I was diagnosed with AML back in december 11 2010. And i have lost all my hair(which is my pride) i was very strong bout it but now im startin to wear down because ppl are confusing me for a guy and im really upset bout it. my friends dont get it and idk what to do. someone please contact me. btw im 17
i have had a headache for the last two weeks if any one has any suggestions please let me no
I am no longer technically a teen… I just turned 20 in January.. but who’s counting really
I was diagnosed with a rare form of the Ewing’s Sarcoma family of tumors called PNET in February of this year.
I start my first round of an intense chemo cycle tomorrow.
Through out this whole thing I haven’t been scared of cancer, or death.. just the side effects and the things that I can’t predict.
I will loose my hair, probably blow up like a water balloon.. and apparently my nausea meds will make me super hungry so I could gain wait. I have never been one too worried about what people think of me and how I look. But now that my appearance is out of my control and I will have cancer patient written all over me.. I am so devastated.
How do you all handle the appearance changes?
hi my name is jeremiah i am starting a chat line for any one on here it will be a chat line number it is not only for people that went throo cancer but it is for adalts to email if interested in being apart @ jeremiahg20@gmail hope too here from you soon
hey everyone. im new to this site. so i dont really know how it works. im 20 yrs old && i was diagnosed with a rare cervical cancer at 17 yrs old. i had to have a histerectomy && no longer have the abililty to bear children. i have had 3 re-occurences since then. im going through thte 3rd now. ive never been able to talk about how i feel with family or friends because they dont feel the same pain && hurt as i do. i was just wondering if there was anyone else on here who may have a cervical cancer or one similiar to mine. although being 20 yrs old im suppost to be strong && not worry but that really isnt true i just found out recently that im going to loose my hair && even though my wig is beautiful im still really upset about it. i know people have it much worse than me && i shouldnt be upset but ive never felt so alone && so unlike me in my whole life even when i had like 2 friends in school. i appreciate you reading what i have to say & & i really hope i can find someone or someones to talk to maybe my life wont feel so alone or worthless..thank you
20 yrs old
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
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
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org im a good listener and talker:) <3 (think about the fighters survivors and the taken)
Kelsey Harper, a doctoral student at the California School of Professional Psychology, is designing a support group to empower, strengthen, and support siblings of children and teens with cancer. Enhancing resilience in siblings of children with cancer will provide them with the strength and tools necessary to effectively cope with the variable, ambiguous, and unpredictable process.
This project needs adults 18 years or older, who are a member of a family currently experiencing recent diagnosis, treatment, or recent remission within the last two years. You can offer your ideas with this important group of children, and your family offers your help in building a play group special for children like yours, helping give much needed rest, fun, and growth to siblings of children with cancer.
If you can participate, please follow this link to the online Powerpoint presentation outlining the project and the curriculum (http://www.slideshare.net/harperk2/enhancing-resilience-in-siblings-of-children-with-cancer?from=share_email). After viewing the presentation, please follow this link to an online survey to answer questions about you and your family, your feedback on the curriculum, and additional comments about the needs of families like yours (http://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_8vQgHCC5h6Ut2K0). Please have only one person per family complete the survey on behalf of the family. Thank you for your help with this important project.
Please contact Kelsey Harper at email@example.com for questions or more information.
I was diagnosed with ALL on September 29,2009. Since then, I’ve finished my freshmen year of high school at home and finished 3 phases of chemotherapy treatment. Now I’m in maitenance and it’s supposed to be the easiest phase, but its been pretty difficult so far. Instead of spending 4th of July in Disneyworld like I was supposed to, I was stuck in the hospital with a fever and super low blood counts. I’ve been off most of my chemo for about a month now because I had a rash, but my blood counts are still taking forever to improve. It’s really frustrating because it’s preventing me from going on my vacations and going out with my friends. It’s hard to explain this to any of my friends because they don’t truely understand. They just keep telling me to stay strong, but in order to stay strong you had to be strong in the first place and I don’t feel very strong. To top it all off, all of the changes that my body has been going through has made me extremely self conscious. I didn’t lose all of my hair, but it is significantly thinner, I’ve gained about 15-20 pounds, and I have tons of stretchmarks, oh yeah and my face has become the roundest thing I’ve ever seen. I handled everything really well for the past 10 months, but now I’m really starting to lose it. Thanks for letting me vent.