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I Had Cancer Guidelines

We're all here for similar reasons - we've been touched by cancer in some way. It’s up to all of us to show each other that no one is alone. Your IHadCancer profile is your own place to call home during this crazy thing called cancer, we just ask that you keep these simple guidelines in mind when participating.

1. Always Be Nice. This is a place for connections and conversations – we encourage you all to talk openly but please remain considerate in all of your engagement. Don’t post obscene, hateful or objectionable content. Abuse and disrespect will not be tolerated in the IHC community and is subject to deletion and user removal at our discretion.

2. Be a Good Friend. The IHC community is a family. Please remember to be a good friend to the connections you make on IHC. Ask questions that you wish someone would ask you; if you can’t find the right words to say, send a hug, it can speak louder than words. A simple gesture goes a long way.

3. Don't Spam. This includes sending unsolicited messages of any nature, posting links to unrelated content, promoting a survey, fundraiser or product where it shouldn’t be promoted. If you aren’t sure if something is appropriate to post, e-mail us and we’ll let you know.

4. Think Before You Post. Everything you post on IHadCancer is secure, but it is up to you to monitor how much or how little information you are sharing about yourself and your experience. Please don’t share personal or identifiable information like your mailing address or your full name and don’t share other member’s information.

5. If You See Something, Say Something. We work hard to make sure these guidelines are followed closely but if you see something that doesn’t’ feel right to you, please let us know. We review every report we receive and will take anything you say to heart. We promise.

6. Be Open. Welcome newcomers and help guide them through this journey based on your own experience. Whether you are a survivor, fighter, caregiver or supporter, you have valuable information that can very well help someone else who is just beginning the cancer journey. Be open to sharing experiences and give someone else the gift of your time.

Thanks for being a part of our community. It’s up to all of us to ensure that IHadCancer remains a place for us all to call home when dealing with the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis.

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Onedove Connect

Survivor: Gallbladder Cancer

You were a complete surprise to me when the doctor told me after having an emergency surgery for my gallbladder. I thought I was hearing him incorrectly, though he told more than twice while under heavy medication. I was dealing with so many other things while in the hospital I didn't have time to take it all in. Not until the day I looked in the bathroom mirror after still being in the hospital for more that two weeks and not being able to go home. It hit me pretty hard! I didn't know what to think or how to feel, I just wanted to go home, even after the doctor told me I would have receive chemotherapy. Iwen through all of emotions with you except not being angry, I knew God would take care of that emotion and everything else I was feeling. Well, its been a little over 2 years now and though you are no longer in my body, I still feel the affects of getting rid of you. My body hasn't been the same and often I wonder if you will come back again, this time in a different place. You changed my life in ways I never thought I could imagine, you actually made me stronger and not give up on life or myself. I'm still here by the grace of God and I can only praise him for what he has done!