asked but went unanswered. Why me? Is this real? There must be a mistake! How could this happen? Am I going to die?

    Du…

  • Hi, I'm Mike Boyle

    Renal cell cancer

    Overcoming fear
    Added Mar 20, 2013

    Since my recurrence of renal cell cancer and my research online I feel like a ticking time bomb, odds are stacked against me. My next scan won’t be until July and it is always on my mind what is going on inside of me. In addition being left with a huge open wound in my abdomen it has stolen all of my independence and ability to try to return to …

  • Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

    You Don't

    Overcoming fear
    Added Dec 18, 2012

    At least I don’t. You simply push through the fear. The fear is always there, but there’s work to be done, and cancer to be killed. The fear never leaves. That’s why support is necessary!

  • Hi, I'm Janet H.

    Inflammatory breast cancer, stage 4.

    Overcoming fear
    Added Oct 21, 2012

    When I finally went for my mammogram, I new something was very wrong, my breast looked like an orange peel and it was bigger and harder than the other one. Dr. took me right to mammogram and called specialist. I think I went into shock as I cant remember everything he said. I know he did say cancer, and that put me in a denial fog. Surely he mus…

  • Hi, I'm PAULA K M.

    Blogging Helps!

    Overcoming fear
    Added Oct 15, 2012

    I was diagnosed with colon cancer on 8/31/2012, had surgery 9/12/2012 and am about to begin adjuvant chemotherapy as I just had clear PET and CT scans. I did have stage 3 due to 5 positive lymph nodes and that sounds very scary, but I am grateful for the clear scans that we have now.

    From the very start I felt fear, even though I have a stron…

Favorite Overcoming Fear Experiences

  • I'm Miriam W. and I'm in treatment for Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Diagnosis Anniversary

    Overcoming fear
    Added Mar 22, 2013

    March 21, 2013

    One year ago today, I received the news that no person ever wants to hear . . . “You have cancer”. My outward calm was the antithesis of my inner turmoil. The questions swirling around in my head were asked but went unanswered. Why me? Is this real? There must be a mistake! How could this happen? Am I going to die?

    Du…

  • New start

    Overcoming fear
    Added Oct 24, 2013

    It’s been one month since I heard the word “remission”. Knowing I had to go back to work 40 hrs a week was scary. My mind will still foggy from chemo and my body was still weak. I didn’t know if I would be able to get through the 1 st day without passing out. I’m now on my 3rd week of work and I’m getting my strength back one day at a time. Goin…

  • JM
    JM
    I'm JM and I'm scared
    JM

    Weird Effects of a fatal diagnosis

    Overcoming fear
    Added Apr 15, 2013

    Fatigue and restlessness, depression and hopefulness, joy and sadness are all part of the weird make-up of being incurably sick.
    On top of that there is the feeling of being scared all the time. It is like being on a roller coaster at that point when you are at the top of the hill looking down, just before you actually take-off. Your heart …

  • Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

    You Don't

    Overcoming fear
    Added Dec 18, 2012

    At least I don’t. You simply push through the fear. The fear is always there, but there’s work to be done, and cancer to be killed. The fear never leaves. That’s why support is necessary!