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How I spent my summer
« on: August 04, 2012, 03:08:24 pm »
I don't normally share a lot of personal things here but this time is different. Maybe I just need some support from my friends.

I had surgery on Monday to remove cancer tumors. They took all my female parts. The good news is that all the test showed that they got all the cancer. Maybe I'll need some radiation but overall a great outcome.

It's weird though, within a two week period I find out that I may have cancer so on the day of the surgery I find out that I DID have cancer and now I don't. Had I not caught this in time it would have spread to other areas and been so much worse. I'm still processing all this and what it means for my life.

I'm doing well though, sore and moving slow. Can't sit long enough at the computer to game and my belly itches.



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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 04:23:32 pm »
Well I hope you get some super-powers from the radiation and come out with a clean bill of health through this ordeal.

Things like this may take years. Just have patience and maintain your mental endurance.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 04:42:13 pm »
Super powers.. that would be cool.  8)

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 04:42:54 pm »
Sorry to hear about it, genuinely. I know we've almost never spoke (which actually seems kind of a statistical anomaly) but I'm truly glad to hear that you're okay! I wish you all the best in your recovery.
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 04:54:18 pm »
Yikes!  It sounds like they caught it fairly early, which is very good.  Let's hope you don't have to do radiation.  We're all glad to hear that you're doing okay.
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 06:47:19 pm »
I'm sorry to hear that LadyM. I know how bad it can be. :( Glad you caught it in time.
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 07:02:31 pm »
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 08:03:04 pm »
I don't normally share a lot of personal things here but this time is different. Maybe I just need some support from my friends.

I had surgery on Monday to remove cancer tumors. They took all my female parts. The good news is that all the test showed that they got all the cancer. Maybe I'll need some radiation but overall a great outcome.

It's weird though, within a two week period I find out that I may have cancer so on the day of the surgery I find out that I DID have cancer and now I don't. Had I not caught this in time it would have spread to other areas and been so much worse. I'm still processing all this and what it means for my life.

I'm doing well though, sore and moving slow. Can't sit long enough at the computer to game and my belly itches.

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I'm glad you're doing well now.
Please get better and continue to be doing well, because we love you. You rock. Seriously.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 04:50:45 am »
Wow, damn.

Hope you have a swift recovery.

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Yannick also steam messaged me and asked me to also tell you he hopes you recover quickly.
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 05:46:39 am »
The very best of luck with your recovery, LadyM.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 05:52:14 am »
Hope you get better soon LadyM. It would not be the same without you.

Get well soon and I have now added you on steam. (I was surprised I did not have you on steam.)
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 06:43:11 am »
Thanks so much everyone.  :)

I think my recovery is going well. I see the doctor on Thursday. You don't realize how much you use your stomach/abs until you can't. Things like sitting in a chair, laying on a bed, using the toilet all become a challenge. Laughing, sneezing and coughing become painful. :P

Got my laptop by my side, maybe I can start playing some games soon. That would pass the time.

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2012, 07:27:58 am »
Feel free to call me on steam if you want to play anything ;)
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2012, 08:05:15 am »
I'll try to avoid any jokes.

I can just imagine the "haha ow hahaha owwww."

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2012, 08:22:33 am »
Never underestimate the healing power of laughter.

Hahahahahaha. Oh. Ooooo. Ouch.

Also, I emailed you a gift M. Hope you likes!
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2012, 10:27:30 am »
Wow, all that in 2 weeks? I can only imagine that's one hell of a rollercoaster, though the fact they caught it so early is great.
It's a shame that the entire process of healing nearly always involves "Oh god I didn't even know I HAD muscles there, let alone USED them so much!".

All there is left to do now, is suffer through the impossibly awkward aches, and then you'll be back on your feet again!
Just remember to take it easy, even when you have good days, never risk doing too much. It sounds harsh, but "Your health is more important than your pride" rings very true here.
Don't be afraid to rely on those around you. If you really want to pull your own weight, make up for it after you're 110% recovered!

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2012, 02:01:51 pm »
I have never been good with words, but suffice it to say I hope you get through this with the least amount of dicsomfort as is possible, and I'm glad you are still alive.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2012, 06:21:47 pm »
Thanks, I'm glad to be alive too ;)

The mental part of this is starting to wear on me. It's been really nice to read the comments here, makes me feel not so alone. Glad I decided to share this. I love my forum.

ps.. jokes are more than welcome :) I almost sneezed today, then it suddenly went away... thankfully.


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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2012, 06:27:32 pm »
Glad you are okay.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2012, 08:52:21 pm »
I am so sorry to hear this LadyM.  :(

I hope you feel a ton better. My aunt recently had surgery to remove cancer from her breast. So I understand how scary cancer can be.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2012, 09:04:53 am »
I cannot even begin to imagine what kind of impact this may have on you, but I am certain it is big. You survive, but it makes you wonder. Life makes me wonder. Working at a graveyard this summer makes me wonder. All people die. Old. Even young. Eventually. But it is the life that matters, not the end of it. It's what you do in this world that matters. What you leave behind. What you experience. What it makes you think, how it makes you feel, what it makes you do.

You survived. Another experience. And you think and you feel and it changes you. Or it might reinforce you. The good side. I hope.

Just stay strong and be positive. Maybe you have lost something but maybe you have also gained something. Keep living.

Good luck, LadyM.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2012, 11:52:39 am »
Well at least you can look forward to becoming the next She-Hulk.

No seriously though, I hope you make it through this with the greatest of ease.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2012, 08:08:33 pm »
So I was told that I would need radiation and I went to see the radiologists to discuss and ask questions. He went through everything and said he didn't think I needed it, my risk for it to come back was very low. That was wonderful unexpected news.

NO radiation!!!  No cancer!!!

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2012, 08:56:23 pm »
New haircut. :)

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2012, 03:06:54 am »
That's great news.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2012, 05:28:27 am »
That's great, LadyM!
Bombing yourself with radiation never ends well >.>
Glad to hear it's working out ok.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2012, 12:13:49 pm »
Awesome!

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2012, 03:37:51 pm »
That's great, LadyM!
Bombing yourself with radiation never ends well >.>
Glad to hear it's working out ok.

Or you end up with Super powers.

Though to be a bit serious. Radiations is a pretty safe treatment. Its used in such way to minimize damage. Other options like surgery is a lot more invasive and create a lot more lasting problems in comparison. But in the end is just a matter of having the right tool for the job.

Good to hear you do not need it LadyM.
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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2012, 06:13:48 pm »
Had my six week (which is really week 7) post surgery check up and everything has healed beautifully. I don't have to go back for six more months. I can now resume my life. :)

This will probably be my last update on this. Thanks again for your support and good wishes.

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Re: How I spent my summer
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2012, 01:01:40 pm »
Yay!

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« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2012, 04:41:10 pm »
I'm glad, M.