I’ve never posted on here before, but I think it is time to talk to some people who know how I feel. I was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma when I was 17, and now am 20, at college, cancer free, but technically in remission for 2 years now. I was the first person in my family to ever have cancer and I thought I’d be the last. My family and I have been moving on from cancer, and now we find out that my grandmother has cancer. We are so close with her, and I can’t explain how upset just the fact itself that she has cancer makes me, but what really hurts is to see my mom go through this again. I feel guilty and helpless because she has to see the two women she loves most experience cancer, and I can’t help her because I am one of them. I don’t understand how this can happen. How God would do this to our family. I hate that I hurt so many people, and just as they recover from my cancer, we have to worry about someone else’s cancer. I don’t know how to help anyone, or what to say/do. I am so confused and disappointed. I thought this was all behind us. I know that this happens to other people too, but you never think it can be you, until it is. Hopefully at least one person can relate.
Okay, this title sounds weird, but out of respect for my friend, I changed her name, just in case.
It was back in November when I found out my best friend (aka, Lil Ducky)has leukemia. Its been a tough road already. I thought this would bring us friends together as a united front, but its only tearing us apart. There is more aspects here that are going to be difficult than I thought. We’re all there for her though when it counts, and thats all that matters.
I’m so thankful I have been able to visit her, and sometimes we can get so caught up in what we’re doing, it’s like nothing is wrong. But of course, everything is. My lil duck has the misfortune of suffering generally all the RARE side effects of AML leukemia. She never stops telling me how shes going to kick it’s butt though, and can’t wait for summer.
Since we have found out, we have started a committee for fundraising and it’s amazing how the community has come together for this beautiful family. I thank God we live in Canada, were we do not have priate health care, but I’m sure with the help from these amazing people, we would find a way anyway.
Anyway, I’ll probably be posting more, and if anyone ever wants to talk about ANYTHING, say so in the comments, and I’ll tell you my email or we can connect somehow.
My name is Rheanan, and my best friend Rachel was just diagnosed with stage two leukemia. She won’t give me many details, but my friends and I are all her best friends, and we just found out tonight. We aren’t handling it well at all. How do you cope? How do you deal with something you never dreamed would happen to your best friend?
Hi, my name is Taylor, and three days ago, I received one of the worst texts in my entire life. It was from my best friend, who I’ll refer to as lil ducky (Our nicknames for each other are lil ducky and ducky). It read; “I have some bad news, I have leukemia.” She is fifteen. My heart dropped and I went completely numb. I had no idea it was possible to be shaking so hard yet feel nothing. She had been sick for a few weeks, and I had even skipped out on Halloween so we could hangout at her house together.
At this time, I do not know many details, but am terrified. And then I think; :”If I feel like this, how must she feel?” Her family has been through so much already with her brother, who also has countless health issues as well. She is one of the most supportive, possitive and resilient people I have ever met.
All I want to do is see her, but I cannot until her first round of chemo is over.
Anyone have any advice or info? I’m so lost. It would be dearly appreciated.
my name is kate nick my boyfriend that i was with for 3 years since i was 16 he died in june it been like 5m sicne he died he had leukim
i miss him so bad i want to be with him but i cant i just found out i am haveing his baby i know i am 18 but i did love him and i wanted to spend my life with nick but i cant it hurts that i cant see him but i am haveing his baby that makes me to be happy
how’s everyone doing / feeling?
My name is Oliver and my girlfriend of one year died from cancer earlier this year. Her name was Sophie and she was just 17. We met at school last year and began dating. She was beautiful. We had an amazing time together until, in November 2011, she was diagnosed with cancer. She had a tumour on her brain which was inoperable, and she was told that she had 3 months to live. She refused treatment, as she wanted the best quality of life she could get. She had received offers from universities to study French this year, and she was set to receive 3 A grades. She was a fabulous pianist and had received a diploma for it. She was also Head Girl.
We had always talked about getting married and having kids. So On Christmas Day 2011, I proposed to her. We got married in January and all our family, friends and teachers came. She looked stunning, as if she didn’t have an illness at all. I took her to London for our honeymoon. That was the best, happiest day of my life. She died on the 20th of Feb 2012 in her bed with her family all around her. She was so gaunt and fragile, but at the same time, at peace. Her battle with cancer was short, painful but she died with dignity. I will always remember how she took the news. She wanted to make the most of her numbered days and she couldn’t bear the thought of her family and I being miserable. Her funeral was just as beautiful as our wedding. In the same church, just over a month later.
Her cancer was discovered too late. She had been suffering from chronic migraines, blurred vision, fainting episodes and cold like symptoms for a month, she only went to the doctor when she had a seizure at school one day. I loved her so much. And still do. I’m going to uni this year without her and I can’t believe that I am a widow at 19.
I will never forget her.
I just need to share this.
When my mom was 12, her dad died of colon cancer. He had a condition called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, also known as FAP. Its a genetic disorder where polyps develop in the colon and if left untreated can develop into cancer by the age of 40. He passed it down to my mom and she passed it down to me. The Doctors found what they called “weird looking” polyp in me the last time I went in for a check up.
The chances of me developing cancer by the age of 30 is greater the 90%. Possibly more because my dad’s dad also had cancer and just recently i found out it came back. He was so freaking lucky he beat it the first time but i don’t know this time. I am scared to death that i might lose him forever.
just recently found out my dad has stage 4 lung cancer
when i was 8 i had all these friends but now people say rumors about me and only 1 person likes me now