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  1. Who else has it or has survived it? :eek3:

    I had a 50/50 chance of dying when I was 14 (started when I was 12) but pulled through. Fuckin love doctors. :bowdown: I had a fairly serious case of Melanoma.

    Anyone else a survivor? :wavey:
     
  2. Zot

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    My grandfather had lung cancer and he passed away :wtc: I've also interned on an oncology floor at the local hospital, so I've seen how horrific it is first hand...

    But congratulations on fighting it and surviving :bigthumb:
     
  3. Yea man the hospital was a very sad place. I shared rooms a lot when I would stay over for visits and more often than not the person I was next to was dying and had weeks/months to live. :( It was really sad to think that there was nothing a doctor could do for them. I saw a lot of the same faces obviously and then when you quit seeing their face it was hard to get over it -- not knowing if they were OK now or had passed away. People who work at hospitals though are some of the best people in this world. They are always happy and take on a very emotionally stressing job and make EVERYONE's day brighter because of what they do. I'd like to be a doctor but I'm honestly not smart enough.
     
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    Dude, don't even. If that is honestly what you want to do, then pursue it. I know it's difficult, but if you try very hard you can do it.

    I don't consider myself all that smart, but I'm applying to med. school this upcoming June. Hell, if I don't get in I'll get my masters and then reapply...I do this because becoming a doctor is what I really want to do and I won't quit until I have that MD or DO after my name. For some people getting good grades/MCAT scores comes naturally, but for most people it comes down to how much they study/put towards it.

    Basically, you want it? Do it!
     
  5. I fail like every science class I've ever taken even after studying, talking to the teacher, office hours, extra help, doing all of the homework and then more studying and teacher help...thing's like that just don't really click for me. :dunno: Instead of helping people medically I plan on being a police officer and hopefully after that a higher ranking job such as FBI, CIA, DEA or even just like a SWAT officer in a larger city.
     
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    Well, GL in whatever you decide to do and once again, congrats on surviving. :bigthumb:

    -Brian
     
  7. Thanks. :hs: It still gets me down thinking about those days and the pain though...but the pictures of me with my nurses and doctors always make me happy because everyone is smiling and being really nice -- trying to cheer me up. Those people are amazing. I should go by sometime and see everyone...I go there still every 3 or 6 months but haven't really gone by to talk with EVERYONE in years. :hs:

    - Dietrich
     
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    Ugh I cant even imagine having it, but I did need to get patches of skin removed because they thought I had a chance of having melanoma last year so they actually had to cut a chunk of skin and stitch it up to test me. Left me a nasty scar on my chest and leg. Kinda scary waiting for results. I am always worried I might still get it though.


    I have also lost an aunt to cancer, and 2 of my other aunts have it now. I dont even want to get started on my friends parents who have it. Its like EVERYONE is getting cancer now...really though, it isnt a death sentience as much as it used to be which is good. But its still rampant and its sad :(
     
  9. RIP. Hopefully your other two aunts can power through and put it behind them. :wiggle:
     
  10. Sent an e-mail this morning out to my main doctor and the two nurses who were with me a lot. Just said Hi, doing well, thank you and you are wonderful people and that I'd love to get lunch or catch up sometime. I just got a reply from two of them. :wiggle: They still had a picture of me on their computer that they sent me. :bowrofl: I want to give them a huge hug. :hs:

    Anyone else effected or am I the only one? :ugh: I thought more people would have replied.
     
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    Not me but my gramma was a breast cancer survivor. She got in her 60s, lived to be 89. She basically died of old age :hs: My mom is a two-time survivor. She got hit in 2000 and again in 2003. She lost both breasts. If she can make it to next spring without anything showing up in her tests, then she can come off her anti-cancer medication and be considered cancer free :bigthumb:

    My dad was hit with both colon and lung cancer when he was in his 60s. From diagnosis til death was less than 6 months. Having him one day and gone in such a short time turned my life and my mom's life upside down. She was 52 and had always been a housewife, never had a real job outside of home. 6 weeks after he was gone she landed a part time job. I dropped school and went to work full time to help her with bills. The first year and a half really sucked, we both went through alot of emotional ups n downs, but we eventually were able to pick up and move on. She met a wonderful man 8 years later and married him. She got her 2nd bout of breast cancer 3 months later, and he was very supportive. He was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer but it was caught early so hopefully the treatment he is receiving will help. He was bummed upon hearing the C word, but for the most part he has a really good attitude and enjoys each day.
     
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    In on this, I beat lymphoma and have been cancer free for almost 3 years. The 14th of this month was my 1 year anniversary of the end of chemo.
     
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    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    I seriously love all my doctors and nurses after going through what I did, they are all such wonderful people and I'm actually kind of sad that I don't get to see them much anymore.
     
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    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    my mom didn't really have cancer.. but she had a brain tumor which required radiation treatment, brain surgery, and chemo for a while.

    i remember she wouldn't let me skip school to go to hospital with her for the surgery and i was sitting in biology class so scurrd
     
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    How does one get melanoma at 14? Were you outside a lot?

    I've never heard of young people getting that (well, rarely).

    Glad you pulled through.
     
  16. Well I was diagnosed at 12 actually, but yeah...it is not always from the sun...it can be completely random. I was someone who was out in the sun a lot, but they didn't say that was THE reason why. It all started from an irregular mole that was cancerous and spread from there. Melanoma is typically found in those who are out tanning a lot for their whole lives and then get it around 35-55 but yea, it CAN happen to anyone...wear your damn sunscreen I guess!!
     
  17. frikkin dawt.
     
  18. Grats on your 3 year anniversary!! :wiggle:

    I plan on getting my "cancer-free" date tattooed on my back somewhere. :)
     
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    not cancer but had a benign tumor when i was 8 years old. they had to remove one of my adrenal glands. im 25 now
     
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    i had cancer on the top of my head when i was like 3..i just remember going into the doctor's office and they put a toilet seat cover looking thing over me and i saw the yellow from the iodine on and it and my mom gave me a lollipop..


    no more cancer.
     
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    I got testicular cancer at 23. I'm 31 now and am doing pretty well.
     
  22. sounds like a simple basal cell removal. yay for lollipops. :wiggle:
     
  23. I just got word that a homie of mine passed away this summer. When I was like 13 in the hospital he was like 14 almost 15. We both had melanoma, had the same shitty treatments and were hella good friends. Someone to look forward to seeing when you were in hell I guess. Anyway, he was told he was "clean" and started living his life again and left the hospital. I on the other hand was still there and this made me feel like I was going to die. He was the one who got to leave "early" in my eyes. I got super depressed then and wanted to kill myself. Apparently the cancer came back 4 years later and he had been fighting it ever since then....trying whatever new medicines there were and whatever else but slowly kept declining until he passed away. I never even heard about it until I Facebook'd him after thinking about it and found 100's of wall posts about him passing away and a website journal of his life.

    RIP.
     
  24. Ever since reading about my friend I've had like permanent anxiety thinking about what if I have a second occurrence. UGHHHHHHH. Fuck me.
     

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