Teacher needing advice

February 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Coping with Cancer, Friends and Family

Hi everyone-  just wanted to say that I am amazed, inspired and just overwhelmed by this site.  Each of you brings tears to my eyes…your words of wisdom and support for one another is beautiful and I’m in awe.

I recently had a student (I teach 11th grade US history) diagnosed with leukemia.  He’s undergoing weekly chemo and getting ready for a 4 day intensive stint at the hospital that will happen every 2 weeks for 8 weeks.  He’s been so sick–  I’ve gotten close to the mom in the last 2 weeks and trying to help out in every way I can.  The student, her son, has been really angry and won’t see anyone.  She told me tonight that he is ready to see me– and maybe even open to the relay for life that we have at our school for our town. 

I can’t wait to see him, he was super quiet in class, and I’m a really outgoing person…I talked to him a little, but with little response at the beginning of the year.  I just don’t want to screw up when I see him.  He hates the social worker assigned to him because she’s super cheery, etc. 

Any words of advice for when I go and see him?  I’m so nervous.  I’m never a nervous person….very outgoing, people person, always know what to say…..this time is different.  More on the line.  I don’t want to screw this up.

Advice?  I’d love to hear from you guys.  :)

Praying for all of you tonight…..


i have been having problims with school can sum one on here email me and maybe we can talk on the phone my email is jeremiahg20@gmail.com please lable it tlc and what you are going too talk about thank you

I dont know what to say

January 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Friends and Family

Been feeling down lately :( …I cant get my friends off my mind…this is my favorite website..wierd huh? I just want to wish eeeeeeeeeeeeeeevryone luck:)…. sigh..its been a while since I wrote on here but I wanted to write something but I have no idea what to type. At the moment I am just typing gibberish. I guess I could write that its been two years since my friend passed away and I am still not over it..Its hard to lose someone.

written with love.


Helping Teens Stay Teens Through Cancer

Hey guys,
My name is Karmen and I am a five year cancer surivior (PTLD). I am pleased to say I have had no relapses and I am doing quite well! I am currently in my third year of doing a BSc in Nursing and am working on my Advanced Major! Cancer has impacted my life in more ways than one and so I have decided to do my Major in Pediatric Oncology. Considering I was a teen myself going through cancer, chemo, etc., I thought it was fit! My topic is helping teens stay teens throughout their hospital/cancer experience and the nurses role, and was hoping you guys could give me some ideas of what’s important to include. How did you guys feel when newly diagnosed? How did you feel if friends visited and told you stories of what was going on back at school, how did you feel missing school, what were some characteristics of your favorite nurse (likes/dislikes), how did you feel towards your parents/siblings/friends? How did you cope through your experience, what made you strong/fight? How did your life change? How do you live your life now (dwell in your old life?) Some questions as examples!
Anything will help! I really want to write a great paper that will help other teens transition through this time. Thanks guys :)

November 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Community, Friends and Family

I THROW MY ZOFRAN IN THE AIR SOMETIMES SAYING AAYYOO… WHERE’D THE BOX GO? This should be made a like on facebook, if you ask me. To confuse people.

If anybody on here is British, add me? If everyone here isn’t British, tell me to go drink tea and play croquet or whatever you think we do.  And if you want someone to talk to (like there aren’t enough lovely people already) then add me.



Everything changes during a moment

Someone’s life begins while another ends

A smile turns into a frown

A room full of people turns into nothing

Everything you ever wanted to do,


Nothing else matters

Nothing else is important

You no longer belong to yourself

Everything you use to love,

no longer holds interest for you

Peace is no longer found in faces or places

War is lurking around th corner

The only thing that matters

The only thing that is important


people you dont know make an impact

October 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Friends and Family

In August (2010) I spoke to a girl named Megan. I hardly knew her but after having a one message conversation with her, I didn’t hear from her again. About a week ago I got an e-mail from from a guy named Cody saying things didn’t work out so I would just like to thank him for letting me know. My best wishes to the family and friends. :)

Please feel free to comment


hi, my name is Chantel. im 16 . i found out i was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in the month of July 2010. i was pretty shocked that i got cancer because i thought it came mostly from family genes, but neither my mom or dads side has cancer of any sort, so i learned something new. I was really scared hearing all the stuff i had to go through and not being able to have a good summer. i thought my friends would visit me when i was out of the hospital, but i haven’t seen them in a month and a half and really miss school already. i guess i just feel isolated from everything since i cant be active like i use too.

i took a class at the hospital called: cancer is your friend

so yeah i took a class at the hospital called cancer is your friend.. and i didnt understand it at first but after a couple of classes i realized that you shouldnt hate cancer all the time for what its doing to you you should be happy that its made you such a wonderful person. i am now very stronge and confident and i help people and alot more now i mean you dont need cancer to learn that but there are some good things that come from this disease

Osteosarcoma.. love the fighters,survivors and the taken

well ive been in the hospital know for about a month:( ive switched to a new one:) and im doing radiaion and chemo so hopefully ill achieve remisson and wont relapse again. relapsing is hard espically 3 times and when u go into cardiac arrest and when the doc tells u ur gonna die. but so far ive proved all of them wrong and ima keep doing that:) ive had to deal with so much and ive had so many friend with cancer that i practically know everything about every form lol just kiding:) if anyone ever needs to talk you can email me @ spidygoalie@yahoo.com im a good listener and talker:) <3 (think about the fighters survivors and the taken)

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